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Temporary Closure – Naracoopa Jetty

Due to storm damage sustained on the Naracoopa Jetty last week the Jetty will be temporarily closed. As a matter of safety Council advises the Jetty will remain closed whilst Council awaits the results of an engineering inspection scheduled for Saturday 17 October. Updates will be provided as further information…

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Road Closure – Bicentennial Road/Ridges Road

Due to expected high levels of water on Bicentennial Road/Ridges Road, the Sea Elephant River crossing will be closed on Thursday 8 October 2020 from 8.30am. Please refer to this post for updates on reopening details. Please call 6462 1883 during business hours or 6462 9000 after hours, for further…

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Borders and Community Health Survey now open

The Tasmanian Government is looking to lift restrictions on entry to the State from safe jurisdictions if monitoring and preparedness suggests it is safe to do so. In preparation for this, the State Control Centre’s Public Information Unit is supporting the University of Tasmania to deliver a survey, which aims…

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Additional truck activity – Naracoopa Mineral Sands

Naracoopa Sand Mines Pty Ltd has advised Council that it is planning a major export shipment of possibly up to 85,000 cubic metres of sand via Grassy Port in the near future. The company also advised that this is to comply with its environmental management licence, which has been confirmed…

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Direct flights between King Island and Hobart

This morning Premier Peter Gutwein announced direct flights between King Island and Hobart. Flights will be operated by Sharp Airlines and are scheduled to start from Wednesday 30th September with three services scheduled per week – Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Council would like to thank Premier Gutwein, Tourism Tasmania, Department…

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Expected Radio & Television Outage

Due to emergency repairs on the telecommunications tower located on Tower Hill it is expected that there will be disruptions to all radio, ABC TV and SBS reception between 1pm and 5pm on Wednesday 16 September 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Employment Opportunities: Finance Manager & Administration Trainee

Applications are currently invited for the following positions with King Island Council: Finance Manager Administration Trainee Applications are to be marked ‘Confidential’ and addressed to Human Resources, King Island Council, PO Box 147, Currie  TAS  7256 or emailed to lmartin@kingisland.tas.gov.au Applications are to be submitted by close of business on…

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One Hundred Thousandth Bottle Crushing

Council today hosted members of the King Island District High School’s Green Team to witness the 100,000 glass bottle being crushed at the Waste Transfer Station. Council would like to thank the Green Team who back in 2019 initially met with Council to present their ideas on managing waste on…

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Garbage Collection Disruption

Council’s garbage truck is currently undergoing urgent repairs.  Unfortunately this has meant that residents in the northern end of the island will experience a disruption to todays regular service. Council is expecting to resume to normal tomorrow (Thursday 27 August 2020).  Could all North residents please ensure that bins are…

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New Exercise program targets chronic conditions in Tasmania’s North West

North West Tasmanians (including King Islanders) living with chronic health conditions now have access to a FREE Government funded program targeting older adults living in North West Tasmania.  The Exercise Treatment Program is a strength-based exercise program designed to boost their quality of life. As part of the Exercise Treatment…

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