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As a Community we elect Council

October’s Local Government election is your chance to influence how our Community’s Council operates over the next four years, either by voting for your preferred candidate, or by standing for one of these positions yourself. Council is empowered by law to make decisions on many matters of importance. These decisions…

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Priority improvements for Island’s network

Telstra Tasmania’s Area General Manager and National Mobile Manager were on Island last week discussing priority improvements in the Island’s Telstra network. In addition to a public consultation session on Thursday evening, Telstra met with representatives from Council, Cape Wickham Links, SES, Ambulance TAS, Naracoopa Progress Association, King Island Tourism…

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Historical Society planning a month of commemoration

With the highest per capita WWI enrolments in the British Commonwealth, King Island has much to commemorate in this Centenary of ANZAC year. In recognition of this service and sacrifice, the Historical Society and the RSL are planning a month of commemoration and would like to invite the families of…

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KING ISLAND AIRPORT: LOOKING TO THE LONG TERM

We appreciate that this period of change is very disruptive for individuals and businesses on all sides. Council is working to reach a new normal providing airlines with certainty of costs for the long term and residents with reliable, frequent links to and from Melbourne and mainland Tasmania. Furthermore, Council…

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seats returned to former glory

This week saw the reinstatement of the Turkey seats on Main Street, after a welcome refresh by original artists Roger Banfield and Alison Milsom. With the seats once again resplendent in colour, it is hard to miss them, with 12 individual turkeys represented in pairs on benches along the Currie…

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Raymond West Scholarship Winner

Council’s Administration Officer, Amy Clemons was this week awarded a Raymond West Scholarship to attend the Local Government National Congress & Business Expo in Canberra. With only two emerging leaders from each state awarded the opportunity each year, this represents a significant achievement for Amy who is looking forward to…

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Dog Management Plan open for consultation

As a result of community concern the King Island Council is introducing a Dog Management Plan.  The Plan will have a significant impact on individual dog owners’ responsibilities, including the manner in which dogs have to be housed and controlled. Most importantly the goal of this plan is to achieve…

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Keeping pace with the needs of our community

King Island Council’s Coat of Arms, granted in 1973 by the College of Arms in London features a winged sea horse symbolizing the importance of air transport and shipping to its remote Island economy. Council’s recent re-brand details elements from within the Coat of Arms, including the tail of the…

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Winter weather resumes as a wet and windy week sets in

A Severe Weather Warning for Damaging Winds is current for King Island ahead of a vigorous cold front crossing the state. Three-day rainfall totals are expected to exceed 100mm in the west, north west, parts of the central plateau, and along the Western Tiers of Tasmania. For more information,…

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King Island Airport to come in line with rest of Australia

As community rate payers, we are contributing 23cents in every rate dollar to the King Island Airport. A loss in excess of $470,000 in FY17/18 is unacceptable and unsustainable. We will now align ourselves with normal commercial management of a Regional Australian Airport. A modest fee structure will be progressively…

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