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Tasports – Media Release

Bass Island Line Service Disruption Update TasPorts, the owner and operator of Bass Island Line (BIL), is committed to ensuring the continuity of freight service for the King Island community whilst its vessel John Duigan undergoes repairs in Sydney following damage sustained to a stern tube seal. TasPorts CEO Anthony…

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Vegetation Trimming Under Powerlines

In recent weeks, Council has received some public inquiries regarding vegetation trimming along Old Grassy Road and Council’s role in relation to these works. The vegetation trimming has been undertaken by contractors for Hydro Tasmania, as part of its maintenance program. The works are necessary to protect power lines from…

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King Island Hub – Community Consultation

The King Island Hub Feasibility Study was received by Council at its ordinary meeting on 16 June 2020. Council will now be seeking feedback from the King Island community on the concepts presented in that Study. It is noted that the Study provides only an example of the layout and…

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Hospital Renovations Restart Announced

The Health Department has announced that renovations to the King Island Hospital and Health Centre will re-commence next week after being suspended during the COVID-19 emergency. The Chair of the Municipal Emergency Management Committee, Mayor Julie Arnold, has welcomed the decision and the return of VOS Constructions, their employees and…

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Community Car passenger numbers still restricted

For the safety of its passengers and volunteers, the Community Car continues to have a limit of one passenger per trip (unless from the same household). Passengers are asked to ensure that if they are experiencing any covid like symptoms they do not book or travel in the car. Additionally,…

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Important Notice – 16 June Council Meeting

Council Meeting 16 June 2020 In light of COVID-19 gathering restrictions and limited space in the Council Chambers, the meeting will not be open for the public.  Councillors, Council staff and media representatives are able to attend. Audio Recording An audio recording of the meeting will be published to the…

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Partial Road Closure – Main Street, Currie

Council are increasing the number of car parking spaces at the end of Main Street, Currie between the King Island Hotel driveway and the public toilets. To facilitate these works this section of road will be closed from Wednesday 10th June until Friday 26th June 2020. Vehicles will be able…

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Intrastate travel restrictions to the islands

A letter sent to Premier Peter Gutwein on June 3rd has sought clarification on the intrastate travel restrictions to both King and Flinders Islands. A detailed public explanation has been requested to help better understand the need and rationale for them in the event that they are not lifted on…

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Naracoopa Sand Mine Traffic Management Plan

Council has received an application to amend the Traffic Management Plan for the Naracoopa sand mine to accommodate unscheduled changes to shipping services during the COVID-19 emergency.  Further information is provided on the ‘Have Your Say’ page on the website. Prior to assessing the application, you are invited to submit…

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