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Changes to airport parking

You may have noticed some new signage pertaining to parking at the airport. Council’s aerodrome by-law adopted in 2012 provides for the issuing of infringement notices for vehicles inappropriately parked. Warning notices will be issued from next week, with infringement notices issued from 1 October. It is Council’s hope that…

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Dog management consultation extended

The Dog Management Plan consulation period has been extended till Sunday 2 September, to allow more time for community members to provide their feedback on the draft Plan. To date we have received a number of written submissions, hosted two consultation sessions in the post office foyer and met with…

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Developing a positivity bias

Why are some people more resilient, kind, forgiving, show more grit and are generally happier? It is a real skill to develop a positivity bias, but research suggests that if we practice this like any other skill, then we can benefit long term by becoming calmer, happier and more resilient.

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Increasing transparency

To increase the transparency of information share with our community and allow for greater access to Council decisions and debate, an audio recording of Council meetings will be made available online. Recordings of the last two meetings of Council are currently available on our Meetings, Agendas & Minutes page, with…

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Township Master Plan Actions

Council are applying for two grants to build on the Township Master Plan recommendations. An invitation to submit an expression of interest to the Braddon Stronger Community’s Program was received last week. Council’s application will seek additional funding for the walking trails between town and the Currie Harbour, as outlined…

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Wings on King Spring Survey

Wings on King’s spring survey weekend will be held from the 25 to 28 October 2018. Beginning with a welcome, orientation and team formation event on the evening of Thursday 25 October and followed by two days of surveying this is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the birds of…

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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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