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Cr Jim Cooper elected as Deputy Mayor

Councillor Jim Cooper has been elected Deputy Mayor for the balance of Council’s term, filling the vacancy caused by the recent resignation of Luke Agati. Cr Cooper was elected in a secret ballot of Councillors conducted in accordance with regulations under the Local Government Act 1993. Cr Cooper is a…

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Stage two restrictions easing earlier

The Premier has this morning announced that after 17 days without a new case and only 4 active cases in Tasmania, stage two easing of restrictions will be brought forward. Stage 2 restrictions easing will commence as of 3pm this Friday, 5 June As of this Friday: Tasmanians can visit…

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Community Car update

The King Island Community Car is continuing to transport passengers during these challenging times, however, some changes to the way in which the service is delivered have been necessary. With a view to protecting both passengers and the volunteer drivers, only one passenger at a time can use the service…

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Stay the distance, reduce the risk

With stage 1 restrictions having lifted on Monday, more information about the Government’s staged approach to gatherings and physical distancing has been added to the Coronavirus website today. For this approach to work, we must all continue to do the right thing to reduce the risk of outbreaks and to…

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Airport Café Lease

King Island Council wish to inform the community about the status of the airport café. Despite the liquidator terminating the café lease held by Nekim Pty Ltd, the council has made the decision to invite Neale and Kim Batey to continue to operate the café on a short term basis.

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Application Time Extension – Community Assistance Program

Now Closes Friday 29 May 2020 King Island Council values the contributions not-for-profit community organisations and volunteers make to the heritage and quality of life on King Island through their various cultural, community and sporting initiatives and events. Council recognises that assistance may be required by some community organisations and,…

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The changes we have made are making a difference

Restrictions on businesses and gatherings are still in effect across the whole of Tasmania. It’s important to keep following the rules that are currently in place. The changes Tasmanian’s have made to their lives are making a difference. The simple things we should continue to do to protect ourselves and…

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Tasmania’s Roadmap to Recovery

In this afternoon’s Press Conference, Premier Peter Gutwein announced Tasmania’s Roadmap to Recovery, which outlines a staged plan for lifting restrictions that has been developed specifically for Tasmania, in line with our situation and our community. The changes are gradual, with careful monitoring of each stage to ensure safeguards are working…

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Economic & Social Recovery Activities

While the COVID-19 situation is far from over, the crisis is starting to come under control in Australia and thoughts are moving to economic and social recovery. State At a state level, the Premier has established the Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council to provide advice to the Government on…

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Quarantine requirements when returning from mainland Tasmania

Any resident returning to King Island from mainland Tasmania is required to quarantine for 14 days, from contact with all persons other than persons with whom they ordinarily reside. While the state government does not require other household members to quarantine with you, it is in the Island’s best interest…

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