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Ira Cooke elected as Councillor

Following the resignation of Councillor Luke Agati on 14 April 2020, a recount was completed today to fill a vacancy on Council. Two eligible candidates nominated to contest the recount, with Ira Cooke elected as Councillor to serve until the 2022 ordinary elections. An abstract of the recount can be viewed…

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Mayor’s Message – March/April 2020

King Island Mayor Julie Arnold reports on the March month of meetings and council workshops and ongoing issues for April. Imperial 20 and Boat Club: It seems so long ago that we were celebrating the King Island Hydro Imperial 20 and the King Island Boat Club event. Both these events…

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Now is not the time to be complacent – limit your movements

With the outbreak on the NorthWest coast continuing to spread and the state recording its seventh death today, Premier Gutwein said in his morning briefing “the virus is carried by people. I think we all understand that”. He went on to instruct all Tasmanian’s “DO NOT go to the NorthWest…

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Measures designed to support operational safety

To comply with the requirements around gathering and social distancing, Council meetings will be held electronically without the public present, until further notice. To ensure there are still opportunities for public participation: Questions can be asked for public question time by presenting these in writing to Council by 3:30pm of…

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Deputy Mayor Luke Agati resigns

Luke Agati yesterday advised Mayor Julie Arnold of his resignation from both the position of Deputy Mayor and Councillor, effective immediately. Luke’s resignation follows a period of ill health and encompasses his position as chair of the Special Committee of Council tasked with organising the Cataraqui 175th Commemoration. Sincere thanks…

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Community car continuing to serve the community

The King Island Community Car provides a valuable voluntary service to our community and is committed to continuing its operations during this challenging time. New drivers have been added to ensure that residents who are reliant on this service can still access healthcare and shop for essential items. The car…

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King Island Hospital & Netherby Home closed to visitors from 12 noon today

Premier Peter Gutwein in this morning’s address introduced further restrictions to all hospitals and aged care facilities, ruling out visitation from 12 noon today. These come after announcing a ‘confirmed outbreak’ at the North West Regional Hospital, with two more confirmed cases related to the facility overnight. The increased measures…

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Mental Health a priority as we STAY at HOME

Minister for Mental Health & Wellbeing, Jeremy Rockliff used this morning’s address to encourage Tasmanian’s to stay connected as we continue to socially distance. “it is completely normal to feel anxious” he said, before going on to say that “COVID-19 is presenting challenges we’ve never had to deal with before.”…

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King Island Beach Access

Understandably, there has been a lot of angst about the closures of beaches on island. While all Parks and Wildlife Reserves remain closed until further notice, there is still public land and beaches around the island that residents are able to access. These areas are highlighted in purple on the…

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Terry Perry’s open and able to deliver

Terry Perry’s remains open and continues to provide a sterling service to our community in these challenging times. The friendly staff are happy to take orders and can organise delivery. Simply call the store on 6462 1182. The omission of the store details from the letter-box drop being distributed this…

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