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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, see…

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King Island Council ReBrand

King Island Council re-launched its Brand this week and in doing so have reinstated its Coat of Arms. Granted in 1973 by the College of Arms in London it features the Island’s most significant fauna as well as making reference to some of the community’s largest economic drivers. While there are undoubtedly…

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No Preferential treatment

A Development Application (DA 2018/21) for a water bottling facility was submitted to King Island Council by Duncan McFie on 22 May 2018. It was advertised in the King Island Courier and the Advocate on 30 May 2018, as well as on the King Island Council Website pursuant to section…

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GRANT RECEIVED TO DELIVER A CERT III IN HOSPITALITY

King Island Council recently received funding through the Foundation of Rural and Regional Renewal, sponsored by Dominoes to pilot a vocational Tafe course through TasTAFE. The aim is to deliver a Cert III in Hospitality to students on the Island this academic year. With 50% of the Island’s workforce over…

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Council Appoints New General Manager

Council is delighted to confirm the appointment of Troy Brice as General Manager. His impressive background in leadership and management crosses over a number of professional disciplines. Raised in small town WA, as the son of a Cray fisherman Troy says “King Island is exactly the place we want to…

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Residential Development Opportunities

King Island is experiencing a period of growth with a number of large scale investments either underway or expected to commence in the coming months. Each of these developments will result in more employment opportunities for existing residents and newcomers to the Island, with housing demand set to increase as…

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