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Proposed statewide waste levy

King Island residents and businesses could take a financial hit if a push by the State Government for a proposed statewide waste levy goes ahead in its present form. The Government plan is to introduce a charge of $20 for every tonne of waste going to landfill by the end…

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Bring your facemask to the King Island Airport

After providing more than 2,000 free facemasks at the King Island Airport, stocks are running low and the travelling public and visitors will now need to provide their own facemask when at the airport. This will bring the Airport into line with standard practice at other airports. Masks are a…

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10 Days on the Island – Cataraqui Commemoration

Come down to the King Island Arts & Cultural Centre this weekend to see how King Island, Tasmanian and Australian artists have responded to the 175th anniversary of the Cataraqui wreck and the loss of 399 souls. Events include a gallery exhibition, Poor Souls, and the premiere of Fathom, an underwater dance…

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Grassy Oval $300k Upgrade Update

Work is well underway to improve drainage and the playing surface of the Grassy oval, as part of a major $300,000 upgrade. Trevor Mayfield, an experienced oval builder, has stripped the grass thatch layer, rotary hoed the surface and is currently laser levelling the surface to remove bumps and hollows.

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Tasmanian Volunteering Awards 2021

The sixth annual Tasmanian Volunteering Awards are the only state-wide awards program showcasing inspiring stories and recognizing excellence in volunteering. Nominations close on midnight Monday 15 March. For further information refer to the Media Release or visit http://www.volunteeringtas.org.au…

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Latest Travel Alerts from Victoria

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has announced that Tasmania is declaring all of Victoria ‘high risk’ from midnight tonight. The length of this declaration is expected to follow ‘same timeframe’ as the Victorian lockdown. Tasmanian residents who need to travel home from Victoria must go through  G2G Pass process. Non-Tasmanian residents will be…

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FY19/20 Annual Report

Council’s FY19/20 Annual Report is now open for inspection on Council’s HAVE YOUR SAY page or in hard copy at Council Offices.  Submissions on the report are invited from the community for discussion at the Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Tuesday 9 March at 5.00pm.  …

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Congratulations to our Australia Day Award Recipients

On Tuesday 26 January 2021 Mayor Julie Arnold and Australia Day Ambassador, Mitch McPherson, presented the King Island Australia Day Awards. King Islander of the Year – Shirley Stebbings, in recognition of her tireless volunteering with the CWA, King Island Dramatic Society and coordination of the King Island Community Car.

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Tasmanian Child & Youth Wellbeing Strategy

The Tasmanian Government is developing Tasmania’s first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy for 0-25 year olds. The Strategy will have a specific focus on the first 1,000 days (from pregnancy to 2 years of age). They are seeking the views and ideas of Tasmanian children, young people, their caregivers, and…

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COVID-19 Direction to Wear Face Masks in Airports

The Premier has announced that from tomorrow, Friday, 22 January 2021, a Direction Notice will be issued making it mandatory for anyone aged 12 or older to wear a face mask on domestic flights and while at an airport. This applies to all flights to and from King Island and…

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