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Media release - New Kangaroo Island Airport Awards 20181115

29 November 2018
Kangaroo Island Airport collected two awards at the Annual Australian Airports Association Conference Awards Dinner, held in Brisbane this month. Small Regional Airport of the Year was awarded to Kangaroo Island Council while BMD Group picked up Regional Corporate Project of the Year for their work on the airside elements of the Project.

Waste Management Information for Christmas New Year Period 2018-19

22 November 2018

CFS Fire Danger Dates 2018-2019 have been released

5 November 2018
Dates for the 2018-19 Fire Danger Season have been declared.

New Planning System for South Australia

1 November 2018
South Australia is undergoing the biggest modernisation of its planning system in 20 years. New legislation is being introduced in stages to provide a more efficient, responsive and effective planning system for all South Australians.

Road Closure - Ongoing Works

29 August 2018
Dover Farm Road will be closed between 7.30am to 4pm - Monday to Friday for ongoing works. Please use another Road for access during these times.

Parking in Penneshaw

2 August 2018
Council would like to advise residents and visitors that after a 6 month introductory period, the payment portion of the ticket machines on North Terrace and Bay Terrace in Penneshaw is now live.

PM announces $750,000 for Prospect Hill Steps

9 July 2018
At the recent opening of the Kangaroo Island Airport, the Hon Prime MInister Malcolm Turnbull MP announced $750,000 support to rebuild the Prospect Hill steps.

PM opens new KI Airport

5 July 2018
The Prime Minister of Australia the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP and Premier of South Australia the Hon Steven Marshall MP officially opened the new Kangaroo Island Airport on 4 July.

Pennington Bay Roadworks

14 June 2018
Works have begun on resheeting the road and carparks at Pennington Bay. Works are expected to take approximately 2 weeks. Please be advised that access may be limited for periods of time during the works for safety.

KI Mayor travels to Norway to protest drilling in the Bight

15 May 2018 (amended: 29 May 2018)
Kangaroo Island Mayor Peter Clements is spearheading community opposition to Norwegian oil giant Statoil’s plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight when he attended the company’s annual general meeting in Norway today, Tuesday, 15 May.

Compost Workshops

26 April 2018
FRWA is offering FREE Composting Workshops with Sophie Thomson, ABC Gardening Australia on Kangaroo Island on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 May 2018.

Reminder: Public Consultation Dates for 2018/2019 - Annual Business Plan and Budget

26 April 2018
Council would like to remind residents and ratepayers that the Public Consultation Session dates for the 2018/2019 Annual Business plan and Budget are: Thursday 10 May 2018 - Kingscote Council Chambers, 6.30pm Monday 14 May - IBIS, 122 Grenfell St, Adelaide, 6.30pm Thursday 12 June - Kingscote Council Chambers (10.00am-11.00am as part of the Council meeting)

New Laws for Dog & Cats - From 1 July 2018

19 March 2018
New laws for cat and dog owners will come into effect on 1 July 2018. These new laws and rules will simplify dog registration process, make it easier to reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners, help identify and put a stop to puppy farms and reduce euthanasia rates.

Kingscote Skate and Youth Park Official Opening

6 March 2018
On Wednesday 7th March at 2.00pm Minister Leon Bignell and Advance Kingscote Progress Association will officially open the skate park.

Skate Park Works

2 February 2018
Works to the Kingscote Youth and Skate Park will commence on Monday 5 February 2018 and thus the skate park will be closed for the next 5-6 weeks due the construction team on site.

Roadworks to begin - Rowland Hill Highway

1 February 2018
Re-sheeting and drainage upgrades will begin on Rowland Hill Highway in early February 2018. The works will extend from Birchmore Road to Wedgewood Road. The works form part of the annual $2m Unsealed Road upgrades funded by the State Government. Please obey all road signage and speed limits posted on the road for the safety of workers and drivers. The works are being managed by DPTI and are expected to be completed in early June 2018 (weather permitting).

Advance Notice: Public Consultation Dates for 2018/2019 - Annual Business Plan and Budget

10 January 2018
Council would like to advise residents and ratepayers that the Public Consultation Session dates for the 2018/2019 Annual Business plan and Budget are: Thursday 10 May 2018 - Kingscote Council Chambers Monday 14 May - IBIS, 122 Grenfell St, Adelaide Thursday 12 June - Kingscote Council Chambers (10.00am-11.00am as part of the Council meeting)

Kerbside Collections & KIRRC operating times for Xmas Holidays 2017/18

11 December 2017
Collections falling on Monday 25th December 2017 and Monday 1st January 2018 will take place a day EARLY on Sunday 24th and Sunday 31st December 2017. KIRRC Operating times attached.

2016-17 Annual Report

16 November 2017
Council is pleased to present its 2016-17 Annual Report. It reflects where we have come from, what we have achieved during the year, and how we worked with the Community to achieve some great outcomes. Hard copies will be available in the Library and at Customer Service in early December .

Media Release: Waste Water Lagoons at Brownlow

31 October 2017
There has been some concern from the community that there appears to have been outflow of treated effluent from Council’s waste water lagoons located at Brownlow. The State Environment Protection Authority raised the matter with Council two weeks ago and Council acted immediately having our EHO on site within 30 minutes (Friday 13th October 2017). There was also an inspection conducted by Council’s Manager Development & Environmental Services, Director Council Services and our CWMS Operator (Monday 15th October 2017). The EPA were notified and a report submitted. Preliminary investigation leads us to believe that minor outflow occurred due to wind-blown wave action, though the apparent level of inundation of samphire wetland areas adjacent to the lagoons is primarily due to tidal influence and that there are no environmental issues. Council is awaiting final confirmation from the EPA which we are expecting within the next week.

Roadside Vegetation Management Survey

13 October 2017
The Kangaroo Island Road Safety Committee are running a survey on Roadside Vegetation Management. Have your say at The survey closes on 23 October 2017.

My Local Services App - Waste Collection Details

13 October 2017
To ensure your bin collection information is displaying correctly please update your app from the app store. Alternatively, you can reset your address in the settings screen of the app.

Collection of 140L bins

24 August 2017
A second collection of the old 140L recycling bins from residential properties in Kingscote will occur on Wednesday 6 September. Please leave your bin out after the rubbish truck has been through until it is collected.

Bin Delivery

24 August 2017
Delivery of green organics bins and new recycling bins for residential properties is due to start in Penneshaw and surrounding areas today, Thursday 24 August 2017.

Grants Information Session: 28 August 2017

23 August 2017
Find out how to get the most from four substantial grant opportunities (all open) either for your sports club or neighbourhood, at an Information Session in Kingscote on Monday 28 August 2017.

Media Release: Airport Upgrade Project Update

5 June 2017
Kangaroo Island Council is pleased to confirm that Qantas has announced new flights to Kangaroo Island.

Public Consultation Dates for 2017/2018 - Annual Business Plan and Budget

8 May 2017
Presentations: Kingscote - Council Chambers, 43 Dauncey Street, Thursday 11 May 2017, 6.30pm I Adelaide - IBIS Hotel, 122 Grenfell St, Monday 15 May 2017, 6.30pm I Legislative Requirement - Feedback Presentation: Kingscote - Council Chambers, 43 Dauncey Street, Tuesday 13 June, 9.00am to 10.00am I Consultation documents can be viewed from 10 May at Customer Service in Kingscote and Penneshaw Community Business Centre .

Media Release: Nod of approval for new KI Helipad

23 March 2017
Kangaroo Island’s new, and permanent, MedSTAR Helipad has received the nod of approval from Dr Evan Everest, the Retrieval Consultant for MedSTAR Emergency Retrieval Service, and Operations Manager of the South Australian State Rescue Helicopter Service.

Penneshaw CWMS

20 March 2017
Over the weekend there was a leakage from Penneshaw CWMS this was caused by issues associated with Pump Station 3. During the past week our CWMS operators has engaged with electricians, Pump suppliers and switchboard suppliers to resolve this situation. Additionally, he has been in constant contact with the supplier of the SCADA( telemetry) system in order to ensure that system operates unhindered. We have had a problem with a “soft starter” and an electrician was engaged last Wednesday to rectify same with parts ‘fast freighted’ to the island and installed. However, on Friday evening we did have an overflow at pump station 3 caused by a control system error not switching off pump station 2 and not sequentially pumping 3 to 4 , and 4 to the WWTO. This overflow left Pump Station 3 and ran through a neighbour's shed, causing offence and wetting ground stored products and equipment. We are assisting the neighbour with replacement of potting soil etc. and assisting in clean up. We brought our Environmental Health Officer to inspect and we are assured there are no health risks to the Community. We will continue to monitor the system and be alert for any other failures. Andrew Boardman (CEO) has contacted the Project Superintendent and Project Superintendent’s Representative ensuring they focus on preventing future issues

Media Release: Kangaroo Island to welcome Queen's Baton in lead up to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

8 March 2017
Local Kangaroo Island legends are being called on to carry the Queen's Baton as it prepares to host the Queen's Baton Relay.

Media Release: 2017 Kangaroo Island Citizen of the Year Awards

26 January 2017
Kangaroo Island Council is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Citizen of the Year Awards.

Media Release: Works Commence on KI Airport Upgrade

23 January 2017
Kangaroo Island Council is pleased to announce the main works associated with the Kangaroo Island Airport Upgrade Project will commence in January 2017.

Works Ahead

13 January 2017
Work has commenced on the installation of new gutters in Kingscote, Stage 2 of the Kingscote CWMS upgrade and earthworks on Bark Hut Road.

Parking Changes at Boat Ramps

5 January 2017
Please be aware that new parking requirements are being put in place at the American River and Bay of Shoals boat ramps.

What to do in a Heatwave - SES

13 December 2016
The SES recommends what to do in a heatwave.

2015-16 Annual Report released

25 November 2016
Kangaroo Island Council is pleased to present the 2015-16 Annual Report.

Media Release - Auditor praises Council's performance FY2015-16

17 November 2016
Kangaroo Island Council has had its 2015-16 Financial Year (FY) accounts audited and reviewed by the Audit Committee and is pleased to report another excellent set of financial results and a sixth consecutive, unqualified audit opinion from the auditors, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

Fire Danger Season Declared

9 November 2016
CFS Chief Officer has declared the Fire Danger Season dates for Kangaroo Island. Thursday, 1 December 2016 to Sunday, 30 April 2016. Fires cannot be lit without a permit. For further information please contact Fire Prevention Officer on 08 8553 4500.

Moving Right Along Sessions

7 November 2016
FREE sessions on driving considerations affecting older people. Council Meeting Rooms Tuesday, 22 November & Wednesday, 23 November 2016. Book now by contacting Pat Austin, Community Affairs Manager on 8553 4500.

Asbestos Awareness

27 October 2016
November is Asbestos Awareness Month - Are you playing Renovation Roulette?

Commuity Forum: Towards 100% Renewable Energy for Kangaroo Island

23 September 2016
Around 40 Community members attended a Forum held at the Aurora Ozone Hotel 22 September 2016.

Media Release - Seeking ROIs for accomodation register - airport upgrade

22 September 2016
Kangaroo Island Council is looking to identify a pool of suitable accommodation locations to be used by contractors for the period December 2016 to April 2017 and is inviting Registration of Interest from accommodation providers.

Media Release - BP withdrawal from drilling in the Bight a welcome move

22 September 2016
Kangaroo Island Council was pleased to learn of BP's decision to withdraw from drilling in the Great Australian Bight

Media Release - Council sponsorship gets Kingscote Men's Shed off to a great start

19 September 2016
Support for a Men’s Shed in Kingscote got the thumbs up from Councillors at this month’s Council meeting when they voted in favour of providing $10,000 kick start funding to help get this much needed community service up and running.

Media Release: Council Introduces special camping permit deal for residents

9 September 2016

Media Release: State Government grant support for Parndana walking trail

26 August 2016

International and Australian leaders of Mitsubishi Motors visit KI

24 August 2016 (amended: 19 August 2016)
Mitsubishi Motors supports Council's initiative to utilize plug in hybrid electric vehicles on the Island and has offered to infrastructure support.

Prospect Hill Steps Closed - Until further notice

16 August 2016
A section of the Prospect Hill Lookout steps has failed and requires the walkway to be completely closed to the public until further notice. Please advise visitors that the lookout is closed and that they should not attempt to scale the Hill which is steep and unsafe. It is also a fragile, sandy ecosystem that will erode rapidly.

Young Achiever of the Year 2016

28 July 2016
Congratulations to Nat Golder 2016 Young Achiever of the Year and Georgie Horjus, who received a Special Commendation for Achievement in Sport at today’s Settlement Day ceremony.

Media Release - Kangaroo Island Airport Upgrade Project

19 July 2016
There is no intention to cease Airport services during the runway upgrade February / March 2017.

UTS Study - can KI switch to 100% renewables?

27 June 2016
UTS's Institute for Sustainable Futures is undertaking a study on whether Kangaroo Island can switch to 100 per cent renewable energy, supported by funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

ICAC Commissioner and SA Ombudsman Public Meeting

19 May 2016
Media Release following the public meeting held on the 9 May 2016 with ICAC Commissioner and SA Ombudsman is now available.

Smoke free outdoor dining

6 May 2016
From 1 July 2016, all public outdoor dining areas in South Australia will become smoke-free.

Media Release - SA Ombudsman and ICAC to hold a public meeting on Kangaroo Island

3 May 2016
The South Australian Ombudsman, Wayne Lines, and the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption SA, The Hon. Bruce Lander QC, will hold a public meeting in Kingscote at the Town Hall on Monday 9 May, commencing at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

Media Release - Mitsubishi invites KIC CEO to Japan for E-Mobility study tour

3 May 2016
Council CEO Andrew Boardman will attend an Australian study tour to Japan examining the latest initiatives in electric vehicle (EV) and battery development with a focus on their integration into the home, office and power grid to best effect.

Tourist Resort & Commercial Harbour at American River

28 April 2016
Guidelines for the preparation of a Public Environment Report - Tourist Resort and Commercial Harbour at American River. Hard copies are available to viewed at Council office or by clicking the link below.

Road names

20 April 2016
As of 12 April 2016, the following road names will apply: - the unnamed road commencing from D’estrees Bay Road running towards Three Chain Road, to be named – Wild Dog Road - the portion of street previously referred to as North Terrace commencing from North Terrace Road running towards Bay Terrace, to be renamed – Brickwork Road

Caution Bridge Closed

9 March 2016 (amended: 7 April 2016)
Advance warning that Bark Hut Bridge 10 (located between Millers Rd and MacBrides Rd) will be closed for up to one week while widening works are undertaken. Due to unexpected delays in the manufacture of the bridge culverts the timing of these works will be delayed beyond the previously advertised date of April 2016. All affected residents, land owners, freight companies, emergency services and other agencies will be contacted directly when dates are confirmed

Waste Collection - Why the changes?

7 March 2016
Kangaroo Island Council CEO Andrew Boardman provides background information on the reason for the changes.

Waste Collection FAQs

26 February 2016
A list of Frequently Asked Questions has been developed for the planned changes to the waste collection on Kangaroo Island.

New kerbside waste collection for Kangaroo Island

15 February 2016
This report summarises the workshop discussions and identifies how the preferred waste collection service would be introduced across the island subject to final approval by KI Council.

Media Release - American River Hall Future

29 January 2016
Mayor Peter Clements chaired a large community meeting in American River on the evening of Tuesday, 19 January to discuss the future of the American River Hall.

Financial Update December 2015

18 December 2015
Council’s 2014-15 Annual Financial Statements were formally adopted on 11 November 2015.

Cat Survey

20 November 2015
KI NRM and Council are running a survey to help us understand your views on some key issues associated with cat management. Your responses would be appreciated.

Short Term Boat Ramp Permits

19 November 2015
New short term boat ramp permits allowing recreational boat launching for up to 10 consecutive days from any Kangaroo Island boat ramp are now available. Full permit fee: $50.00, Concession permit fee: $35.00. Permits can be purchased in person from Council at Dauncey Street Customer Service or Penneshaw Community Business Centre.

Kangaroo Island Airport Upgrade Public Consultation

26 August 2015
To establish regular, sustainable air service to & from Australia’s east coast domestic markets and international gateways! Now is the time to have your say, Kangaroo Island Council has opened the consultation period from the 31 August - 2 October 2015.

Christmas Cove Marina - Terms and Conditions

13 August 2015
Revised Terms and Conditions 2015 for the Christmas Cove Marina are now available

Media Release - Council wins Environmental Iniative Award

13 August 2015
Kangaroo Island Council's Visible Solar Project has been awarded with the Best Specific Environmental Initiative Award.

Bold New Feral Cat Management Initiative

16 July 2015
To solve the feral cat challenge good coordination and collaboration between key agencies and stakeholders is required. To this end the KI NRM Board, KI Council, DEWNR, PIRSA, and Ag KI are working together, supported by the Invasive Animals CRC and other national research agencies. For further information view a copy of the attached prospectus or contact Natural Resources on 08 8553 4444.

RDA Investment Attraction Toolkit

4 June 2015
RDA has developed a comprehensive Investment Attraction Guide (toolkit) which is available to businesses in our region for free.

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission

15 May 2015
The Royal Commission will communicate information about its investigations, research and other activities through their website. Submissions, transcripts, evidence and other relevant materials will be available to be downloaded.

Media Release - Boating facilities upgraded

20 March 2015

Media Release - Expect the Unexpected

12 March 2015

Congratulations to Jeff Howard

27 January 2015
Council would like to congratulate Jeff Howard our 2015 Kangaroo Island Citizen of the Year. Jeff was presented with his award at the 2015 Australia Day ceremony held at Hope Cottage. Other award winners were the Friends of Parks Forum for the Community Event of the Year and the Kangaroo Island Lions Club for Community Project of the Year for their Kingscote Cemetery Heritage Project.

GRANTassist Communities, Clubs and Individuals

13 October 2014
One stop shop to help you find a range of funding and support services on offer from both State and Federal Governments.

KI Community Services Directory

29 July 2014
Want to find services provided to Kangaroo Island by government, non-government and community organisations go to

Council Matters

19 May 2014
Council Matters is a weekly news article providing Kangaroo Island Council information to the Community. Council Matters is published in the Kangaroo Island local newspaper 'The Islander' every Thursday but is available for download on our website every Monday.

Existing Swimming Pool Register

20 March 2014
As of 1 January 2014, Kangaroo Island Council is required under new State Government laws to develop and implement a swimming pool inspection program and issue compliance certificates after an inspection has found the pool compliant with the requirements of the legislation. Pool owners should register their swimming pool by completing and submitting the following on line form to avoid potential penalties that may occur.

Media Release - All Aboard the Community Bus

18 February 2014
Kangaroo Island Council provides the following media release in relation to the new Rockhopper community bus service.

Media Release - Clean and Green Island gets a $500,000 Solar Boost

11 February 2014
Kangaroo Island Council provides the following media release in relation to the opening of the $500,000 Visible Solar Project.

Penneshaw CWMS Project

8 October 2013
Updated information now available from the CWMS page.

Update - Penneshaw CWMS Project

17 September 2013
Please be advised there has been updates relating to Penneshaw CWMS project.

Penneshaw CWMS Project

2 September 2013
Kangaroo Island Council provides all matters relating to the Penneshaw CWMS Project.

Update - Kangaroo Island Rubbish Collection Information

30 August 2013
Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (FRWA) has provided the following information for residents affected within D'Estrees Bay.

Media Release - Kangaroo Island Airport - Business Case Document Release

19 July 2013
Kangaroo Island Council provide the following media release in relation to Kangaroo Island Airport.

Media Release - Council Awards $165,981 to Community Projects in 2012-13

19 July 2013
Kangaroo Island Council provides the following media release in relation to the Community Capital Infrastructure Grants Program.

Kangaroo Island Airport Upgrade Business Case

12 July 2013
Kangaroo Island Council has prepared this business case for an upgrade of Kangaroo Island airport in collaboration with the Government of South Australia, Kangaroo Island Futures Authority and the South Australian Tourism Commission. It draws on analysis undertaken by Pacific Aviation Consulting, EconSearch and KPMG.

New Website

1 July 2013
New Website launced 1 July 2013........ It has finally happened. Please accept our apologies during the next few weeks as we update all the information. A link is provided to the right of this message for the old website in the meantime.

FOR LEASE: Old Kingscote Police Station

24 April 2013
Council are making available for lease one of the more iconic and prominent buildings in Kingscote. See attached for further information.

Media Release - Kingscote Airport

17 April 2013
Kangaroo Island Council provide the following media release in relation to Kingscote Airport, 16 April 2013.
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