David O’Byrne, Minister for DIER (et al), has advised that the Ferry Road upgrade program will include the cost of building a footpath from the Ferry Road/Channel Highway intersection to link up with the footpath which currently ends at Selby Road.
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A public meeting is to be held at the Kettering Community Hall commencing 7.00pm on 15 November.  The meeting will involve a brief presentation and opportunities to view the draft planning scheme and zoning maps and ask questions of Council staff.

The following documents are available for download from the Council website:

  • Draft Kingborough Planning Scheme
  • Draft Codes
  • Zoning maps*
  • Draft Kingborough Land Use Strategy
  • Fact Sheets (which explain the various components of the planning scheme)
  • Planning Scheme Review Survey

Submissions from interested individuals or group will need to be lodged with Council before 19 December 2012.

* Note: The Zoning Maps document on the Council website is a whopper and covers all of Kingborough.  For a more managable map just covering Kettering click here.

According to a Tasmanian government media release issued today:

The number of councillors on six Tasmanian councils will be reduced following the Local Government Board’s Review of Councillor Numbers.

The Minister for Local Government Bryan Green said today he had accepted the Board’s recommendations which will result in fewer councillors elected to the Central Coast, Devonport City, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, Glenorchy City, Kingborough and Tasman Councils.

Read the full media release here.

The October General Meeting of the Kettering Community Association (Inc.) was held on 4 October 2012. Mary Hawthorne was appointed to the position of secretary which had been vacant since the AGM in August.

The minutes of the meeting are available here (216Kb PDF).

The 2012 Channel Art Trail organised by the Channel Regional Art Group is scheduled for 24, 25 and 26 August.  CRAG Secretary, Jane Marris, reports that:

This time we have some very interesting studios open with Glass workshop up Woodbridge Hill and two printing studios as well as the textile art ladies with their quilts and beads etc. The two blacksmith studios are open again as well as all the different kinds of painters. What a wonderful community we live in!

Download a copy of the full Art Trail flyer here (785kb PDF).

The Kettering Community Association (Inc) Annual General Meeting was held on the evening of 2 August.  Minutes of the meeting including a report from the Chair are available here.  Following the election of office bearers Picton Hay and Sue Hoyles continue on for their third terms as Chair and Treasurer respectively.  Karen Meissner, who originally volunteered as secretary for one year, two years ago, has resigned.  Her husband, Ivan, keeps the flag flying as the new Vice Chair replacing Eric Baldwin who stepped down after a two-year stint. Members elected to the committee were Eric Baldwin, Neil Broomfield, Jim Groves, Elspeth Haughie and Tony Parsey.  The secretary position remains vacant and Picton would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in filling this important role.  He can be contacted on 6267 4199 or by email here.