Kingborough Council has developed a new Rates and Charges Policy and is seeking community comment. Submissions should be delivered to the General Manager, Kingborough Council Civic Centre, 15 Channel Highway, Kingston 7050 by Friday, 6 July 2012.

The policy is available from the Civic Centre, by contacting Customer Services on (03) 6211 8200, or can be downloaded here.



The Kettering Oval Track is out of commission.  Recent heavy rains have washed away a significant amount of gravel and made sections of the track unsafe.

Kettering Oval track to the east of the Community Hall - temporary closure

Kettering Oval track washaway

Community volunteers who worked hard to secure a grant from Council and to construct this track are understandably gutted.  Council officials have undertaken to repair the track as soon as possible and to improve drainage to prevent a recurrence of the problem.

Council has commenced work on a new footpath to run from Saddle Road to Selby Road. 

Construction starts of Channel Highway footpath

At their 19 December meeting, Kingborough Councillors unanimously endorsed a recommendation to build a new pedestrian footpath along the western side of the Channel Highway at Kettering. The proposed concrete footpath is part of the Kettering Recreational Walkway Plan  which was drafted in 2010 and received in-principle support by Councillors at the December meeting. 

The Autumn 2012 edition of the Heart Foundation Walking Newsletter features the Kettering Walking group.  They get a mention in the editorial and their hike to Cloudy Bay  features in the body of the newsletter.  Not bad recognition when you consider that there are 1,200 Heart Foundation walking groups around the country. 

Most people would be well aware of  Tasmania's iconic and challenging Three Peaks Race.  Well did you know that the Kettering Yacht Club has previously conducted a Three Pubs Race.  The Channel Discovery Race held  this morning as a pre-cursor to the Club's Annual award dinner is described on their website as “a mild re-enactment of the traditional KYC Three Pubs Race.  A runner will be needed to go ashore at (probably) the Gordon Jetty, Peppermint Bay and finally up to the KYC Club rooms and drink a beer at each point”.  Unfortunately, entries were already closed at the time of going to press.

A letter jointly signed by Kettering Walkers, Kettering Community Association and Friends of Kettering has been sent to Council to enlist their support to have the speed limit on the Channel Highway through Kettering reduced to 50 Km/h.  A request to DIER last year was knocked back.  If it's good enough for Hobart . . .