Council Services

We are taking precautions to make sure we are minimising the spread of infection during the Coronavirus pandemic, and are providing a safe environment or our customers and staff.

The Civic Centre in Kingston is open to the public at a reduced capacity.

We encourage people to attend in person only if it absolutely essential, as we will have reduced staff to make sure we continue to provide a safe environment for everyone. Only 10 customers are permitted in the Centre at any one time.

Our customer service team and a member of our rates team will be available at the downstairs counters only. We are encouraging cashless transactions to make sure we are minimising the spread of infection to protect our community.

Please make sure you follow the directions inside the Centre for your safety if you do need to attend.

Bookings are required if you need to speak with an officer from our Development, Engineering or Environmental Health Services. Contact (03) 6211 8200 to book an appointment.

You can continue to contact us by phone or online for any queries:

Council Meetings

Council meetings will now be streamed online through Council’s Facebook page. (external link)

We are encouraging people not to attend for your health and safety. Anyone can still submit questions on notice in writing to kc@kingborough.tas.gov.au.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience.

Development Services

To assist with minimising the spread of infection, we are suspending all face-to-face enquiries for Building, Plumbing and Planning.  We will continue to provide you with assistance and are available to answer your questions either via phone or email.

Please have your details of the property address or permit reference numbers ready so that we may assist you more efficiently.

Closures

  • Safety plans and infection control measures are being implemented at Kingborough Halls and by hirers. Most halls are now open, however contact the relevant management committee or Council to find out more information on specific halls as some are also undergoing maintenance and/or refurbishments works.

Roadmap to Recovery

The State Government has issued a roadmap to recovery, which has recommended opening dates and easing of restrictions. It is important to remember that all dates and restriction details may be subject to change on advice from Public Health. For accurate and up to date information visit the Tasmanian Coronavirus website (external link).

The Kingborough Council Roadmap to Recovery may look a little different and may not directly align with the dates announced.

We are planning and implementing a raft of protective measures to make sure that, as we do reopen facilities and services, we are doing so with the safety of our community and staff as our highest priority.

Open from 11 May

  • National parks and reserves open to residents for exercise within 30 km of their home. In Kingborough, this includes the Peter Murrell Reserve and Snug Tiers Track. Visit our Tracks and Trails page for all the tracks in Kingborough

Open from 18 May

  • Playgrounds, skateparks and bike parks in Kingborough open in line with State Government regulations from Monday, 18 May However, please be aware that we are unable to clean or disinfect the equipment in the playgrounds. Please make sure you are helping to protect yourself and others by:
    • Keeping a distance of 1.5 metres between each other. If you are unable to do this then please do not enter the playground until it is safe.
    • Remember that good hygiene is in your hands. Wash and sanitise your hands regularly.
    • Cough into your elbow or use a disposable tissue.
    • Please stay home if you are unwell.
    • Stay informed of current restrictions.

Open from 25 May

  • The Civic Centre in Kingston will be opening to the public at a reduced capacity from Monday, 25 May. We encourage people to attend in person only if it absolutely essential, as we will have reduced staff to make sure we continue to provide a safe environment for everyone. Only 10 customers will be permitted in the building at any given time. Our customer service team and a member of our rates team will be available at the downstairs counters only. Bookings are required if you need to speak with an officer from our Development, Engineering or Environmental Health Services. Contact (03) 6211 8200 to book an appointment.

Open from 1 June

  • The Re-Use Shop reopens. Safety measures have been introduced to provide a safe environment for everyone at the Shop, please make sure you follow the advice and instructions. Contact the team at Kingborough Waste Services if you have any questions on kws@kingborough.tas.gov.au or call them on (03) 6267 2337.

Changes from 5 June (3pm)

  • Gatherings increase to 20 people at a time for indoor and outdoor, with physical distancing of 1.5 metres (where practicable) and a maximum of one person per 4 square metres applicable. Visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au for further details.
  • Camping is permitted.
  • National parks and reserves opening, including campgrounds. The limit on day trips for exercising and travelling to within 30km of your home will no longer apply. Visit the Parks and Wildlife Service website to check which campgrounds will be open and services available this weekend.
  • Park exercise equipment and playgrounds open for up to 20 people.
  • Outdoor community sport to resume, with up to 20 athletes/personnel (as guided by AIS framework level B for rebooting sport).
  • Indoor sport and recreation, including pools with up to 20 (as guided by AIS framework level B for rebooting sport). Showers and change rooms remain closed.
  • Restrictions on boating is lifted.

Open from 9 June

  • The Fitness Centre within the Kingborough Sports Centre reopens Tuesday, 9 June. Classes have resumed, however bookings are essential as numbers are limited to 15. The gym is will also open to members from this date and safety measures have been introduced. Each piece of equipment will have signage to indicate if it has been cleaned. A KSC Floor Manager will be available at all times in the Fitness Centre to make sure we are protecting each other and keeping safe. Please follow all instructions and advice. Contact them on 6211 8266 or via email www.kscfitness.com.au to ask any questions.The gym opening hours from 9 to 13 June are:
    • 6.30am to 6pm – Monday to Friday
    • 8am to 11am – Saturday

Open from 15 June

  •  We are aiming to have all community halls in Kingborough open from Monday, 15 June, in line with the regulations. A COVIDSafe Plan is required for each venue so we are working to get these completed as soon as possible. Restrictions include maximum of 20 people at a time for gatherings by this date. This does not include the Kingborough Community Hub at this stage due to having staff onsite and repair works.
  •  We are also aiming to open the Kingborough Sports Centre on this date, which will also be subject to a COVIDSafe Plan.
  • BBQs in Kingborough will start to be reconnected.

17 June

  • Indoor and outdoor gathering limits will increase to 80 people, with physical distancing and density limits applying, from midday Wednesday 17 June 2020.
  • Visitors to households will increase to 20 people at any one time (indoor or outdoor), in addition to residents of the household.

26 June

  • Premier Peter Gutwein also announced that the stage three easing of restrictions will be brought forward to 26 June 2020, and will see indoor gathering numbers determined solely by density limits, rather than headcount. Outdoor gathering limits will increase to 500, including for community sport.
  • A date for changes to border restrictions in Tasmania has not been set but is likely to be late July 2020, based on Public Health advice.

13 July

  • Markets to open, subject to Public Health Advice.
  • Food courts and food vans at markets may open.

Visit the Tasmania’s Coronavirus website for further details on changes at Roadmap to Recovery (external link).