Mayor's message

Mayor Tim Wilson

Mayor's Message 20 November 2018

Kentish Council has their first meeting of the new Council tonight at 7pm. There is a 15 minute question time at every meeting allowing members of the public to address the Council. You are most welcome to attend.

A case of whooping cough (Pertussis) has been identified at Sheffield School.  Children with parent/guardian consent were immunised for dTpa (Diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis [whooping cough]) during the Year 7 school immunisation clinic on 23 October 2018(Boostrix vaccine). If you have any concerns regarding your child’s health or would like further information on whooping cough, please review the information provided by Sheffield School or contact your local GP.

The King George V Park Youth Space is now open. The Youth Space features a table tennis table, naughts and crosses games, new seating, conversation mounds and recreational pathways. Table tennis bats and ball and naughts and crosses game pieces are available from Kentish Council between 8am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. The Youth Space was made possible by funding from the Stronger Communities Grants Program.

Kentish Pony and Hack Club One Day event will be held this Sunday at the Sheffield Recreation Ground. Council wishes all competitors a safe and successful event.

Less than a month remains to nominate someone in our community for the Tasmanian Young Achievers Awards. The Awards acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of age as of 31st December each year. Nominations close on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. Visit to nominate today.


Each year, Council is faced with the task of assessing and prioritising the many worthwhile projects that have been identified within the community.  Council lists each project, assesses it against a common set of objective criteria and prioritises the project with a view to scheduling projects over Council's long-term planning period - currently ten years.

Submissions should include sufficient detail to enable Council to understand:

  • The location and scope of the project
  • The estimated cost of the project
  • The perceived benefits of the project including any risk/safety issues, social/community impact and environmental impacts.
  • Any other relevant information to enable Council to make an informed decision.

If you would like to submit a project for consideration in Council's capital works program, or 2019/20 operating budget, then please lodge your submission marked "2019/20 Budget Submission" with Council by Friday 1 February 2019.

The Kentish Visitor Information Centre is seeking to recruit enthusiastic and welcoming people as volunteers for the upcoming busy tourism season. If you have a passion for our local region, an interesting story our visitors might like to hear, or are just looking for an opportunity to explore more of the area, we need you! If you have any questions about the Centre, or would like to discuss ways in which you can contribute, please contact Jessica Aitken, 03 6491 1179.

Nominations are now being called for the Australia Day Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year along with Volunteer Awards for 500, 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000 Hours of Community Service.  Guidelines and application forms are available from Council’s website at or by contacting Leigh at the Council Office.  Applications close on 14th December 2018. 

 Tim Wilson, MAYOR

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