COVID-19 Community Recovery and Care Package
During the last few weeks, we have taken several steps and precautions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. This has included closing a number of our Council managed and owned facilities, closing our Council offices and depots to the public, and reducing access to some of our public facilities (including public toilets and playgrounds), in support of the directives issued by the Tasmanian Government.
Council has recently resolved to support and endorse a Community Recovery and Care Package aimed at reducing the financial burden caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes supporting the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) COVID‐19 Community Recovery Package. Council has recently adopted a number of initiatives including:
- a Financial Hardship Policy
- refocussed annual Community Grants
- new business recovery and event reimbursement grants; and
- created a COVID-19 Recovery Action Committee.
The situation is changing daily, and we are continuously monitoring it to ensure that we can provide a safe community for everyone within Kentish.
Councillors, management and staff thank you for your continued support and cooperation in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Financial Assistance Hardship Policy
Council adopted a Financial Assistance Hardship Policy to assist ratepayers who are experiencing genuine and serious financial hardship to receive relief from rates.
Kentish COVID-19 Recovery Action Committee
Council has established the Kentish COVID-19 Recovery Action Committee to assist the community recover, both socially and economically, from coronavirus.
The Committee brings together Council, community representatives, service providers and local business to collectively identify areas impacted by the pandemic and develop strategies to assist in recovery. Whilst times have been challenging, it is vital that recovery is designed in partnership with the local community.
Kentish COVID-19 Recovery Action Committee representatives are a broad cross section of sectors and industries which will assist the Municipality through the recovery process in partnership with the community.
Residents are encouraged to contact a committee representative via their listed number to discuss issues that may be occurring in the wider community.
|Mayor (Kentish Council)||Mayor Tim Wilson||0438 912 280|
|Municipal Recovery Coordinator (Kentish Council)||Darrin Cunningham||6491 0200|
|Deputy Recovery Coordinator (Kentish Council)||Carolyn Rimmer||6491 0200|
|Deputy Recovery Coordinator (Kentish Council)||Bronie Furley||6491 0200|
|Community Development Officer (Kentish Council)||Leigh Gracie||6491 0200|
|Kentish Economic Development Committee Chair (Kentish Council)||Cr Kate Haberle||0439 911 649|
|Kentish Lions Club||Elaine Deverell||0409 521 685|
|U3A||Jennifer Braid||0400 376 937|
|Wilmot Representative||Wendy Charleston||6492 1479|
|Health Service Provider||Cassandra (Kentish House)||0447 325 343|
|Claude Road Representative||Kim Johnson / Jill Ridgway||0419 712 421|
|Church Representative||Brain Baker||0409 016 529|
|Railton Representative||Allison Hicks||0428 961 867|
|Sheffield School||Catrina Davies||6491 8222|
|Sheffield/Railton Community Bank||Grant Astell||0400 997 464|
|Business Representative||Grant Crawford||6491 1130|
|Farming Representative||Brett Ford|