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At the western entrance to Bass Strait lies an idylic place known as King Island. An island rich in history, with shipwrecks, lighthouses and jagged reefs, bountiful with long stretching sandy beaches and lush green pasture. From our little paradise we produce some of Australia's finest natural foods for which we are probably best known including beef, cheese, crayfish & abalone, yet there is more to this 64km long by 27km wide stretch of land than first meets the eye.

King Island Council’s Mayor Duncan McFie and John de Jong, Director of De Jong & Sons
Constructions, have expressed their deepest sympathies to the family, friends and work mates of Mr Kurt Gorrie who tragically died as a result of injuries sustained from a fall at the King Island Airport on Monday 8 December.

The Mayor and Council Senior Management met with John de Jong who arrived on the island on
Monday night.

Mr De Jong stated"We would like to acknowledge the support and assistance from the Mayor and Council staff, the King Island Hospital, the volunteer ambulance officers, and bystanders at the airport who offered assistance."

King Island Council owns and operates the airport on the island. Currently a $1.7million terminal extension is being constructed by De Jong. Kurt Gorrie was a roofing subcontractor for De Jong.

The King Island Council and De Jong are cooperating fully with the Worksafe Tasmania and Police investigations. As the matter is now the subject of a formal investigation both the Council and De Jong are unable to provide further comment at this stage.



King Island Council
PO Box 147, Currie
King Island TAS 7256
Ph: 03 6462 9000
Fax: 03 6462 1313
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