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General Manager's Unit

The West Coast Council comprises of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and seven (7) other Councillors. The role of the Council is to concentrate on policy formulation, including adopting the Budget, Strategic and Annual Plans and determining approval guidelines. This also involves the monitoring of management systems and conducting community consultation.

The Goverance & General Manager's Unit seeks to provide Council Elected Member Support, Advocacy and assistance with Partnership Agreements, with the ultimate goal of providing leadership for the West Coast community.

The implementation of Council policy and the management of its resources is the responsibility of the General Manager, who is appointed by the Council. The General Manager has the task of providing policy advice to Council and advising Council during its deliberations on all decisions.

The West Coast continues to be on the threshold of significant economic development opportunities, particularly surrounding the mining & tourism industries. The Council will take a leadership role in providing and developing required infrastructure, which is appropriate for the community in the twenty-first century.

Dirk Dowling

Position General Manager
Contact Details Work: 03 64714721
Email: ea@westcoast.tas.gov.au
11 Sticht Street
PO Box 63
Queenstown TAS 7467