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The West Coast is the gateway to Tasmania's wilderness. Coastal populations include Strahan, situated on Macquarie Harbour, and the picturesque shack sites of Granville Harbour and Trial Harbour. The inland population centres of Queenstown, Zeehan, Tullah and Rosebery and the small historic townships of Gormanston and Linda are all within a short distance from magnificent lakes, rivers, rainforests, dunes and historic sites.

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Macquarie Heads - Expressions of Interest

19 October 2018

West Coast Council is looking at the potential of an expansion of the Temporary Permit Holder Sites, and as a part of this process Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from those who would be interested in applying for these potential sites. The information received via the EOI, will assist Council with the planning, development and demands of the future site. Please email applications to ea@westcoast.tas.gov.au

Who can vote at a local government election?

10 September 2018

Anyone who is currently enrolled on the State Electoral Roll for an address in a municipal area, is automatically enrolled for that municipal area for a local government election.

Draft Annual Plan & Budget 2018-19

13 June 2018

Please find attached Draft Annual Plan & Budget 2018-19.

Battery of the Nation

12 December 2017

The West and North West of Tasmania are emerging as areas of high potential for future pumped hydro development, based on studies being done by Hydro Tasmania

Pool Weather Policy Changed

29 November 2017

West Coast Swimming Pools will have extended opening hours this season following a move by the West Coast Council General Manager to alter the policy which determines when the Council-operated pools will be open.


As part of Council Capital Works Program for 2018-2019 the following Stormwater projects are taking place:

  • Counsel Street Zeehan, commencing Tuesday 23 October - Thursday 25 October 2018
  • Frederick Street Zeehan, commencing Wednesday 24 October - Friday 26 October 2018

As part of Council Capital Works Program for 2018-2019 the following Footpath projects are taking place:

  • Main Street Zeehan ( from Westwood Street to Fowell Street) commencing Friday 26 October  - Tuesday 6 November 2018
  • King Street Zeehan, commencing 30 October - Thursday 1 November 2018

The above dates are all dependant on weather and traffic management will be in place please adhere to all directions for the safety of road users, works and the community.


Due to safety concerns with a landslip in Denison Street Queenstown, changed traffic conditions have been implemented for public safety. Please adhere to traffic management that is in place.

Some changed traffic conditions have been put in place at Macquarie Heads Road at Swan Basin. Please adhere to traffic management that is in place and proceed with caution.

 Check out the Major Projects page for details of the 2017-2018 Capital Works Program.

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