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Mayor's Message 5 July 2016

Nominations for the Community Achievement Awards are open.

To ensure those great individuals, businesses and groups that help shape and inspire the West Coast communities are recognised, why not give them a pat on the pack and nominate them for an award?  Nominations close on 10 August, call 6234 9677 for more information on how to nominate someone that has made a real difference in your life.

Crimestoppers is running the Dob in a Dealer program and people are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 to anonymously report any information relating to people who may be bringing harmful drugs into the local community.  Drugs have a wide-ranging impact on all our communities and this is one way people can play an active role in stopping the spread of drug use. 

Council hosted a BBQ breakfast last week for the local contractors who worked on the Roads to Recovery projects at Macquarie Heads Road, Granville Harbour Road and Trial Harbour Road.  This was a great way for management to say thank you to the contractors and Council staff directly involved in ensuring these projects to improve the safety of these roads were completed. 

Primary Health Tasmania are hosting a consultation in Queenstown on 18 July with the aim of gaining a better understanding of rural health priorities and needs.  The consultation is part of new commissioning arrangements determined by the Australian Government for rural primary health services in Tasmania and is somewhat timely given the discovery last week by Council that funding cuts have resulted in loss of outreach health services to the West Coast.   This consultation will help inform the rural primary health services and initiatives Primary Health Tasmania can implement from 1 January 2017.  Anyone interested in attending needs to register by calling 64258500

Phil Vickers

MAYOR

11 Sticht Street
PO Box 63
Queenstown TAS 7467