Mayor's Message 2 August 2016

The Bright Ideas Festival is happening in Strahan and Queenstown this week, with Council a proud sponsor.

The festival celebrates the Parks and Wildlife Service Centenary and National Science Week.  All West Coasters are encouraged to participate in the events which include a symposium in Strahan Thursday night, Careers Day at Mountain Heights on Friday followed by an astronomy-themed workshop and dining at View 42 Restaurant in Strahan that night, a community Day at the Queenstown Memorial Hall, and dinner and entertainment at the Crows Football Club on Saturday.  The Festival concludes with an Amazing Race on Sunday in Queenstown which finishes with a train ride to Lynchford Station, with a free bus transporting people from Rosebery, Tullah and Zeehan.


Congratulations to our young footballers on their achievements recently.  Joel Dilger has been selected in the North Melbourne Football Academy whilst Jackson O’Shea, Lachlan McKellar and Jack Nankivell have been selected for the Burnie Dockers Youth Academy.  It’s also great to see some West Coast names playing in the State Netball League this season – well done to Mikayla Aylett, Kelsi Jarvis and Myah D’Alton for representing Burnie and Devon respectively.


A reminder that Expressions of Interest close this Friday for those interested in joining the Economic Development Advisory Committee.  This Committee will play a vital role in making recommendations to Council on critical issues and opportunities for the West Coast.  For more information contact Simon Lee at the Council Office or visit www.westcoast.tas.gov.au/edac


The West Coast Emergency Management Group met last week, with representatives from the Granville Harbour Coast Care Group addressing the meeting about the fire risk to Granville Harbour from the north.  The Group understands the concerns raised and will continue to work on appropriate planning across the municipality.


Phil Vickers


11 Sticht Street
PO Box 63
Queenstown TAS 7467