Mayor's Message 18 October 2016

Council is meeting tonight from 5pm at the Senior Citizens Rooms in Strahan.

Council will consider several requests for Financial and In-Kind Assistance, including applications from the CWA, Mt Lyell Strahan Picnic Committee and the Rosebery Festival Committee.  It is also expected that reports relating to the Footpath Improvement Program and Roads to Recovery, our two major capital works programs for this financial year, will be tabled.  All members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting to gain an insight into the working of Council, with the opportunity for public question time at the start of the meeting.

Nominations are now open for the West Coast Australia Day Awards, which will be presented as part of Australia Day 2017 celebrations.  Awards will be presented for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year.  Nomination forms are available from the Council office and Council website.

Zeehan residents are encouraged to attend a community meeting focusing on bushfire safety, to be held at the Fire Station on 22 October from 11am.  The meeting, organised by the Tasmania Fire Service in partnership with West Coast Council, will see the launch of the Community Bushfire Mitigation Plan for Zeehan and the Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods Program in the area.  General Manager Dirk Dowling will also make a presentation about Council’s Weed Management activities and involvement with the West Coast Weed Management Group.

I recently conducted interviews with the General Manager and Economic Development, Tourism & Events Coordinator for positions on the Economic Development Advisory Committee.  Announcements of members will be made soon, with the first meeting to be held in the next month or so. This is an exciting step in moving the West Coast forward as we build partnerships to achieve the vision adopted in the West Coast Community Plan 2025.


Phil Vickers


11 Sticht Street
PO Box 63
Queenstown TAS 7467