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Mayor's Message 25 October 2016

Remediation works at the Strahan wharf are scheduled to commence next month.

This project is a key outcome of the Strahan Precinct Plan which Council partnered with TasPorts to develop, and is a massive investment for TasPorts. Works will be undertaken in three stages to ensure a portion of the wharf is always available for use - vital given the importance of the wharf to tourism and aquaculture.  TasPorts has been in regular contact with Council, along with operators and surrounding businesses, with works expected to be completed late next year.  For more details visit http://projects.tasports.com.au/.

Older residents are encouraged to participate in the COTA (Council on the Ageing) Tasmania Active Ageing focus group in Strahan tomorrow.  COTA is holding similar meetings around Tasmania and this is a chance for West Coasters to pass on our thoughts on ageing (and what we need to do it gracefully and at home!) to the Government.  Active Ageing Plans and their outcomes are an opportunity to complement the West Coast Community Plan 2025 vision and will support the age-friendly strategies discussed by the community during the 2025 engagement process.  Those unable to make the meeting can visit the COTA Tasmania website (www.cotatas.org.au) and participate in the online survey.  For more information or to RSVP call COTA on 6231 3265. 

It is pleasing to see the West Coast bus trial established by the State Government has been extended to include Strahan.  The service, running on Tuesday’s and Friday’s, will travel from Strahan to Burnie with connections at each West Coast town.  This service is not guaranteed past the trial period and West Coasters are encouraged to utilise the service.  More information is available by contacting Tassielink on 1300 300 520. Many thanks to Joan Rylah MP who, along with Council, lobbied for Strahan to be included on the route. 

Phil Vickers

MAYOR

11 Sticht Street
PO Box 63
Queenstown TAS 7467