Mayor's Message 20 February 2018

Mayor's Message 20 February 2018

Registrations are now open for people to participate in the West Coast Walk of Life event, to be held at the Queenstown Recreation Ground on March 17.

The event runs from 8am-8pm with teams walking constantly during this time.  The Walk of Life committee have done an outstanding job over the last few years in organising this event is their major fundraiser – all funds raised stay on the West Coast and are provided to residents who are experiencing life threatening conditions.  The group is strongly supported across the West Coast, with the Zeehan Men’s Shed recently making a generous donation to the cause.


Congratulations to all involved in the Rosebery Festival held last weekend – by all accounts the event was a success and the volunteer organising committee are to be commended for their efforts. 


The West Coast Branding Project is in full swing, with community sessions being held each night this week across the region.  It’s important to understand that this project is not about branding the Council.  It is for the whole West Coast and how we talk about our region to the world – not just to visitors but also to those considering moving here, investing or starting a business.  The project has received funding from the State Government and I encourage everyone to be involved in sharing their thoughts and stories about what makes the West Coast different from everywhere else.


It is with sadness that we farewell Councillor Al Medwin who passed away last week.  Al has been a long-serving elected member of West Coast Council and a staunch supporter of our region, especially the Rosebery area.  Our condolences to Sandra and Al’s family.


Phil Vickers


11 Sticht Street
PO Box 63
Queenstown TAS 7467