Covid-19 Information and Updates

IMPORTANT TESTING UPDATE

Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms should come forward and get tested. If in doubt, get a test.

The Premier's Plan to Rebuild a Stronger Tasmania here

If you have even mild flu symptoms arrange a Covid-19 test by speaking to your GP or calling the Public Health Hotline 1800 671 738.

As of 6th July, Council offices are open to the general public.

Information on Health, Restrictions & Council Operations

Information about Economic Support & Rates

Information on Local Business Operations

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Online Council Meetings

You can access the live stream of the Council Meeting taking place on Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 5:00pm here:

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This meeting will be open to the public but due to COVID-19 restrictions, you must register your attendance prior to the meeting by contacting Council on (03) 6471 4700 or via email at ea@westcoast.tas.gov.au

Questions from the public can also be submitted to the General Manager or a Councillor (to raise on your behalf) up to 7 days prior to the meeting. Those submitted after that time will be taken as questions without notice. A recording of the meeting will be available on our website in the days following the meeting.

You do not need a Microsoft Teams account to join the live stream, select "view in browser" and then "join anonymously".

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Council

The West Coast Council comprises of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and seven other Councillors. The Councillors are elected by the community for a four-year term.

The role of Council is to develop budget, Strategic and Annual Plans for the West Coast municipality, while concentrating on approval guidelines and policy formulation.

In acting as a Planning Authority, Council continuality work toward increasing our development and economic opportunities.

The General Manager is appointed by Council and has the responsibility of the management of Councils resources and the implementation of Council policy, management systems and partnership agreements. The General Manager is to provide advice to Council on all matters during Council deliberations and is tasked with providing strong leadership and advocacy of the Council and West Coast community.

The Governance Department seeks to provide support to the General Manager and elected members through the administration of legislative requirements and stakeholder engagement.

Gifts and Donations Register

A register is kept by the General Manager of Councillor Gifts & Donations. In December 2018 an amendment was made to the Local Government Act that requires new gifts or donations to be made available through Council's website.

There have been no declarations since the amendment of the Act and nothing has been declared for the financial year 2019-2020 to date. New declarations will be placed on the website as they occur.

If you need information for previous declarations, please contact the Executive Assistant on ea@westcaost.tas.gov.au with details of the information you seek.