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

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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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Vickers, Phil

Mayor Vickers

Phil Vickers

Mayor Phil Vickers was first elected to West Coast Council in 2009.  Phil has worked on the West Coast for 41 years and is currently employed by West Coast Heritage Ltd as Manager in Zeehan.  Previous positions include General Manager - West Coast Wilderness Railway, General Manager - West Coast Council, Council Clerk, Bank Clerk and Cadet Surveyor.

Married to Leanne they have two adult daughters and three grandchildren. Other interests include being a director of Crimestoppers Tasmania and a board member on the Cradle Coast Tourism Executive.  Cr Vickers and his wife have also operated their own company PD & LM Vickers Pty Ltd since 1999 which included six years operation of the Zeehan General Store. Outside normal work Cr Vickers likes to keep his heavy truck and machinery skills up to date when an opportunity arises and to tinker with his landrover collection.