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 22 September 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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Policies & Codes

pdf Acceptance of Gifts and Donations (Councillors)
As adopted by Council, September 2018. To provide Councillors with a clear understanding of the definition of gifts and donations and to outline the legislative requirements to Councillors when presented with gifts and donations.

pdf Asset Management Policy
As adopted July 2019 by Council.

pdf Audio Recording of Council Meetings Policy
Under Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015, Council is required to ensure that Council meeting proceedings are documented to reflect a true and accurate record of Council meetings.

pdf Code for Tender & Contracts
Adopted in July 2019 by Council

pdf Code of Conduct
As adopted by Council in Feb 2019

pdf Complaints Handling & Procedure Policy

pdf Council Workshop Policy
As adopted by Council March 2019

pdf Councillor Allowance & Expenses Policy
As adopted December 2015 and updated in January 2019, to provide a clear framework around Councillor entitlement to expense reimbursement and allowances.

pdf Customer Service Charter Policy

pdf Dog Management Policy
As adopted in September 2016, to provide framework for Dog Management in accordance with the Dog Control Act 2000, focusing on responsible dog ownership.

pdf Employee Assistance Program Policy

pdf Employee Recognition Policy

pdf Enforcement/Compliance Policy
As adopted December 2015 and updated in January 2019, to provide a consistent approach for enforcement action in matters of non-compliance in accordance with legislation administered by Council and to ensure transparency, procedural fairness and natural justice principles are applied.

pdf Engagement Policy
As adopted 25 August 2020, detailing Council's engagement activities with the community and stakeholders.

pdf Financial & In-Kind Assistance Policy
As adopted in July 2019, detailing framework for approval of requests for in-kind assistance, event development and community assistance grants.

pdf Flooding West Strahan Policy

pdf Management of Donated Goods After a Disaster Policy

pdf Media & Communications Policy
As adopted 25 August 2020 , provides a framework for the appropriate and productive use of social media and Council communications.

pdf Non-Profit Organisations Rates Remission Policy
As adopted May 2018 to provide a consistent and transparent approach for processing applications from non-profit organisations for rates remissions.

pdf Operating Hours & Temperature Based Recreational Swimming Pool Hours Policy
Adopted in October 2017 as part of the West Coast Aquatic Facilities Strategy

pdf Parking Policy

pdf Policy Development Review

pdf Public Interest Disclosure Policy
Adopted in September 2017, the purpose of this policy is to encourage people to come forward if they have concerns regarding improper conduct and to ensure that they have access to a confidential and structured process by which they can report such matters.

pdf Radio Transmitters on the West Coast Policy

pdf Rates Policy
Amended April 2020

pdf Delegations Policy

pdf Risk Management Policy

pdf Use of the West Coast Common Seal

pdf Financial Hardship Policy Covid-19

PDF Commercial Addendum to Financial Hardship Policy
pdf Electronic Recordings of Meetings Policy