Covid-19 Information and Updates

As of 30th March, Council offices are closed to the general public. Although we are no longer doing face to face we can still assist you on phone, email, by post or if you drop a letter in our new post box outside the Queenstown office.

Events around Covid-19 are unfolding rapidly. Each day we will provide updates on where to access best government information around the pandemic, effects on Council services and community and information on economic support and operating local businesses. Please stay safe, practice social distancing and good hygiene.

Information on Health, Restrictions & Council Operations

Information about Economic Support & Rates

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General Manager's Unit

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.  New declarations will be placed on the website as they occur.

DateName of RecipientGift or DonationName of DonorRelationship to DonorDate of ReceiptMonetary ValueDonor Residence
13/12/2019Cr Leigh StylesWCC Gym membership as per item# 330/19West Coast CouncilCouncillor13/06/2019$237.2511 Sticht St Queenstown TAS

If you need information for previous declarations, please contact the Executive Assistant on with details of the information you seek.

David Midson

PositionGeneral Manager
Contact DetailsWork: 03 64714721