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 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.

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 Tuesday 23 June 2020, 5:00pm here: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YmExZjcxZGEtYjA0NS00OWRkLWJiNTItMWJiNjNkZDU5YWFh%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2287ac6ac2-5d60-4c74-b829-c5f0ac50c320%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22c7be21a9-ceb9-4acd-8b3e-3669cb9d6ffb%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d

All questions from the public should 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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Petitions

Petitions

Petitions enable the community to bring matters of concern to the attention of West Coast Council. Council can be petitioned in accordance with Part 6 Division 1 of the Local Government Act 1993 for any matter that comes under its jurisdiction.

A written petition must contain:

  • a clear and concise statement of the subject matter and action requested
  • the full name and address of the person lodging the petition
  • names and addresses of individual signatories

Download a form and guidelines for a written petition.

Processing of petitions

Provided a petition complies with the requirements of the Local Government Act, the General Manager will table the Petition at the next ordinary meeting of Council. The petitioners will be advised if the petition is not to be tabled together with the reason.

It is usual for a petition to be initially received at a meeting without discussion as to its merits or otherwise and referred to a subsequent meeting at which a covering report prepared by staff will be available. Verbal comments or questions from the public in relation to the petition are not permitted at the meeting(s) at which the petition is listed on the agenda.

The petitioners will be advised in writing of Council’s response to the petition.