Covid-19 Information and Updates

IMPORTANT TESTING UPDATE

Mobile Testing Clinics will be on the West Coast in late May. 29- 30 May: Rosebery, 31 May-1 June: Queenstown.To request a test, call your GP or the Public Health Hotline (1800 671 738). You can only be tested if you have a referral. 

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 26 May 2020, 5:00pm here: http://ow.ly/kGV250zBL3d. 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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Next Iconic Walk

Tasmania’s next iconic walk is a four stage and multi-year project being managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.

‘The first and current stage is a study that will test the feasibility of a new multiday hut based walk in the Tyndall Range, between Queenstown and Tullah on the West Coast.  Market testing will identify what attributes affect visitor interest at this location and will inform the design of the walk.  Following this, more detailed investigations will focus on, amongst other things, identifying the preferred walk route, transport and accommodation options; sites and attributes of environmental and heritage value and how they will be managed sustainably; how economic and community benefits for Tasmanians can be best delivered; and the development of operational models, costs and construction schedules to complete the walk.

If a walk is deemed feasible, subsequent project stages will design the infrastructure and contingent on obtaining all required approvals construct and market the new walk. The project is envisaged to deliver employment opportunities during the construction and operational stages, and offers potential to complement other West Coast destinations and attractions.

The Philosopher's Tale

Prepared by Destination West Coast, the concept of The Philosophers’ Tale is driven by a powerful narrative exploring the way that man has shaped this environment and vice versa over the past two hundred years. In 1859 Charles Gould passed through the area and named the peaks of the West Coast Range after the prominent minds of his day, hence the name, The Philosophers’ Tale.

The submission is available for viewing below:

The Philosophers'  Tale submission covering letter

The Philosophers' Tale - full submission