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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Visitor Accommodation

On 1 July 2017 the Tasmanian Government introduced a new policy for visitor accommodation. The intention of the change in policy was to simplify regulations pertaining to shared accommodation operations such as those advertised on booking platforms like AirBnB, Stayz and Expedia, along with the renting out of rooms at non-commercial properties.  The policy does not apply if you do not charge a fee for use of your property.

West Coast Council, through the Economic Development & Tourism Coordinator continues to liaise with the West Coast tourism association regarding the changes in legislation for visitor accommodation and the role of shared accommodation within the West Coast tourism industry.

West Coast Council has clear processes in place for enforcing the State Government Policy.  We encourage anyone operating, or considering operating, visitor accommodation to complete the checklist provided below and return to Council.

Shared Accommodation Flowchart(166 kb)

Visitor Accommodation - INFORMATION SHEET(158 kb)

Visitor Accommodation - Standard Application Package(286 kb)

For more information contact either Christine Gray, Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator, or Alison Shea, Planning and Regulatory Services Coordinator, on 6471 4700.

More information is also available at www.justice.tas.gov.au