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.

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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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Latest News and Notices

Latest News, Media Releases and Notices are listed below.

View our Media Release Archive for items released before October 2019.

  • Mayor's Update - May Council Meeting

    29th May 2020
    • Public Notice
    Update of the results from the May Ordinary meeting of Council
  • West Coast Joins Electric Car Statewide Network

    27th May 2020
    • Media Release
    Electric Highway Tasmania has been awarded a grant to install a fast charger in Queenstown
  • DA2020-20 - 40-42 Meredith Street Strahan

    26th May 2020
    • Planning & Compliance
    Planning &Compliance. 26th May 2020. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR LAND USE PERMIT. (Section 57(3) Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993). The following application for use and development of land has been received:. Application No: DA 2020/20.
  • A STATEMENT FROM THE MAYOR

    25th May 2020
    • Public Notice
    A statement from Mayor Phil Vickers concerning the Council Workshops and current issues of community interest
  • DA2020/22 - Mount Jukes Road, Lynchford 377853E, 5334943N

    22nd May 2020
    • Planning & Compliance
    Planning &Compliance. 22nd May 2020. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR LAND USE PERMIT. (Section 57(3) Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993). The following application for use and development of land has been received:. Application No: DA 2020/22.
  • Mayor's Message - National Volunteer Week

    20th May 2020
    • Public Notice
    It s National Volunteer Week and the Mayor on behalf of Councillors and staff Thanks volunteers across the West Coast for their contribution to our community
  • Locals Along for the Ride

    19th May 2020
    • Media Release
    The West Coast Mountain Bike MTB Project continues to gather momentum despite the recent impacts of the current pandemic
  • Homeowner’s Dream achievable on the West Coast

    15th May 2020
    • Media Release
    We believe the West Coast is one of the best places in Australia to build a new home especially if you are a first home builder
  • #learnandworkwestcoast

    14th May 2020
    • Public Notice
    If you have lost work due to the Covid 19 pandemic have more time on your hands due to isolation or are interested in building your skills for employability or just interest there has never been a better time to start
  • Mayor's Statement - 14/5/20

    13th May 2020
    • Public Notice
    A statement from Mayor Vickers regarding the current Covid 19 situation