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Online Council Meetings

You can access the live stream of the Council Meeting taking place on Thursday 28 January 2021 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.

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Council Facilities- Operation Hours

WEST COAST COUNCIL OFFICE

11 Stitch Street Queenstown (Enquiries 03 6471 4700)

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm (closed public holidays)

WEST COAST VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

Esplanade Strahan (Enquiries 03 6472 6800)

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 11.00am-5.30pm

WEST COAST WASTE TRANSFER STATIONS

Queenstown

Lynchford Road Queenstown (Enquiries 03 6471 4700)

Opening hours

Monday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Tuesday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Saturday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Sunday Closed

Closed Public Holidays and during total fire bans, unless otherwise advertised.

Strahan

Ocean Beach Road Strahan (Enquiries 03 6471 4700)

Opening hours

Monday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Saturday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Sunday Closed

Closed Public Holidays and during total fire bans, unless otherwise advertised.

Rosebery

Murchison Highway Rosebery (Enquiries 03 6471 4700)

Opening hours

Monday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Tuesday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Wednesday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Thursday Closed

Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Saturday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Sunday Closed

Closed Public Holidays and during total fire bans, unless otherwise advertised.

Tullah

Murchison Highway Tullah (Enquiries 03 6471 4700)

Opening hours

Monday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Tuesday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Wednesday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Thursday Closed

Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Saturday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Sunday Closed

Closed Public Holidays and during total fire bans, unless otherwise advertised.

Zeehan

Henty Road Zeehan (Enquiries 03 6471 4700)

Opening hours

Monday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Saturday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Sunday Closed

Closed Public Holidays and during total fire bans, unless otherwise advertised.

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Innovation Fund Grant for King River Rafting Taster Day

25th November 2020
The West Coast Council arranged a ‘Taster Day’ between the Mountain Heights School and King River Rafting.

Innovation Fund Grant for King River Rafting Taster Day

The West Coast Council arranged a ‘Taster Day’ between the Mountain Heights School and King River Rafting. The ‘Taster Day’ was targeted at local senior high school students to expose them to career pathways in Adventure Guiding and tourism.

The aim of this day being to show students that with their local knowledge, they can live, work, and share their passion for the West Coast with visitors. Benefits included; the possibility of future careers in the tourism sector, an experience of being on the water, to learn about the industry, and experience adventure tourism that is right on their doorstep.

Eighteen students and teacher Jessie Smith from Mountain Heights met with the King River Rafting crew at the Queenstown Wilderness Railway at 8 am on Friday morning. The students from Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 had an exciting day on the water learning to paddle rafts.

Council provided King River Rafting with an Innovation Grant to support the program. It will be looked upon as a fantastic opportunity for those all involved. It is a great experience to become immersed in local history and enjoy the experience of a rugged West Coast gorge lined with Huon Pine and ancient rain forest. This application for an Innovation Grant was supported by The West Coast Council Education and Training Committee, Destination West Coast and the Principal from Mountain Heights High School.

“Everybody enjoyed the day and hopefully some of the students will consider a career in tourism. Destination West Coast members can encourage students along this path through work experience, mentoring, or casual employment. For students wishing to stay on the West Coast, The Zeehan Study Hub can facilitate a range of training opportunities. A big thanks to the West Coast Council for making this possible. We see this initiative as one in a series to guide the regions’ youth into new areas of opportunity.” – Paul Steane (King River Rafting)

“The rapids were both fun and scary with two students falling out! On the flatwater section, students had the chance to replace the guide and steer the boat by themselves. Students really enjoyed the scenery and listening to Paul talk about the history of our surroundings. They also found it interesting to learn about opportunities to work in the outdoors and tourism industry. One student said it was the best thing he has ever done at school! Mountain Heights School looks forward to working with King River Rafting in the future to provide work experience opportunities to students” – Jessie Smith (Outdoor Education Teacher, Mountain Heights School)

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Interview opportunities: David Midson, General Manager West Coast Council

Phone: 6471 4700, Email: ea@westcoast.tas.gov.au