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.

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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

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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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Mayor's Message - National Volunteer Week

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20th May 2020
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.
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This week is National Volunteer Week and so I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers, who across many organisations and community groups on the West Coast, work hard to provide for and better our community. In particular, as today is Wear Orange Wednesday, I would like to acknowledge the hard work of our SES volunteers who in recent months have been working alongside the Government and other relevant parties to provide assistance to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Normally, Council would host a volunteer appreciation event, sadly due to Covid-19 restrictions we will be unable to do so this year. We look forward to next year and hope we can celebrate our wonderful volunteers with you then! This pandemic has taught us more than ever how important it is to band together as a community to get through hard times. I would urge you to take the opportunity this week to think about how you are already helping your community, what further help you can offer and if you don’t already volunteer, doing so. We have a range of great groups on the West Coast who would love to have you, something to fit everyone’s skills. Health and wellbeing groups, emergency responders, RSL’s, Neighbourhood Centres, Lions Clubs, progress associations, museums, Men’s Sheds and more. A small community relies of the volunteers it has and as I have said before, volunteers are the foundation of the West Coast. Even an hour or two a week of your time can be invaluable.

If you need help figuring out what organisation might best fit you I encourage you to get in touch with Council’s Community Development Officer. You can give us a call or email cdeo@westcoast.tas.gov.au.