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 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.

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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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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Mayors Update - December Council Meeting 2020

22nd December 2020
Mayors Update - December Council Meeting 2020

Our most recent Council Meeting was held on 15 December 2020 in Queenstown with Councilors attending the meeting in person. Councillor Hall was not in attendance. Due to a technical glitch the LIVE Stream of the meeting is not available instead, audio of the meeting is available on the WCC website.

I can advise that this meeting was open to the public, we had three people in attendance in the public gallery.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

Ms Pam Gardner and Ms Karen Couto expressed concerns over the current West Coast Council Property Manager. The Council took the information on board, with the General Manager to investigate further and report back to Council.

Mr Rob Fitzpatrick asked several questions in relation to Hobart to Strahan flight trials, he sort clarification on a dog park petition and whether he could resubmit the petition, and enquired about bike spots in Queenstown

MOTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

Cr Gerrity moved a motion to remove the parking meter machines outside of Hamer’s Hotel and the cottages (in the main street next to Banjos) in Strahan and replace them with signed 2-hour parking. The motion was seconded by Cr Pitt and carried unanimously

CORRESPONDENCE

There was a variety of correspondence presented to council at the meeting, with two late items of correspondence submitted.

Correspondence Out

Subject

Strahan Primary School

Request for In- Kind Assistance

St Joseph’s School Queenstown

Request for In- Kind Assistance

The Unconformity

Letter of Support

Minister Rockliff

Minister Courtney

Social Work on the West Coast

Queenstown Men’s Shed

Queenstown Men’s Shed

Sharon Williams

Zeehan Football Clubrooms

Minister Archer

Heritage on the West Coast

John Carswell

Gravel & Mud letter of Support

Minister Ferguson

Heavy Vehicle Safety

G Halton

Parking Access Council Carpark Sticht St Queenstown

Minister Ferguson

West Coast Highways 

Correspondence In

Subject

Lulu

Whale Stranding Plan Efforts

Sherri McIntyre

Enforcement of By Laws (uncontrolled dogs)

Minister Fletcher

Communications

Minister Rockliff

Sport Facilities – School Athletics Carnivals

Late Item Correspondence

Subject

Taswater

Capital Delivery Update

Department of State Growth

Gorse on West Coast Highways

REPORTS SUBMITTED TO COUNCIL

Item #

Open Session – Decision Item

Motion Outcome

347/20

Asset Management Strategy

Moved Cr Graham/ Seconded Cr Newman

Council approved the Asset Management Strategy as presented.

Carried Unanimously

348/20

Ten Days on the Island Financial & In-Kind Application

Moved Cr Newman/ Seconded Cr Graham

Council approved $500 of the $2,000 requested via the funding application.

(Mayor Vickers declared an interest in this item and left the meeting during discussion and voting).

Carried Unanimously

349/20

2021 Council Meeting and Workshop dates.

Council endorsed the Council meeting and workshop dates for 2021. The 2021 meeting dates can be found on the WCC website.

Carried Unanimously

350/20

Union Steamship Building Expression of Interest Process

Moved Cr Pitt/ Seconded Cr Newman

Council approved the General Manager to commence the Expression of Interest process.

Carried Unanimously

351/20

West Coast MTB Project Zeehan Trail Designs

Moved Cr Pitt/ Seconded Cr Gerrity

Council adopted the designed and authorised the General Manager to implement the Development Application process.

Carried Unanimously

353/20

D/A 2020/53 Visitor Accommodation

Moved Cr Graham/ Seconded Cr Gerrity

Council approved the development at Zeehan Gold Club Fowler Street Zeehan subject to conditions listed in the report.

Carried Unanimously

354/20

West Coast Council Draft Local Provisions Schedule – 35F Report

Moved Cr Gerrity/ seconded Cr Shea

Council endorsed and will submit to the Planning Commission the report regarding public exhibition of the Draft Local Provisions Schedule, which includes attachments and determinations relating to the Draft document.

Carried Unanimously

I would encourage the community to read the Agenda and Minutes to familiarise yourself with Councils activities and outcomes and to view more comprehensive details of the meetings.

Agendas and Minutes for the Council Meetings can be accessed on the West Coast Council website www.westcoast.tas.gov.au and hard copies are available for viewing at West Coast Council Agencies as listed below:

West Coast Council Queenstown

Post Office Strahan

Post Office Zeehan

Rosebery District High School Rosebery

Tullah Post Office

Council meetings are once again open for public attendance, however due to COVID-19 requirements, members of the public are required to register each month (via the below details), to attend to meetings.

A reminder that questions for public question time can be submitted for the next meeting via the General Manager, prior to midday the day of the meeting, by emailing ea@westcoast.tas.gov.au or post to PO Box 63 Queenstown 7467.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish the community a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Phil Vickers

MAYOR