- Public Notice
Our most recent Council Meeting was held on 23 June 2020 in Queenstown with the meeting streamed LIVE to the public and with all Councillors attending the meeting in person
PUBLIC QUESTION TIME
Council had one submission from Rosebery resident Matthew Ryan-Sykes, asking if Council intends to phase out recycling and if so when and whether recycling bin collection was to end on the West Coast. The General Manager took the questions on notice and will respond. They also asked if Council would declare a Climate Emergency due to the rise of remissions and temperature across the world and develop a strategy to reduce this, my view is that this is not currently something Council is looking at but should Council feel this topic should be brought to the table it would be considered.
REPORTS SUBMITTED TO COUNCIL 23 JUNE 2020
Open Session – Decision Item
Fees and Charges 2020-2021 (Moved Cr Pitt/ Seconded Cr Styles)
Council adopted the Fees and Charges set for 2020-2021. The Fees and Charges List will be uploaded to the WCC website for access by the community.
Rates Resolution 2020-2021(Moved Cr Styles/ Seconded Cr Hall)
Council adopted the Rates Resolution for 2020-2021. With no rate rise set for the West Coast. The exception being those properties who may have a change of use on there property or those properties who may require a Supplementary Valuation. There will be some changes around waste management and associated fees with a distinction between waste management and landfill.
West Coast Council Annual Plan 2020-2021 (Moved Cr Pitt/ Seconded Cr Shea)
Council adopted the Annual Plan 2020-2021. I believe this is the best Annual Plan I have seen for the West Coast in time as Councillor. It sets out clear key performance indicators and will provide a clear pathway forward. I commend General Manager and his staff for the work they have put into producing the document.
Cr Gerrity voted against the Plan, believing that further departmental financial breakdowns were required to be included in the document.
Cr Gerrity AGAINST
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
I would like to thank those people who viewed the meeting online and remind people 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 email@example.com or post to PO Box 63 Queenstown 7467.