- Public Notice
Below is the overview of the recent Council Meeting held on 26 May 2020 in Queenstown.
The meeting was held via video conference with the meeting being streamed LIVE to the public. Myself, Deputy Mayor Pitt, Cr Newman, Cr Shea, Cr Gerrity, Cr Styles attended the meeting in person and Cr Stringer, Cr Hall and Cr Graham joined the meeting online.
Cr Stringer submitted a Motion on Notice asking Council to provide a link and information on the WCC website regarding the process around the submission of community petitions. The General Manager was asked to investigate methods used by other Councils for electronic petitions. The motion was seconded by Cr Shea. Council carried the motion with the General Manager to present further information to Council at an upcoming Council Workshop.
REPORTS SUBMITTED TO COUNCIL 26 MAY 2020
Open Session – Decision Item
Policy WCC.06 Electronic Recording of Council Meetings
Moved Cr Pitt/ Seconded Cr Styles
This policy provides direction and process on how Council is to record meetings held by Council.
West Coast Revised WCCP2025
Moved Cr Pitt/ Seconded Cr Newman
Council is required to undertake a midterm review of the West Coast Community Plan 2025. The supplement presented was put out to the community for public comment and was adopted by Council along with the endorsement of the West Coast Council Corporate Plan.
West Coast Logo Endorsement
Moved Cr Stringer/ Seconded Cr Graham
With over ½ million dollars invested on the West Coast Branding exercise and businesses encouraged to embrace the use of the Branding, a logo change was worthy of consideration. The logo was presented to the public for comment. Councillors raised the concerns of the community as well as concerns around the current timing (COVID–19) and required expenditure of funds, as a result the motion was defeated.
Mayor Vickers Cr Newman
West Coast Mountain Bike Project – Queenstown Trails
Moved Cr Pitt/ Seconded Cr Shea
Council acknowledged the good work done of this project. With the adoption of stage 1 of the Mt Owen designs, allowing the
General Manager to implement the development application and construction phases.
Education & Training Committee and Livable Communities Advisory Committee. Charter adoption.
Moved Cr Pitt/ Seconded Cr Graham
The new charters were adopted and will allow the committees to positively move forward.
Late Item Commercial Addendum to Financial hardship Assistance COVID–19.
Moved Cr Newman Seconded Cr Shea
The policy presented is an addition to the WCC.021 Financial Hardship Assistance COVID–19 policy previously adopted by Council. This policy will provide an avenue of assistance to those eligible commercially rated properties who are currently experiencing hardship due to COVID-19.
Strategic Asset management Plan – Bridges
Moved Cr Styles/ Second Cr Pitt (option B)
Council agreed to move and carry option B of the report which approved the modification of the Plan to remove the King Street Bridge (former vehicle bridge) at the end of its life and retain the Passion Park Bridge.
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.