Our most recent Council Meeting was held on 24 November 2020 in Queenstown with the meeting streamed LIVE to the public and with Councillors attending the meeting in person. Councillor Hall, Cr Pitt and Councillor Stringer were apologies for the meeting.
I can advise that this meeting was open to the public, we had one person in attendance in the public gallery.
PUBLIC QUESTION TIME
There were 3 questions asked by Mr Fitzpatrick of Queenstown:
1. There was a dog park petition submitted in last year. How is that progressing?
The General Manager took the question on notice.
2. Is it possible to cover the Queenstown Pool?
Mayor Vickers advised it is not within Councils financial ability. The General Manager referred Mr Fitzpatrick to the Aquatic Strategy on the WCC website.
3. Is my (Mr Fitzpatrick) abatement issue finalised?
The General Manager advised the abatement notice was completed.
There was a variety of correspondence presented to council at the meeting.
Response on behalf of Senator Jonathon Duniam
Heritage Council Tasmania
Shop 131A Main Street Zeehan
Department of State Growth
Gorse on the West Coast Highways
Premier Peter Gutwein
Craft rooms Parking
Evangelista Albertini – CEO Hydro Tasmania
Associate Professor Ruth Stewart – Department of Health
Health Care on the West Coast
Letter of Support
West Coast Mountain Bike Club Tasmania
Letter of Support
Don Callen – Chair PESRAC
Economic Recovery Ideas
Age Care Providers
Aged Care Accommodation on the West Coast
Macquarie Heads Phone Reception
Strahan Primary School – Facility Fees
REPORTS SUBMITTED TO COUNCIL 24 November 2020
Open Session – Decision Item
West Coast Parking Plan for Queenstown.
Moved Cr Newman/ Seconded Cr Shea
The community feedback was noted by Council and Council approved the endorsement and implementation of the Plan.
Christmas Events – Financial & In - Kind Applications
Council RESOLVED to note Financial & In - Kind funding approved by the General Manager and Mayor for community Christmas events. Funding to the value of $1500.00 and In-Kind support to the value of $1753.75.
Council RESOLVED to Note.
Schools Athletic Carnivals- Financial & In-Kind Application
Moved Cr Graham/ Seconded Cr Newman
Noted by Council, in-kind support of $1,524.60 ($508.20 per school as listed in the report) approved by the General Manager, with Council declining a request for further in-kind support of $2,700.00 as requested in the application.
Rosebery Festival – Financial & In-Kind Application
Moved Cr Styles/ Seconded Cr Newman
Noted by Council, in-kind support of $1,696.60 approved by the General Manager, with Council approving Event Funding of $2000.00 for the event.
(Note the funding will only be provided if the event proceeds, as there is unconfirmed information of the festival being cancelled)
Mt Lyell Strahan Picnic 2021 Financial & In-Kind Application
Moved Cr Shea/ Seconded Cr Graham
Noted by Council, in-kind support of $4,118.15 approved by the General Manager, with Council approving Event Funding of $2000.00 for the event.
Rosebery Athletics carnival 2020 Financial & In-Kind Application
Moved Cr Newman/ Seconded Cr Gerrity
Noted by Council, in-kind support of $3,730.00 approved by the General Manager, with Council approving Event Funding of $1200.00 for the event.
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.
I would like to thank those 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.