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

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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.

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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 - November Council Meeting 2020

27th November 2020
Mayors update November Council Meeting 2020

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.

CORRESPONDENCE

There was a variety of correspondence presented to council at the meeting.

Correspondence In

Subject

Hydro Tasmania

CEO appointment

Response on behalf of Senator Jonathon Duniam

Tourism Recovery

Cathie Mawer

Facility Fees

The Tailings

Thank you

Heritage Council Tasmania

Shop 131A Main Street Zeehan

Department of State Growth

Gorse on the West Coast Highways

Premier Peter Gutwein

Economic Recovery

G Halton

Craft rooms Parking

Correspondence Out

Subject

Evangelista Albertini – CEO Hydro Tasmania

Congratulations

Associate Professor Ruth Stewart – Department of Health

Health Care on the West Coast

PressWest

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

Wynston Smith

Macquarie Heads Phone Reception

Louise Mackrell

Strahan Primary School – Facility Fees

REPORTS SUBMITTED TO COUNCIL 24 November 2020

Item #

Open Session – Decision Item

Motion Outcome

312/20

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.

Carried Unanimously

313/20

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.

314/20

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.

Carried Unanimously

315/20

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)

Carried Unanimously

316/20

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.

Carried Unanimously

317/20

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.

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.

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 ea@westcoast.tas.gov.au or post to PO Box 63 Queenstown 7467.

Yours sincerely

Phil Vickers

MAYOR