- Public Notice
Our most recent Council Meeting was held on 27 October 2020 in Queenstown with the meeting streamed LIVE to the public and with Councillors attending the meeting in person. Councillor Styles and Councillor Gerrity were apologies for the meeting.
I can advise that this meeting was open to the public, but we had no people in attendance in the public gallery.
PUBLIC QUESTION TIME
There were two letters received from the public for public question time.
The first letter was from a Macquarie Heads site holder, regarding the phone tower located at Macquarie Heads at the caretaker’s residence. There were questions regarding the equipment installed and the lack of reception coverage for other site holders. The General Manager took the question on notice and the response will be included in our next meeting.
The second letter was from a Strahan resident regarding the Strahan Primary School and fees charged to the school for the use of the oval for the schools’ athletics carnival. The General Manager took the question on notice and the response will be included in our next meeting.
There was a variety of correspondence presented to council at the meeting. Letter were sent to the West Coast Council and the Premiers Economic & Social Recovery Advisory Committee, regarding proposals to stimulate industry and employment on the West Coast. The General Manager will write to the Premiers Economic & Social Recovery Advisory Committee in support of these proposals.
REPORTS SUBMITTED TO COUNCIL 27 October 2020
Open Session – Decision Item
Public Interest Disclosure Policy WCC.013 Review
Moved Cr Newman/ Seconded Cr Graham
Council approved an extension to the policy review date until the current guidelines, currently being updated by the Tasmanian Ombudsman, have been released. The policy review date was extended to September 2021.
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.