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

Information about Economic Support & Rates

Information on Local Business Operations

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Online Council Meetings

You can access the live stream of the Council Meeting taking place on Tuesday 24 November 2020 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.

You do not need a Microsoft Teams account to join the live stream, select "view in browser" and then "join anonymously".

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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 - October Council Meeting 2020

  • Public Notice
6th November 2020
Mayors Update -October Council Meeting 2020

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.

CORRESPONDENCE

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

Item #

Open Session – Decision Item

Motion Outcome

280/20

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.

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