- Public Notice
Our most recent Council Meeting was held on 22 September 2020 in Queenstown with the meeting streamed LIVE to the public and with Councillors attending the meeting in person. Councillor Pitt was an apology for the meeting.
I am pleased to advise that this meeting was the first meeting to once again be open to the public since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We had 3 people attend in the public gallery.
PUBLIC QUESTION TIME
There was one question asked by a member of the public to Council at this meeting, asking Council if the street to St Joseph’s School Queenstown was to be closed for works and if so, why had this not been advertised to the public.
It is understood that works will be conducted during the school holidays with the Mayor taking the question on notice to then respond with further information.
There was a variety of correspondence presented to council at the meeting. There was also late correspondence submitted to Council. This can be viewed via the Meeting Agenda or confirmed Meeting Minutes (once released). There was some discussion around the Strahan Waterfront Precinct Letter from the Premier. The General Manager advised that there was real effort from the Council to progress this development, with incremental improvements occurring, with particular progress of Councils working relationship with TasPorts.
REPORTS SUBMITTED TO COUNCIL 22 September 2020
Open Session – Decision Item
Light Vehicle Policy Repeal
Moved Cr Graham / Seconded Cr Newman
Council repealed the Council policy, WCC002 Light Vehicle Policy, which is to be replaced with a Light Vehicle Corporate policy. The General Manager advised that the only impact to the policy being a provision for the Mayors vehicle to be provided broadly in line with senior management.
Stormwater System Management Plan
Moved Cr Stringer / Seconded Cr Hall
Council endorsed the Management Plan, which has a focus on flood mitigation. It was noted that the Hunter Street system was not included in the plan. This is because there are questions relating to the diameter of the pipe and there has already been recent works undertaken on a section of this system. The intention is to bring a Stormwater Asset Management Plan to Council in future, which will include those items that are not included in the flood study.
I would encourage the community to read the Agenda and Minutes to familiarise yourself with Councils activities and outcomes and for information on what is happening with in our community.
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
As mentioned above, Council meetings are once again open for public attendance, however due to COVID-19 requirements, members of the public will need to register (via the below details), each month to attend future meetings.
I would like to thank those people who attended our meeting in person and those 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or post to PO Box 63 Queenstown 7467.