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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

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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.

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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)

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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

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Zeehan

Henty Road Zeehan (Enquiries 03 6471 4700)

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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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Tourism operators launch ‘ultimate west coast road trip’ contest to support recovery

14th July 2020

Tourism operators launch ‘ultimate west coast road trip’ contest to support recovery

Destination West Coast, the region’s local business group, and West Coast Council have recently partnered to launch a competition aimed at locals and state-based visitors to get them travelling the west coast region following COVID-related lock-downs.

The group’s President, Anthony Brown, said “whilst we’ve seen some strong interest during the July school holidays, there’s so much to do here that we wanted to remind people there’s plenty of reason to visit the region again and again.”

The competition features two prizes and aims to make the most of road tripping in western Tasmania, where the journey is a feature in itself.

“The trip to the west coast is dotted with walks and interest points and is easily broken up with multiple stops. These days, the drive is only a few hours from Launceston or Hobart and, once here, visitors can enjoy mountain bike trails and day walks as well as the activities and tours that we are known for” says West Coast Council General Manager, David Midson.

West Coast Council has partnered with Destination West Coast to provide a competition entry page on their website, www.westcoasttas.com.au.

Entrants will be able to choose between two 3-night getaways to be spent in the region which include accommodation, meal vouchers, activities and either luxury car hire or fuel vouchers, depending on the prize.

Prizes were donated by over a dozen different operators in the region, despite a difficult end to the summer tourism season. “By working together, we know that we are stronger. We have worked together as a local industry, to create some really great prizes. With our scenery, characters and activities here on the west coast, we know we have something special and we want to invite our fellow Tasmanian's to come and enjoy it.” says Mr Brown.

Enter at www.westcoasttas.com.au/roadtrip