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Online Council Meetings

You can access the live stream of the Council Meeting taking place on Tuesday 22 September 2020 at 5:00pm here:

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

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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2020 Federal Budget – West Coast Roads

3 April 2019

The West Coast Council welcomes the release of the 2019/2020 Federal Budget and the news that spendings of $25 million have been allotted for Murchison Highway upgrades and $15 million for Lyell Highway upgrades between Queenstown and Strahan.

Council has long been advocating for increased road spending on the West Coast.

Mayor Phil Vickers said: “Council welcomes the budgetary spending and hopes that whichever party is in power will respect this important and much needed investment for the West Coast.”

The West Coast Council hopes this funding will support complete solutions with an emphasis on creating safe roads for West Coasters and tourist traffic and expects that both sides of politics will support this important infrastructure spending on the West Coast.

Council looks forward to working with State Government to ensure the money is spent where it is most needed.