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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:

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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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New Speed Limit to Reduce Concerns

2 March 2017

A reduced speed limit has been introduced in Strahan following lobbying by West Coast Council on behalf of concerned residents.

A motion accepted at the December Council expressed concerns with the 60km/hr speed limit on Andrew and Reid Street, resulting in a request to the Department of State Growth for a reduction in the speed limit.

“The request was based on concerns raised by residents regarding the increase in traffic in those streets, particularly with heavy vehicles involved in the Forestry and Aquaculture industries,” West Coast Mayor Phil Vickers explained.  “The noise, vibration and speed of these trucks was concerning to many, and a speed reduction was viewed as increasing the safety of motorists and pedestrians.”

Following a formal request by Council, approval for the reduction was granted and Department of State Growth contractors installed 50km/hr signage late last week.

“We are pleased with this outcome and the prompt action to put the reduction in place by State Growth,” Mayor Vickers said.  “Council urges motorists to take care when driving and to keep to the new speed limit.”