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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.

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Information on Health, Restrictions & Council Operations

Information about Economic Support & Rates

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Online Council Meetings

You can access the live stream of the Council Meeting taking place Tuesday 28 July 2020, 5:00pm here:

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All questions from the public should 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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Nil rates rise, code of conduct adopted by Council

28 June 2016

A zero percent general rate rise was adopted by West Coast Council at its June meeting last week.

Council by majority voted to provide the community with rate relief for the coming year with Mayor Phil Vickers stating, “Given the difficult economic climate being experienced by the community and with the current Council finding real savings in the last eighteen months, absorbing a single year of rising costs without asking the community to bridge the gap has become possible.”

The full 2016-2017 budget will not be adopted until July however, following a successful motion to cancel a Special Meeting scheduled for 30 June.  Council’s Annual Plan & Budget Estimates for 2016-2017 will now be put forward for adoption on 19 July.

In a busy meeting, Council also adopted the new Code of Conduct, in accordance with the Local Government Amendment (Code of Conduct) Act 2015.  The new code provides a framework for the standard behaviour expected from all Tasmanian Councillors when performing their role.

Other decisions by West Coast Council at its June meeting included:

  • Approval for the Tullah Progress Association to lease a Council building to operate an Op Shop
  • Adoption of the 2016-2017 Fees and Charges
  • Approval for the renaming of the “Zeehan to Comstock Tramway” to “Comstock Rail Trail”
  • Knocking back an offer from the Environmental Protection Authority to install an Air Quality Monitoring station in Queenstown
  • Council by majority deciding not to join the Coalition of Community Organisations Concerned about Gambling