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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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Strahan Airport Feasibility Study Community Meeting

8 June 2018

West Coast Mayor Phil Vickers has invited West Coast residents to hear more about the Strahan Airport Feasibility Study.

Deloitte Access Economics were appointed in March to undertake the study, with public engagement a key component of the project.

“This study will be looking at whether the Strahan Airport can become a visitor and freight gateway to the West Coast as well as the level of investment needed to have a facility that can drive growth into the region,” Mayor Vickers said.

“The Strahan Airport is an important asset for our community and this study will provide valuable insight and whether there is enough scope to add to existing services in the area.”

The study into the feasibility of operations at the Strahan Airport was highlighted by the West Coast community during the creation of the West Coast Community Plan 2025, with a commitment to create a business case for the development of the facility as a potential visitor and freight gateway to the region.

The Strahan Airport is owned and directly controlled by West Coast Council. It is a registered airport and complies with relevant Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requirements.

“I therefore invite West Coasters to attend the community meeting at the Strahan Golf Club on Wednesday 13 June from 6pm to find out more and to have their say into this study,” Mayor Vickers said.

The project is funded by West Coast Council, with contributions from the State Government, TasPorts and RACT Strahan Village.

The final study will include an analysis of current supply and demand drivers for the airport, potential scope for infrastructure improvements,  analysis of the potential for regular passenger transport and potential business opportunities.