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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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If you have even mild flu symptoms arrange a Covid-19 test by speaking to your GP or calling the Public Health Hotline 1800 671 738.

As of 30th March, Council offices are closed to the general public. Although we are no longer doing face to face we can still assist you on phone, email, by post or if you drop a letter in our new post box outside the Queenstown office.

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Online Council Meetings

You can access the live stream of the Council Meeting taking place Tuesday 23 June 2020, 5:00pm here: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YmExZjcxZGEtYjA0NS00OWRkLWJiNTItMWJiNjNkZDU5YWFh%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2287ac6ac2-5d60-4c74-b829-c5f0ac50c320%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22c7be21a9-ceb9-4acd-8b3e-3669cb9d6ffb%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d

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.

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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West Coasters Connecting with Community Services

20 May 2015

A concerted effort by West Coast Council to bring service providers together for community members to visit continues to be a success.

The Connect with Community Services sessions have been running across the West Coast for several months and aim to inform the West Coast community of the services provided to all locals by both visiting a local service providers across a range of areas.

Held in a friendly, relaxed environment with a free BBQ and refreshments, the sessions have seen a gradual increase in people coming along to learn more about services available in the area.

“We had over twenty community members visit during the Queenstown session held yesterday (19th May),” General Manager Dirk Dowling said.  “The sessions provide a great opportunity for people to gather information – it could be related to something they need assistance with, or for someone they know.  It is vital that our residents understand that assistance across a variety of areas is available.”

The Queenstown session saw representatives from agencies such as Mission Australia, the Cancer Council, HealthWest and Anglicare amongst others at hand to provide information and answer questions.

“In hosting Connect with Community Sessions we are also mindful that confidentiality is a must and as such provide non-threatening and private areas for individuals to discuss matters when needed” Mr. Dowling stated.

The next Connect with Community Services event will be held 16th June at the Rosebery Community House from 10.30am until 2.00pm.

Anyone requiring assistance, or a service provider wishing to become involved, can contact Council on 64 714 700 to speak with a member of our Community Services Team, or call Lifeline on 131114.