Covid-19 Information and Updates

IMPORTANT TESTING UPDATE

Mobile Testing Clinics will be on the West Coast in late May. 29- 30 May: Rosebery, 31 May-1 June: Queenstown.To request a test, call your GP or the Public Health Hotline (1800 671 738). You can only be tested if you have a referral. 

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.

Information on Health, Restrictions & Council Operations

Information about Economic Support & Rates

Information on Local Business Operations

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Online Council Meetings

You can access the live stream of the Council Meeting taking place Tuesday 26 May 2020, 5:00pm here: http://ow.ly/kGV250zBL3d. 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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Planning Services

West Coast Interim Planning Scheme 2013

Interim Planning Schemes came into effect across the Cradle Coast region on 19 October 2013.  A two-month period of public comment on the West Coast Interim Planning Scheme followed.

The period for public comment is now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided input.  More than 80 submissions were received from across the region.

What's happening now?  The nine Councils of the Cradle Coast region will prepare a report for the Tasmanian Planning Commission based on the submissions received.

Councils are coordinating a consistent response to submissions relating to regional matters, plus reporting on matters specific to West Coast. The Commission will consider the reports then hold a hearing to determine if the Interim Planning Schemes are in order.  The hearing is anticipated to take place around May 2014.

After the hearing, the Commission may (1)certify the Schemes as final, (2) modify the draft planning schemes or (3) direct Council to redo a part of the Planning Scheme.

For the most current version of the West Coast Interim Planning Scheme please visit

http://iplan.tas.gov.au/pages/plan/book.aspx?exhibit=wcoips

Until further notice, the West Coast Interim Planning Scheme continues to be the planning scheme currently in effect.

Other useful links:

Tasmanian Planning Commission:

http://www.planning.tas.gov.au/assessments_and_reviews/planning_schemes

Cradle Coast Regional Planning Initiative (http://www.cradlecoast.com/planning_reform.html)

Planning Forms

Alison Shea

Position Planning & Regulatory Services Coordinator
Contact Details Work: 03 64714700
Email: complianceadmin@westcoast.tas.gov.au

Sue Pitt

Position Compliance Officer
Contact Details Work: 03 64714704
Email: planning@westcoast.tas.gov.au