Covid-19 Information and Updates

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.

Events around Covid-19 are unfolding rapidly. Each day we will provide updates on where to access best government information around the pandemic, effects on Council services and community and information on economic support and operating local businesses. Please stay safe, practice social distancing and good hygiene.

Information on Health, Restrictions & Council Operations

Information about Economic Support & Rates

Information on Local Business Operations

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Public & Environmental Health

What we do

Public Health is concerned with the protection and promotion of health and the prevention of illness, injury and disability within the community. Environmental health is a key component of public health and explores the impact of the built and natural environments on the physical, social and psychological well-being of people.

The primary legislative statutes administered by Council for the promotion of public health are the Public Health Act 1997;  the Food Act 2003; and the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994:

To find out more about specific activities:

Sharps 

Council offer a sharps disposal service and new disposal containers are also available from Council for a fee.

Smoke Free Areas

Smoke-free areas in Tasmania are established under the Public Health Act 1997.

Smoke free areas are important as they:

  • Protect people from exposure to second hand smoke
  • De-normalise smoking behaviour in public places, particularly for young people
  • Support people who have quit or are trying to quit smoking

You can find out more here

Waste Water 

An on-site wastewater management system receives and / or treats wastewater and sewerage and then disposes this into an approved disposal system or a re-use system. This page has information on:

  • Septic tanks
  • Aerated wastewater treatment systems
  • Waterless composting toilets
  • Hybrid systems

You can find out more here.

Other topics:

Alison Shea

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