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West Coast Land Use Planning

18 October 2017
In preparation for the Statewide Planning Scheme conversion process, a West Coast Land Use Planning Strategy has been developed to provide direction for land use within the West Coast municipality, including the suitability of existing zoning.
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TasPorts Partnership Delivers New Sign

10 October 2017
A partnership between West Coast Council and TasPorts has resulted in a new information sign being installed in Strahan.
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West Coast Education in the Spotlight

3 October 2017
Enhancement of education opportunities on the West Coast is firmly on the agenda following a series of meetings in recent weeks.
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Macquarie Heads Expansion Project

3 October 2017
West Coast Council is progressing plans to investigate expansion of the camping ground at Macquarie Heads, outside of Strahan.
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West Coast Aquatic Facilities Strategy Adopted

2 October 2017
A comprehensive external review of existing West Coast Council-owned swimming pool facilities has resulted in West Coast Council adopting a new strategy and business plan at its September Council meeting.
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Community Development & Events Get New Focus

29 September 2017
West Coast Council has continued its commitment to build partnerships and deliver on the actions adopted in the West Coast Community Plan 2025 with the appointment of Vikki Iwanicki to the role of Community Development and Events Officer.
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Draft West Coast Aquatic Facilities Strategy Released

30 August 2017
The draft West Coast Aquatic Facilities Strategy is now available for public comment. The strategy provides options for future provision and management of West Coast swimming pools.
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GM Signs New Contract

28 July 2017
West Coast Council will have Dirk Dowling as its leader for a further three years, with the General Manager signing his new contract on Tuesday.
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Details of extensive capital works program adopted

26 July 2017
West Coast Council has accepted recommendations for sites across the municipality to benefit from over $5mil of capital works as part of the 2017-2018 budget
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Queenstown Cemetery Works

20 July 2017
Visitors to the Queenstown Cemetery will now be able to locate graves more easily following the installation of a new sign.
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Granville Tin Project & Other Decisions - June Council Meeting

21 June 2017
The Granville Tin Project (Granville Expansion) has been given the go-ahead from West Coast Council to proceed to Level 2 activities following a decision at the June Council meeting Tuesday night (20 June).
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West Coast Aquatic Facilities Strategy

14 June 2017
Council has appointed consultants to prepare an aquatic strategy for the municipality
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West Coast Footpath Improvement Program completed

30 May 2017
A footpath improvement program, funded by the West Coast Council and providing casual employment, has been completed on time and on budget.
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Gormanston, Camping Ground concerns raised at Council meeting

18 May 2017
West Coast Councillors were faced with a series of questions from the public gallery at its monthly meeting on Tuesday night (16 May).
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West Coast Volunteers to be Recognised

24 April 2017
In recognition of the contribution of volunteers across the West Coast, West Coast Council will be hosting an event on Tuesday 9 May as part of National Volunteer Week.
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School students learn about Council

30 March 2017
A group of Queenstown primary school students have spent time learning about the role of Council within their community.
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March Council Meeting Decisions

23 March 2017
West Coast Councillors unanimously agreed to postpone making a decision regarding the future operations of the Macquarie Heads Camping Ground at its monthly meeting this week (21 March), following the acceptance of a procedural motion from Mayor Phil Vickers.
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West Coasters encouraged to submit budget items

6 March 2017
West Coast residents and ratepayers have the opportunity to be directly involved in the delivery of projects and infrastructure, with West Coast Council encouraging the public to submit items for consideration as part of their 2017-2018 budget deliberations.
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New Speed Limit to Reduce Concerns

2 March 2017
A reduced speed limit has been introduced in Strahan following lobbying by West Coast Council on behalf of concerned residents.
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Cruise ship passengers go extra mile to see Tasmania

28 February 2017
Cruise ship passengers docked in Hobart yesterday (27 February) have managed to experience more of Tasmania thanks to an innovative partnership between the West Coast Wilderness Railway and Par Avion.
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Rosebery Dump Point Open for Use

21 February 2017
Recreational vehicle users now have an additional location on the West Coast to remove grey water following the installation of a dump point in Rosebery.
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West Coast Australia Day Award Recipients

26 January 2017
West Coast Mayor Phil Vickers has announced the recipients of the West Coast Australia Day 2017 Awards.
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Council to add voice to cointainer deposit scheme

19 January 2017
West Coast Council has carried a motion to provide in principle support to the establishment of a container deposit scheme in Tasmania.
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Council positive after meeting with Infrastructure Minister

12 January 2017
A recent meeting between Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding and West Coast Council representatives was positive and productive West Coast Mayor Phil Vickers says.
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Busy West Coast Council meeting to finish off 2016

15 December 2016
West Coast Council elected members have unanimously accepted the 2015-2016 Annual Report at its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday night.
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West Coast Disaster Information Guide

24 November 2016
West Coast households will soon receive an important piece of information in their mailbox.
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Strahan Helicopters - an experience not to be missed

23 November 2016
West Coast Mayor Phil Vickers has described viewing the West Coast from the air as ‘unbelievable’.
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November Council Meeting

17 November 2016
Council will continue to work with local basketball associations to ensure appropriate equipment is installed at the Queenstown Sports Stadium.
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Major Capital Works Projects Get Approval

19 October 2016
Two major projects were given the tick of approval by West Coast Council at its meeting on 18 October.
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Queenstown Rec Ground Temporarily Closed

18 October 2016
Major demolition works will result in the Queenstown Recreation Ground being closed to the public from next week.
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Zeehan meeting aims to set bushfire planning in motion

17 October 2016
Zeehan residents are encouraged to attend a community meeting focusing on bushfire safety.
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Footpath Program to boost West Coast employment

7 October 2016
A footpath improvement program funded by the West Coast Council will provide a much-needed boost to employment in the region.
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Australia Day Award Nominations Open

5 October 2016
Nominations are now open for the West Coast Australia Day Awards, to be presented by West Coast Council as part of Australia Day 2017 celebrations.
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Granville Harbour meeting successful

22 September 2016
A community meeting at Granville Harbour on Tuesday was successful West Coast Mayor Phil Vickers said.
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West Coast Swimming Pool Operations to Change

21 September 2016
The West Coast Council has reviewed its swimming pool operations and will open the three pools, located in Zeehan, Rosebery and Queenstown, under a new system for the upcoming 2016-2017 season.
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Bus Shelters Cleaned Up

19 September 2016
Dilapidated bus shelters have been removed in Zeehan as part of West Coast Council’s capital works program.
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Granville Harbour Community Meeting

13 September 2016
West Coast Council will facilitate a meeting at Granville Harbour next week to discuss a variety of matters affecting the small coastal community.
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New process for tenders & budget alteration approved

5 September 2016
West Coast Council has adopted a revised Code for Tenders and Contracts which will not only meet current legislative requirements but also provide a fair avenue for West Coast-based companies to conduct business with Council.
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West welcomes new manager

5 September 2016
West Coast Council has welcomed Brad Perera to the role of Works and Operations Manager.
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Partnerships add to Rosebery Plaza

24 August 2016
Partnership with two major businesses has resulted in additional seating at the Rosebery Plaza.
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Council to be proactive on river bank concerns

1 August 2016
The West Coast Council has invited representatives from Crown Land Services to meet with staff in Queenstown to discuss a number of matters, including an action plan for deteriorating river banks.
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Location of Rosebery Agency announced

1 August 2016
West Coast Council has confirmed that its Rosebery agency will now be located at Rosebery District High School.
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West Coast can't be missed thanks to Council promotion

25 July 2016
The West Coast will be on show across Tasmania courtesy of a dynamic montage of images on the West Coast Council General Manager’s vehicle.
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Council calls for Economic Development Advisory Committee members

22 July 2016
Individuals with key West Coast interests and economic development and business experience are invited to submit an expression of interest to join the West Coast Council Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC).
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West Coast Adopts Annual Plan

21 July 2016
West Coast Council by majority adopted their Annual Plan and Budget Estimates for 2016-2017 at their monthly meeting on Tuesday night
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West Coast to consider $2.9mil Capital Works Program

14 July 2016
West Coast Council has released their Annual Plan and Budget Estimates for 2016-2017 ahead of a meeting next week where Councillors will vote to adopt the document.
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Council advertises for agency services in Rosebery

8 July 2016
West Coast Council has commenced advertising for the operation of a Council Agency in Rosebery.
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Discussions continue on Rosebery Post Office move

30 June 2016
West Coast Council has met with Australia Post representatives and will continue to lobby against the planned closure of the Rosebery Post Office.
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Impact of Health Cuts hits West Coast

28 June 2016
Loss of health services to the West Coast as a result of funding cuts is outrageous and should never happen West Coast Mayor Phil Vickers has said.
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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.
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West Coast set for rates relief

17 June 2016
West Coast Council will meet on Tuesday night to consider a 0% general rate rise for 2016-2017.
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Council to lobby for Rosebery Post Office

16 June 2016
Over 100 people attended a public meeting last night (Wednesday 15 June) in Rosebery to voice their concerns regarding the relocation of the Rosebery Post Office to the IGA Supermarket.
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NBN announcement a game-changer

16 June 2016
The decision by both major political parties to provide an improved mix of NBN technologies to the West Coast will be a game-changer for the region.
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Rosebery Post Office Closure Shock

14 June 2016
West Coast Council was shocked to learn of the impending closure of the Rosebery Post Office.
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NBN Critical for West Coast Education

31 May 2016
Reliable, high-speed NBN connection is critical for the continued delivery of education opportunities on the West Coast.
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West Coast Visitor Information Centre earns 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

30 May 2016
West Coast Council today announced that the West Coast Visitor Information Centre in Strahan has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence.
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Bushfire Mitigation Planning Underway for Zeehan

30 May 2016
West Coast Council has welcomed work by the Tasmania Fire Service to develop a Community Bushfire Mitigation Plan for Zeehan.
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Unpaid Rates Auction a success

27 May 2016
An auction of properties by West Coast Council has been a success according to West Coast Mayor Phil Vickers.
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Cloud Seeding, Transport Concern for West Coast Councillors

19 May 2016
Community apprehension regarding cloud seeding was discussed by West Coast Council at its monthly meeting Tuesday (17 May 2016). Several Councillors raised concern that Hydro Tasmania were yet to fully engage with West Coast residents regarding cloud seeding operations in the region.
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West Coasters Encouraged to Submit Budget Ideas

10 May 2016
West Coast residents and ratepayers are being encouraged to submit items for consideration by West Coast Council as part of their 2016-2017 budget deliberations.
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Footpath Program Completed

2 May 2016
The West Coast Council’s Footpath Improvement Program for 2015-2016 has been completed on schedule.
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West Coast to decide on pokies stance

20 April 2016
West Coast Councillors will discuss their position regarding poker machines at a workshop before making a decision at a future Council meeting on whether this is actually an issue for a local government authority or not.
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Historic Football Ground to Get More Changes

13 April 2016
Works at the historic Queenstown Recreation Ground have generated community discussion, with West Coast Council working with local community organisations to ensure the facility continues to be a hub for community activities.
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Community Engagement on Cloud Seeding

6 April 2016
West Coast Council has welcomed Hydro Tasmania’s commitment to engage with the people of the West Coast to better explain its cloud-seeding processes and the science behind the program.
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West Coast Transport Services

1 April 2016
West Coast Council has welcomed the commencement of a bus service to Burnie, however concerns have been raised regarding the lack of consultation with the Council and the community.
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West Coast Council establishes new committee

16 March 2016
The West Coast is a step closer to implementing further outcomes from the West Coast Community Plan 2025 following a resolution from West Coast Council to establish an Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC).
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West Coast Dudded

15 March 2016
It has been confirmed that the West Coast has been ripped off in the Federal Government’s NBN rollout to the region.
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West Coast Council not giving up the NBN fight

9 March 2016
West Coast Council will follow-up this week with Braddon MP Brett Whiteley regarding a meeting with stakeholders regarding the NBN rollout for the region.
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West Coast Council to commence bridge works

4 March 2016
Queenstown residents will see changes to bridges in King Street and Robertson Street with Council set to commence works scheduled in its 2015-2016 Capital Works budget.
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Public Forum to hash out NBN issues

23 February 2016
The West Coast Council will facilitate a public forum to provide the community and stakeholders a chance to openly discuss the proposed satellite-only NBN technology the region will receive.
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West Coast Annual Clean-Up

23 February 2016
The West Coast Council will be conducting its annual clean-up on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 March with an extended list of items able to be collected as part of the initiative this year.
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West Coast continues research for NBN solution

22 February 2016
The West Coast Council is continuing its efforts to find a solution to the satellite-only NBN technology it is set to receive.
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Cabinet Meeting Builds West Coast Partnerships

17 February 2016
Stronger partnerships between the State Government and the West Coast Council was a key outcome following a meeting of Cabinet in Strahan yesterday Tuesday 15 February.
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February Council Meeting Update

17 February 2016
An overview of decisions made at the February meeting of West Coast Council
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West Coast Australia Day 2016 Award Recipients

26 January 2016
West Coast Mayor Phil Vickers has announced recipients of the West Coast Australia Day 2016 Awards.
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Footpath Improvement Program Commences

21 December 2015
Replacement of a section of footpath in Main Street, Zeehan will commence on 4 January 2016.
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Rosebery Plaza Works Complete

17 December 2015
A commitment by West Coast Council for the Rosebery Plaza to be a functional open space has been met, with the popular area reopened to the public this afternoon
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Council role in West Coast projects clarified

17 December 2015
With an increase in community queries, West Coast Council has clarified its involvement in projects identified by the West Coast Economic Working Group.
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Applications Generate Discussion Regarding Assistance

16 December 2015
The 2014-2015 Annual Report was adopted and a new tourism venture approved however it was several requests for financial and in-kind assistance which drew the most discussion at the monthly meeting of the West Coast Council last night (Tuesday 15 December).
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Council's building an even stronger partnership

15 December 2015
The West Coast and Burnie City Councils have upgraded their formal resource sharing arrangement.
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Footpath Works to Remove Hazard

9 December 2015
A section of footpath in Main Street, Zeehan will be closed to pedestrians to enable repair works to be undertaken.
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Defibrillator provides security to shack owners

8 December 2015
The placement of a defibrillator at Pieman Heads will provide shack owners and campers some security that should someone in their isolated community suffer cardiac arrest, assistance is available until emergency services arrive.
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Council calls for vandalism help

24 November 2015
The West Coast Council is calling on the community to help catch vandals.
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West Coast to rally and continue moves forward despite mine announcement

19 November 2015
The West Coast Council will continue its plans to strengthen the region, despite yesterday’s announcement that low metal prices will further delay the reopening of the Mt. Lyell mine in Queenstown.
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West Coast Council joins Movember campaign

4 November 2015
A team of West Coast Council staff and councillors have joined forces to raise the awareness of men’s health via the Movember campaign.
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Australia Day Awards Nominations Open

27 October 2015
Nominations are now open for the West Coast Australia Day Awards, to be presented by the West Coast Council as part of Australia Day 2016 celebrations.
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Vision for West Coast adopted – Economic Development Coordinator to get ball rolling

20 October 2015
The West Coast Council has adopted a ten-year vision for the region at its meeting tonight. The West Coast Community Plan 2025 is the culmination of a successful community engagement program and extensive analysis of data and will now provide the foundation to help guide policies, strategies and actions relating to the West Coast.
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West Coast NBN Campaign Gathers Speed

9 October 2015
Unlike the proposed NBN satellite service, speed is gathering on the West Coast for a change in the type of NBN to be delivered to the region.
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Four Councils to Partner on 25 Year Community Plan

21 September 2015
Circular Head, King Island, Waratah-Wynyard and West Coast Councils have invited submissions from consultants to undertake a joint 25 year community plan for the Murchison region.
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September Council Meeting News

16 September 2015
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Council Workers Protect Plover Nest

14 September 2015
West Coast Council employees completing works at the Strahan Airport became wildlife rescuers recently. The employees were undertaking maintenance work involving the removal of moss from the sides of the runway and noticed directly next to the runway a birds nest containing four eggs.
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Council to workshop financial assistance policy

9 September 2015
West Coast Council is hosting a workshop to explain its new Financial & In-Kind Assistance Policy & Guidelines.
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Fujian Arts Workshops a Success

3 September 2015
A community arts program aiming to exchange the arts and culture between the West Coast and the Fujian province in China has been a success.
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Memorial Hall floor gets a lift

3 September 2015
Works on a section of the flooring at the Queenstown Memorial Hall have been completed ahead of schedule, Mayor Phil Vickers said when visiting the facility today.
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Stadium Receives Defibrillator

25 August 2015
West Coast Council has installed a defibrillator at its sports stadium in Queenstown, adding to the three already installed around the region by Council last year.
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Upgrade of Unsealed Roads in Council sights

19 August 2015
Unsealed roads on the West Coast may be upgraded should a request for proposed works be approved under the Roads to Recovery Program.
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Air Force Cadet Possibility for West Coast

12 August 2015
The West Coast could become home to an Australian Air Force Cadets Squadron if plans by the Air Force progress.
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Council Focused on Minimising Revaluation Impact

19 June 2015
West Coast Council has approved a minimum two percent rate rise for 2015-2016, after working intensively to minimise the impact of a municipality-wide government property revaluation on ratepayers.
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Last Chance to Have Your Say - West Coast 2025

15 June 2015
West Coast Council is urging people to return their West Coast 2025 surveys this week in order for their feedback to be included in the analysis of data collated during the recent community engagement process.
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West Coast Engagement Period Closing

3 June 2015
There is less than two weeks left for West Coasters to have their say as the West Coast Community Plan 2025 project engagement period draws to a close.
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West Coast Crisis Service continues with Anglicare

29 May 2015
A local crisis accommodation service funded by Department of Health and Human Services and established by the West Coast Council more than twenty years ago is being transferred to Anglicare Tasmania.
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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.
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West Coast Community Engagement in Full Swing

20 May 2015
West Coast Council’s ambitious project to actively engage with the community is in full swing, with eleven percent of the West Coast population already completing surveys – before the direct mail out to households is completed.
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Granville & Trial Communities Kick-off Engagement

4 May 2015
The small coastal communities of Trial Harbour and Granville Harbour were first cab off the rank as the West Coast Council kicked off its community engagement project – the West Coast Community Plan 2025 – on Saturday.
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Time for Community Voices to be Heard

30 April 2015
The first of twelve community engagement sessions for the West Coast kicks off this weekend at Granville Harbour and Trial Harbour
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Over 100 Surveys Completed Within 24hrs for West Coast Vision

15 April 2015
Over 100 surveys have been completed within the first 24hrs of the West Community Plan 2025 website going live. Residents are eager to have their say and work together to create a vision for their community for the next decade.
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Aquaculture Hub showcased to Council

30 March 2015
West Coast Councillors, along with several Council staff, recently enjoyed a tour of the Tassal Fish Farm sites on Macquarie Harbour.
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Historical Football Ground to get facelift

13 March 2015
Queenstown’s famous “gravel” oval is set to get a facelift with works to remove the bike track commencing next week.
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Strahan Footpath Improvement Program

12 March 2015
Two weeks into the Strahan Footpath Improvement Program and work is progressing well, despite some inclement weather conditions.
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Queenstown Airport Hosts RYDA Event

12 March 2015
West Coast youth participated in a driver awareness program at the Queenstown Airport on 11th March.
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West Coast Council Goes Underground

2 March 2015
MMG Mine recently hosted West Coast Councillors and members of the Council Senior Leadership Team at their mine site in Rosebery.
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Queenstown Airport to double as event site

27 February 2015 (amended: 27 February 2015)
The West Coast Council is moving forward with plans to expand the use of the Queenstown Airport.
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2015 Australia Day Award for Citizenship

27 January 2015 (amended: 27 January 2015)
The West Coast Council 2015 Australia Day Award for Citizenship has been awarded to Mr Bern Bradshaw.
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Growth in Cradle Coast Visitors

16 December 2014
The Cradle Coast Authority's tourism team says that a 9% growth in visitor numbers is a greater reward for their works than twice winning the Tasmanian Tourism Awards for Destination Marketing.
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New Council, New General Manager, New Energy

20 November 2014
The Mayor of West Coast Council, Councillor Phil Vickers today confirmed that Mr Dirk Dowling will be appointed as the new General Manager of the Council.
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Conclusion of Mine Assistance Program

4 June 2014 (amended: 4 June 2014)
West Coast Mayor Robyn Gerrity announced today that the Mines Assistance Program coordinated by the Council was nearing conclusion.
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