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The West Coast is the gateway to Tasmania's wilderness. Coastal populations include Strahan, situated on Macquarie Harbour, and the picturesque shack sites of Granville Harbour and Trial Harbour. The inland population centres of Queenstown, Zeehan, Tullah and Rosebery and the small historic townships of Gormanston and Linda are all within a short distance from magnificent lakes, rivers, rainforests, dunes and historic sites.

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2019 Australia Day West Coast Spirit Awards

6 December 2018

Heroes don’t need to wear a cape. On the West Coast they are ordinary people doing extraordinary things, often quietly and without much fanfare. Nominations are now open for the 2019 Australia Day West Coast Spirit Awards.

Macquarie Heads - Expressions of Interest

19 October 2018

West Coast Council has extended the Expression of Interest closing date is looking at the potentially expanding the Temporary Permit Holder Sites, and as a part of this process Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from those who would be interested in applying for these potential sites. The information received via the EOI, will assist Council with the planning, development and demands of the future site. Please email applications to ea@westcoast.tas.gov.au

Who can vote at a local government election?

10 September 2018

Anyone who is currently enrolled on the State Electoral Roll for an address in a municipal area, is automatically enrolled for that municipal area for a local government election.

Draft Annual Plan & Budget 2018-19

13 June 2018

Please find attached Draft Annual Plan & Budget 2018-19.

Battery of the Nation

12 December 2017

The West and North West of Tasmania are emerging as areas of high potential for future pumped hydro development, based on studies being done by Hydro Tasmania


As part of Council Capital Works Program for 2018-2019 the following Stormwater projects are taking place:

  • Duff Street Queenstown - commencing Monday 19 November - Wednesday 21 November 2018
  • Orr Street Queenstown - commencing Tuesday 20 November - Friday 23 November 2018

As part of Council Capital Works Program for 2018-2019 the following Footpath projects are taking place:

  • Conlan Street Bridge to Mathew Street Queenstown - Wednesday 14 November - Monday 19 November 2018
  • Driffield Street to Batchelor Street Queenstown - Monday 26 November - Friday 30 November 2018
  • Wilsdon Street Queenstown - Monday 26 November - Wednesday 28 November 2018
  • McNamara Street Queenstown - Thursday 29 November - 23 November 2018

The above dates are all dependant on weather and traffic management will be in place please adhere to all directions for the safety of road users, works and the community.

 Check out the Major Projects page for details of the 2017-2018 Capital Works Program.

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