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   West Coast Council

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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Inter-Town Transport Survey

16 June 2019

The West Coast will soon have a transport service to help people move around our communities. But we need your help, click here to learn more and fill out a short survey!

Draft 2020 Annual Plan & Budget for Public Comment

6 June 2019

Please see the Draft 2020 Annual Plan and Budget for public comment due: 12 noon Tue 11 June

Macquarie Heads Vacant Camps Ballot

31 May 2019

Council is pleased to announce that we are holding a ballot to fill the current vacant sites at the Macquarie Heads Campground facility. Applications are now open and will close on Friday 14 June.

West Coast Brand Number 1

6 January 2019

The West Coast Brand has been given the top spot in the BrandNew Annual Review Best of 2018.

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.


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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