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Annual Auction 2019

2 April 2019
Council is holding its annual auction on the 10th April, at the Zeehan Depot. Registration will begin from 10.30am, with the auction starting at 11am. Eftpos facilities will be available.

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.

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

Pool Weather Policy Changed

29 November 2017
West Coast Swimming Pools will have extended opening hours this season following a move by the West Coast Council General Manager to alter the policy which determines when the Council-operated pools will be open.

Call for State Government Action on Henty Road

1 November 2017
West Coast Council is calling for the State Government to take action over the poor condition of the Henty Road

West Coasters set for Masters Games

19 October 2017
The West Coast will be well-represented at the Australian Masters Games, to be held across the North West Coast from this Saturday.

West Coast Australia Day Awards

18 October 2017
Nominations are now open for the West Coast Australia Day Awards, to be presented by West Coast Council as part of Australia Day 2018 celebrations.

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.

Aquatic Facilities Strategy Adopted

2 October 2017
A comprehensive external review of existing facilities has resulted in West Coast Council adopting a new strategy and business plan for its swimming pools

Queenstown Cemetery

20 July 2017
Visitors to the Queenstown Cemetery will now be able to locate graves more easily following the installation of a new sign.

West Coast Aquatic Facilities Strategy

14 June 2017
Council has appointed consultants to prepare an Aquatic Strategy for the municipality

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.

2017 Annual Kerbside Collection

13 April 2017
A great way to clear your property of that unwanted rubbish!

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.

2017-2018 Budget Process

6 March 2017
West Coast residents and ratepayers are encouraged to make submissions for projects to be included in the 2017-2018 budget

Cruise ships passengers go extra mile to see West Coast

28 February 2017
Cruise ship passengers docked in Hobart yesterday have managed to experience the West Coast thanks to an innovative partnership.

West Coast Australia Day Award Recipients

26 January 2017
West Coast Mayor Phil Vickers has announced the recipients of the West Coast Australia Day Awards

Council to add voice to container 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.

West Coast Disaster Information Guide

24 November 2016
West Coast households will soon receive an important piece of information in their mailbox.

Draft 2015-2016 Annual Report available

24 November 2016
Members of the community are invited to make submissions on the report for discussion at the Annual General Meeting.

Meeting to set bushfire planning in motion

17 October 2016
Zeehan residents are encouraged to attend a community meeting focusing on bushfire safety

Streets close for Unconformity

7 October 2016
Several streets in the Queenstown CBD area will be affected, at various times, from 12 October through to 18 October.

Footpath Program to boost employment

7 October 2016
A footpath improvement program funded by Council will boost employment in the region.

Swimming Pool Q & A

26 September 2016
Your questions about changes to swimming pool operations have been answered

Pool Operations to Change

21 September 2016
West Coast swimming pools will open under a new system for the upcoming 2016-2017 season

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.

West welcomes new manager

5 September 2016
Brad Perera has been welcomed to the role of Works and Operations Manager.

Partnerships add to Rosebery Plaza

24 August 2016
Partnership with two major businesses has resulted in additional seating at the Rosebery Plaza.

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.

Council to be proactive on river bank concerns

1 August 2016
Council has requested a meeting with Crown Land Services to discuss an action plan for deteriorating river banks.

$2.9mil capital works program proposed

14 July 2016
The Annual Plan & Budget Estimates for 2016-2017 has been released ahead of a meeting next week.

Council to lobby for Rosebery Post Office

16 June 2016
West Coast Council will lobby for the Rosebery Post Office to stay in its current location, with full agency services

Zeehan Bushfire Mitigation Planning

30 May 2016
Read the joint media release from Council & Tas Fire Service regarding a Community Bushfire Mitigation Plan for Zeehan.

Unpaid Rates Auction

26 April 2016
Council will hold an auction of properties with unpaid rates on 27 May

Applications Now Open

15 April 2016
Applications are now open for Financial Assistance to community groups and organisations

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.

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.

Headley Faulls Park closed

31 March 2016
The park is being used to land helicopters during a search for a missing bushwalker

Council not giving up 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.

Bridge works to commence

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.

Strahan Boil Water Notice

25 February 2016
TasWater has issued a boil drinking water alert to consumers in Strahan

NBN Public Forum

23 February 2016
A public forum regarding NBN on the West Coast will be held 8 March

2016 Annual Clean-Up

23 February 2016
Time for the Annual Clean-Up - with more items able to be collected this year!

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.

Sustainable Murchison Community Plan 2040 Underway

16 February 2016
Residents of the Murchison region are being asked to help shape the next 25 years of four Council areas.

Boat ramps closed

28 January 2016
Hydro Tasmania and Marine and Safety Tasmania advise that all three formally recognised boat ramps at Lake Burbury have been closed due to low lake levels as a result of unprecedented low inflows.

Footpath Improvement Program Commences

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

Rosebery Plaza Works Complete

17 December 2015
The Rosebery Plaza has been reopened to the public

December Council Meeting

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 Council.

Council's building stronger partnership

15 December 2015
The West Coast and Burnie City Councils have upgraded their formal resource sharing arrangement.

Defib provides security for shack owners

8 December 2015
The placement of a defibrillator at Pieman Heads will provide shack owners and campers some security

Draft Annual Report Released

30 November 2015
The draft 2014-2015 Annual Report has been released for public comment. Comments should be received in writing by 5pm Friday 11 December.

West Coast to rally

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.

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.

Australia Day Awards 2016

28 October 2015
Nominations are now open for the West Coast Australia Day 2016 Awards

Vision for West Coast adopted – Economic Development Coordinator to get ball rolling

20 October 2015
Council has adopted a ten-year vision for the region.

Work to Start at Rosebery Plaza

7 October 2015
Works are scheduled to commence this week on the next component of the Rosebery Plaza redevelopment.

What's Next for Strahan?

7 October 2015
Tourism and Business opportunities were discussed in detail at a community meeting in Strahan on 6 October.

Emergency Scenario Workshopped

23 September 2015
Earlier this month the West Coast Emergency Management Committee undertook a scenario-based workshop

September Council Meeting Update

16 September 2015
West Coast geo trail updates, Council sponsorship of events and more! Find out what happened at the September Council meeting.

Council Workers Protect Plover Nests

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.

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. This workshop, to be held 17 September in Queenstown, will assist potential applicants in understanding the new processes and provide guidance on how to complete applications

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.

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.

Stadium receives defibrillator

25 August 2015
A defibrillator, purchased by Queenstown Junior Basketball after receiving a donation from Emmy-Lou Smith, has been installed at the Queenstown Stadium.

Lifeguard & Bronze Medallion Course

20 August 2015 (amended: 20 August 2015)
Everyone can be a lifesaver – have you considered training to help save a life?

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.

Air Force Cadet West Coast Possibility

12 August 2015
The West Coast could become home to an Australian Air Force Cadets Squadron if plans by the Air Force progress.

Parking Changes in Strahan

5 August 2015
Due to the completion of repair works at Hamers Hotel on the Esplanade in Strahan there will be a reduction in available parking spaces for a period of approximately six weeks.

Update on Closed Playgrounds

29 June 2015
As advised on 5th June 2015, the South Queenstown Playground in Conlan Street and parts of the Esplanade Playground in Strahan have been closed due to safety concerns. Council has undertaken audits of all playgrounds to ensure they meet current Australian standards and are safe for use.

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.

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.

Council to Auction Surplus Items

5 June 2015
West Coast Council advises that Roberts Real Estate will conduct an Auction of assets surplus to Council needs on Friday 12th June 2015.

West Coast 2025 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.

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.

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. The Connect with Community Services sessions aim to inform the community of the services provided by both visiting a local service providers across a range of areas.

Community Engagement in Full Swing

20 May 2015
Council’s ambitious project to actively engage with the community is in full swing, with 11% of the West Coast population already completing surveys – before the direct mail out to households is completed.

CMT Make Announcement regarding Re-Opening

4 May 2015
Copper Mines of Tasmania has received the go ahead from its parent company Vedanta to move to the final feasibility stage for a planned recommencement of mining at Mt Lyell.

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.

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.

West Coast Community Plan 2025

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.

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.

Historic 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.

Strahan Footpath Program Progressing

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

Queenstown Airport Hosts RYDA Event

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

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.

Lions Ladies make lifesaving donation

24 February 2015 (amended: 24 February 2015)
The Queenstown Lions Ladies have generously donated a spine board to the Queenstown Swimming Pool

Strahan Footpath Improvement Program

20 February 2015 (amended: 20 February 2015)
Following the initial program delivered through Council and supported by the State Government, Council is undertaking an expanded program of footpath related works as a result of further funding provided by the State Government.

2015 Australia Day Award for Citizenship

19 February 2015
Mr Bern Bradshaw was recognised as recipient of the West Coast Council 2015 Australia Day Award for Citizenship at a civic afternoon tea in Queenstown on 11th February.

The West Coast – Keeping Australia Beautiful

12 February 2015
Several West Coast organisations and residents recently received recognition for their contribution to our community from the Tasmanian branch of Keep Australia Beautiful.

GM Meets Galley Volunteers

5 February 2015
General Manager Dirk Dowling has met with volunteers at the Galley Museum in Queenstown

West Coast Students Excel

4 February 2015
West Coast students shined at the recent Hellyer College Evening of Excellence Awards

2015 Mt Lyell Strahan Picnic - Council Gift Winners

30 January 2015
Council has again supported the annual Australia Day Mt Lyell Strahan Picnic. Winner of the West Coast Council Picnic Gift (Men's Footrace) was Brody Wiggins whilst Debbie Reynolds took out the West Coast Council Picnic Gift (Women's Footrace).

West Coast Economic Working Group Final Report

22 January 2015
The Chair of the West Coast Economic Working Group, Adam Brooks, has released the final report of the working group.

Granville Harbour Road Closure

21 January 2015
West Coast Council advises that Granville Harbour Road will be closed to motorists from 9am to 10.30am on Wednesday 28th January to complete culvert replacements. To ensure the safety of workers and motorists please adhere to directional signage. Queries can be directed to Council on 64 714 700.

Gormanston Boil Water Notice

7 January 2015
TasWater has advised that a permanent boil water notice has been issued for Gormanston. Please see the attached notification letter for details of actions to take regarding use of the water.

West Coast Digital Coach Program

26 November 2014
The West Coast Digital Coach Program is available to review your digital activities and assets. This fully funded program will update you on current trends and assist you to review or establish the digital activities of your product or business.

Asbestos Awareness

25 November 2014
Are you playing Renovation Roulette? It’s not worth the risk - 1 in 3 Aussie homes contain asbestos. Take the 20 point asbestos safety check this November and get to kNOw Asbestos this NOvember at www.asbestosawareness.com.au

Are you bushfire ready?

24 November 2014
A community forum will be held on Wednesday 3rd December in Strahan to discuss how you can prepare for the bushfire season.

Australia Day Awards 2015

10 November 2014
As part of the Celebrations for Australia Day 2015 the West Coast Council in conjunction with the National Australia Day Council will be presenting the following Awards:

West Coast Distribution Development Program

6 November 2014
This program has been initiated by the Department of State Growth, an initiative of the West Coast Economic Recovery Package to support local tourism operators by providing training assistance to maximise the regions tourism opportunities

Macquarie Heads Road improvements

14 October 2014 (amended: 16 October 2014)
The Department of State Growth have released details regarding the upgrade of road in Strahan towards Smith Cove

Experiencing difficulty paying your rates?

25 September 2014
Information has been provided to assist those affected by the CMT closure.

Concerns regarding Murchison Highway

25 August 2014
This State Government project has seen several separate contracts undertaken by various contractors along the highway. All contractors hold the responsibility for respective sections of highway.


6 August 2014
Need to report a faulty street light?

Introduction of BPAY View for Rates

22 May 2014
Council has now registered with BPAY view – rate payers who register with their bank for this service will get their rates notice sent straight to their online bank. BPAY View makes it easy to pay on time, every time.

Planning to Instal Solar Panels?

18 December 2013
Along with purchase and installation costs, property owners should be mindful that building permits may be required.
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