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Granville Harbour Wind Farm Transports

25 September 2019
Deliveries begin Monday 30 September and will take around six months to complete. Oversize items will be transported 3am and 11am, 6 days of the week. No deliveries on Sundays or Public Holidays.

Tasmania’s Next Iconic Walk to showcase our wild West Coast

26 July 2019
Tasmania’s wild West Coast has been chosen as the preferred location for our Next Iconic Walk which will showcase all this unique region has to offer.

A peek into the world of Zeehan's very own 'Rainbow Woman'

25 July 2019
Council is happy to provide in-kind support to Stratie Stratford-Pearn to attend a prestigious ‘Felt Gathering’ held in Canada. Stratie will be one of 24 invitees worldwide.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

West Coast Disaster Information Guide

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Rosebery Plaza Works Complete

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

Council's building stronger partnership

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

West Coast Students Excel

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

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.

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.

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


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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