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Waratah-Wynyard, the heart of Tasmania's beautiful north west, includes the coastal towns and villages of Wynyard, Somerset, Boat Harbour and Sisters Beach, the rural town of Yolla and the former mining towns of Waratah and Corinna. It is renowned for the spectacular display of tulips at Table Cape that showcases a local festival, "Bloomin' Tulips" held each October.

Take a little time to explore its beaches and enjoy the fresh sea air and safe swimming and boating opportunities.

Latest News

Christmas/New Year waste collection information

15 December 2017
There will be no collection on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.

Somerset CBD update

11 December 2017
Steady progress has been made in the upgrades to the Somerset CBD.

Culvert replacement, Woolleys Road

11 December 2017
Council intends to replace a culvert on Woolleys Road, Takone prior to Christmas.

Nominations open for 2018 Australia Day Awards

5 December 2017
Council is seeking nominations for the 2018 Australia Day Awards.

Waratah Community Plan - Public Consultation

27 November 2017
The Draft Waratah Community Plan was approved for Public consultation at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 20 November 2017. The document will be on public exhibition for a 4 week period to receive public comments with submissions closing on Tuesday 19 December. Copies of the Plan and Charter will be available at the Post Office along with submission forms. Copies of the documents and forms will also be available on Councils website - www.warwyn.tas.gov.au

Christmas Parade dates & information for Somerset and Wynyard

20 November 2017
Dates and times for the upcoming Christmas parades in Somerset and Wynyard.

Road closures planned for Sisters Beach

17 November 2017
Bridge Street Sisters Beach, between Honeysuckle Ave and Elfrida Avenue will be closed on the week starting 5 December.

Monday 20 November Council meeting details

17 November 2017
Waratah-Wynyard Council will hold its November meeting at Yolla District High School on Monday 20 November.

Fire Season and Bushfire Management

15 November 2017
It’s that time of the year again – bushfire season, so it's time to think about making sure your property is not a fire hazard.

Temporary relocation of Council reception from Monday 13 November

10 November 2017
Council would like to remind all customers that from Monday 13 November, office reception will be temporarily relocated due to building works.

Shane Crawford appointed General Manager of Council

8 November 2017
Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh today announced the appointment of Mr Shane Crawford as the new General Manager of Waratah-Wynyard Council.

Council working with community following Puddleduck Play Centre

26 October 2017
Waratah-Wynyard Council is committed to working with the community in response to the closure of Puddleduck Play Centre in Somerset.

Asphalt sealing works to commence for Dodgin/Goldie Street roundabout

2 October 2017
Asphalt sealing works for the Dodgin and Goldie Street roundabout will commence from Tuesday, 3 October.

Tree removal works planned for Seabrook Road, Somerset

28 September 2017
Council is due to start work on the removal of dangerous trees on the road verge on Seabrook Road, Somerset.

Tree pruning works scheduled for Sisters Beach Road

13 September 2017
Council will be undertaking tree pruning works along Sisters Beach Road next week.

Fuel reduction burn planned for Sisters Beach

29 August 2017
The Tasmania Fire Service will be conducting a fuel reduction burn on Wednesday 30th August at Sisters Beach

Severe weather warning for North-West Coast

11 August 2017
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for the North-West Coast.

Council to host 26TEN plain English workshop

9 August 2017
The Council will be hosting a 26TEN plain English workshop on Wednesday 6 September.

Slide in playground behind Kymmies Takeaway closed for repairs

28 July 2017
Council would like to notify residents that the slide in the playground behind Kymmies Takeaway has been temporarily closed for repairs.

Expressions of interest for tour operators of Table Cape Lighthouse

28 July 2017
Waratah-Wynyard Council has called for expressions of interest from persons interested in operating commercial tours of Table Cape Lighthouse.

Michael Stretton appointed General Manager of the City of Launceston

19 July 2017
Michael Stretton has tendered his resignation as General Manager of Waratah-Wynyard Council to take up a position with the City of Launceston.

Luxury Table Cape resort approved by Council

17 July 2017
A luxury $90 million resort for Table Cape has been approved by Council.

New visitor accommodation use

7 July 2017
State Government reforms to planning and building requirements for visitor accommodation use have come into affect.

Bloomin' Tulips Festival can't be missed in new promotion

30 June 2017
Wynyard's Bloomin' Tulips Festival will be out there for all to see, thanks to a new sponsorship deal with Kelly's Waste Management.

Council adopts Annual Plan and Budget

20 June 2017
Council adopted the Annual Plan and Budget for 2017/18 at the June Council meeting on Monday night.

Daisy and Blossom return to Civic Park, Wynyard

25 May 2017
Daisy and Blossom the cows have been reinstalled at Civic Park in Wynyard.

Goat track temporarily closed at Somerset

25 May 2017
A large tree has fallen across the goat track halfway up Lyons Street in Somerset, forcing the temporarily closure of the track.

Pedestrian bridge to be replaced as Sisters Beach

12 May 2017
Council is due to commence work shortly on the replacement of a pedestrian bridge in Sisters Beach.

Council to consider rezoning areas

12 May 2017
Waratah-Wynyard Council will discuss the potential rezoning of three rural areas at its next ordinary Council meeting to be held on 15 May 2017.

Planned tree removal at Gutteridge Gardens, Monday May 1

28 April 2017
Council is planning to remove a eucalypt tree overhanging Goldie Street at Gutteridge Gardens on Monday, May 1.

Have your say on 2017/18 Draft Annual Plan and Budget

19 April 2017
Waratah-Wynyard Council is seeking community feedback for the Draft Annual Plan and Budget for the 2017/18 financial year.

Community Activation and Event Grants applications open

6 April 2017
Applications are now open for the Council's Community Activation Grants and Community Activation Events sponsorship.

Statement on Wynyard Showground

31 March 2017
Council would like to advise that there are no plans to re-develop the Wynyard Showground.

Update on Ingleford Road bridge, Inglis River

24 March 2017
A new single lane concrete bridge has been built on Ingleford Road following the June 2016 floods.

Progress on flood damaged bridges

23 March 2017
Two bridges damaged in the Waratah-Wynyard area during the June 2016 floods have been rebuilt.

NBN rollout continues in Wynyard

21 March 2017
The rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) will continue in Wynyard on Wednesday, 22 March.

LGAT launches Better Councils Better Communities Campaign

6 March 2017
The Local Government Association of Tasmania recently launched its Better Councils Better Communities (BCBC) campaign.

Australia Day Award Winners

26 January 2017
Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh announces the; Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year as part of the 2017 Australia Day celebrations.

Update on Lapoinya Road Bridge

16 December 2016
We are pleased to advise that a new dual lane concrete bridge has been installed at Lapoinya Road over the Flowerdale River. The only thing left is to do is to asphalt the road approaches which will be done by Friday 27 January 2017 (subject to weather conditions) .

Wynyard CBD Car Park & Civic Space Concept Plans approved for Public Consultation

14 December 2016
The Draft concept plan for the new Wynyard Carpark was approved by Council on Monday night. Public Consultations will commence early next year.

Update on Port Road, Boat Harbour Beach

14 December 2016
Landslip repair works at Port Road, Boat Harbour Beach are still in progress with traffic management in place. Please continue to take care and drive to the conditions in the area. It is expected that the works will be completed by Friday 20 January 2017 (subject to weather conditions). Thanks to everyone for their cooperation and understanding during these urgent works

Update on Lapoinya Road Bridge

14 December 2016
We are pleased to advise that that the bridge has been scheduled for completion by 5 pm, Friday 16 December 2016 (subject to weather conditions) and a further update will be provided and the roadwork's signage will be modified as appropriate once the road is open for traffic.”

Update of Smarts Road Bridge

14 December 2016
We are pleased to advise that that the bridge has been scheduled for completion by 5 pm, Friday 16 December 2016 (subject to weather conditions) and a further update will be provided and the roadwork's signage will be modified as appropriate once the road is open for traffic.

Update - Dog Incident Seabrook Road Property

9 December 2016
The Council can confirm that the owner of the dog has fully complied with the dangerous dog declaration requirements and accordingly the dog has been returned to the owner's care. The dog is now to be housed in a secure enclosure which has been provided on the property and appropriate warning signage has been erected.

Dog Incident on Seabrook Rd Property

8 December 2016
COUNCIL STATEMENT CONCERNING RECENT INCIDENT INVOLVING A DOG “The Council was informed of an incident involving an alleged dog attack at a Seabrook Road property on Monday morning and subsequent investigation established that a dog attack did occur causing serious injury to a person. The Council has acted in accordance with its legal obligations under the Dog Control Act 2000 (s29) to declare the dog to be a dangerous dog, and it has been detained by the Council until such time as the requirements of the declaration have been complied with. These include housing the dog in a prescribed enclosure and the erection of suitable warning signage at the entrances to the premises. Under the Dog Control Act 2000, the Council cannot release a dangerous dog to its owner until these requirements have been satisfied. In relation to the dogs health, Council advises that it has been assessed and treated by a veterinary surgeon and is currently receiving appropriate ongoing prescribed treatment. This will continue while the dog is held by the Council. The circumstances surrounding the incident are the subject of an ongoing Police investigation and as such, the Council will not be providing any further comment”.

Sustainable Murchison Community Plan Approved by Council

29 November 2016
The Sustainable Murchison 2040 Community Plan was approved at last weeks Council Meeting

Annual Report 2016

23 November 2016
Council has released it 2016 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements.

Planning for a Better Boat Harbour Beach Community Workshop

21 November 2016
A community planning workshop will be held Sunday, December 11th from 10.00am to 3.00pm at the Boat Harbour School Hall.

Your NBN Network is Coming

27 October 2016
Vision Stream will be commencing NBN construction work in Wynyard on Wednesday 2 November.

2017 Australia Day Awards

21 October 2016
Council is seeking nominations for the 2017 Australia Day Awards. Nominations from organisations or individuals will be received until 5:00 pm on Friday 16 December 2016 for the following awards: Citizen of the Year for Persons over the age of 27 years on Australia Day, 2017. Junior Citizen of the Year for Persons under the age of 27 years on Australia Day, 2017 and Community Event of the Year. Nomination Forms are available from the Council Offices, by telephoning 6443 8320 or can be downloaded below. Nominations should be sent to the General Manager, PO Box 168, Wynyard. A Committee appointed by Council will assess the nominations and announcement of the winners will take place as part of Australia Day celebrations on 26 January 2017.

5 October 2016 - UPDATE -Port Road Landslip Boat Harbour Beach

5 October 2016
Urgent road realignment and drainage improvement works will commence on Thursday, 6 October 2016, as a response to a significant landslip impacting Port Road (near the lookout), Boat Harbour Beach. As a result of these works, this section of the road will be closed to all traffic from 9 am to 3 pm from Monday 10 October 2016 to Friday 14 October 2016. It is expected that the road realignment and drainage improvement works will be completed by 4 November 2016 (subject to weather conditions).

4 October 2016 - Flood Alerts and Road Closures

4 October 2016
With the current weather causing some problems in our municipal area please go the Tasmanian Police Community Alerts page, http://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/ for all the latest information on road closures and flooding alerts. If you require immediate assistance with storm or flood issues please call the SES on 132 500. If you have a life threatening situation please call 000

Port Road, Boat Harbour Beach - LANE CLOSURE

13 September 2016 (amended: 21 September 2016)

Port Road, Boat Harbour - latest update

17 August 2016
Some good news - both lanes of Port Road, Boat Harbour Beach is now open with traffic management in place.

Storm Damage - Road Closure and Emergency Updates

10 August 2016
Please find the following list of road closures and other information, which will be updated when possible.

Draft Sustainable Murchison Community Plan 2040 Released for Comment

1 August 2016
Residents of the Murchison region are being asked to provide their views on a draft community plan for four North-West Council areas for the next 25 years.

Wynyard Yacht Club boat ramp closed until further notice

7 July 2016
Due to damage from the recent floods the Wynyard Yacht Club boat ramp is closed until further notice. Council advises that the ramp is dangerous and asks that no-one uses it until repairs are completed.

Update on Lapoinya Road Bridge at Flowerdale River

1 July 2016

Update on Ingleford Road Bridge at Inglis River

1 July 2016

Update on Smarts Road Bridge at Dowlings Creek

1 July 2016

Tasmanian Flood Recovery Taskforce Information

30 June 2016
Please find attached information sheets about the Tasmanian Flood Recovery Taskforce.

Waratah-Wynyard Flood Relief - Recovery Assistance

10 June 2016
Message from the Mayor Robby Walsh

Inglis River Walking Track Closure

12 May 2016
Please note that a section of the Inglis River walking track has been closed until further notice due to safety concerns.

Take Care Near Pedestrian Bridge

11 April 2016
Please note that a small section of the retaining wall near the Camp Creek pedestrian bridge has collapsed (on the Watefront Wynyard motel side). Please take care and avoid walking in this area.

Wynyard Waterfront Walkway to be Closed

29 January 2016
Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh said the waterfront walkway between the Wynyard Wharf and Camp Creek will be closed from Monday 1 February 2016 until further notice.

As-Constructed Submission Guidelines

16 July 2013
To access new guidelines for the submission of digital As Constructed Information please click here.

Bloomin' Tulips East Wynyard Foreshore Market

16 July 2013
The Bloomin' Tulips East Wynyard Foreshore Market is held on the first and third Sunday of every month 8am to 2pm.
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