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Council is monitoring the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 to minimise risk to staff and the community. We will continue to operate essential services as long as possible, however, arrangements may change quickly in line with government and health expert directives. We understand that the pandemic is having an impact on our local community and businesses and that there is a lot of uncertainty about what lays ahead. We urge everyone to stay calm and support each other as we work through these challenging times. READ MORE 

COVID-19 Pandemic

23 March 2020

Community Conversations postponed

18 March 2020

Media Release - New lease of life for Preolenna Hall

2 March 2020

Media Release - Next steps in iCEP development

26 February 2020

Council Meeting Tuesday 28 January postponed until Wednesday 29 January 2020

24 January 2020

Media Release - Australia Day Awards

23 January 2020

Media Release - Australia Day Breakfast

20 January 2020

Media Release - Wynyard artist fire fundraiser

13 January 2020

Media Release - Camp Creek rehabilitation update

16 December 2019

Media Release - Community has say on environmental plans

16 December 2019

Media Release - Completion of Seawall and Boardwalk

27 November 2019

Media Release - Wonders of Wynyard - Max Cowin

20 November 2019

Media Release - Disability Awareness Day

20 November 2019

Media Release - Wynyard Woolworths upgrade

13 November 2019

Media Release - Proelenna Hall EOI

11 November 2019

Media Release - Waratah-Wynyard Council set to live stream meetings

15 October 2019

Media Release - Woolworths Car Park upgrade

14 October 2019

Media Release - Boat Harbour Beach Freedom Campers

25 September 2019

Media Release - Rotary Park Playground Draft Design

18 September 2019

Council Meeting Outcomes - 19 August 2019

4 September 2019

Media Release - Boat Harbour Beach Masterplan

16 August 2019

Media Release - Wynyard Sports Centre celebrates 50th Anniversary

16 August 2019

Media Release - Warawyn Early Learning Centre gains Move Well Eat Well Award

26 July 2019

Council Meeting Outcomes - 15 July 2019

17 July 2019

Council meeting outcomes- Monday 17 June 2019

26 June 2019
Some outcomes from the June Council meeting on Monday 17 June 2019

Media Release - Community Engagement Forums coming to a town near you!

25 June 2019

Media Release - Council announces future focus for Waste Management

25 June 2019

Media Release - Council adopts 2019-20 Budget with modest rate increase

25 June 2019

Media Release - Boat Harbour Beach Plan provides vision for next 15 years

21 May 2019

Council meeting outcomes- Monday 20 May 2019

21 May 2019
Some outcomes from the May Council meeting on Monday 20 May 2019

Corridor Strategy - Bass Highway between Wynyard and Marrawah

15 May 2019

Waratah-Wynyard Council Kerbside Collection Survey Results

30 April 2019

Boat Harbour Beach Freedom Camping April 2019

16 April 2019

Central Area Development Strategies open for public comment

22 March 2019
Waratah-Wynyard Council is calling on the public to provide comments on a long-term draft strategy for the Wynyard and Somerset CBD’s.

Important changes to school bus timetables and routes for 2019

4 February 2019
School will soon be returning for 2019, and for many students and parents there will be some changes to school bus routes and timetables.

Waratah Wynyard welcomes new citizens this Australia Day

25 January 2019
Waratah Wynyard Council will join towns and regions across the nation in welcoming our newest Australian citizens as part of Australia Day 2019 celebrations.

Council meeting outcomes Monday 21 January

24 January 2019
Some outcomes from the January Council Meeting on Monday night.

Second rates instalment due Friday 18 January

18 January 2019
For ratepayers who opted to pay their rates in two instalments, the second instalment is due 18 January 2019.

Gibbons Street footpath construction

18 January 2019
From Monday 21 January Council will be putting in a new footpath in Gibbons Street, between Austin Street and Saunders Street.

School holiday activities and program consent form

19 December 2018
Council is offering a range school holiday activities throughout January.

Sisters Beach Community information bulletin

14 December 2018
Council has developed an information bulletin about erosion issues at Sisters Beach.

New Goldie Street carpark open for use

5 December 2018
There will be relief for shoppers in the Wynyard CBD during the Christmas period with a new carpark in Goldie Street now available for use.

Road repairs planned for Somerset

30 November 2018
Council has arranged a contractor to perform some road repairs in George Street, Somerset next week as part of our scheduled reseal program.

Road shoulder spraying planned for Sisters Beach

22 November 2018
Council intends to do some road shoulder spraying at Sisters Beach in early December due to grass penetrating and covering the road seal in numerous areas.

Wynyard Christmas Parade Entry Forms

16 November 2018
The Lions Club of Wynyard Christmas Parade 2018 will be held on December 24 at 7pm, get your entry form here.

Remembrance Day Services in Waratah-Wynyard

8 November 2018
Remembrance Day services will be held in Wynyard and Waratah on Sunday, 11 November.

Somerset Christmas Parade entry forms

30 October 2018
Get your entry forms for the 2018 Somerset Christmas Parade here.

Nominations open for 2019 Australia Day Awards

29 October 2018
Council is seeking nominations for the 2019 Australia Day Awards.

Community Activation Grants open November 1

26 October 2018
Applications for second round of Council Community Activation Grants will open on November 1.

Fire Season and Bushfire Management

26 October 2018
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.

Local Government Election candidates announced

25 September 2018
The nominations for the 2018 Waratah-Wynyard Council elections are in and the candidates (listed in alphabetical order) are as follows:

Local Government Elections information

21 August 2018
Information for those enrolling or thinking of standing as a candidate for the 2018 Local Government Elections.

Walking track closed at Cam River Reserve

15 August 2018
Due to recent weather events Council has had to close part of the walking track at Cam River Reserve.

Severe weather warning for North West Coast

14 August 2018
A severe weather warning has been issued for for damaging winds and abnormally high tides Wednesday 15 August.

Council approves first round of Community Activation Grants

19 July 2018
More than $30,000 has been allocated to clubs and other organisations in Waratah-Wynyard following Monday night’s Council meeting.

Walking tracks closed due to storm damage

18 July 2018
Please take note of the following closures.

Severe Weather Warning - Conditions Update

18 July 2018
Latest updates from them BoM earlier today indicates that Coastal areas will experience abnormally high tides again this afternoon.

Severe weather warning for Tasmania

17 July 2018
Please note: The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds across Tasmania this afternoon.

Sponsorship packages available for Bloomin' Tulips Festival

4 July 2018
Have you considered sponsoring the Bllomin' Tulips Festival? We have a number of packages available.

School Holiday Program

29 June 2018
Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Councils have a wide range of activities on offer for the school holidays.

Council adopts Annual Plan and Budget

25 June 2018
Waratah-Wynyard Council has adopted the Annual Plan and Budget for 2018/19 at the June Council meeting last night.

Local Government Elections 2018

15 June 2018
The next Council elections will be held during October 2018.

Barge closed at Corinna for repairs

13 June 2018
Council would like to advise travellers that the barge at Corinna is currently closed for urgent repairs.

Have your say on the Bass Highway between Cooee and Wynyard

8 June 2018
You are invited to have your say on the issues important to you on the Bass Highway between Cooee and Wynyard.

Waratah Community Board Inaugural Board Meeting

30 May 2018
The inaugural meeting of the Waratah Community Board will be held on Saturday 2nd June.

Foreshore Market Sunday 6 May

7 May 2018
The Wynyard Foreshore Market will go ahead as planned this Sunday.

Department of State Growth to carry out a planning study on the Bass Highway between Cooee to Wynyard

1 May 2018
The Department of State Growth will carry out a planning study on the Bass Highway between Cooee to Wynyard, including assessments of the Cam River Bridge.

Tree removal works to commence on East Wynyard foreshore on Monday 23 April

20 April 2018
Council will be starting work on Monday 23 April to remove the five remaining Cyprus Macrocarpa trees on the East Wynyard foreshore.

Changes to the Dog Control Act 2000- Microchipping

20 April 2018
There have been some amendments to the Dog Control Act 2000, that have come into effect in Tasmania in late 2017.

Change of June Council meeting date

18 April 2018
Please note the date of the Waratah-Wynyard June Council meeting has changed.

Coastal walks planned for April

5 April 2018
Council has two upcoming, scenic walks you may be interested in.

Council to run Try Skill Program again in 2018

28 February 2018
Following the success of Try Skill over the past 15 years, Waratah-Wynyard Council will again run this program in 2018 with the aim of introducing young people to community activities.

Expressions of interest open for Waratah Community Board

26 February 2018
Following adoption of the Waratah Community Plan, Council is now seeking Expressions of Interest from members of the community to form the Waratah Community Board.

Wild weather causes road closures

14 February 2018
Wild Weather has caused a number of road closures in the Waratah-Wynyard area.

Construction work to commence on Goldie Street Car Park and Civic Space

5 February 2018
Council will be starting work on the new car park and civic space on Goldie Street on Monday 12 February.

Calder Road bridge repairs January 24

19 January 2018
Council intends to do some repairs on the bridge abutments on Calder Road on Wednesday 24 January.

Parvovirus reported in the Wynyard area

17 January 2018
A warning to dog owners that there has been a number of cases of parvovirus detected in the Wynyard area.

Southern end of Inglis River track reopened

15 January 2018
The southern end of the Inglis River track is now opened for use up to the Highway.

Central Area Development Plan 'Walk and Talk' sessions for Wynyard and Somerset

11 January 2018
Council is developing a long-term strategy to guide public and private investment in the central areas of Wynyard and Somerset over the next 25 years.

Council equipment available for online auction

20 December 2017
Surplus items from the Council depot will be made available for online auction from Thursday 21 December at 9am.

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.

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.

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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Waratah Wynyard Council
21 Saunders Street : PO Box 168, Wynyard TAS 7325
Phone (03) 6443 8333 : Fax (03) 6443 8383 : Email: council@warwyn.tas.gov.au
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