Facts & Figures

Council Area

The Waratah-Wynyard local government area covers 3532 sq kms bounded by Bass Strait to the north, Rocky Cape National Park to the west, the Pieman River at Corinna on the State's west coast to the south and the City of Burnie to the east. With a population of slightly more than 14,000 people Waratah-Wynyard is recognised for its productive dairy, vegetable, horticulture and forestry enterprises that thrive on well-watered basalt soils famous for their rich red colour. The area provides ample opportunity for people to experience lifestyles of their choice.

Circular Head Council has worked with the Cradle Coast Authority, Waratah-Wynyard, West Coast and King Island Councils as part of the Sustainable Murchison Community Plan to engage .id to provide economic and demographic data for the Circular Head Local Government area. The profile.id and economic.id sites established as part of this process provides a range of information to help inform Council's decision making processesses around deciding on where and when to locate our facilities and services, to meet the needs of changing populations. This information is publicly available via the following link to help provide information to both the general and business community - http://profile.id.com.au/murchison

During 2014/2015 Council:
  • held 12 meetings, 27 Councillor Workshops and 1 Special Meeting
  • issued 168 building permits (worth $16 million)
  • registered 103 Food Premises
  • issued 69 Temporary Food Licences
  • registered 43 places of assembly
  • received 165 planning applications
  • considered 22 subdivision applications
  • disposed of 6,480 tonnes of rubbish
  • administered 263 immunisation vaccinations
  • provided $46,117 in Community Assistance Grants
  • welcomed 26,432 tourists at the Visitor Information Centre
During 2013/2014 Council:
  • held 12 Ordinary Council Meetings, 27 Group Discussions and 4 Special Meetings of Council
  • issued 166 building permits, 7 Permits of Substantial Compliance and 3 Permits to Proceed issued. Approvals granted for projects with a total value of $20,732,594
  • registered 96 Food Premises
  • issued 67 Temporary Food Licences
  • registered 39 places of Assembly
  • received 38 planning applications 
  • approved 3 subdivision applications
  • administered 344 vaccinations
  • provided $41,271 in Community Assistance Grants
  • welcomed 34,452 tourists at the Visitor Information Centre
During 2012/2013 Council:
  • held 12 Ordinary Council Meetings, 25 Group Discussions and 1 Special Meetings of Council
  • issued 39 building permits worth $1,251,625
  • registered 109 Food Premises
  • issued 55 Temporary Food Licences
  • registered 41 places of Assembly
  • received 86 planning applications 
  • 12 subdivision applications approved
  • administered 357 vaccinations
  • provided $ 35,463.20  in Community Assistance Grants
  • welcomed 35,801 tourists at the Visitor Information Centre
During 2011/2012 Council:
  • 12 Ordinary Council Meetings, 23 Group Discussions and 2 Special Meetings of Council
  • issued 236 building permits worth $20,760,521
  • registered 94 Food Premises
  • issued 46 Temporary Food Licences
  • registered 35 places of Assembly
  • received 230 planning applications 
  • 30 subdivision applications approved
  • administered 272 vaccinations
  • provided $32,749 in Community Assistance Grants
  • welcomed 39,253 tourists at the Visitor Information Centre
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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