DOCUMENTS produced by Valley Vision to highlight the group’s achievements include the information that a state-funded roundabout was due to be completed at a major New Norfolk traffic junction by June 2009.
The document titled “Capability Statement” is dated July 2009 and was sent to a local ratepayer on July 14 in response to questions asked of the Derwent Valley Council.
$100,000 was provided last year to the Derwent Valley Council via Valley Vision, for the construction of a roundabout at the busy junction of High and Stephen streets in New Norfolk. The money was provided from the State Government’s “Safer Travel Speeds in Shared Urban Spaces” program on a dollar-for-dollar basis with the council.
As our photo shows, there is no roundabout at the junction and no indication of any preparatory work. The New Norfolk News invites Valley Vision’s comment on its “magic roundabout”.