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Mayor decries highland council ‘collusion and corruption’

MAYOR Loueen Triffitt took no prisoners during a speech at the start of yesterday’s special closed meeting of the Central Highlands Council at Bothwell, claiming “corruption and collusion” between councillors, the general manager and a guest at the meeting. The meeting had been called at the request of the other

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Traffic diverted after highland bridge collapse

A SUSPENSION bridge over the Ouse River near Waddamana is closed until further notice after being found to have collapsed. Tasmania Police issued an alert around 6.45am today (Saturday) announcing that the Bashan Rd bridge had collapsed. Motorists have been advised to take alternative routs to avoid this closure. A

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Bashan Rd suspension bridge closed

POLICE advise that the Bashan Road suspension bridge over the River Ouse at Waddamana has collapsed and motorists should take alternative routes to avoid this closure. Central Highlands Council is attending the scene. Follow the Tasmania Police website for updates. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and read

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Mayor ‘not campaigning’ in council car

AT the conclusion of an already tense Central Highlands Council meeting yesterday, a question about the use of a council vehicle during the current state election campaign received a sharp response from mayor Loueen Triffitt, who is an independent candidate for one of the seven seats available in the division

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Disaster assistance for fire-affected communities

THE state government has activated the Tasmanian Relief and Recovery Arrangements to help individuals and families affected by the current bushfires in the Upper Derwent Valley/Central Highlands. “This decision follows discussions with Central Highlands Council mayor Loueen Triffitt,” Premier Jeremy Rockliff said this morning. “The bushfires have already burned through

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Central Highlands Council community achievers

YOUNG Bronte Park resident Katelyn Nichols received an Appreciation Award from the Central Highlands Council at the municpality’s Australia Day celebration at the Bothwell Football Club on January 26. Presenting the award, deputy mayor Jim Allwright said the accolade was in appreciation for Katelyn’s contributions to the community including participation

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Central Highlands Council citizen of the year

TINA Horne, of Bothwell, was named the Central Highlands Council’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year during an event at the Bothwell Football Club on January 26. Tina is captain of the Bothwell Bunnies Relay for Life team, which has raised more than $85,000 for cancer research since forming in

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Central Highlands Council Australia Day Awards

COMMUNITY achievers in the Central Highlands municipality were celebrated at an Australia Day awards ceremony and lunch at the Bothwell Football Club this morning (Friday). Guests enjoyed a lunch cooked by the football club along with salads and home-made lamingtons from Sealy’s Store. Deputy Mayor Jim Allwright announced the following

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Archer returned to Central Highlands Council

FORMER councillor Anthony Archer has been returned to the Central Highlands Council after a year’s absence. The Bothwell farmer lost his seat on the council at last year’s election but has today been elected unopposed to fill the vacancy caused by the recent death of Scott Bowden. “Following the passing

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No forced mergers: Highlands council digs in

EXPENDITURE of up to $25,000 to fight the state government’s municipal merger plans was approved at the last meeting of the Central Highlands Council. In contrast to the Derwent Valley Council which has been largely silent on the topic, the Central Highlands Council has been on the front foot, with

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Opinion: Council reform ‘nonsense’

Councillor ROBERT CASSIDY shares his personal view of local government reform: IT is not yet the 11th hour in the latest local government reform process. We can still fight for our communities and our councils. Although I am a councillor in my third term, I am speaking as a ratepayer

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Rates up 5% in the valley and 8.9% in the highlands

A RATES increase of 8.9% was set at this week’s Central Highlands Council meeting last Tuesday and a rise of 5% was approved at Thursday night’s Derwent Valley Council meeting. The Central Highlands Council expects to raise $4.69 million from rates, with its total revenue expected to be $8.4m. A

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