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Funding for Valley and Highland black spots

FUNDING from the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will improve two dangerous crash sites in the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands municipalities. The government will provide $255,870 for a project on a 600m section of Plenty Valley Rd, 4km west of the Glenfern Rd junction, and this funding will be

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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 in the Hamilton Town Hall on Wednesday of this week. Mayor Loueen Triffitt announced the following awards: Read more in the next print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. Pictured: Ron Sonners, left,

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Central Highlands Council election completed

THE quirks of the preferential voting system have seen a likely new member of the Central Highlands Council pipped at the post. “Unfortunately, at the end of the day, 106 [votes] is less than 75,” unsuccessful candidate Rob Wilkinson wrote in a Facebook post yesterday. Mr Wilkinson, of Doctors Point,

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Jim Allwright retains deputy role in Highlands

OUSE farmer Jim Allwright looks to have retained his role as deputy mayor of the Central Highlands Council after outpolling his opponent, retired Bothwell pilot Robert Cassidy. Of the 2010 votes cast, 1354 or 67.36% went to Cr Allwright and 656 votes or 32.64% went to Cr Cassidy. Central Highlands

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Three new faces likely for Central Highlands Council

CENTRAL Highlands Council looks set to have three new councillors as counting continues in the statewide local government elections. Two councillors have retired and a third looks likely to lose his seat, with half of the local votes counted. Councillors Jim Poore and Anita Campbell, of both of Bothwell, did

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Candidate statement: Julie Honner

SITTING councillor Julie Honner has announced her intention to seek another term on the Central Highlands Council and has provided the following statement for publication. “Vote 1 Julie Honner: I am 62 years old and have lived in the Central Highlands Municipality for all but 6 months of this time.

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Eleven candidates for Central Highlands Council election

CENTRAL Highlands mayor Lou Triffitt has no challengers for the role in next month’s local government elections. If Cr Triffitt retains her seat as a councillor, she will automatically be returned as mayor. Deputy mayor Jim Allwright is in a contest with Cr Robert Cassidy for the deputy’s position. Eleven

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Bothwell doctors to aid Ouse

PATIENTS of the closed GP clinic at Ouse will be able to attend the Bothwell Doctors’ surgery from next month. Bothwell Doctors have secured the services of additional GPs and will extend the opening hours at the Patrick St surgery to accept new patients from within the Central Highlands municipality.

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Travel assistance for Ouse medical centre patients

THE State Government has introduced financial assistance for patients of the closed GP clinic at Ouse to help with travel costs to attend a GP out of the local area. This was an issue raised by members of the public at a recent community meeting at Ellendale. “To be eligible

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Community waiting for answers and a new doctor

MORE than 1000 upper Derwent Valley residents have been without a doctor since Easter, a community meeting heard earlier today. Meeting organiser Anne Donaghy said the sudden closure of the GP clinic at Ouse three months ago had deprived the wider area of access to health services. About 100 people

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Community meeting to discuss Ouse doctor crisis

A PUBLIC meeting will be held at the Ellendale Community Hall at 11am tomorrow (Monday, July 18) to discuss the ongoing delays in replacing the doctor at the Ouse Medical Centre. A petition will be available for signing. “Everyone is saying they just want to know what is happening,” meeting

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Federal flood funding boost for local councils

THE Derwent Valley’s two local councils will share in more than $1m of federal funding to build flood resilience in the region. The Central Highlands and Derwent Valley councils have been awarded federal grant funding under the National Recovery & Resilience Agency’s “Preparing Australian Communities” program. In a partnership with

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