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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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Derwent Valley Council Australia Day Awards presented

FOUR residents of the Derwent Valley municipality have been presented with local Australia Day Awards this morning (Thursday) outside the council chambers in New Norfolk. Mayor Michelle Dracoulis announced the following award recipients: More to come. Australia Day activities will be held on the New Norfolk Esplanade today from 11.30am

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Cenotaph restoration funded by federal government

THE 100-year-old New Norfolk Cenotaph will receive a $10,000 restoration under the federal government’s Saluting Their Service grants program. The funding was announced on Thursday morning by the Federal Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell MHR, alongside Derwent Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis and New Norfolk RSL president Bernie Clifford and

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Community groups save Australia Day at New Norfolk

LOCAL community groups have stepped in to provide Australia Day activities at New Norfolk following the Derwent Valley Council’s abandoning of the national day. Last month’s council meeting heard that the council’s only plans were to present Australia Day Awards on January 25 rather than on January 26. Despite the

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Safety urged on the river this summer

STAYING safe on the River Derwent at New Norfolk is the subject of a new education campaign launched this week by MAST (Marine and Safety Tasmania), the Derwent Valley Council and various stakeholder groups to reduce anti-social activity and ensure waterway users are aware of the rules. MAST and the

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New Derwent Valley Councillors sworn-in

SEVEN of the eight members of the incoming Derwent Valley Council were sworn-in during a public ceremony outside the council chambers in New Norfolk last night. The event began with an aboriginal welcome to country and smoking ceremony. Councillors Phillip Bingley, Peter Binny, Matthew Hill, Justin Derksen and Jessica Cosgrove

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Two councillors lose their seats in the final cut

THREE faces will be missing around the table when the new-look Derwent Valley Council meets next month. Cr Julie Triffett has retired and councillors James Graham and Natasha Woods have been unsuccessful in winning re-election. The Tasmanian Electoral Commission has tonight announced that the new council will consist of Michelle

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Luke Browning snags deputy mayoral role

WITH a strong flow of preferences from excluded candidates, Luke Browning of Lawitta will be the new deputy mayor of the Derwent Valley Council. Figures from the Tasmanian Electoral Commission show that Cr Browning has finished with 55.7 per cent of the vote, ousting Jessica Cosgrove who has been deputy

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Cosgrove’s narrow lead in deputy poll

DERWENT Valley Council deputy mayor Jessica Cosgrove holds a narrow lead at the end of counting of primary votes in the election to decide who will serve as deputy mayor for the next four years. With 6337 votes counted, the first preference spread looks like this: Jessica Cosgrove 1725 votes,

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Electoral Commission predicts three new Derwent Valley councillors

EARLY figures from the counting of votes in the Derwent Valley Council election suggest there will be at least three new councillors. With 20% of the votes counted as of 6.22pm, Michelle Dracoulis looks to be confirmed as mayor and councillor with a strong personal vote. Luke Browning is also

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Peter Binny concedes mayoral election to Michelle Dracoulis

GRANTON’S Peter Binny has congratulated Michelle Dracoulis on being re-elected as mayor of the Derwent Valley Council. While the result has not been publicly declared at the time of writing, Mr Binny said his scrutineer had reported a convincing victory for Ms Dracoulis, of New Norfolk, who has been mayor

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Public invited to vote for top photos

IMAGES selected as the best from the Derwent Valley Council’s recent photo competition have gone on display at the New Norfolk Library for public voting until next Monday, October 31. The photos selected as finalists will remain on display at the library until November 11 when the winners will be

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