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Council rates to go up… and down

COUNCILLORS will be asked to approve a 3.95% rates rise when the Derwent Valley Council budget is considered at a special meeting this week, along with a COVID-19 rebate intended to result in a nil-increase for ratepayers. Other fees and charges look set for small increases, including price rises at

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Doors remain closed for council meeting

SOME councillors will return to the New Norfolk Courthouse for tonight’s monthly council meeting but the doors will remain closed to the public. Council meetings have been held in an online format since the outbreak of COVID-19, with only the mayor and key staff being present in the council chamber.

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Geese question remains unanswered

A COUNCILLOR has repeated his request to see a copy of the complaint that led to last year’s culling of birds at Tynwald Park. In response to an outcry over the lingering deaths of several bird species last June, a council spokesman said the cull had been conducted in response

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Decision delayed on question of support

A PLEDGE of in-kind support for future works at a New Norfolk playground has been removed from a report to be presented before the Derwent Valley Council for a second time at this week’s council meeting. A report on the outcomes of a survey of users of the Ellis Dean

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Mayor’s economic slingshot misfires

Councillors Frank Pearce, left, and Ben Shaw, right, were theonly two to appear on screen during the monthly meeting forMay. Picture: Derwent Valley Council. A RAFT of proposals aimed at stimulating the local economy failed to win majority support at last month’s Derwent Valley Council meeting. Mayor Ben Shaw’s five-point plan

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Roundabout roadworks coming up

LANE closures and a reduced speed limit will be in force at the roundabout at the New Norfolk Bridge from June to August while essential roadworks are carried out. After repeated attempts to patch the several failures in the road surface surrounding the roundabout near St Brigid’s Catholic School, the

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Council to partially reopen its doors

Temporary doors remain atthe council chambers in placeof the originals. THE Derwent Valley Council will reopen the council chambers doors to essential visitors from today. The council announced on Friday that it would open its Circle St office to the public from 10am-2pm on weekdays, for essential visits only. The

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Mayor’s monthly message

Councillor Ben Shaw in a scene from his mayoral message. THIS is the text of a video message from Derwent Valley mayor Ben Shaw that was posted on the council’s Facebook page on Friday. “G’day everybody and welcome to this month’s mayor’s message. It’s been a while since we’ve had

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Emergency funding boost for valley councils

THE two Derwent Valley councils will share nearly $1 million in new Federal Government funding for road and community projects announced today. “Every local government across Tasmania will share in this funding, which will support local jobs and businesses across our state, and boost local economies that have been struggling

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Council eases coronavirus restrictions

RESTRICTIONS on access to local parks and playgrounds have been eased by the Derwent Valley Council in accordance with the State Government’s “Roadmap to Recovery” from the coronavirus pandemic. Coinciding with yesterday’s partial relaxing of emergency regulations around public gatherings, the council announced that its parks, playgrounds and public toilets

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Mayor: Gazette is the official news source

Cr Ben Shaw. THE Derwent Valley Gazette was today declared to be the official source of news about the appointment of the Derwent Valley Council’s new general manager. In a Facebook post this morning, mayor Ben Shaw shared a media release which he described as the “official/factual” details of the

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Council’s new general manager revealed

Dean Griggs. A VICTORIAN local government executive is the new general manager of the Derwent Valley Council. Councillors last week voted unanimously to offer the position to Dean Griggs, whose roles at the City of Melbourne included social investment manager, community safety and wellbeing manager, and municipal recovery manager. In

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New GM: Who can it be now?

THE identity of the new Derwent Valley Council general manager will be revealed to the public tomorrow, Wednesday, May 6. Councillors held a closed council meeting last Thursday night to receive a confidential report on the subject of a replacement for former general manager Greg Winton who parted ways with

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New general manager on the council’s agenda

A screenshot from this month’s online council meeting. THE appointment of a new general manager is one of three agenda items proposed for a special meeting of the Derwent Valley Council this Thursday night. The meeting will be the second to be held in an online format under the provisions

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High St mall back on council agenda

The section of High St used for the Saturday market is to beoffered for use as a mall. EXPRESSIONS of interest will be sought by the Derwent Valley Council for the use of part of New Norfolk’s High St as a mall. Councillors last month agreed with a proposal from

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