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Australia Day committee faces the axe

THE New Norfolk Australia Day Committee faces dissolution at this week’s Derwent Valley Council meeting, with a council officer stating that the annual Australia Day celebration has “outgrown the scope” of the committee. The committee is an independent group which has organised the local Australia Day events for several decades,

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Councillor’s planning call after Code of Conduct stoush

A COUNCILLOR has called for councils to be removed from planning and development matters after being involved in a Code of Conduct complaint over the opening of his business. The Local Government Code of Conduct panel has issued Cr Paul Belcher with a caution after finding that he had brought

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Sharland Ave residents still shovelling gravel after 50 years

AFTER nearly every heavy rain in the last 50 years, Kerry Rhodes has had to scrape away the gravel that washes down from the unsealed section of Sharland Ave, and the steep bank opposite. The runoff is substantial. “At times it sounds like we live next to a waterfall,” Kerry’s

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Prospectus to aid Willow Court partner and funding search

A PROSPECTUS aimed at promoting opportunities at the Willow Court historic site will be put to this week’s Derwent Valley Council meeting for approval by councillors. Already made public at the recent opening of the New Norfolk Distillery, the 24-page Willow Court Partnership Prospectus provides an overview of the developments

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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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