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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Accountant becomes latest acting general manager

Bill Richardson. THE chief financial officer of the Derwent Valley Council has become the municipality’s latest acting general manager. Mr Bill Richardson, who joined the council last year, is understood to have been temporarily appointed to the senior managerial role in the middle of last week when Sydney-based Brian Barrett

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Second round of community grants awarded

FUNDING of just over $14,000 was shared among eight applicants in the second round of the Derwent Valley Council’s community grants program for the 2019-20 financial year. In a report to last month’s council meeting, community development officer Bec Tudor said more money had been available than was originally expected,

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Council offering free ‘flu vaccinations

BOOKINGS are closing soon for the Derwent Valley Council’s free influenza vaccinations under its annual vaccination program. The council is offering free ‘flu vaccinations for: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy) People aged 65 years and over People aged six months and over

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Pollies’ pay cut proposed

Councillor Paul Belcher A LOCAL councillor’s proposal for elected officials to take a pay cut during the coronavirus pandemic was broadcast on multiple commercial radio stations on Friday. “In this troubled time I am putting forward the suggestion that elected members of Local Government and State and Federal parliaments, and

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Mayor explains meeting cancellation

Councillor Ben Shaw in his video message. THE following is a lightly edited transcription of yesterday’s video message by mayor Ben Shaw, explaining the cancellation of last night’s special council meetings. “Hi everybody, just a quick update from here at council. We were supposed to be having a special council

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