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No swimming at Bushy Park this summer

FREE transport from Bushy Park to the New Norfolk Swimming Pool will be offered on five occasions this summer. The free bus is intended to compensate for the Derwent Valley Council’s decision not to open the Bushy Park Pool this season. In a statement, mayor Michelle Dracoulis said the Department

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Council cancels Willow Court lease

THE Derwent Valley Council has announced the “immediate termination” of its lease with New Norfolk Distillery on several buildings at the Willow Court historic site in New Norfolk. In a statement, the council said it would arrange inspections of the Alonnah, Occupational Therapy and Carlton buildings, including exercise yards, “to

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Council statement on PCYC and sports centre

THE Derwent Valley Council issued the following statement about the Derwent Valley PCYC and New Norfolk Sports Centre/Derwent Valley Sport and Recreation Centre earlier today. It is published here with minor editing. Community discussion on the surprise decision has continued to play out on social media during the day. COUNCIL

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PCYC shown the door from New Norfolk Sports Centre

THE Derwent Valley Council will resume direct management of the New Norfolk Sports Centre from the PCYC, mayor Michelle Dracoulis announced in a Facebook post tonight. Apparently prompted by an earlier post from the Derwent Valley PCYC, Cr Dracoulis said last week’s council meeting had decided the Police and Community

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Fifth flood shuts temporary office

FURTHER flooding in the Derwent Valley Council social rooms has resulted in the closure of the temporary customer service office set up after a plumbing leak caused major damage to the council’s front office last month. Customer services have been provided from a temporary set-up in the social rooms for

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Council keen to offload Kensington Park for housing

THE Derwent Valley Council has tonight (Thursday) declared its intent to sell New Norfolk’s disused Kensington Park Racecourse to the State Government for a housing development. While some councillors were at pains to tell tonight’s council meeting this was not a “done deal” they then unanimously voted to start the

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Input invited on municipal history assessment

THE community is invited to take part in an assessment of the significance of the Derwent Valley Council’s historical collection at two public sessions this coming week. The council, which “dis-established” its Historical Information Centre Committee in its purge of all volunteer activities two years ago, has obtained funding for

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Council chambers closed indefinitely

THE Derwent Valley Council Chambers is closed to the general public until further notice after the building suffered its fourth major flood damage in two years. An upstairs plumbing fixture malfunctioned over the weekend, causing major damage to the ground floor customer service area. The council has provided no information

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Council scotches talk of caravan park closure

RUMOURS about the impending closure of the New Norfolk Caravan Park were put to bed during councillor question time at tonight’s Derwent Valley Council meeting (August 24). Cr Matt Hill said he had already had the question answered privately and he was now putting it on the public record. The

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No deal on Esplanade land transfer

SPECULATION about a land transfer from the Derwent Valley Council to the New Norfolk Rowing Club has been hosed down by both parties today (July 12). Following a stalemate at the June council meeting, it was today reported that a deal had been done. However, in a statement issued late

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Rates up 5% in the valley and 8.9% in the highlands

A RATES increase of 8.9% was set at this week’s Central Highlands Council meeting last Tuesday and a rise of 5% was approved at Thursday night’s Derwent Valley Council meeting. The Central Highlands Council expects to raise $4.69 million from rates, with its total revenue expected to be $8.4m. A

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Distillery withdraws from government grant process

THE New Norfolk Distillery has today announced its withdrawal from a grant application process with the State Government that would have assisted with its planned redevelopment at the Willow Court historic site at New Norfolk. In a statement, New Norfolk Distillery director Tarrant Derksen said continued delays and the politicisation

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