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Distillery’s deadline for Derwent Valley Council

TWO Hobart-based newspapers today reported that the New Norfolk Distillery had withdrawn its offer to buy two buildings from the Derwent Valley Council at the Willow Court historic site. In a Facebook post this evening (Wednesday), a distillery spokesperson said the business had set a deadline for the council to

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Residents unite in push against amalgamation

TWO well-attended meetings in the Central Highlands municipality have resulted in the first plans to resist the State Government’s council amalgamation plans. Meetings at Ouse and Bothwell this week decided to petition state parliament against the move and called on the local council to conduct further community meetings. Sophie Underwood

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Council merger information packs now available

THE Local Government Board has released the information packs it has produced for the purpose of discussing a range of restructuring options it would like to test with councils and communities as it proceeds with the local government reform process. “We have applied a range of data to the scenarios

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Delay on council merger information packages

INFORMATION from the State Government to assist councils and communities in their response to proposed Local Government reform was now overdue, the State Opposition said last week. “People from across Local Government were expecting their ‘consultation packs’ as part of the Liberals Local Government Review on Monday [last week],” Opposition

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No decision on Distillery’s purchase offer

AFTER nearly an hour’s debate including multiple motions and amendments, tonight’s Derwent Valley Council meeting was unable to reach a decision on the New Norfolk Distillery’s offer to buy two buildings at the Willow Court historic site for $450,000 to expand its operations. In a pressure-cooker atmosphere with more than

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Distillery’s future up in the air

THE future of the New Norfolk Distillery’s local expansion plans may rest on decisions made at this week’s Derwent Valley Council meeting. The agenda includes several items related to the Willow Court historic site and two of those include the distillery. The council will consider the new Willow Court Heritage

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Derwent Valley Council’s partner-ship comes in

FOLLOWING the recent clarification of its relationship status with the New Norfolk Distillery, the Derwent Valley Council has detailed a number of other partnerships it has developed in recent times. Mayor Michelle Dracoulis said the community was seeing the benefits of the council’s networking and relationships with community partners. “We’ve

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Mayor updates New Norfolk Distillery partnership status

THE mayor of the Derwent Valley Council has walked back comments made at this week’s council meeting to the effect that the council and local business the New Norfolk Distillery were not “partners”. Questions about the partnership status emerged during public question time at the April council meeting on Thursday

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Mayor decries memorial garden ‘desecration’

THE removal of nearly 40 plants from the recently-opened Queen’s Jubilee Garden at New Norfolk was an act of desecration as well as theft, Derwent Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis said this afternoon (Thursday). Inspecting the damage at the Humphrey St garden, Cr Dracoulis expressed disappointment at the lack of

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New Humphrey St park crowned

MEMBERS of the Derwent Valley Council’s outside workforce have been earning praise for their work in the development of a new garden at the Humphrey St reserve in New Norfolk. Several members of the staff took a personal interest in the creation of the Queen’s Jubilee Garden, which was funded

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Community development at the double

THE Derwent Valley Council’s two new community development officers have hit the ground running in an effort to make the most of their 12-month appointments. Danielle Walker and Katrina Cullen have been with the council since January, temporarily filling the shoes of Bec Tudor, who is on leave. Katrina and

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Council and general manager to part ways

AFTER a marathon closed meeting in the New Norfolk Courthouse tonight, it has been decided that the Derwent Valley Council and its general manager of three years are to part ways. Addressing the public after re-opening the meeting at 11pm, mayor Michelle Dracoulis said general manager Dean Griggs would not

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