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Eighteen seeking election to Derwent Valley Council

EIGHTEEN candidates are seeking to fill the eight positions around the Derwent Valley Council table in next month’s local government elections. Three of those candidates are also hoping to be elected mayor of the council and six have nominated to be deputy mayor. In today’s official announcement of candidates by

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Candidate statement: Brett Maryniak

ANOTHER candidate has announced their intention to stand for election to the Derwent Valley Council. Brett Maryniak, of New Norfolk, will seek a position as councillor and has provided the following statement for publication. “I understand the challenges and opportunities facing our region. We need sustainable growth complemented by appropriate

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Candidate statement: Heather Chaplin

THE latest candidate to announce their intention to seek election to the Derwent Valley Council is the first from the upper Derwent Valley and the first with political party endorsement. Heather Chaplin, of Westerway, is standing for the position of councillor and has provided the following statement for publication. “I

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Candidate statement: Phillip Bigg

A FOURTH candidate will contest the position of deputy mayor of the Derwent Valley Council in next month’s Local Government elections. Phillip Bigg will run for deputy mayor and councillor, and has provided the following candidate statement to New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. “I enter my nomination for the

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Candidate statement: Liz Virtue

BUSINESS operator Liz Virtue has today announced her intention to contest next month’s local government elections, seeking to become an elected member on the Derwent Valley Council. Ms Virtue has provided the following candidate statement to New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. “I’m a Derwent Valley tourism and hospitality business

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Royal condolence books available locally

FOLLOWING the death of the Queen, condolence books been made available locally at the Derwent Valley Council Chambers and at the New Norfolk branch of Service Tasmania for those who wish to leave a personal message to the Royal Family. They are also available online. The council’s condolence book is

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Change of date for next two council meetings

THE dates of the Derwent Valley Council’s next two meetings have been changed. The council’s September meeting will be delayed by one week due to the September 22 public holiday for the National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II. The meeting will instead be held on September 29 and

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Public meeting to discuss Maydena rates rise

MAYORAL candidate Peter Binny will address a public meeting at Maydena this Friday evening to discuss the increased cost of council rates on residential properties in the town. In July Mr Binny warned the council that it appeared the rates in Maydena would go up by 48.5% rather than the

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Queen’s death: council flags flying low

FOLLOWING the announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland overnight, the Derwent Valley Council has this morning lowered its flags to half-mast. Council compliance officer Ken Lyall performed the flag-lowering just before 9am today. Mr Lyall (pictured) said the flags would be flown at half-mast, in accordance

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Candidate statement: Michelle Dracoulis

THE mayor of the Derwent Valley Council will contest next month’s local government elections, seeking to be returned as a councillor and as mayor. Joining the council via by-election last February, Cr Dracoulis has provided the following candidate statement to New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. “I was sworn in

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Candidate statement: Phillip Bingley

THE most-recently elected member of the Derwent Valley Council has today announced that he is nominating for re-election as a councillor in next month’s local government elections. Elected on a recount in March, Phillip Bingley has a long background in local government and said he would also be contesting the

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Candidate statement: Matt Hill

ONE of the newer members of the Derwent Valley Council has announced his intention to seek re-election in next month’s Local Government elections. Matt Hill is a youth worker who spent many years working with the council but is now employed in the charity sector. He has submitted the following

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