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$500 per year for council’s new community advisers

AFTER dismissing all of its community volunteers, the Derwent Valley Council is now offering to pay $500 per year to attract members to its six new “advisory bodies.” Two councillors voted against the proposal when it was put to last week’s council meeting for approval. The total cost would be

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Council halts Willow Court site tours

TOURS of the council-owned and managed sections of the Willow Court historic site will end next month following a decision in a closed session of last week’s Derwent Valley Council meeting. In a statement, Derwent Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis said the decision to end all tours within 30 days

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Candidate statement: Wayne Shoobridge

FORMER councillor Wayne Shoobridge has announced his intention to stand for election to the Derwent Valley Council in the postal-vote election to be held in October. Mr Shoobridge has been elected to the council on two previous occasions. He has submitted the following statement for publication (see editor’s note below).

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Council breaks its silence on child care centre

THE Derwent Valley Council has today broken its silence on the future of the Valley Children’s Centre at New Norfolk after months of closed-door discussions with a potential purchaser. The council last year voted to conduct exclusive negotiations to transfer the centre to a private operator but few details have

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Short-lived protest makes a point

“UNTIDY TOWN 2022” was the message on a short-lived addition to the New Norfolk sign at the outskirts of town last night. Making is appearance at the Hobart Rd entry late on Wednesday night, the sign was gone this morning. It had covered-up the other sign declaring New Norfolk Tasmania’s

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Glenora Rd open again as rockwall work continues

GLENORA RD at Plenty has been reopened to through traffic as work continues to repair rockfall netting along the route. The Derwent Valley Council today (Thursday) announced that the work was progressing well and the complete road closure had ended. While the work continues for the rest of the week,

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Road closed at Plenty this week

A SECTION of Glenora Rd at Plenty will be partially closed for most of this week, and completely closed to through traffic on Monday, August 8, for the repair of damaged netting following a recent rockfall. “For safety reasons, a full closure is necessary during the period that the netting

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Derwent Valley Council declares a climate emergency

THE push for the Derwent Valley Council to declare a “climate emergency” was approved by six of the eight municipal councillors at last week’s monthly meeting. The vote followed unprecedented scenes when for the first time members of the public were permitted to lobby councillors and personally present information to

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Letter to the editor: Maydena rates rise

NEW adjustment factors for the Municipality of Derwent Valley have resulted in the Adjusted Assessed Annual Values (AAAV) for residential properties skyrocketing. These factors will apply to the new rates demands to be sent out shortly. For the first time Maydena has been separated from the rest of the municipality

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Case of the disappearing wall remains unsolved

THE Derwent Valley Council seems to have made little progress on the case of the disappearing wall at Boyer Oval. Three weeks after several metres of stone retaining wall went missing, last night’s council meeting hear there was nothing to report. When asked for an update on the matter by

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Council rates to go up 18% over next two years

DERWENT Valley Council rates will rise by more than 18% over the next two years following the budget meeting at New Norfolk tonight. The meeting approved budget estimates for the next two financial years, with a 9% increase each year. Storm and flood damage and ongoing costs associated with the

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Federal flood funding boost for local councils

THE Derwent Valley’s two local councils will share in more than $1m of federal funding to build flood resilience in the region. The Central Highlands and Derwent Valley councils have been awarded federal grant funding under the National Recovery & Resilience Agency’s “Preparing Australian Communities” program. In a partnership with

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