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$100m Lyell Highway upgrade on Liberals’ radar

A RE-ELECTED Liberal state government would seek federal support for a $100 million upgrade of the Lyell Highway between New Norfolk and Granton. The party’s “2030 Strong Plan for Roads in Southern Tasmania” released today includes a $20m allocation to the project. Expanding on this announcement for New Norfolk and

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Labor offers New Norfolk Memorial Hall upgrade

DECADES-OLD problems at the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall will be rectified if the Australian Labor Party (ALP) wins office at this months State Election, Lyons candidate Ben Dudman said today. Visiting the hall with Derwent Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis, Mr Dudman said a Labor Government would provide a

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Who’s who in the Lyons election zoo

36 candidates  |  7 to be elected  |  87,722 electors enrolled THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission has published the names of the candidates for the March 23 state election. Below are the names of the candidates seeking election in the division Lyons. Registered parties and groups are listed below in the

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Highlands mayor nominates for state election

THE Central Highlands Council’s mayor is a late addition to the list of candidates for this month’s state election. Cr Loueen Triffitt today told New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News that she had nominated as an independent candidate for the seat of Lyons. A councillor for nearly 20 years and

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World’s attention on Maydena Bike Park

THE Derwent Valley is presently at the centre of the mountain biking universe, with attention focussed on the Maydena Bike Park as it hosts the Australian debut of the Red Bull Hardline Mountain Bike Series. Liberal Lyons MHA Guy Barnett today visited the bike park, which he said was a

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Two locals on Liberal ticket for Lyons

TWO locals are among the seven candidates named by the Liberal Party earlier today for the March 23 state election. They are Justin Derksen, of New Norfolk, and Richard Hallett, of Hollow Tree. Announcing the party’s full ticket, Premier Jeremy Rockliff said it was the Tasmanian Liberal Party’s “team of

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Election on: statement by the premier

THIS is the unedited text of a statement issued by premier Jeremy Rockliff announcing that the governor, Barbara Baker, has accepted his advice that a general election should be held: “Today I visited the Governor to advise that the House of Assembly be dissolved, and that a general election will

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Premier to ask governor to call an election

AFTER weeks of toing and froing, Premier Jeremy Rockliff has this evening announced he will ask the governor to approve a state election. The Mercury newspaper tips the election will be held on March 23. “The Parliamentary Liberal Party this afternoon met to discuss the failure of former Liberal MPs

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Dracoulis: ‘I choose the Derwent Valley’

DERWENT Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis has withdrawn as a candidate for the next state election, instead choosing to focus on her local role. Mrs Dracoulis was named as an Australian Labor Party candidate earlier this month but has decided not to contest the state poll. Speaking from the chair

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Parliament shuttered before considering Distillery matter

AT the end of less than edifying day in state parliament today, the State Government brought a sudden end to the proceedings without completing much of the day’s agenda and parliamentarians are not likely to assemble again until March. A proposed motion for an inquiry relating to the New Norfolk

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VIDEO: Community expresses concern about crime

ABOUT 30 people attended a community meeting on Sunday morning (October 14) in response to the current rate of crime in the Derwent Valley. The meeting was called by Labor parliamentarians Jen Butler MHA and Craig Farrell MLC and Tasmania Police was represented by Acting Inspector Tony Stewart of Bridgewater

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How you voted in the Voice referendum

MOLESWORTH voters showed the strongest local support for the proposed indigenous voice to parliament in Saturday’s national referendum but none of the 12 Derwent Valley and Central Highlands polling places returned a majority vote in favour of the change to the Constitution. The referendum asked: “A Proposed Law: to alter

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