Road open but take care

MOTORISTS are advised that the Lyell Highway has reopened following today’s bushfire emergency at Gretna, but clean-up crews are on location and there may be temporary interruptions to traffic flow. Tasmania Police asks drivers to reduce their speed as Tasmania Fire Service personnel are working at various locations on the

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Advice to Glen Dhu Road residents

THE Tasmania Fire Service advises that Glen Dhu Road is now open to residents, but closed to the public while the bushfire activity continues. Residents who are within this area need to be cautious of falling trees and branches and Aurora crews who are working within this area. There is

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Fire closes Collins Cap Rd

Tasmania Fire ServiceBushfire Advice Message   Glen Dhu Road, MOLESWORTH Current from:06/02/2013 03:03 PM until: 06/02/2013 06:00 PM or further notice There is a small bushfire at Glen Dhu Road, MOLESWORTH . The fire danger rating in this area is forecast to be very high . Fire under these conditions

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Brooker Highway night closure

Department of Infrastructure, Energy and ResourcesTemporary Road Closure – Brooker Highway Night resurfacing works will be undertaken on the Brooker Highway from Sunday 9 December to Thursday 13 December, weather permitting. The northbound lanes of the Brooker Highway from the Austins Ferry off-ramp to Black Snake Lane on-ramp will be

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Free bus to New Norfolk

FREE BUS TO TASMANIA’S ANTIQUES CAPITAL Come to New Norfolk and experience Tasmania’s antiques capital. Do some Christmas shopping or hunt amongthe many antique shops for that special piece. O’Driscoll’s Coaches are running a FREE BUS SERVICE between Glenorchy and New Norfolkevery Thursday in November and December (Starting November 1)

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Festival traffic arrangements

THERE will be changed traffic arrangements in New Norfolk tomorrow (Sunday) for the duration of the Derwent Valley Autumn Festival. The Derwent Valley Council has advertised that Ferry St, Page Ave and Alfred St will operate on a one-way system between 9am and 5pm. Heavy traffic is likely in Montagu

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Billion dollar bridge

Artist’s impression of the new bridge THE new Bridgewater Bridge will cost about a billion dollars by the time it is built in about a decade’s time, Derwent Valley councillors were told last night. A representative of the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER) provided this update at the

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$2.5m for lakes road

WORK to seal four sections of the Highland Lakes Rd will begin this summer. Infrastructure Minister David O’Byrne said the $2.5 million upgrade would provide safer driving conditions, particularly at the Deloraine end of the road. The Highland Lakes Rd is the road formerly known as the Lake Highway. “It

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Upgrade for major thoroughfares

UPGRADING of two of New Norfolk’s major thoroughfares has started this week and will continue for several months. Derwent Valley Council works manager Stewart Taylor told a recent councillor workshop that it was hoped to have the Montagu St and Burnett St improvements completed by the end of November. Work

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Praise for valley bus service

THE State Government project supporting the continuing expansion of bus services in regional Tasmania was proving a success, Sustainable Transport minister Nick McKim MHA said today. “There is no better example of this than O’Driscoll Coaches’ Derwent Valley to Hobart run,” Mr McKim told a Budget estimates hearing. “Last year,

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Epilepsy blamed for horror crash

AN epileptic seizure caused a car crash that killed three security guards at New Norfolk two years ago, a coroner has found. Craig Moore, 29, Danny Pedder, 50, and Adam Behrend, 22, were on their way to work in the Florentine Valley when the car Mr Moore was driving flipped

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Highway hazard-reduction fires

WEATHER permitting, the Tasmania Fire Service plans to conduct a hazard reduction burn in the Granton area on Wednesday and Thursday this week (June 1-2). The purpose is to remove vegetation along the roadside between 585 and 779 Lyell Hwy up to the Pipeline Fire Trail. It is anticipated that

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