Free buses until May 31

FREE bus travel throughout Tasmania has been extended until the end of May to allow passengers more time to register for cashless payments. Infrastructure and Transport minister Michael Ferguson said the current arrangements for cashless buses and a bus fare amnesty had been extended to Sunday, May 31. These arrangements

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Free buses for a fortnight

ALL bus services across Tasmania will be free-of-charge for the next two weeks following a decision to change to a cashless payment system to help reduce to spread of coronavirus. This includes Metro services and O’Driscoll Coaches’ Derwent Valley Link. The Department of State Growth has announced that all bus

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Hobart Rd repairs start today

CONSTRUCTION work is scheduled to start in New Norfolk today to improve the section of Hobart Rd between the Lachlan Creek Bridge and the entrance to Tynwald Park. The Department of State Growth says this work will continue until about March 27. “The Tasmanian Government is funding essential road maintenance

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Reader’s letter: Glen Dhu bridges

New bridge at 370 Glen Dhu Rd. I am writing in relation to community safety, the two replacement bridges at 370 and 420 Glen Dhu Rd, Molesworth, which do not have any safety barriers or reinforced concrete bollards. I have written to the Derwent Valley Council, about this matter twice

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Fairview roadworks to resume

WORK on the second stage of the upgrading of Britten St and part of Benjamin Tce at Fairview is expected to resume next week. The Derwent Valley Council last year engaged Stabilised Pavements of Australia (SPA) to upgrade Britten St, Benjamin Terrace from Back River Rd to Fairfax Tce, Matheson

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Speed limit reductions proposed on local roads

THE public has been invited to have its say on proposed speed limit reductions on two Derwent Valley Council-owned roads. The council is investigating lower speed limits for the length of Glenora Rd between New Norfolk and Bushy Park, and for Cawthorns Lane connecting Macquarie Plains and Rosegarland. The council

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Christmas parade road closure

DERWENT VALLEY COUNCILChristmas Parade – Road Closure Streets around the centre of New Norfolk will be closed this Saturday (December 14) for the annual Christmas Parade and Rotary Christmas Fair. The following streets will all be closed between 10am and 2.30pm. High St will be closed from Stephen St to

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Fatal car crash at Glenfern

A YOUNG German man was killed in a single-vehicle crash at Glenfern this morning. Police say the car he was driving collided with a tree. Senior Constable Adam Hall said the crash had occurred at about 11.30am when the man was driving a red 2000-model Mazda 323 sedan on a

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Glenora Rd reconstruction under way

WORK started recently on the long-awaited upgrading of Glenora Rd between New Norfolk and Bushy Park, which is expected to continue until mid-March next year. Initial works include the removal of trees along the route that have been deemed dangerous, as well as concrete works and stormwater installation at Bushy

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Fire refuge closes as immediate danger passes

WITH the reopening of roads and the Lachlan bushfire downgraded to Watch and Alert status, the New Norfolk Salvation Army has closed its refuge centre but is prepared to reopen the Hamilton Rd facility if needed. At the height of the bushfire emergency this evening, the Tasmania Fire Service recommended

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Tenders called for Bridgewater Bridge works

The 2016 design for the new crossing at Bridgewater, alongsidethe existing bridge. TENDERS have been called for geotechnical investigations to assist with detailed design options for the replacement Bridgewater Bridge. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian and Tasmanian Governments

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Road weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania Road Weather Alert for Tasmaniafor Western, Central Plateau, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts Issued at 10:04 am on Tuesday 20 August 2019. Reduced visibility in heavy rain will make road conditions dangerous during Tuesday in parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Upper Derwent

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