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End of the road for the Bashan bridge

THE suspension bridge over the Ouse River near Waddamana will be demolished in the near future after collapsing last month. Tasmania Police issued an alert around 6.45am on March 23 announcing that the Bashan Rd bridge had collapsed. The bridge is reportedly about 90 years old and maintained by the

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Mayor decries highland council ‘collusion and corruption’

MAYOR Loueen Triffitt took no prisoners during a speech at the start of yesterday’s special closed meeting of the Central Highlands Council at Bothwell, claiming “corruption and collusion” between councillors, the general manager and a guest at the meeting. The meeting had been called at the request of the other

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Traffic diverted after highland bridge collapse

A SUSPENSION bridge over the Ouse River near Waddamana is closed until further notice after being found to have collapsed. Tasmania Police issued an alert around 6.45am today (Saturday) announcing that the Bashan Rd bridge had collapsed. Motorists have been advised to take alternative routs to avoid this closure. A

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Bashan Rd suspension bridge closed

POLICE advise that the Bashan Road suspension bridge over the River Ouse at Waddamana has collapsed and motorists should take alternative routes to avoid this closure. Central Highlands Council is attending the scene. Follow the Tasmania Police website for updates. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and read

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Mayor ‘not campaigning’ in council car

AT the conclusion of an already tense Central Highlands Council meeting yesterday, a question about the use of a council vehicle during the current state election campaign received a sharp response from mayor Loueen Triffitt, who is an independent candidate for one of the seven seats available in the division

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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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Central Highlands Council community achievers

YOUNG Bronte Park resident Katelyn Nichols received an Appreciation Award from the Central Highlands Council at the municpality’s Australia Day celebration at the Bothwell Football Club on January 26. Presenting the award, deputy mayor Jim Allwright said the accolade was in appreciation for Katelyn’s contributions to the community including participation

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Central Highlands Council citizen of the year

TINA Horne, of Bothwell, was named the Central Highlands Council’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year during an event at the Bothwell Football Club on January 26. Tina is captain of the Bothwell Bunnies Relay for Life team, which has raised more than $85,000 for cancer research since forming in

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Central Highlands Council Australia Day Awards

COMMUNITY achievers in the Central Highlands municipality were celebrated at an Australia Day awards ceremony and lunch at the Bothwell Football Club this morning (Friday). Guests enjoyed a lunch cooked by the football club along with salads and home-made lamingtons from Sealy’s Store. Deputy Mayor Jim Allwright announced the following

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Fun and civic celebrations on Australia Day

THE two local councils will bestow citizenship awards and community groups will stage events with an open invitation on Australia Day this Friday, January 26. The Derwent Valley Council is going it alone again with an Australia Day Awards ceremony in Circle St rather than joining with the activities on

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Archer returned to Central Highlands Council

FORMER councillor Anthony Archer has been returned to the Central Highlands Council after a year’s absence. The Bothwell farmer lost his seat on the council at last year’s election but has today been elected unopposed to fill the vacancy caused by the recent death of Scott Bowden. “Following the passing

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Government walks away from forced council mergers

PREMIER Jeremy Rockliff has this morning (July 16) said that forced council amalgamations will no longer be part of the State Government’s local government reform process. “There will be no forced amalgamations,” Mr Rockliff said in a statement. “We have listened to the concerns of Tasmanians and councils, and I

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