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Derwent Valley Council community event of the year

THE award for Community Event of the Year in the Derwent Valley municipality was given to the Derwent Valley Rotary Club for its staging of the 2023 Derwent Valley Autumn Festival. Presented by mayor Michelle Dracoulis during the council’s Australia Day observance on January 26, the award was accepted by

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Derwent Valley Council senior citizen of the year

MORE than a decade of community volunteering by New Norfolk resident Irene Barnes has been acknowledged in her being named the Derwent Valley Council’s Australia Day Senior Citizen of the Year for 2024. Mrs Barnes has volunteered with the Corumbene Auxiliary for 15 years and has been its president for

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Council appoints new general manager

THE Derwent Valley Council has tonight appointed a new general manager but has not said who it is. Mayor Michelle Dracoulis said the long-vacant position had been filled but no further comment would be made at this time. Former Brighton Council general manager Ron Sanderson has been the Derwent Valley

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February 6 recount for Binny’s seat on council

THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) will conduct a recount around noon on February 6 to determine who will fill the vacancy on the Derwent Valley Council caused by the recent resignation of Cr Peter Binny. One of the most experienced members of the current council, Mr Binny was a previous

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Derwent Valley Council Australia Day Awards presented

FOUR individuals, a school, an event and a sports club were honoured at the Derwent Valley Council’s Australia Day Awards this morning (Friday) outside the council chambers in New Norfolk. Mayor Michelle Dracoulis announced the following award recipients: Apologies to the Derwent Valley Rotary Club for omitting its award for

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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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Clarification: Australia Day Awards

CONTRARY to information published by the Derwent Valley Council (and still live on its Facebook page) there will in fact be a Senior Citizen Award presented by the council on Australia Day next week. On January 9, the council announced that on January 26 at 9am the mayor would present

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Peter Binny quits Derwent Valley Council

THE Derwent Valley Council has today lost its most experienced elected member with the resignation of Councillor Peter Binny. Elected in November 2022 for his second stint as a councillor, Mr Binny resigned from the position early this morning (Saturday). Mr Binny told New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News that

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December update from the Derwent Valley Council

THE Derwent Valley Council published a monthly report to the community in the December 8 issue of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. The text of the advertisement is repeated here. FROM THE MAYORThis has been a year of change for Derwent Valley Council. New executive leadership has seen a simplification

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Sad end as third fire rips through Carinya Hostel

THE former Carinya Hostel next to New Norfolk High School will soon be only a memory, following another fire at the Blair St property overnight. This third and most destructive blaze has destroyed the only remaining section of the old hostel which has been vacant since being vacated by the

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New change rooms for Boyer Oval and Tynwald Park

MORE than a year after being awarded $5 million to build new sports facilities at two locations in New Norfolk, the Derwent Valley Council has at last signed an agreement with the Federal Government to begin planning the work that will see new change rooms built for football, cricket and

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No swimming at Bushy Park this summer

FREE transport from Bushy Park to the New Norfolk Swimming Pool will be offered on five occasions this summer. The free bus is intended to compensate for the Derwent Valley Council’s decision not to open the Bushy Park Pool this season. In a statement, mayor Michelle Dracoulis said the Department

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