Derwent Valley Council
January 11, 2010
Derwent Valley Mayor Martyn Evans today thanked Ian Brown and Katrina Higgins for their efforts over the years working as project manager and project administrator of Valley Vision.
"Mr Brown and Mrs Higgins resigned from their positions following Council's decision to take direct control of the Willow Court precinct, which accounted for the majority of their workload, and the understanding that current employment contracts would end during 2010."
"Valley Vision was originally set up as a means for the community to have greater input into the development and progress of the region" Mayor Evans said, "but now with a new Council and a motion passed at the November 2009 for Council to take control of the area the role of Valley Vision has changed."
"Valley Vision can be proud of its achievement in developing the Spatial Plan with the installation of the roundabout in High Street and the wonderful job in developing TYGA FM community radio" The Mayor stated.
"It is envisaged that Council will take an active role in community development and work with all organisations in the Valley to ensure that the future development of the Valley is well planned and practical."
"The original ideas behind Valley Vision will be retained but updated to better fit with the Derwent Valley area as it is today and this will ensure that Council and the community will work together for the best outcome" said the Mayor. "I believe that Ian and Katrina have other employment and I wish them both well in the future."