Wednesday, December 23, 2015

December advertisement

THIS is my most recent councillor update, published in the Derwent Valley Gazette on December 2. Season's greetings and a happy Christmas to everyone.

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September advertisement

BELOW is my councillor update published in the Derwent Valley Gazette on September 23. Sorry for taking so long to post it here.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Check your property zoning

THE Derwent Valley Interim Planning Scheme is now available online, replacing the New Norfolk Planning Scheme 1993.

Among the tools available on the iPlan website is a function to quickly find the current zoning of your property. Give it a go here. You might be surprised by what you find. It tells me my own home is in a landslide hazard area!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Council Christmas closure details

The Derwent Valley Council office and depot will be closed from noon on December 24, 2015 re-opening on January 4, 2016.
  • Garbage collection for Friday, December 25 will instead occur on Saturday, December 26, 2015 and the recycling collection will be on Tuesday, December 29. Please ensure that bins are placed for collection prior to 6am.
  • All other garbage and recycling collections will operate as normal including the service scheduled for Friday, January 1, 2016 will be as normal.
  • The National Park Waste Transfer Station will operate as normal.
  • The New Norfolk Landfill Site will close at 11.30am on December 24 and will be closed on Christmas Day. The site will reopen on Boxing Day, December 26.
  • New Norfolk and Bushy Park swimming pools will be closed on Christmas Day.
  • Glen Grey House will reopen on January 4.
  • The Valley Children’s Centre will be closed from December 23 and will reopen on January 4.

The council’s emergency telephone number is 6261 8500 (24 hours).
  • For police, fire and ambulance emergencies call 000
  • For non-emergency police matters call 131 444
  • TasWater, phone 136 992
  • Power outages, phone 132 004.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Photo competition winners named

Derwent Valley Council & Tyga FM Photography Competition

December 11, 2015

Derwent Valley Council mayor Martyn Evans today announced that judging had occurred for the Derwent Valley Council / TYGA FM Photography Competition. The entries received were judged by local artist Ron Clark and Tyga FM station manager Roz Chapman, with seven entries being recognised.

The successful submissions were from:
  • Ms Leonie McDonald
  • Ms Kathryn Archibald
  • Mr Les Glaus
  • Mr John Shoobridge
A selection of the entries received will be displayed in the window of Workskills Employment at 2 High St, New Norfolk. Councillor Evans indicated that the submissions received will be used in future council publications and promotional material.

Derwent Valley Council and Tyga FM would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who entered the competition and acknowledge the generous support from the following businesses:
  • Tynwald House
  • The Junction Motel and Restaurant
  • The Old Colony Inn
  • Freedom Health and Wellness
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