Monday, March 27, 2017

What would you like to see in the council budget?

THE council is once again inviting written submissions for the council budget for the next financial year.  

Written submissions will be received until the close of business on April 10, 2017, and these can be forwarded to to be considered prior to the adoption of the council's budget for 2017/18.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Free vaccinations

THE council offers free influenza vaccinations for the following people:
  • Those aged six months and over with conditions predisposing to severe illness following influenza infection; 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over;
  • All adults aged 65 and older.
Free vaccinations against shingles are also available for people 79 years of age. 

The next immunisation session will be held on Wednesday 26 April at 2.30pm at the Derwent Valley Council social rooms, Circle St, New Norfolk. Bookings are essential and must be made prior to April 7. 

The council also offers free immunisation sessions at the Derwent Valley Child and Family Centre, 52 Blair St, New Norfolk, at 1pm on on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Vaccines available include:
  • Immunisation Schedule - (Birth to Four Years);
  • School program catch ups;
  • Whooping Cough vaccine for all pregnant women in their third trimester (from 28 weeks gestation). Bookings essential. 
For more information contact the council's immunisation co-coordinators on 6261 8530.

Monday, March 13, 2017

See you at Maydena

THIS month's meeting of the Derwent Valley Council will be held at the Maydena Community Hall (behind the old primary school) this Thursday. A community forum will be held at 6.30pm, providing an informal opportunity for residents and ratepayers to ask questions or raise matters of concern.

The council meeting will follow at 7pm. The agenda can be downloaded here. Please join us - and if you would like any assistance or information about the meeting, please do get in touch.

The council has also organised for representatives of the Dirt Art organisation to brief the local community on the Maydena Bike Park project at 5.30pm this Thursday. This will also be held in the community hall and all are welcome.

 The council meeting roster for the rest of the year is as follows:
  • April 20, 2017 (New Norfolk, 6.30pm)
  • May 18, 2017 (Lachlan - community forum at 6.30pm, council meeting at 7pm)
  • June 15, 2017 (New Norfolk, 6.30pm)
  • July 20, 2017 (New Norfolk, 6.30pm)
  • August 17, 2017 (New Norfolk, 6.30pm)
  • September 21, 2017 (Bushy Park - community forum 6.30pm, council meeting at 7pm)
  • October 19, 2017 (New Norfolk, 6.30pm)
  • November 16, 2017 (New Norfolk, 6.30pm)
  • December 14, 2017 (New Norfolk, including AGM)