Covid-19 Information and Updates - Updated 6 January 2021

To reduce the number of face-to-face interactions with the community and protect our staff and their ability to carry out ongoing essential services, the Derwent Valley Council Offices are open to the public from 10am - 4pm from Monday 24 August for essential visits only.

Council operating hours are still 8.15am – 5pm (Mon - Fri) and Council services can be accessed over the phone, by email or via our website. We encourage all enquiries by phone or email where possible.

Information on the Tasmanian Government and Council's response to COVID-19.

This information includes support available to individuals, business and community organisations including grant funding and mental health support and where to access further information around the pandemic and Council services.

Please stay home, save lives. Practise social distancing and good hygiene practises.

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Minutes and Agendas

Ordinary meetings of Council are held on the fourth Thursday of each month unless noted otherwise.  Meetings are held at the Court House, Circle Street, New Norfolk, commencing at 6.00pm unless noted otherwise. Agendas are available at the Council office on the Friday prior to the date of the meeting.

The Council adopted an Audio Recording Policy to record the open meetings of Council (as at December 2017).  These recordings will be maintained on file for a period of twelve months from the date of the meeting.

View video recordings of previous meetings.

The Council adopted a Public Question Time Policy (as at November 2020) to provide a framework for members of the public to ask questions relating to Council activities at ordinary council meetings in accordance with the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015.

Questions on Notice - A member of the public may give written notice to the General Manager at least 7 days before an ordinary Council meeting of a question to be asked at that meeting. The question and a proposed response (if appropriate) will be included on the agenda for the scheduled meeting.  If the person is unable to attend the scheduled meeting, they should advise the General Manager and their question/s will be held over until the following meeting.

Questions can be lodged by:-

Mail: PO Box 595, New Norfolk, TAS 7140
In Person: Council Admin Building, Circle Street, New Norfolk

Questions without Notice - A member of the public who wishes to ask a question at the meeting is to state their name and address prior to asking their question.   A maximum of 2 questions per person are permitted. A maximum period of 3 minutes will be allowed per person. Questions are to be succinct and not contain lengthy preamble.  Questions do not have to be lodged prior to the meeting, however they will preferably be provided in writing.  Click here for the Public Question Time Form.

Please note that the minutes of the previous months Council meeting will not be uploaded to our web page until they have been confirmed at the next meeting of Council.

If you have any questions regarding Council's Agendas and Minutes please contact the Executive Assistant at or telephone (03) 6261 8500.

Below is a listing of Minutes from Special Committees of Council.