Covid-19 Information and Updates - Updated 29 September

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 will reopen 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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Southern Explorer Feasibility Study

Jacobs was engaged by Derwent Valley Council (DVC) to undertake the Southern Explorer Feasibility Study (the Study). The Southern Explorer (Plenty Link Road) provides a link between the Derwent Valley and the Huon Valley.

The potential to upgrade the Southern Explorer to provide a tourism and transport link between the two valleys was identified in the 2010 Southern Tasmanian Integrated Transport Strategy. Funding for the Study was secured through the Australian Government’s Tasmanian Jobs and Growth Plan.

View the Southern Explorer Feasibility Study Report.