Covid-19 Information and Updates - Updated 27 May

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 closed to the public until further notice.

Please be assured we are closing our doors only, not our services. We can still assist you over the phone or email, or in some circumstances, by appointment. 

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. Practice social distancing and good hygiene practises.

Dismiss alert

Council Meeting 21 May to be recorded

15th May 2020
Mayor Ben Shaw would like to announce that while Council chambers are closed to the public, it’s not currently possible for members of the public to attend Council meetings. We will be video recording the Council meeting and making the recording available as soon as possible.

Mayor Ben Shaw would like to announce that while Council chambers are closed to the public to protect staff and the community from COVID-19, it’s not currently possible for members of the public to attend Council meetings.

To keep the community informed and provide transparency, we will be video recording the Council meeting and will make the recording available as soon as possible on our website.

KEY POINTS TO NOTE:

  • Council’s 21 May meeting will commence at 6:00 pm and will be video and audio recorded and made available on Council‘s website.
  • Members of the public will not be able to attend the meeting in person
  • Public questions can be submitted to the Executive Assistant mpearce@dvc.tas.gov.au by email up to 5.30pm on Thursday 21 May 2020. Public Question Time forms are available from the council website.
  • In accordance with the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015  the chairperson of an ordinary council meeting may refuse to accept a question from a member of the public  or may require a question from a member of the public asked without notice to be put on notice and in writing to be answered at a later ordinary council meeting.
  • The agenda for the meeting will be available on the afternoon of Friday 15 May

I thank you for your support and patience as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances.

For more information on how Council is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic please visit our dedicated page.