Outcomes from the May Council Meeting

30th May 2022
In the May Council Meeting, the Council discussed and voted on a number of items, including the Reduction of Posted Speed Limit for New Norfolk CBD, Pioneer Family Plaques, Salvation Army Winter Breakfasts program, review of the Business Promotions Levy and 2022/23 Fees for Animal Control and Health Services.

In the May Council Meeting, the Council discussed and voted on a number of items, including:

Reduction of Posted Speed Limit for New Norfolk CBD

Council voted to support the proposal to introduce a 40km/h area speed zone within the New Norfolk CBD following requests from the community. The requests called for a reduced speed limit in the town centre to improve pedestrian safety on High Street specifically, but will be considered for cross streets as well.

Community consultation will be undertaken shortly to allow all residents to express their support or concern over the proposed speed reduction.

Reinstatement of Pioneer Family Plaques

Council noted the consultation report, finding that none of the options presented were appropriate and that the community wanted a permanent wall to be rebuilt to display the plaques.

A working group will be formed of community members, Council staff and Councillors to develop and scope plans for a permanent wall, including the design and placement of the wall.

The working group will be formed via an Expression of Interest process.

Salvation Army Winter Breakfast support

Council voted to provide in-kind support to the Salvation Army to enable them to run their Winter Breakfasts program.

Winter Breakfasts occur Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7.30 am-9.30 am over the winter months (June, July and August 2022) where they provide a free, hot breakfast and build relationships with people facing homelessness and provide support and referrals.

Review of the Business Promotions Levy

Council voted to review its Business Promotions Levy, a separate rate or charge currently imposed on businesses in the ‘central business district’ (CBD) of New Norfolk.

Council is now currently seeking feedback on four options being considered for the future of the levy and how economic activities are funded.

Information including FAQs, the options available, and a short survey can be completed at www.yoursay.derwentvalley.tas.gov.au or physical copies can be picked up from the Council Chambers. Feedback will be received up to Friday 17 June 2022.

2022/23 Fees for Animal Control and Health Services

Council voted to adopt the proposed fee structure for Animal Control and Health Services for the 2022/23 financial year.

The updated fee schedule will be included with Dog Registration renewal notices being sent out in the coming weeks and will increase an average of $2.00 - $3.00 for the majority of dog owners.


For more information on these or any other reports tabled at the meeting, the Audio Recording and Unconfirmed Minutes of the Council meeting will be available in the coming week.