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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Public Interest Disclosure

What is the purpose of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2002?

The purposes of the Act are contained in its long title. These are:-

  • to encourage and facilitate disclosures of improper conduct by public officers and public bodies
  • to protect persons making those disclosures, and others, from reprisals
  • to provide for the matters disclosed to be properly investigated and dealt with, and
  • to provide all parties involved in the disclosures with natural justice.

How does the Council administer the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2002?

Council has adopted the procedures to be followed by public bodies to ensure that it is able to respond in the appropriate manner to any concerns raised under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2002. The procedures are available on this website.

The Public Interest Disclosure Procedure includes information on how to make a public interest disclosure and who to contact to make a disclosure.

Where can I get further information on the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2002?

Further information can be found on the Office of the Ombudsman’s website.