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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Domestic Smoke Management

Smoke emission regulations

​​​​​​​​EPA Tasmania implements the Domestic Smoke Management Program (DSMP) under the umbrella of the Tasmanian Air Quality Strategy. The long term goal of the Program is to improve the health of the community by reducing wood smoke in areas that have persistent periods of poor air quality.

Emissions of smoke from wood heaters are regulated in Tasmania. More information about the regulations are detailed below:

To make a complaint about woodsmoke emissions, please call Council on 6261 8500 or complete our customer feedback form.

For further information on Woodheater Smoke and Domestic Smoke Management, see the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Tasmania.