Covid-19 Information and Updates - Updated 2 November

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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Community Engagement

Throughout the year, there are a number of opportunities for the community to engage with Council and have a say on things that impact you.

You can find information on upcoming opportunities and related resources below.


Derwent Valley Waste Strategy

Earlier this year, Council facilitated discussions with key stakeholders, businesses and organisations and conducted an online survey that was open to the community to gather initial thoughts and develop a draft strategy to deal with waste and resource recovery into the future.

The feedback gathered has been collated to develop the draft Derwent Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy.

The community is invited to attend one of two sessions to discuss the strategy and have their say about how we manage waste in the Derwent Valley.

Tuesday 1 December - Council Social Rooms

SESSION ONE : 2:30pm – 4:30pm

SESSION TWO : 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Attendees will be required to register upon arrival for COVID tracing. Details will be held for 28 days following the event.

In preparation for this session, you can view the draft Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy here.


New Norfolk High Street Masterplan consultation has now closed.

The survey results and Facebook comments will now be consolidated into an upcoming Council report.


Council Logo consultation has now closed.

The survey results and Facebook comments will now be consolidated into an upcoming Council report.


COVID-19 Stories

Do you have a story to share?

The Tasmanian Archives (a part of Libraries Tasmania), and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), are partnering to collect Tasmanians' experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are reaching out across Tasmania to collect photographs, writing and a variety of objects to ensure that a selection of stories and experiences associated with this extraordinary event are preserved into the future.

What has life been like for you? How has social isolation affected the people you know? How is your community changing and adapting now and for the long-term?

Your contributions will help capture this moment to help future generations understand the Tasmanian experience of the pandemic.

Send your submission to: covid19stories@education.tas.gov.au

More information is available in the FAQs at libraries.tas.gov.au.