Covid-19 Information and Updates - Updated 24 August

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.

Council Logo consultation

Council is seeking feedback from the community about the adoption of a new Council logo.

Tell us what you think of a change to the Council logo, and tell us how you’d like to see the valley’s history remembered.

The current Council logo has been in use since the 90’s, and features symbols of the industries that built the valley, a paper roll, forestry and an oast house.

If a change is made to the Council logo, it is intended that this history is captured and paid respect to in some form.

Have your say and complete the survey which will be at the link below shortly, or come along and attend a community consultation.

Existing Council logo

DVC logo

Proposed Council logo

The 'river' icon and the words Derwent Valley Council make up the logo. There will be a vertical and a horizontal version as shown below. The way the logo is to be used will determine which version is used in each instance.

Stacked Derwent Valley Council river logo
Horizontal Derwent Valley Council river logo

Access the survey

Recreation, Play and Open Space Strategy (RPOSS)

Earlier this year, Council undertook community consultation to develop a Recreation, Play and Open Space Strategy.

The output of this consultation was a strategic document that represented the needs of the community that Council could use to determine.

  • acquisition and disposal of public open space;
  • the prioritisation of open and play spaces and a framework for their future development; and
  • a framework within which sport and recreation providers within the municipality and the general public can realise the best possible uses of public open space and Councilowned resources.

The Strategy contains opportunities to enhance participation, liveability, health and wellbeing for residents and visitors to the Derwent Valley and will guide Council in making budgetary decisions in relation to upgrades to, and maintenance of, Council’s recreation, play and open spaces.

Key themes arising from the process included a high demand for play and sports facilities; a very strong demand for walking, cycling and dog walking and the need to improve and expand trails and footpaths to meet this demand in most communities.

Download the RPOSS Strategy.