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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Dog and Animal Complaints

Complaints relating to nuisances created by dogs as lodged under Section 47 of the Dog Control Act 2000 attract a fee as prescribed in the Fees and Charges Register.  This fee is refundable on substantiation of the complaint.

As per the Councils Dog Management Policy  (section 5.8), the Council recognises the right of community members to seek assistance in dealing with nuisances created by dogs. This is best achieved by open communication between Council Officers, the complainant, and the dog owner/s.

The Councils’ Municipal Inspector will not respond to complaints made anonymously. The Council maintains the right to ask the complainants name, address, and telephone number. This information is strictly confidential. The Councils’ Municipal Inspector will not deal with complaints of a frivolous or vexatious nature.