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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Cleaning up after your dog

Remember the importance of picking up after your dog.  Not only is dog faeces unsightly and unpleasant, it has other negative impacts on our community and environment.

It is a legal requirement under the Dog Control Act 2000 that "a person in charge of a dog must immediately remove and dispose of any dog faeces left by the dog in a public place or in a place not owned by the person".  If the person does not pick it up it can lead to a fine of $157.00 (1 penalty unit).

Some of the impacts of failing to clean up after your dog can be as follows.

Health Impacts to other dogs

  • Parvo—virus, Distemper
  • Canine Hepatitis, Hookworm
  • Roundworm, Tapeworm and Whipworm

Health Impacts on People

  • Hookworm, Tapeworm, Roundworm and Whipworm
  • Eye infections, throat infrections and gastroenteritis from swimming in polluted waterways

 Environmental Impacts

  • Washed into stormwater drains results in polution of fresh waterways and spilling out into our oceans
  • Effecting marine life and regularly slosing the beaches due to water being unsafe to swim in