Huon Valley News

Council Meeting Wrap Up – February 2024

Our monthly Ordinary Meeting of Council was held on Wednesday 28 February 2024.

The full meeting agenda, supporting documents and video recording can be found on our website’s Meetings, Agendas and Minutes page (scroll down to Past Meetings and select the February meeting).

Key items discussed included:

Legislative Items:

  • Tabling of Certificate of Election by Recount for Cr Amy Robertson
  • Tabling of Code of Conduct Determination Report

Public Question Time included questions related to the Heartland project, outstanding DAs, Facebook comments by Councillors, asbestos, Dr Retchford, budgets for medical centres, hiring fees for Palais Theatre, verge beautification, medical centre nurse practitioner model, medical centre significant business activity, medical centre appointments, TasWater sewage treatment plant, new look agenda documentation, future planning needs, active transport plans.

Planning Reports:

  • Resolved with amendments – Draft Huon Valley Land Use and Development Strategy

General Reports:

  • General Manager’s Operational Report
  • Mayor Doyle Activities Report (January)
  • Audit Panel committee minutes 30 January
  • Marine Facilities Development Advisory Committee Minutes 19 December
  • Community Grant Update as of 9 February 2024.
  • 2023-2024 Annual Plan Quarterly Implementation Report Quarter 2 Oct-Dec 2023
  • Southern Employment and Training Network (SETN) Progress report and Statement of Expenditure


Councillors had the opportunity to attend 5 workshops from 17 January to 14 February 2024, including a briefing update on TasWater’s Geeveston outfall project, Children’s Services review completion, Councillor priorities, Docs on Tap, and Review of Local Government.

Councillor Notices of Motion:

  • Resolved with amendments- Cr Cambers-Smith regarding Hydro Tas
  • Resolved with amendments- Cr Gibson regarding Geeveston sewer treatment plant

Open Reports:

  • Resolved with amendments- Future of Local Government Review
  • Resolved – Lease of Public Land – Old Fire Station Shed, Ranelagh Recreation Area
  • Resolved – Acting Deputy Mayor (Cr Jessop)
  • Resolved – Financial Report
  • Resolved – HR Policies Review (Cr Burgess)
  • Resolved – HMAS Huon – Freedom of Entry

Items addressed in Closed Council:  

    • General Reports
    • Closed Reports