Derwent Valley Council

Derwent Valley Council is a local government body situated in southern-central Tasmania, west of Hobart. Derwent Valley is classified as a rural local government area and has a population of 10,290,[1] it includes the localities of Bushy Park, Maydena and Strathgordon, with New Norfolk the major, principal town.

Derwent Valley Council
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Map showing the Derwent Valley local government area.
Coordinates42.8129°S 146.4227°E / -42.8129; 146.4227
Population10,290 (2018)[1][1]
 • Density2.5049/km2 (6.488/sq mi)
Established2 April 1994[2]
Area4,108 km2 (1,586.1 sq mi)[1]
MayorBen Shaw
Council seatNew Norfolk
RegionUpper Derwent River region
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal Division(s)Lyons
WebsiteDerwent Valley Council
LGAs around Derwent Valley Council:
West Coast Central Highlands Southern Midlands
West Coast Derwent Valley Council Glenorchy
West Coast Huon Valley Kingborough

History and attributes

Derwent Valley was established on 2 April 1994, it was previously known as the New Norfolk Municipal Council.[2] Derwent Valley is classified as rural, agricultural and large (RAL) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]

The council logo depicts an oast house (a kiln for drying hops), trees and a roll of paper which are representative of major industries in the municipality.

The Tarn Shelf within Mount Field National Park is located within the region and is an area of significant botanic interest. One unique plant that is only found in this area is a cross between the King Billy and Huon Pine.


  • Black Hills (part)
  • Boyer (part)
  • Broadmarsh (part)
  • Bushy Park
  • Claremont (part)
  • Collinsvale (part)
  • Fitzgerald
  • Florentine (part)
  • Glenfern
  • Glenlusk (part)
  • Glenora
  • Granton (part)
  • Gretna (part)
  • Hayes
  • Karanja
  • Lachlan
  • Lawitta
  • Macquarie Plains
  • Magra (part)
  • Malbina
  • Maydena
  • Molesworth
  • Moogara
  • Mount Field (part)
  • Mount Lloyd
  • National Park (part)
  • New Norfolk
  • Plenty
  • Rosegarland
  • Sorell Creek
  • Strathgordon
  • Styx
  • Tyenna
  • Uxbridge
  • Wellington Park (part)
  • Westerway (part)

See also


  1. "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. "Agency Details: Derwent Valley Council". Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. "Local government national report 2014-2015". Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
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