The full DVC Agenda cane be found here:http://www.derwentvalley.tas.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/21 February 2013.pdf
**All are welcome to attend the DVC council meeting next Thursday 21/2/13 6:30pm at the New Norfolk Court House.*
10.5 WILLOW COURT PARANORMAL DOCUMNETARY
Introduction and Purpose
The purpose of this report is to obtain approval from Council for some members of
the Willow Court and Barracks Working Group Special Committee to undertake a
paranormal investigation of either the Alonnah or Carlton Ward
S3 To encourage the development of local sporting, cultural and artistic activities.
The Willow Court and Barracks Working Group Special Committee have advised that
three members of their committee have discussed at the committee level their request
to undertake a paranormal investigation of either Alonnah or Carlton Ward and to
make a documentary video recording of the investigation for future display and
The Working Group has given in principle approval of the project subject to the
1. Council giving its approval for them to remain in the building overnight for up
to three nights to undertake the investigation; and
2. The Willow Court and Barracks Working Group Special Committee having
final approval of the script and video before it is released.
The Working Group also advised that the building to be used for the paranormal
investigation is Alonnah and they need approval to stay overnight for up to three
There are things that Council would need more information on and these issues are as
1. The qualifications of the persons undertaking the investigation.
2. The persons undertaking the investigations would also require appropriate
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3. Council may also wish to be involved in the final approval of the script and
video content before its release.
4. Assurances that the footage not used for the documentary is either destroyed, or
approval must be sought from the Working Group and or Council for it use at a
5. It may also be prudent for all the above conditions to be included in a contract
signed by all parties.
S*ince this time the Paranormal Documentary Team have shown the video to some *
*members of the Willow Court and Barracks Working Group Special Committee and *
*The Documentary has been scrutinised by the State Archivist in regard to the *
*contents of the documentary. *
*There has also been some discussion in regard to the MOU for the Willow Court *
*and Barracks Working Group Special Committee, and the view that they do not *
*wish to be liable for the release of the documentary. *
*This committee was only an advisory committee when it was formed and *
*recommendation from them was to be the subject of a report to Council. On that *
*basic it would be Council that made the decision in regard to the release of the *
*Some members of the Friends of Willow Court Special Committee were concerned *
*in regard to the content in the video this as stated above was the subject of a review *
by the State Archivist and his approval for its release has been given.
Consultations That Have Taken Place
(a) The Community
Willow Court and Barracks Working Group Special Committee and Derwent
Valley Councillors and Staff