Mayor's Message - 14 February 2017

Published on 14 February 2017

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Mayor Martin As preparations commence for the next financial year budget, Council is once again seeking community input by way of community project and initiative ideas which could benefit the community.  All submissions will be considered by Council on their merits during the budget process, along with those projects already listed as part of Council’s Five Year Forward Works Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to have direct input into the decision-making progress and help shape the delivery of City projects and infrastructure.  Ideas can be submitted through, by emailing, by completing a feedback form available from Council’s Customer Service Centre or in writing to PO Box 604, Devonport until Wednesday, 1 March.


To celebrate International Womens Day in March, Council will be recognising the contributions and achievements of local women through the ‘Diamonds of Devonport program, along with a ‘Secret Womens Business Talks’ evening.

Nominations for Diamonds of Devonport are open until 5pm, Friday 24 February and can be in the categories of personal achievement, business achievement, community achievement and young achiever of the year (under 30 years).  For more information please visit  Nominations can be made online or in person at Council’s offices.  Tickets to the event are $25 per person, to be held at the Bass Strait Maritime Centre on International Womens Day, Wednesday, 8 March.

‘Secret Womens Business Talks’ will be an evening of inspiration, motivation and laughter as we enjoy talks form three local women speaking about their life journeys and insights on how to succeed in life and business as a woman. The guest speakers are Romy Lucas from MyState Devonport, Rini Puccetti from Fudge’n’Good Coffee and Jess Bennett from Sea FM.  Tickets for the free event being held from 6-7.30pm, Monday, 6 March at the Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre are available from Council.

Mayor Steve Martin