Mayor's Message - 15 August 2017

Published on 14 August 2017

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Mayor Martin

Happy Birthday and congratulations to Devonport Chat ‘n’ Choose in providing 30 years of a community based program where people can learn a new craft or teach others. Proudly supported by Council and Devonport High School, Chat 'n' Choose provides a friendly, all-inclusive environment that allows members of the community to engage with others and form valuable friendships and support networks. We all know that spending excessive time alone can be unhealthy, as well as, pretty boring, so why not get along to Chat ‘n’ Choose, meet new people, talk with friends, try a different craft and join in the fun, every Thursday morning (during school terms) 10am – 12noon at Lifeway Church, 128 William Street, Devonport. Dependent on numbers, a free creche may be available.  


 Australian Indoor Bias Bowls National Championships are conducted annually on a rotating basis between Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. The 48th Australian Indoor Bias Bowls Championships will be held in Devonport from 20-26 August. Devonport Council is proud to be an event partner with around 500 bowlers, officials and extended family set to converge on our city, competing for the honours, and looking to enjoy our fabulous Tasmanian hospitality, food and beverages. Please give them all a warm and welcoming greeting to our fine city.


Reece and Devonport High Schools are today hosting a Beacon Foundation Speed Careering Event. The aim of speed careering is to expose students to a variety of diverse career paths in a short time frame, including those they may not have considered. Speed careering is based on a similar format to ‘speed dating’. Many students have limited knowledge of the breadth of career paths available in their community once they have finished school. The speed careering event focuses on increasing student awareness of the career paths available by providing opportunities for them to interact with local business representatives, including local government.