Mayor's Message - 16th May 2017

Published on 16 May 2017

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Mayor Martin Construction of the LIVING CITY 'Providore Place' food pavilion and multi-deck car park is on track to open in late 2017, ready for summer trading. 

Striking an imposing structure above the site fencing in Oldaker Street, the sheer scale of Providore Place is now evident to those passing by. 

Opening to capture the 2017/2018 summer tourist season, ‘Providore Place’ is designed to be a mecca showcasing the best of Tasmania’s produce. 

Southern Wild Distillery, one of the anchor tenants of Providore Place has started operating at a temporary location at 17 Fenton Way, providing a taster of what is to come. 

Concrete pours and structural steel works continue, with over 80 workers now on the Stage 1 Fairbrother site.  

The new multi-deck car park and civic building have also expanded above the fencing with construction of the upper floors on full display.  The multi-deck car park will be open in time for Christmas trading, with an expected completion date in late November. 


National Simultaneous Storytime is coming up at 11am, Wednesday 24th May, right across the country.  It’s an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 17th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

I look forward to reading ‘The Cow Tripped Over the Moon’ by Tony Wilson & Larua Wood at the Devonport LINC as part of the event.

In 2016 over 520,000 children at over 3,500 locations participated in the event.

Early childhood literacy plays such an important role in setting our children and grandchildren up for a successful education, career and life. 

As part of the “Year of Literacy’ here in Devonport, we have whole-heartedly embraced every opportunity to promote literacy and hope you are enjoying the journey with us.

Mayor Steve Martin