Mayor's Message - 4th July 2017

Published on 04 July 2017

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Mayor Martin Nominations are now open for Council’s Special Interest Groups and Advisory Boards.  These groups provide an exciting opportunity for Devonport residents, business owners and workers as a way of actively contributing to city life and utilising your skills and experiences.

Applications for committee membership positions are open until Friday, 14 July in the areas of community, education, art, sport & recreation, marketing and economic development, with positions now open for a two-year tenure.  Further details are available from Council’s Customer Service Centre and website.

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During April and May around 500 young people provided their opinion on the key issues facing them and their peers, ideas on how to address these as well as suggestions for improving their local town.

Council has now launched a second youth survey which follows on from the input received from our young people - providing the broader community and youth sector with a say in what plans and services are created to meet the needs of our young people know and into the future.

Copies of the survey are available form Council’s Customer Service Centre and website and we invite you to take five minutes to provide us with your ideas and views about how we can better value our young people.

Your ideas will be taken on board and used to create a plan which will guide the way our local councils and organisations who work with young people can better place young people at the heart of their activities, policies and services.

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In recent weeks Council’s animal control and compliance team have successfully reunited a number of lost dogs with their owners quickly and easily at no cost, all because the dogs were registered and therefore easy to identify.  If your dog gets out and is not registered it is taken to the animal shelter and your pooch’s retrieval results in a number of associated fees and fines.  Registering your dog helps in enabling Council to return them home and can save you money.  All dogs over the age of six months are required to be registered with Council, with savings on registration fees available if paid on or before 31 July.

Mayor Steve Martin