Mayor’s Message – 21 May 2019

Earlier this year Council wrote to residents following concerns about vehicle speeds and road safety in Triton Road, East Devonport, regarding the installation of traffic calming along the road.

The majority of the feedback received was supportive of lowering traffic speeds.

Triton Road is classified as a local street, safety is prioritised over efficiency. Low speeds are preferred because it is a residential neighbourhood where vehicles are entering and leaving properties and pedestrians are present.

Updated traffic counts from March 2019 indicated that at one location (near Coraki Street) up to 34% of vehicles using the road are still exceeding the 50km/h limit.

In response to reviewing the speed data and the feedback, Council has decided to reduce vehicle speeds and improve road safety by;

  1. Road Narrowing at the North Caroline Street intersection and at the Brooke Street intersection with traffic islands.
  2.  Creating a slow point at the Coraki Street intersection with a mini roundabout

Council appreciates the feedback from residents which has helped develop the solution with construction is likely to start in June.

If you have any questions, please contact Council on 6424 0511


Shane Walker’s photograph of the Mersey River in gale conditions has been named as the judge’s winner of the 2019 Distinctly Devonport photographic competition.

Brandon Edwards was highly commended by the judge for Bluffhead 2.

The People’s Choice winner was Val Hine (Spirit of the Sea sunrise).

Category winners were:

• Devonport Active Outside – Kaylah Appleby (Donheads)
• Devonport Nightscape – Phillip Norris (Swirly girly)
• Devonport Foreshore and Coastline Kyle Distill (Lighthouse)
• Distinctly Devonport – Val Hine (Spirit of the Sea sunrise)
• Devonport CBD & Retail Spaces – Danny Gunn (Rooke Street Mall in the morning)
• Devonport in the Gloaming – David Oldenhof (Coastal glow).

The Devonport City Council wishes to thank all people who submitted entries. Many were of an exceptional standard and it was great to see so many wonderful interpretations of the city and its surrounds.

Cr Annette Rockliff


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Unique Tasmanian objects on display

Ten unique objects held in community museums throughout Tasmania – and all with fascinating stories behind them – will be on display at the Devonport Regional Gallery from Saturday 25 May 2019.

The exhibition 10 Objects, 10 Stories: Celebrating Community Collections will be exhibited at the Gallery until Sunday 21 July 2019.

Objects on display include Lieutenant-General Lord Robert Baden-Powell’s despatch box from the Tasmanian Scout Heritage Centre, Axeman Reg Purton’s winning block held at the Axeman’s Hall of Fame and a child’s tricycle from 1910 from the West Coast Heritage Centre.

10 Objects, 10 Stories has been curated by Arts Tasmania’s Roving Curators Melissa Smith and Veronica Macno, with the aim of celebrating the important role that the community museum sector plays as storytellers and custodians of our state’s unique cultural heritage.

Media call: Curator Veronica Macno will be available for interview at the Devonport Regional Gallery on Friday 24 May.

Exhibition Opening: Friday 7 June at 6pm by Roger Jaensch MP, Member for Braddon.

Floor talk: Curators Macno and Smith will conduct a daytime floor talk in the second week of July. Date and Time TBC.

Exhibition dates: 25 May-21 July 2019. Entry to the exhibition is free.

Image details: Tricycle, c.1910 from the collection of the West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan


Media Contact:

Geoff Dobson



P. 6424 0577 M. 0419 505 838

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