Southern Rooke Street Renewal Project completed

The Devonport City Council’s $1 million Southern Rooke Street Renewal Project has been completed.

Over the last few months the section from Stewart Street to Steele Street has been transformed with nine off-street car parking spaces added, including four free 15 minute spaces.

Other features of the project have included:

  • Wider footpaths constructed with exposed aggregate concrete and stone pavers
  • Additional trees and plantings
  • A raised intersection at King St to slow traffic and provide safer crossing points and;
  • New street furniture.

Mayor Annette Rockliff thanked retailers in the area for their patience during the construction phase.

“Council understands that it has not been easy for them during the construction phase but certainly the end result is a more appealing streetscape which we hope will encourage shoppers to visit,” she said.

“And that will not only be helped by more off-street parking but also the public car park between Steele Street and King Street which was developed by Council.”



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Mayor’s Message – 11 June 2019

As part of Men’s Health Week men are being offered the chance to get a Pit Stop health check up at the Devonport Football Club between 6pm and 8pm tomorrow, Wednesday 12 June.

Pit Stop is a health program which aims to engage men of all ages by likening areas of the body to parts in a car.

It is run as a series of ‘stations’, each involving a quick, simple health check.

The environment of the Pit Stop ‘stations’ is non-medical, and is a comfortable and fun setting which allows participants to overcome any apprehension they may have about going to a doctor, or presenting with a specific problem.

Health professionals will be in attendance and able to give advice through the following ‘stations.’

  • Fuel – Alcohol
  • Exhaust – Smoking
  •  Oil pressure – Blood Pressure
  • Head gasket – Stress
  • Duco/spark plugs – Skin and testicular cancer
  • Fluffy dice – Gambling
  • Alignment – Life balance, self-care

I was pleased recently to receive a letter from the Mayor of the New Zealand city of Christchurch, Lianne Dalziel, thanking our city for the messages of condolences sent from local residents following the terror attack on the city’s Muslim community in March.

More than 100 people were killed or injured when a gunman opened fire at two mosques in the city during Friday morning prayers

Mayor Dalziel said the response locally, nationally and internationally had been inspired by love, compassion and kindness.

“From our local Muslim brothers and sisters we have heard of the infinite capacity for forgiveness,” she said

“An act that was designed to divide us has united us as a city and as a nation.

“And the message has gone out around the world that this is how to respond to terrorism – not with retribution, but with generosity of mind and spirit, as we build bridges across cities and across the world.”

She said that, as a city, Christchurch had chosen not to be defined by what happened on that day, but rather for all the goodness that it had inspired, and the knowledge that we all can all make a difference.

“Thank you once more for your message and for the commitment to being the change we all want to see in the world.”

Cr Annette Rockliff



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