Council suspends parking fees

The Devonport City Council has decided to immediately suspend all parking fees in its car parks and street meters until further notice in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

The Council on Monday night determined to establish a COVID-19 Response Committee which met for the first time today.

Committee Chairperson, Cr Leon Perry said Council was mindful of recent health advice to avoid using cash for transactions where possible and considered the removal of parking fees was one way it could help people remain safe.

It was also recognised as an immediate step Council could take to assist local retailers in all our shopping precincts across the city.However, he asked parkers to be mindful of the reliance that local businesses have on rotational street parking and to limit their use to the time they actually needed to undertake their business.

“Council is relying on community members to be responsible and to not see this as an opportunity to park for free all day outside their business or place of employment.” he said.

Free parking is not illegal parking and restrictions to disability parking, loading zones, taxi ranks, etc will still apply as will the existing applicable time limits.

Mayor Cr Annette Rockliff said Council was continuing to monitor the latest health advice and any changes to its operations would be shared with the community across its website and social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter

ENDS

Media Contact
Nigel Tapp |Media & Communications Officer Devonport City Council
03 6424 0562 | 0427 132 972 |ntapp@devonport.tas.gov.au

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COVID-19 Update events, activities and services

Devonport City Council have compiled a list of events, activities and services affected by COVID-19. The below information will be updated regularly.

Events/Activities and Services changes due to COVID-19

Event

 

Royal Australian Mint Regional Tour

Cancelled

Devonport Motor Show

Cancelled

Harmony Day

Cancelled

Anzac Day

Cancelled

Youth Week

Cancelled

Jewellery, Gem and Mineral Fair

Cancelled

The Greatest Show – Town Hall Theatre

Postponed

Know your Odds Skate, Scoot & BMX Competition

Cancelled

Devonport Jazz

Cancelled

Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast

Cancelled

Toast For Kids Charity Gala

Cancelled

Church Together Easter Service

Cancelled

Reconciliation Bridge Walk

Cancelled

School Strike for Climate

Cancelled

Volleyball Tasmanian Tournament 2020

Cancelled

DPA Dart Players Australian Tournament 2020

Cancelled

School Futsal Competition 2020

Suspended

Basketball Tasmania Tournament and Tri-Series

Cancelled

The Full Monty – Town Hall Theatre

Cancelled

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow – Town Hall Theatre

Cancelled

Sleeping Beauty – Town Hall Theatre

Cancelled

You & I – Town Hall Theatre

Postponed

Whoosh! – Town Hall Theatre

Postponed

Snow White – Town Hall Theatre

Postponed

Devonport Eisteddfod

Cancelled

 

 

Regular Activities/Services

 

Devonport Community House Public Programming

Suspended. Food shed to continue to operate with the limited available supply

East Devonport Community House Public Programming

Suspended. Sue’s Food suspended

East Devonport Child and Family Centre Public Programming

Closed. Only open for Antenatal and child health appointments (note: no child health drop in)

Devonport Library

Closed

Devonport Online Access Centre

Closed

Reflections Café – Dementia Cafe

Suspended

East Devonport Boot Camp

Suspended

Kangaroo Kids

Suspended

Bass Strait Maritime Centre Public Programming

Suspended

Julie Burgess Sailing Season

Suspended

Devonport Regional Gallery Public Programming

Suspended

Ageing Stronger, Active Longer – Devonport City Council

Suspended

Tai Chi for Health – Devonport City Council

Suspended

Don Market

Suspended

Providore Place Markets

Suspended

Community Voices Program – YFCC

Suspended

Devonport International Café

Suspended

Devonport Garden Club

Suspended

Splash Devonport Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Closed

NWBU Basketball Training/activities/rosters

Suspended

Torokan Karate

Suspended

East Devonport Badminton Club

Suspended

Devonport Judo

Suspended

Netball Tasmania Training/activities/rosters

Suspended

Devonport Table Tennis

Suspended

North West Greyhound Racing Club

Meetings and Trial Sessions closed to the Public

Devonport Recreation Centre

Closed (contactable via email: recreation@devonport.tas.gov.au )

East Devonport Recreation and Function Centre

Closed (contactable via email: recreation@devonport.tas.gov.au )

Spreyton Hall

Closed

Don Memorial Hall

Closed

Melrose Hall

Closed

Football Tasmania

Suspended

Works Depot

Closed (contactable via email: Council@devonport.tas.gov.au Or Phone: 03 6424 0511)

Bass Strait Maritime Centre

Closed (contactable via email: bookings@bassstraitmc.com.au Or Phone: 03 6424 7100)

Devonport Regional Gallery

Closed (available via email: artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au Or Phone: 03 6420 2900)

Visitor Information Centre

Closed (available via email: tourism@devonport.tas.gov.au Or Phone: 03 6420 2900)

Providore Place food pavilion

Closed (available via email: market@devonport.tas.gov.au Or Phone: 03 6420 2900)

paranaple convention centre

Closed (available via email: functions@devonport.tas.gov.au Or Phone  03 6420 2900)

Girdlestone Park, East Devonport

Camping/Caravanning

Closed (Except for those awaiting departure on the Spirit)

Horse Head Creek, Quoiba

Camping/Caravanning

Closed (Except for those awaiting departure on the Spirit)

Kelcey Tier

Closed

BreastScreen Mobile Screening Unit

Suspended

 

 

If you would like to provide further information on behalf of an Organisation or Service please send details to:

Danielle O’Brien | Community Services Administration Officer

council@devonport.tas.gov.au

For the latest information refer to the Department of Health Website, and the National Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080 is available for anyone requiring further information.

More information on on the Council website can be found here. 

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