Penalty charges for late payment of April rates instalment to be waived

The Devonport City Council’s COVID-19 Response Committee yesterday resolved to implement a range of immediate relief measures to assist individuals, businesses and community groups.

These measures include:

  • Late payment of April 30 rates instalment to incur no penalties if paid by June 30
  • Expand suspension of Council car parks and street meter fees to include parking permit holders
  • Waive ground fees to sporting clubs until further notice
  • Council to pay suppliers within 14 days to improve business cash flow

Committee chairperson Cr Leon Perry said Council understood the downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic was putting a strain on the household budgets of many in its community.

“We, along with significant Federal and State Government stimuli, are working methodically to alleviate hardship,” he said.

“Council provides many essential services to the community – from rubbish and recycling collections, through to cleaning our streets and gutters, and fixing our roads and footpaths – and all these services come at a cost.

“Our frontline staff are continuing to work through the challenges of this pandemic” Cr Perry added.

The Mayor, Annette Rockliff, urged any resident experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, to reach out to Council to discuss the various payment options available to assist them.

“Council, through the Local Government Association of Tasmania, is working on a Statewide Hardship Policy, however in the short-term ratepayers have the option of entering into longer-term payment plans,” she said.

Cr 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.


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Draft Devonport Local Provisions Schedule on public display

The draft Devonport Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) is now on public exhibition from Monday 23 March 2020 until Monday 25 May 2020. The draft LPS will form part of the single state-wide planning scheme known as the Tasmanian Planning Scheme. target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Representations are invited on the draft LPS to be received by close of business on Monday 25 May 2020.

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COVID-19 Update Helplines

Listed below are some of the many websites and help lines available to individuals. 

Please don’t hesitate to seek assistance!

OrganisationContact Details 
FindHelp Tas you with local community services.
Lifeline13 11 1424 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
A Tasmanian Lifeline1800 98 44 34Lifeline Tasmania has set up a new service for Tasmanians, specifically to deal with unprecedented demand for information, advice and support because of the coronavirus pandemic.
These are not normal times. Many Tasmanians experiencing stress, anxiety, worry, fear and a sense of helplessness because of the pandemic are strongly encouraged to seek assistance by calling this new Lifeline Tasmania service.
Beyond Blue1300 224 636Provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
MensLine Australia 1300 789 978 03 8371 2851A telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way. 
Kids Helpline1800 551 800A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
Headspace1800 650 890Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.
Public Health Hotline1800 671 738Public Health Services works to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of all Tasmanians. We partner with individuals, groups and communities statewide to achieve this outcome.
Business Tasmania Hotline1800 440 026Tasmanian government’s online resource for Tasmanian micro, small and medium enterprises (SME)
Carers Australia1800 242 636Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory.
QLife1800 184 527Counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. 
Relationships Australia1300 364 277A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.
1800 RESPECT1800 737 732Confidential information, counselling and support service open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
Rural Alive and Well (RAW)1300 4357 6283Non for profit organisation helping individuals, families and the community through mental health issues with a focus on suicide prevention.     
Reach Out mental health organisation for young people and parents. Practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – and the information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.

The National COVID Older Persons Information Line on 1800 171 866.

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

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COVID-19 Update supporting local retail businesses

Businesses have changed the way they operate due to COVID-19.
Council have compiled a list showing the online and pick up trading details (as of the time of posting on 2 April). This is an evolving situation and is subject to change.
Please support your local, they need your help more than ever.
Remember social distancing when collecting orders or opting for delivery!

Local retail businesses online and order via phone during COVID-19

BusinessOnline Orders – WebsiteNotes:
Devonport Bookshop 6424 3871 – Happy to take orders over the phone, via email, Facebook or Instagram. You can collect parcels from the back of our store in Rooke Lane. We are also delivering in the Devonport area daily and on Wednesdays delivering to the Latrobe, Port Sorell, Spreyton and Forth areas for prepaid orders.
Face 6424 5253 – Click and collect when you pay over the phone, we will have your products ready in store when you arrive. Free delivery to the Devonport area when you place your order and pay over the phone. postage of products to outlining areas, call us to arrange postage *postal fees will apply.
Canoe ‘n’ shopping & delivery
Stork 6424 4667 – Call and they can deliver, check out what’s available online.
TheMac shopping & delivery
Passport 6424 8030 – You can now purchase online! Or if you prefer ‘Click and Collect”. Simply make your purchase online and then call to arrange a time to collect your purchase from the Edward St carpark or park outside the back of our shop in Rooke Lane and they will bring your purchase out to you whilst keeping a safe distance.
Waterfront News and 7 days a week and are happy to do home delivery to customers in and around Devonport, East Devonport, Spreyton and Don.
Total Performance
If you see something you like on our social media, in store or are after a specific item, simply call, direct message or e-mail to organise sizing, payment and postage details. Payments can be made by sending card details, over the phone or by transferring to our account. We will offer free express shipping on orders over $100, and a flat rate postage price of $7 for standard shipping and $10 for express. Ts&Cs do apply on sizing requirements and weight.
Natures 6423 3777 – You can order & pay over the phone and they can drop your purchase in your mailbox
Shiraz media orders taken with local delivery available.
Hospitality Laundry Service Call on (03)6424 2781 to discuss, place and pay for your order. Upon Pick up or Delivery. They will knock and maintain their distance until the door is answered to make sure your order is collected safely. If you would like to drop off or collect your order and wish to stay in your vehicle call them while you are out the front of the store and they will bring it out to you.
Tasmanian Clothing Company 64 272256 or email and we will ship to anywhere shopping & delivery
Suzanne shopping & delivery
Nova Design and how they can help you business with e-commerce and website solutions. Just send your website address to and she will investigate your current site for capabilities and opportunities.
Free Me Oil and 6424 4060 – Online ordering & delivery, phone ordering.
Amcal 6424 6400 – Offering a daily delivery service for our customers who are: Isolating themselves at home on the advice of a medical practitioner, Aged over 70, Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and are aged over 50, People with chronic health conditions or who are immunocompromised, Parents with new babies or people who are pregnant. Please note order will need to be placed by 2pm to be delivered later the same day, any orders placed after 2pm will be delivered the following business day.
Deliveries will only be done Monday-Friday (no deliveries on Saturday and Sunday).
Payments will need to be placed over the phone with a credit or debit card as we wont be excepting cash on deliveries.   
Just For You shopping and delivery. They take orders over the phone (03) 6423 5540, free delivery in the Devonport and surrounds area

Bathroom Envy Devonport delivery and orders over the phone
Tasmanian Printer Cartridge Co 6424 5999,, email or phone for orders. Free delivery for orders over $100. Same day delivery.
Terry White and collect home delivery.
Priceline Pharmacy shopping & delivery
Complete Stationery Office 6424 6777 – Phone orders, online orders, next day delivered free of charge.
So Silver So shopping & delivery
Poppie & shopping & delivery
Toyworld shopping & delivery shopping & delivery
Millers shopping & delivery
Supercheap shopping & delivery, click & collect. shopping & delivery
Black shopping & delivery
Just shopping & delivery
Spendless shopping & delivery
EB Games shopping & delivery
Glow shopping & delivery
RSEA shopping & delivery
Bunnings shopping & delivery
Anacondawww.anacondastores.comOnline shopping & delivery
BCF – Boating, Camping, shopping & delivery shopping & delivery
Best& shopping & delivery
Kmart shopping & delivery
Target shopping & delivery
Fan Everyday Wear shopping & delivery
Jay Jays shopping & delivery
Rivers shopping & delivery
Kathmandu shopping & delivery
Factorie shopping & delivery
Cotton On shopping & delivery
Sanity shopping & delivery
Harris Scarfe shopping & delivery
The Reject Shop shopping & delivery
Harvey Norman Devonport shopping & delivery
Rockmans shopping & delivery

If you would like to provide further information on behalf of a Business please send details to:

Bella Dyke | Events Administration Officer

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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