Public comment sought on Devonport General Cemetery Master Plan

The Devonport City Council is inviting public comment on its draft Devonport General Cemetery Master Plan 2021-2031.

The Plan is a guiding document for the development and management of the Cemetery over a ten-year period commencing in July 2020.

The development of Master Plans for all Devonport cemeteries is an action of the Cemetery Strategy 2011-2030.

The Cemetery sits on a 2.8 ha site of public open space, in ownership of the Devonport City Council, located on the northern corner of Stony Rise Road and Lawrence Drive. The entrance is located off Lawrence Drive, adjacent to Council’s Works Depot.

It is the second largest of the four cemeteries along this road and is within a few hundred metres of St. Olave’s and the Congregational Cemetery.

Mayor Annette Rockliff said the central aim of the Master Plan was to preserve the individual and shared heritage values of the Cemetery, while sustainably adapting the site for the current and future needs of the community.

The objectives of the Master Plan are to:

  • Identify relevant landscape, heritage and operational constraints and opportunities.
  • Understand and respect social and historical values in Cemetery management.
  • Provide a strategic approach towards cemetery enhancement that is realistic, achievable and within reasonable resources available to the Council and community.

Cr Rockliff said the Plan included three principles and 11 actions which aimed to meet these objectives. Council is now seeking feedback from Cemetery visitors and interested community members on these.

She said many residents still visited the cemetery regularly to remember loved ones.

“Many residents maintain a close affinity with the Cemetery as evidenced by the fact that over 70 submissions were received to a community survey in March, with almost 70 per cent of respondents still living in Devonport,” she said.

“Participants were asked for their suggestions on how to improve the cemetery with general maintenance (tree pruning, weed control, removal of litter), plot maintenance/restoration and road/walkway accessibility among the most common responses.”

A link to the survey can be found on the Speak Up Devonport page of Council’s website.

The survey closes at 5 p.m. on 26 June 2020


Media Contact
Nigel Tapp |Media & Communications Officer Devonport City Council
03 6424 0562 | 0427 132 972 |

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Stormwater Asset Management Plan open for community input

The Devonport City Council has released its Stormwater Asset Management Plan for public comment.

Stormwater assets represent the largest asset group by number, and the second largest in value, with a combined replacement value of $137.7 million and an annual depreciation cost of more than $1.3 million.

The Plan details seven actions required for the management of stormwater assets (and services provided from these assets), compliance with regulatory requirements and funding needed to provide the required levels of service over a 10-year period.

It was prepared based on asset and financial data available as at December 2019 and does not take into account any of the current impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In that sense it can be considered a “business as usual” approach.

Future reviews of the Plan will respond to the funding changes that are likely to occur due to the impacts of the pandemic.

Community members can view and comment on the Plan by visiting the Speak Up Devonport page on Council’s website.

The comment period will close at 5 p.m. on Friday 26 June 2020.


Media Contact
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03 6424 0562 | 0427 132 972 |

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Mayor’s Message – 26 May 2020

Because of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions Council has extended the expiry date for Pensioner Parking Permits until 13 July.

To assist with restrictions around social distancing, a staged approach to processing applications for new permits is required.  A letter will be sent to all recipients explaining the process this week.


Council’s intention to make proposed By-Law to regulate and licence street trading on public streets within the Devonport municipality.

Submissions from the public are invited on the proposed By-Law. All submissions are required to be made in writing and may be mailed to the General Manager, PO Box 604, Devonport 7310 or emailed to council@devonport.tas.

The period within which submissions may be made will close at 5.00 p.m. on Friday 12 June 2020.

The proposed By-Law, along with the Regulatory Impact Statement prepared in respect of the By-Law, can be viewed on Council’s website by clicking here. A copy can also be obtained  by contacting Council on 6424 0511 or emailing

The objectives of the proposed By-Law and the means of achieving them are set out in the Regulatory Impact Statement as well as the primary features of the By-Law and its envisaged or potential impact on the community or particular groups within the community. The Regulatory Impact Statement and the Infringement Notice Offences can also be viewed on Council’s website by clicking here or by contacting Council on 6424 0511 or emailing

Public enquiries on the content and effect of the proposed By-Law can be directed to Council’s Development Services Manager on 6424 0511.


The public exhibition period for the draft Devonport Local Provisions Schedule (LPS)has been extended.

The draft LPS will form part of the single state-wide planning scheme known as the Tasmanian Planning Scheme

Representations must be received by close of business Friday 12 June 2020.


A reminder that Council has reintroduced parking fees for street meters from today. Council car parks will remain free for a further three weeks.

To find out more information click here. 


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