Business registration and licence extensions

On 27 May 2020 the Tasmanian Premier, Peter Gutwein, announced one-off extensions to the expiry dates of SOME classes of registrations/licences under the Food Act 2003 and the Public Health Act 1997. To ensure clarity for all types of registration/licence holders in the Devonport area, details are provided below:

Food Businesses

  • Food business registrations (including mobile food vans) due to expire on 30 June 2020 are automatically extended until 31 December 2020. Businesses can expect to receive their usual renewal documentation from Council in late November 2020.
  • Temporary food business registrations (eg: barbecue stalls) with an expiry date between 27 May 2020 and 27 November 2020 are automatically extended for a further 6 months beyond the expiry date stated on the Certificate of Registration. Renewal documents are not routinely sent out for these registrations, meaning it is up to the applicant to approach Council to renew their registration once expired.

 

Public Health Risk Activities

  • Tattooing and piercing business registrations due to expire on 30 June 2020 are automatically extended until 31 December 2020. Businesses can expect to receive their usual renewal documentation from Council in late November 2020.
  • Tattooing and piercing operator licences due to expire on 30 June 2020 are automatically extended until 31 December 2020. Operators can expect to receive their usual renewal documentation from Council in late November 2020.

 

Regulated Systems

  • Cooling tower registrations will expire as normal on 30 June 2020, as no extension has been declared by the State Government. Businesses can expect to receive their usual renewal documentation from Council in July 2020.

 

Private Water Carriers

  • Water carrier registrations will expire as normal on 30 June 2020, as no extension has been declared by the State Government. Businesses can expect to receive their usual renewal documentation from Council in July 2020.

 

Be advised that Council WILL NOT be sending out amended registrations and licences to those businesses included in the extension. As this declaration has been made by the Premier at a state level, all local councils are aware of the extensions and must honour registrations/licences that fit into the extension provisions.

 

Should you have any queries or concerns regarding these extensions, please contact Council’s Environmental Health team at council@devonport.tas.gov.au or on (03) 6424 0511.

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Council extends support to local sporting clubs

Council has extended its support of local sporting clubs to include user groups of the Devonport and East Devonport Recreation Centres.

Until 31 December 2020, Council will halve the fees to regular users of the facilities and will also continue to be responsible for user utility costs, to support them through this recovery phase.

The Mayor, Cr Annette Rockliff said Council had been mindful of the financial strain placed on sporting clubs by COVID-19.

“These clubs provide essential support to many within our community and Council is keen to provide them some assistance as they begin to restart programs and rosters,” she said.

Cr Rockliff said user groups would not need to take any action to access the support.

Council’s COVID-19 Response Committee determined earlier to provide financial support to ‘outdoor’ sporting clubs by  waiving ground fees for the 2019/20 winter season. The Chairman of the Committee, Cr Perry, noted that Council is  mindful of providing equitable support for the ‘indoor’ sporting community through this time.

“In its desire to equally support indoor and outdoor clubs, Council’s decision to take responsibility for utility costs, along with incurring additional cleaning costs at the indoor facilities, was considered appropriate. The outdoor clubs receiving waivers for rental and ground charges will continue to pay their own utility costs over the next six months,” he said.

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Media Contact
Jacqui Surtees |Executive Officer Devonport City Council

03 6424 0560 | 0427 132 972 |jsurtees@devonport.tas.gov.au

 

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