Special Interest Groups

Special Committees under Section 24

Council has established a number of Special Committees under Section 24 of the Local Government Act 1993, to allow Council to collaborate and engage with the community in relation to specific areas of interest.

The Active City Special Interest Group provides an opportunity for community members with a knowledge and background in sport and recreation to provide a forum through which Council can consult with and receive advice and guidance on the future of sport and recreation development within the City of Devonport.

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Provides advice to Council on the planning, development promotion and accessibility of the arts, as an integral part of Devonport’s cultural life, including public art.

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The East Devonport Special Interest Group provides advice to Council about the future development of East Devonport.

Major projects supported or initiated:

  • Delivery of Strategic Actions of the East Devonport Community Plan
  • East Devonport Bike Safety Park
  • East Devonport Public Art
  • East Devonport Retail Precinct rebrand – Eastside Village
  • Mary Binks Wetlands
  • East Devonport all abilities beach access ramp
  • East Devonport outdoor fitness equipment
  • East Devonport Retail Strategy



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The Liveable City Special Interest Group ensures a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to developing Devonport as a liveable city for residents and visitors alike.

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The Devonport Maritime and Heritage Special Interest Group meet bi-monthly.  One of their key priorities is to collectively explore cultural tourism opportunities for Devonport, which includes Home Hill, the Julie Burgess and the Bass Strait Maritime Centre.

The Group also:

  •  Provide input into strategic Maritime and Heritage plans, programs, infrastructure and services (e.g. input into feasibility studies, business plans, collection storage etc);
  • Provide input into the strategic direction of the Bass Strait Maritime Centre, the historic Ketch the Julie Burgess and Home Hill;
  • Provide input and advise on related tourism development and marketing, promotion and raising awareness of initiatives and services;
  • Act as ambassadors for Devonport’s rich Maritime and Heritage places of interest and initiatives of Council, actively advocating on behalf of and promoting initiatives, partnerships and collections at local, state and national levels;
  • Raise awareness of the Bass Strait Maritime Centre, the Julie Burgess, Home Hill and other attractions within the City;
  • Engage the local Devonport and regional community in exhibitions, activities and programs, and actively promote the history services offered at the local history hub (Bass Strait Maritime Centre);
  • Support Council efforts to attract funding and other resources in accordance with identified needs and the strategic direction;
  • Establish a friends group for the Devonport Maritime and Heritage Special Interest Group, to assist and support operations and activities of facilities and services;
  • Provide input and feedback as required on collection management.

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