Mayor’s Message – 10 September 2019

Residents are reminded that they only have until this afternoon to provide their comments on the revised Dog Management Policy.

The policy outlines Council’s approach and responsibilities for dog management and control.

Council is committed to promoting responsible dog ownership.

Dog ownership has many important benefits to the community through companionship, health promotion, general well-being as well as their use as working dogs.

But all dog owners have a legal and ethical responsibility to their dogs and to the wider community.   Irresponsible dog ownership can affect the physical and social environment of other residents.

The Dog Management Policy is provided to assist dog owners to minimise any negative impacts on the community.

It is also designed to provide information on responsible dog ownership, identify areas within the municipal area which are available for exercising dogs and areas where dogs are restricted or prohibited.

The policy also outlines Council’s approach and responsibilities for dog management and control.

A copy of the policy can be found at the Have your Say tab on Council’s website at www.devonport.tas.gov.au

 The comment period will close at 4 p.m.

Written responses can also be emailed to council@devonport.tas.gov.au

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Seniors Week will be held 14-20 October and the Devonport City Council is once again celebrating Seniors Week within the Devonport region with the largest calendar of events produced for the weeklong celebration.

Council is working with several organisations to provide a broad range of activities and events to suit all seniors within the Devonport community.

The calendar is jam-packed with over 50 events for seniors to attend. Some events do require booking in advance and payment while others are drop in on the day and free.

The program has been designed specifically to be low cost and offers a wide range of activities to cater for all seniors within the community.

The full program of events can be downloaded from Council’s website or Facebook page.

For further information please contact, Community Services at Devonport City Council on 6424 0511.

Cr Annette Rockliff
MAYOR 

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