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Mayor’s Message – 12 November 2019


Mayor’s Message – 12 November 2019

The annual Home Hill Garden Fete will be held this coming Sunday, 17 November, from 10am until 3pm at the former Lyons’ residence, 77 Middle Road.

It will feature market stalls, food vendors, children’s activities, live music and entertainment in the grounds of the beautiful National Trust property.

While the house – the residence of former Prime Minister Joseph Lyons, his wife Dame Enid and their children – is not open for tours on the day you can purchase discounted tickets for future tours.

I trust as many people as possible will get along to assist in raising funds to support future restoration efforts for this important piece of the city’s history.


It never ceases to amaze me the number of community leaders I see around the city, even if most would probably not regard themselves as leaders, or future leaders.

I would encourage all these people to either consider applying for the Tasmanian Community Fund’s Emerging Community Leaders Program for 2020 or to tap someone else on the shoulder to put their name forward.

The program will enable up to 24 participants to develop skills which will empower and enable them to help their community prosper.

Emerging Community Leaders brings together the next generation of leaders in Tasmania’s community sector with a program focused on leading self, leading others, leading community and leading for lasting impact.

There is an emphasis on experiential learning and being able to apply skills immediately in the form of projects benefiting participants’ workplaces and the community.

The way in which this program is delivered aims to develop participants in an engaging, innovative and future focused way.

The content, presenters, workshops and activities included in the delivery of this program are practical, creative, unique and deeply engaging. Participants are encouraged to understand that everyone’s journey through the program is different, and leadership is innately personal.

The program is open to all Tasmanians, but participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Applications for the 2020 program are now open and close on 29 November 2019.

Applications can be submitted through the Tasmanian Community Fund’s grant portal at

Cr Annette Rockliff