Mayor’s Message – 15 July 2020

Council is seeking expressions of interest from interested sporting bodies to lease an area at the Devonport Recreation Centre (formerly used by the Devonport Gymnastics Club).  Inspection of the area is by appointment and can be made by contacting Fabio Pizzirani – Sport and Recreation Development Coordinator on 6424 0511 or email  Further information is available on the website.  Applications close 24 July 2020 at 5:00pm.


The Bass Strait Maritime Centre will reopen on Thursday 1 October.  Staff at the facility have been working tirelessly throughout the temporary closure, undertaking much needed work on the historic and social history collections in the care of the Centre.  Staff have also regularly been posting content to social media channels, providing behind the scenes insight into the extent of the collections, and will continue to do so until the centre reopens.


Council will again host a luncheon for residents who have been ratepayers in the City for more than 50 years.  This year the luncheon will be held Monday 12 October 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm at the paranaple convention centre, 3rd floor of the paranaple centre.

Bookings are essential.  Eligible residents should RSVP by Friday 2 October by calling Council customer Service on 6424 0511 or by email to


The Devonport Recreation Centre has reopened for casual users between 9:30am – 2:30pm, Monday – Friday.

Ageing Stronger, Active Longer recommenced at the Devonport Recreation Centre on 14 July 2020 and Tai Chi for Health recommenced on 15 July.  For further details, contact the Devonport Recreation Centre on 6424 4109.


What changes can you make this ‘Plastic Free July’?

Plastic Free July started in Western Australia and is catching on worldwide, with 120 million people now taking part to avoid single use plastics.  Take the challenge or make a change in whatever way you can to avoid or reduce single use plastic – have a look at the Rethink Waste website to see how you can get involved and make a difference.


Have you checked out Devonport Jazz in Retrospect?

Throughout July, Council will be sharing footage of Devonport Jazz Festivals from years gone by.  Follow Devonport Jazz on Facebook to get a daily dose of Jazz – you never know who might pop up in one of the memories.


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