Mayor’s Message – 19 November 2019


Mayor’s Message – 19 November 2019

Platypus expert James McGregor will be presenting a talk about one of the world’s most interesting mammals at the Tasmanian Arboretum, at Eugenana, on Saturday.

Beginning at 10 am, the talk is free to the public and James’s presentation will run for about two hours.

More information is available from Council by telephoning 6424 0511.


There are less than two weeks to go before registrations close for the 2019 Devonport Christmas Parade with Thursday 28 November the last day.

This year the Christmas Parade, to be held on Friday 6 December at 6.30 p.m., will traverse a route taking in James Street, Victoria Parade, Bluff Road and Clements Street.

It will be a shorter and flatter route than previous years, and people are encouraged to consider entering a walking float.

Those wishing to enter a float can find a registration form at and return it to Council at PO Box 604 Devonport TAS 7310 or via email to [email protected]


Nominations are now open for Devonport City Council’s 2020 Australia Day Awards.

Devonport residents are encouraged to nominate worthy individuals who have made significant contributions to the Devonport community. Award categories include Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year Award.

Young Citizen of the Year nominees must be aged under 30 years on 26 January 2020.

The Awards are open to residents and/or ratepayers of the Devonport local government area.

There are many people within our community who do great things, and this is one way in which we can celebrate them.

Nomination forms can be obtained from Council’s paranaple centre office or

Nominations will be open until 5pm, Monday, 2 December 2019.

Cr Annette Rockliff