Mayor’s Message – 23 July 2019


Mayor’s Message – 23 July 2019

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The 2019 Devonport Jazz Festival kicks of this week and it promises to be a massive event!

To be held from 25-28 July, this year’s Festival will be headlined by the great multi-instrumentalist James Morrison and is brimming with acts from Tasmania and the mainland, which will please both jazz lovers and the general public.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through participating venues or the paranaple arts centre. Or for the full festival experience you can purchase a festival pass for just $199 which gives access to more than 20 events.

Full event details can be found at

Among the many free activities is a Jazz Style Street Eats event will be held on Thursday 25 July from 4 to 8 pm in Market Square.

There will be 11 food vendors and the Speak Easy Pop up Bar will be open.

Entertainment will be provided by Django’s Tiger & City of Devonport Brass Band.


The Devonport City Council is seeking public input into its access and inclusion plan aimed at making the city a better place for all to live in.

Council wants to know about the experiences of its community in dealing with Council, particularly what worked and what did not work.

We also want to know about ways to make it easier for residents and visitors living with disability.

The feedback will be used to develop a five-year plan to improve access and inclusion to all Council facilities and services.

Residents can have their say by:

Hard copies of the survey are also available from Council offices in the paranaple centre. Interested parties can also call Council on 6424 0511 to be sent a copy.


The Devonport City Council is seeking to facilitate partnerships within the community in order to build a week-long calendar of events for seniors that is inclusive of all walks of life.

The theme for Seniors Week 2019 is “Connections”.

Council is encouraging service providers and community groups to get involved by hosting an event for Seniors Week which will encourage seniors to get out and about and enjoy socialising with friends and like-minded people.

You could have a picnic, a morning tea, a session on how to operate a smart phone or a history tour.

To be eligible for inclusion in the calendar, Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 16 August 2019.

For further information contact Council on 03 6424 0511 or email [email protected]

Seniors Week runs from 14 to 20 October.


Devonport City Council’s Financial Assistance Scheme supports local community organisations through Major/Minor Grants and Rate Remissions.

Applications are now open, check Council’s website for guidelines and to see if your organisation is eligible.


 Cr Annette Rockliff