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Mayor’s Message – 25 February 2020


Mayor’s Message – 25 February 2020

A reminder that tickets are now available to purchase for a range of International Women’s Week events being facilitated by the Devonport City Council which kick off  on Wednesday 5 March.

The events include luncheons, film events, a self-defence class, social evenings and a range of inspiring local guest speakers.

Activities will culminate with the announcement of the Diamonds of Devonport at a cocktail party in the paranaple convention centre at 6.00 pm on Thursday 12 March.

Diamonds will be recognised in the categories of Personal Achievement, Community Achievement, Business Achievement and Young Achiever, for those under 30.

A Diamond is not necessarily a woman who performs a high-profile community service role, but someone who quietly goes about making a difference to the community and others through her actions


I am very proud of the event and am looking forward to the opportunities it will present to support and encourage the amazing women who live and work in our city.’

Tickets for the event cost $25 and are available from or on level 2 at Council’s customer service centre  in the paranaple centre.

A panel of local women will share their journeys and insights on how to succeed in all aspects of life at a free ‘Each for Equal’ event on Tuesday 10 March at 6 p.m. in the paranaple convention centre.

Attendees will hear from gemologist and jewellery valuer and long-serving community volunteer Margaret Fay, Department of Education administrator and hockey player, coach and mentor Jan Robertson, successful hospitality entrepreneur and mother of four Claire Fielding and artist and volunteer fire fighter Tara Felts.

The evening, with respected international hockey umpire Minka Woolley as the MC, is free and a light supper will be included.

Bookings are essential and can be made through

The Zonta Club of Devonport will host an evening soiree on Thursday 5 March at the Zest Café and former Braddon MHR Justine Keay will be the guest speaker at a free Care Forward luncheon on Tuesday 10 March.

Devonport-based lawyer and Law Society president Crystal Garwood will be the guest speaker at a Soroptimists Celebrating Women social evening on Wednesday 11 March.

The full program of events can be found at


The Department of State Growth is currently carrying out essential maintenance work on Mersey Main Road – between Tarleton Road and Sheffield Road – which includes line marking and spray sealing.

Work will continue until Sunday 1 March between 6 am and 6 pm.

There will be some temporary traffic changes to ensure the safety of workers and road users.

Lane closures and a reduced speed limit will be in place during work hours and may affect travel times.

Motorists should allow up to 15 minutes extra travel time during this work.

Please keep to speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

If you have any questions, please contact Project Manager Vaughan Louw on 0438 556 172 or [email protected]


Cats, dogs, monkeys and birds have been cherished on board ships for as long as people have made sea voyages.

In a life from which children and families are usually missing, pets provided an important source of comfort and affection.

Photographer Samuel Hood boarded hundreds of ships between 1900s and 1950s that were moored in Sydney Harbour.

He took thousands of photographs of crew members, from deckhands to the captain, as a souvenir of their visit or to send home to families and loved ones.

Cats & Dogs: All At Sea exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum, is now on display at the Bass Strait Maritime Centre, which has added local stories and objects into the exhibition.