Summer Activities Guide 2019-2020

What’s on in Devonport this Summer – view the community activity guide here:

 

Download the Summer Activities Guide for 2019-2020

 
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Draft Devonport Local Provisions Schedule on public display

The draft Devonport Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) is now on public exhibition from Monday 23 March 2020 until Monday 25 May 2020. The draft LPS will form part of the single state-wide planning scheme known as the Tasmanian Planning Scheme. Representations are invited on the draft LPS to be received by close of business on Monday 25 May 2020.

 
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COVID-19 Update Keeping club members engaged

It is important for club’s, groups and organisations to implement a course of action to keep members engaged during COVID-19. 

Council have collated some handy hints for your Sports team, Service club, Trivia team, Organisation, Volunteer group, Community group etc etc to keep connected and engaged whilst staying safe at home. 

If you have any other suggestion that may be helpful, please do not hesitate to send them through to marketingandpromotions@devonport.tas.gov.au  Thank you.

 

For the latest information on Coronavirus refer to the Department of Health Website, and the National Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080 is available for anyone requiring further information.

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Council helps the community stay connected during COVID-19

The Devonport City Council has put together a range of online activities to assist the community to remain active and connected during COVID-19.

Some of the activities being rolled out are:

  • Devonport Regional Gallery and Bass Strait Maritime Centre Exhibitions are available online
  • The annual community photography project is being run by the Devonport Regional Gallery with registrations required by Thursday 30 April with images to be captured on Saturday, 2 May
  • Wellness Wednesdays will be available on the Devonport City Council website each Wednesday. It is Council’s intention to release a blog post each week with tips and tricks to help the community stay well during this time. It will cover different topics on positive steps that community members can put in place to help you through these difficult times, with the first one giving you some tips on how to keep your mental health well and keep your anxiety down.
  • Fitness Fridays is coming soon with Council’s Recreation team sharing videos of various exercises, from low impact aimed at the regular Ageing Stronger, Active Longer participants, to family fun activities and also some for the regular athlete.
  • Kids Activities A-Z has been developed with the Live and Learn Steering Group and will be shared soon.
  • Rainbow Trail DevonportTas – brightening up Devonport with Rainbows. Share your images on the DCC Facebook Events page.  This activity encourages the community to share photos of rainbows over Devonport and surrounds, their rainbow art using any medium and also outside on footpaths or driveways, images of rainbow lorikeets, rainbow dress ups/ makeup/ costumes/ pet costumes and rainbows seen through a house window
  • Japanese inspired Art Projects in the lead up to Japanese Children’s Day on Tuesday 5 May, to share with our Sister City community in Minamata
  • Families Week Projects running from 15-21 May
  • Various school holiday and stay at home activities are planned to keep everyone busy while at home.

Information on all the activities will be posted on the Events section of Council’s website at www.devonport.tas.gov.au

The Mayor Cr Annette Rockliff praised the efforts of Council’s Community Service Department in pulling the resources together.

“It is important for Council to support the community in staying connected during this challenging time, particularly as Easter will be very different this year,” she said.

“We are being told to stay at home and save lives but that is often easier said than done.

“The team from our Community Service Department have done an amazing job in putting together a diverse range of activities which will have wide appeal both individually and as a group.

“I would encourage everyone to jump online and find an activity which suits them.”

CAPTION: Tyler (left) and Jobe Cousins, of Spreyton, keep a track on Council’s website for activities.

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Media Contact

Nigel Tapp |Media & Communications Officer Devonport City Council

03 6424 0562 | 0427 132 972 |ntapp@devonport.tas.gov.au

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COVID-19 Update Grant Opportunities

Listed below are some of the many grant opportunities available to Businesses, Organisations, Groups and Artists. The list will be updated regularly.  

Please contact the grant administrator for further assistance. 

Cradle Coast Funding Finder

Cradle Coast Authority have created a Funding Finder to help you find available grants and register to receive updates when new grants become available. 

Business Tasmania

Arts Tasmania

Tasmanian Community Fund

Currently reviewing the focus area from Round 41. Details will be announced 20 May 2020. Applications Open 11 July 2020. 

Support from other organisations

For the latest information on Coronavirus refer to the Department of Health Website, and the National Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080 is available for anyone requiring further information.

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Draft Devonport Local Provisions Schedule on public display

The draft Devonport Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) is now on public exhibition from Monday 23 March 2020 until Monday 25 May 2020. The draft LPS will form part of the single state-wide planning scheme known as the Tasmanian Planning Scheme. Representations are invited on the draft LPS to be received by close of business on Monday 25 May 2020.

 

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Mayor’s Message – 7 April 2020

As a community we are in the midst of very uncertain times – the most uncertain that most of us can remember.

COVID-19 is certainly taking a toll on our lives, and the way live.

Local businesses are being forced to close, or at least scale back their operations, and many within our community have lost their jobs.

What used to be our simple pleasures – such as taking the kids for a play at a local park, watching our favourite sporting team or having a laugh over a coffee with a few friends – are no longer possible.

The Devonport City Council has already taken some steps to assist the community and a COVID-19 Response Committee has been established to look at the best ways to assist.

Almost two weeks ago we announced that parking would be free in all Council car parks and street meters, subject to people obeying the time restrictions and not parking illegally in areas such as loading zones and parking spaces for people with disabilities.

Last week Council waived penalty charges for the late payment of its April rates instalment and decided to waive future parking permit fees for at least the next month.

We know we will have to do more to support all those in our community, and we will.

Council provides many essential services to the community – from rubbish and recycling collections, through to cleaning our streets and gutters, and fixing our roads and footpaths – and all these services come at a cost.

Our frontline staff are continuing to work through the challenges of this pandemic to continue to provide the high-quality community services the people of Devonport expect from us.

If any resident is experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, I would urge them to reach out to Council to discuss the various payment options available to assist them.

We will continue to monitor the latest health advice and any changes to its operations would be shared with the community across its website and social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Last week was a particularly challenging one for the community, with the first death from COVID-19 being reported.

While this will have caused extra anxiety, and our sympathy is extended to the family, as a community we must continue to follow the State Government’s guidelines to stop the spread.

We should all stay at home unless we need to be away from home for the exceptions outlined by the Government which include shopping for supplies, exercising, attending work or school or providing social support or care to another person.

By following the guidelines you are not only keeping yourself safe but helping to keep or community safe.

Remember, we are all in this together.

So, let’s all stay safe and be kind to one another.

Together our community, the State and the country will get through this.

CR ANNETTE ROCKLIFF
MAYOR

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Devonport City Council’s Easter trading arrangements

Council’s Customer Service team will not be available during the Easter period, from 5 p.m. Thursday 9 April 2020 until 8 a.m. on Wednesday 15 April 2020.

All Council facilities which are currently closed will remain closed during the Easter period.

The Easter arrangements for garbage and recycling collection and the trading hours for the Waste Transfer Station during the period can be found below.

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Penalty charges for late payment of April rates instalment to be waived

The Devonport City Council’s COVID-19 Response Committee yesterday resolved to implement a range of immediate relief measures to assist individuals, businesses and community groups.

These measures include:

  • Late payment of April 30 rates instalment to incur no penalties if paid by June 30
  • Expand suspension of Council car parks and street meter fees to include parking permit holders
  • Waive ground fees to sporting clubs until further notice
  • Council to pay suppliers within 14 days to improve business cash flow

Committee chairperson Cr Leon Perry said Council understood the downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic was putting a strain on the household budgets of many in its community.

“We, along with significant Federal and State Government stimuli, are working methodically to alleviate hardship,” he said.

“Council provides many essential services to the community – from rubbish and recycling collections, through to cleaning our streets and gutters, and fixing our roads and footpaths – and all these services come at a cost.

“Our frontline staff are continuing to work through the challenges of this pandemic” Cr Perry added.

The Mayor, Annette Rockliff, urged any resident experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, to reach out to Council to discuss the various payment options available to assist them.

“Council, through the Local Government Association of Tasmania, is working on a Statewide Hardship Policy, however in the short-term ratepayers have the option of entering into longer-term payment plans,” she said.

Cr Rockliff said Council was continuing to monitor the latest health advice and any changes to its operations would be shared with the community across its website and social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

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Draft Devonport Local Provisions Schedule on public display

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COVID-19 Update Helplines

Listed below are some of the many websites and help lines available to individuals. 

Please don’t hesitate to seek assistance!

OrganisationContact Details 
FindHelp Tashttps://www.findhelptas.org.au/Connecting you with local community services.
Lifeline13 11 1424 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Beyond Blue1300 224 636Provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
MensLine Australia 1300 789 978 03 8371 2851A telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way. 
Kids Helpline1800 551 800A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
Headspace1800 650 890Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.
Public Health Hotline1800 671 738Public Health Services works to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of all Tasmanians. We partner with individuals, groups and communities statewide to achieve this outcome.
Business Tasmania Hotline1800 440 026Tasmanian government’s online resource for Tasmanian micro, small and medium enterprises (SME)
Carers Australia1800 242 636Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory.
QLife1800 184 527Counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. 
Relationships Australia1300 364 277A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.
1800 RESPECT1800 737 732Confidential information, counselling and support service open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.

For the latest information on Coronavirus refer to the Department of Health Website, and the National Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080 is available for anyone requiring further information.

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