Winter Activities Guide 2019

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

 

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Council seeks public input into access and inclusion plan

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.

Mayor Annette Rockliff said Council wanted 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,” Cr Rockliff said.

Cr Rockliff said the feedback would be used to develop a five-year plan to improve access and inclusion to all Council facilities and services.

“We want to know if residents believe that Devonport is an accessible community which means everyone can go to places, get around the city and access the Council services and Council information they require.”

“We also want to know if residents think the Council is helping to build an inclusive  community which means that they feel their voice is being heard by Council, everyone can take part in social events and sporting and cultural activities run by Council and all have the opportunity to work or volunteer at Council.”

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.

Public input will be accepted until Friday 9 August 2019.

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Nigel Tapp | Media & Communications Officer | Devonport City Council

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

 

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Moonlight Aviators promise a high intensity cabaret show at Devonport Jazz

Moonlight Aviators director Graeme Quinn is promising a high intensity Squeezebox Cabaret show with singing, dancing and a touch of comedy as part of the Devonport Jazz Festival.

The show will be staged in the paranaple convention centre on Saturday 27 July and features a three-course dinner with Lawrenny Estate spirits.

Matthews Ives and his Big Band follow the cabaret performance allowing attendees to dance the night away.

The Squeezebox Cabaret is billed as a stylish little club where the MC thinks he’s the bee’s knees and a diminutive singer (Martine Halliday) takes the stage.

Attendees are invited to lose themselves in the glamour and seduction of the nouveau jazz age.

Quinn said MC Andrew Hickman was well-known on the Hobart performance scene and Halliday was a real powerhouse. They will be joined by the nine-strong Moonlight Aviators dance troupe.

The show was first performed in the Spiegletent Hobart in March

To be held from 25-28 July, this year’s Devonport 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.

Other exciting elements of the Festival include sensational traditional band The Syncopators, a jazz tribute to the music of INXS, the ABC Radio live broadcast, a schools’ tour and Pure Jazz Sessions.

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

Devonport Jazz will also feature a range of free events including 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.

Musos in the Mall, sponsored by 7AD, will feature the RAN Band’s jazz group with dancing from the team from SwingMania. It will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday 27 July.

Les Coqs Incroyables , Wendy Moles & Nick Hart, and Arman & Co will also be performing at free events across the weekend.

Full event details can be found at www.devonportjazz.com.au

CAPTION: The Moonlight Aviators are promising a high intensity cabaret show as part of Devonport Jazz

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Nigel Tapp | Media & Communications Officer Devonport City Council

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

 

 

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Mayor’s Message – 16 July 2019

The 2019 Devonport Jazz Festival is now less than two weeks away!

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 www.devonportjazz.com.au

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.

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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 marketingandpromotions@devonport.tas.gov.au

Seniors Week runs from 14 to 20 October.

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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

MAYOR 

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Devonport City Council’s 2019/2020 Community Financial Assistance Scheme now open
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Devonport City Council’s 2019/2020 Community Financial Assistance Scheme now open

Applications are now open for the Devonport City Council’s 2019/20 Community Financial Assistance Scheme, with Council seeking to support the community through a wide range of activities, initiatives and programs.

Mayor Cr Annette Rockliff said the scheme provided valuable financial support to help local community groups, clubs and organisations deliver important projects and programs for the benefit of residents.

“Community groups, clubs and organisations play a vital role in helping create a healthier, stronger and more vibrant Devonport community,’’ Cr Rockliff said.

“And this is one way in which Council can assist them undertake their important work.”

“A range of grants are available for not-for-profit community organisations and groups to help them to deliver community projects, infrastructure projects, events, and purchase equipment, in addition to individual development grants and donations.”

Cr Rockliff said Council was particularly keen to support activities based around community development, culture and heritage, economic development, sport and recreation and healthy living and learning.

“Other financial assistance measures – including grants towards travel costs for residents competing, performing or presenting on a national or international level – are also available throughout the year”.

Applications for Round One Major grants, Minor grants and Rate Remissions are now open and close on Friday, 31 August 2019.

About $92,500 in community major and minor grants were provided through Devonport City Council’s Financial Assistance Scheme in 2018/2019.

Full information, including details of how to apply, is available at www.devonport.tas.gov.au/financial-assistance.

The 2019/2020 Devonport City Council Community Financial Assistance Scheme includes:

Category Maximum Value Applications Open
Major Grants Up to $25,000
(Co-funding requirement of 50% required for applications of $7,501-$15,000 to Council & 75% for applications of $15,001 to $25,000)
Twice yearly:

·         1 July – 31 August 2019

·         1 January – 28 February 2020

Minor Grants Up to $3,000 Twice yearly:

·         1 July – 31 August 2019

·         1 January – 28 February 2020

Community Rate Remissions Total Rates Value Annually:

·         1 July – 31 August 2019

 

Enquiries regarding Council’s Community Financial Assistance Scheme should be directed to Danielle O’Brien on 6424 0511 or email grants@devonport.tas.gov.au

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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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Wildcare-Friends of Devonport Reserves to be launched

A new volunteer group charged with helping to assist with the management of Devonport’s reserves will be launched next week.

Wildcare-Friends of Devonport Reserves will work under guidance from the Devonport City Council and the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

It will be the city’s second environmental group following the launch of the Friends of Don Reserve group.

Members of the Friends of Devonport Reserves will undertake activities in areas such as the Don Reserve, Turner Reserve, Mary Binks Wetlands, Don Heads and Kelcey Tier.

Activities will include undertaking flora and fauna surveys, weed removal and other projects, which may also be suggested by members.

Mayor Annette Rockliff said the group was a great way for those with an interest in the local natural environment to engage more deeply with it.

“It is a real opportunity for people to connect with their natural surrounds and experience the full beauty of such areas as well as playing an important role in their ongoing development,” she said.

Cr Rockliff said the launch had been timed to coincide with school holidays as a way of, hopefully, encouraging younger members of the community to become involved.

The launch will begin at the Dell Luck Reserve, beside the Don River Railway on Forth Road, at 2.20 pm on Monday 15 July 2019.

Friends of Devonport Reserves president Shane Pinner said those who became involved would play an important role in helping to protect the city’s major reserves.

“Kelcey Tier is a classic example. It is our largest public asset and we need a mechanism to be able to care and look after it.”

Mr Pinner said participants often found they learnt new skills as well as developing a deeper understanding of the natural environment.

As part of the launch activities fungi enthusiast Herman Anderson will help participants identify local fungi in the area including a search for the ghost fungi, one of the few in the world which glows in the dark.

CAPTION: Wildcare volunteer Jan Hilder, of Devonport, with Council’s Natural Resource Management Officer Phil Hrstich 

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Nigel Tapp |Media & Communications Officer |Devonport City Council

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

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Mayor’s Message – 09 July 2019

This week promises to be a big one in the city for all lovers of squash with the $11,000 (US) 2019 City of Devonport Men’s Tasmanian Open beginning on Thursday.

The tournament is being conducted by the Devonport Squash Club in partnership with the Devonport City Council at the Devonport Squash Courts in Forbes Street.

It follows last year’s successful women’s event which featured former World Champion and four-times British Open winner Rachael Grinham.

Beginning with a qualifying tournament on the first afternoon the event will feature players from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United States, Egypt Korea, India, Japan, Malaysia, France and England.

I also wish local teenager Jamie Pattison well. Jamie has been included in the main draw and will face Queenslander Thomas Calvert, ranked inside the world top 200, in the first round.

The highest ranked player to be coming to Devonport is world number 68 Rex Hedrick. Hedrick is one of four players ranked inside the top 100 who have entered. Frenchman Victor Crouin and Malaysian pair Mohd Syafiq Kamal and Addeen Idrakie are the others.

Council has been pleased to be able to help attract a quality range of national and international players to the city.

We are always seeking to support a range of different events, and therefore attracting visitors to Devonport and this is just one example.

Matches will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday from 5 p.m. the following day and from midday on Saturday 13 July with the final beginning at 1 p.m. on the Sunday.

Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

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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 marketingandpromotions@devonport.tas.gov.au

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The Devonport City Council and Youth, Family & Community Connections are joining forces to bring you some fantastic July school holiday programs for those aged 12-25.

You can find out more by visiting https://yfcc.com.au/what-we-do/youth-services/#school-holiday-programs

Bookings are essential and you can call Bec on 6424 7353 or email bec@yfcc.com.au to secure your spot.

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The 2019 Devonport Jazz Festival is nearly here!

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 www.devonportjazz.com.au

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The 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

MAYOR 

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Top level men’s squash coming to Devonport

Top flight men’s squash will return to the city next weekend when Devonport hosts the $11,000 (US) 2019 City of Devonport Tasmanian Open.

The tournament is being conducted by the Devonport Squash Club in partnership with the Devonport City Council at the Devonport Squash Courts in Forbes Street.

Beginning with a qualifying tournament on Thursday 11 July, the event will feature players from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United States, Egypt Korea, India, Japan, Malaysia, France and England.

Local teenager Jamie Pattison has also been included in the main draw and will face Queenslander Thomas Calvert, ranked inside the world top 200, in the first round.

Jamie said he was looking forward to the challenge of facing a quality opponent.

“I saw him play as a junior when he won the Queensland title and I think he won an Australian junior title as well,” Jamie said.

Jamie said it would be a great experience to see how the world’s elite prepare for their matches.

“It will be good to see how they warm up and what they do as part of their preparation.”

Jamie said he hoped his local knowledge of the courts will give him some advantage.

The highest ranked player to be coming to Devonport is world number 68 Rex Hedrick. Hedrick is one of four players ranked inside the top 100 who have entered. Frenchman Victor Crouin and Malaysian pair Mohd Syafiq Kamal and Addeen Idrakie are the others.

The tournament follows last year’s successful women’s event which featured former World Champion and four-times British Open winner Rachael Grinham.

Tournament organiser and Devonport Squash Club president Leon Barnett said squash fans would be treated to some quality play throughout the tournament.

“With 13 players inside the world top 200 this is a classy field and I am delighted with the calibre of player that has entered.”

Mr Barnett said the tournament would not be possible without the support of the Council.

“The Council’s support has been critical in helping us to secure such a high calibre field,’’ he said.

Mayor Cr Annette Rockliff said Council was pleased to have been able to help attract a quality range of national and international players to the city.

“The Council is always seeking to support a range of different events, and therefore attracting visitors to Devonport and this is just one example,’’ he said.

Matches will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday 11 July, from 5 p.m. the following day and from midday on Saturday 13 July with the final beginning at 1 p.m. on the Sunday.

Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

CAPTION: Devonport Squash Club president Leon Barnett (left) with Mayor Cr Annette Rockliff and local player Jamie Pattison at the tournament announcement.

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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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Mayor’s Message – 02 July 2019

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 marketingandpromotions@devonport.tas.gov.au

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The Devonport City Council and Youth, Family & Community Connections are joining forces to bring you some fantastic July school holiday programs for those aged 12-25.

You can find out more by visiting Youth Family and Community Connections

Bookings are essential and you can call Bec on 6424 7353 or email bec@yfcc.com.au to secure your spot.

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The 2019 Devonport Jazz Festival is nearly here!

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 www.devonportjazz.com.au

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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

MAYOR 

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Art and Tassie produce meet in Vino and the Visual

Experience the Bass Strait Maritime Centre’s Collections in a new light while enjoying Tasmanian produce from Pearl Oyster Bar & Café.

The Bass Strait Maritime Centre has teamed up with artist Elysium Greene and the Pearl Oyster Bar to bring you a monthly art and wine evening in the museum’s cafe space.

No experience in painting is necessary as participants can choose to follow along with Elysium or create their own piece inspired by the collection items presented, while learning more about the objects themselves.

Bass Strait Maritime Centre Coordinator Jaydeyn Thomas, said there was a simple premise behind organising Vino and the Visual.

“While art is interesting to me, I would never go to a formal art class at a gallery as it’d be far too intimidating,” she said.

“I hope that a casual approach, a glass of wine in hand, and a fun, experienced artist will give others in the same mindset [as myself] the confidence to come along for a fun evening of art and wine with friends.”

The first Vino and the Visual will take place on Tuesday July 30 and will feature a bright painting of the Lizzie Taylor, a vessel that was launched in 1892 by prominent shipbuilder of the time, Edward Higgs.

Vino & The Visual with Elysium Greene
Date: Monthly from July 30, 2019
Duration: 6 – 8 pm
Cost: $60.00, includes all materials and glass of wine on arrival. Further food and drinks available to purchase from Pearl Oyster Bar & Cafe.

Please get in touch with the Centre for further information, and to book. Places are strictly limited.

PICTURE: Bass Strait Maritime Collection, The Launch of the Lizzie Taylor, painting by C.Heaviside, not dated [close-up]

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Media Enquiries:
Jaydeyn Thomas
Bass Strait Maritime Centre Coordinator
W. www.bassstraitmaritimecentre.com.au
E. jthomas@devonport.tas.gov.au
P. 6424 7100 M. 0418 321 845 

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