Mayor’s Message – 9 September 2020

This weeks Mayor’s Message comes in the form of a video.

Watch the message here as the Mayor discusses, R U OK? Day, 2020 Festival of Learning, White Balloon Day, and more…

Mayor's Message Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Posted by Devonport City Council on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

CR ANNETTE ROCKLIFF
MAYOR

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Treat to Eat

As part of the 2020 Seniors Week celebrations, Council is teaming up with community partners and service providers to support elderly residents in the community with care packages.

Each year, Devonport City Council produces a Seniors Week calendar with assistance from community partners and service providers. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is not business as usual this year and therefore the 2020 calendar of events will look quite different.

Many elderly residents in the community have been self-isolating and doing it tough throughout the COVID crisis, so this year, as part of the Seniors Week calendar, Council will be running ‘A Treat to Eat’ whereby the community will be asked to donate non-perishable food items or toiletries throughout the month of September.

Drop off points for donations include:

  • Spreyton IGA
  • East Devonport FoodWorks
  • Devonport Library
  • Devonport City Council Customer Service – Level 2, paranaple centre
The donated items will be made into care packages for seniors within the Devonport community and distributed to service providers for delivery during Seniors Week, which runs from 12 – 18 October.
Devonport City Council Mayor, Councillor Annette Rockliff encourages people to get involved and donate if they can.
“We appreciate that it has been a tough year for many elderly residents in our community, and this is a great way of showing our support to them”, said Cr Rockliff. Rockliff.
Council will be encouraging schools, childcare centres, churches, sporting clubs and service clubs to get involved and donate non-perishable items.
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Media Contact:
Karen Hampton | Community Services Manager| Devonport City Council
03 6424 0527 | 0419 111 598 | khampton@devonport.tas.gov
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Mayor’s Message – 26 August 2020

This weeks Mayor’s Message comes in the form of a video. Unfortunately it was a little too windy to show you the works at Meercroft Park.

Watch the message here as the Mayor discusses, Changes to major events, 2020 Festival of Learning, Cities Power Partnership program, and more…

Mayor's Message Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Posted by Devonport City Council on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

 

CR ANNETTE ROCKLIFF
MAYOR

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Mayor’s Message – 12 August 2020

This weeks Mayor’s Message comes in the form of a video.

Watch online here as the Mayor discusses, Expressions of Interest for Seniors Week, Devonport Food and Wine, and more…

Mayor's Message, Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Posted by Devonport City Council on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

CR ANNETTE ROCKLIFF
MAYOR

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Mayor’s Message – 5 August 2020

The Devonport Regional Gallery is now calling for entries to the tidal.20: City of Devonport Tasmanian  Art Award 2020.

The $15,000 major acquisitive award is sponsored by Devonport City Council and the Devonport Regional Gallery Friends Committee.

The award is open to Tasmanian artists, or artists who reside interstate that have a strong connection with Tasmania.

To enter, or find our more information, go to the paranaple arts centre website.

Entries Close: Wednesday 16 September 2020
Exhibition Opening & Announcement of Winning Artist: Friday 4 December 2020
Exhibition Dates: 5 December 2020 – 31 January 2021

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Seniors Week (12-18 October) call for Expressions of Interest

This year Senior’s Week will be an opportunity for Tasmanians of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contributions of older people within our community.

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.

Due to COVID-19, the calendar of events will look quite different to previous years.  All events will be required to observe COVID safety plans covering things such as hygiene and social distancing.

To be eligible for inclusion in the calendar, Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 3 September 2020.  Application forms are available on Council’s website.

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Expressions of Interest are also being sought for Devonport Food and Wine.

To be held in October, the DFW calendar traditionally comprises food, beverage, and hospitality events staged in and around Devonport.  Our aim is to empower and educate the community, as well as offering social opportunities in line with COVID-19 restrictions.

Event organisers are encouraged to think ‘outside the square’ given the current situation and partner with like-minded organisations and producers to deliver a quality and memorable event.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted by Sunday 31 August 2020.

For more information, or to complete the Expression of Interest, please go to the Devonport Food and Wine website.

Devonport City Council recognises the immense benefits provided to our residents and visitors by local community organisations through the provision of activities and services.

Granting a full or partial remittance of the general rate is one method of supporting and assisting local non-profit organisations to cater for and respond to the needs of Devonport residents.

2020-2021 applications for Rates Remissions will be accepted between 1 July and 31 August and assessed in September.  Details on eligibility, conditions and the online application form can be found on Council’s website.

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Did you know that each week the Devonport Regional Gallery has ‘Creative Space at Home’ workshops?  Each week the Gallery provides online instructions to enable people to get creative in their own homes – why not try a paper portrait, or a stained-glass landscape?  All workshops are available on the paranaple arts centre website.

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Meetings with Council Officers – Phone and online meetings are still the preferred method of contact for meetings with Council Officers. In person meetings can be scheduled if necessary, however notification of any additional participants will need to be made in advance to ensure social distancing measures are met.

Council’s Customer Service can be contacted via:

Email – council@devonport.tas.gov.au

Phone: 0364240511

CR ANNETTE ROCKLIFF
MAYOR

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Get Involved in Seniors Week 2020

Seniors Week (12-18 October 2020) is an opportunity for Tasmanians of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contributions of older people within our community.

After last year’s successful calendar Council will once again be collating events for seniors week to create a calendar of events which will be advertised throughout the Devonport Municipality.

Please return the expression of interest form with any events you will be running through seniors week by 3 September 2020 to be added to the calendar.

 

 

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Seniors Week 2020 – 50years plus Rate Payers Luncheon

For community members who have paid rates to Devonport City Council for 50 years or more.

This year the luncheon will be held Monday, 12 October 12-1.30pm, paranaple convention centre, 3rd Floor of the paranaple centre, 137 Rooke Street Devonport.

Bookings are essential.
RSVP by Friday, 2 October 2020 by calling Council Customer Service on 03 6424 0511 or sending an email to council@devonport.tas.gov.au

 

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Ageing Stronger, Active Longer

During Senior Week 2017 Devonport City Council trialed a fitness program for seniors called: Active Stronger, Active Longer. It proved popular and soon became a regular staple class, growing over time to three classes a week with up to 40 people attending at a time!

The low impact sessions are designed to help improve strength, balance and coordination of Senior Citizens.

Sessions include 30-40 minutes of exercise, afternoon tea and occasionally industry guest speakers.

When: Program will return 14 July 2020 at the Devonport Recreation Centre

Where:

Devonport Recreation Centre (Table Tennis Building), 34 Forbes Street, Devonport.
East Devonport Recreation and Function Centre, 67 Caroline Street, East Devonport.
Phone: 03 6424 4109
Email: council@devonport.tas.gov.au

Cost: Gold coin donation per person

 

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Tai Chi for Health and Tai Chi for Health – Beginners

Devonport City Council’s Sport and Recreation Team have run Tai Chi for Health and Tai Chi for Health – Beginners classes since 2018.

The programs:

  • Are suitable for all levels of fitness
  • Improve health and wellness to assist in preventing falls
  • Create strength, balance and improve cardiovascular function
  • Modernised Tai Chi is easy to learn so quick health benefits are gained.

When: Programs will resume 15 July 2020, adhering to Social distancing requirements

Where:

Devonport Recreation Centre (Table Tennis Building), 34 Forbes Street Devonport.
Phone: 03 6424 4109
Email: council@devonport.tas.gov.au

Cost: $2 per person

 

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