Expressions of Interest – Vacant space, Devonport Recreation Centre

The Devonport City Council is seeking expressions of interest from interested sporting bodies to lease an area at the Devonport Recreation Centre (formerly used by the Devonport Gymnastics Club).

The Devonport Recreation Centre is located at 30-46 Forbes Street, Devonport and is owned and managed by Council.

The entire footprint of the Devonport Recreation Centre and associated buildings are zoned “Recreation”.

Inspection of the area is by appointment and can be made by contacting Fabio Pizzirani – Sport and Recreation Development Coordinator (Prior to Friday, 24 July 2020) Phone: (03) 6424 0511   Email: fpizzirani@devonport.tas.gov.au

Further information can be found in the document below.

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Devonport Regional Gallery reopening

The Devonport Regional Gallery is set to reopen its doors to visitors from Monday, 13 July 2020.
The Gallery, like all other Australian cultural institutions, was required to close to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with that, the Gallery’s programming for the remainder of 2020 was severely disrupted.
During the closure, staff have been kept busy behind the scenes with the large task of auditing the Gallery’s permanent collection of art works.
paranaple arts centre director, Geoff Dobson said, ”The art collection represents close to 50 years of focused efforts of amassing a cohesive body of works, which currently stands at about 2400 individual pieces.”
“Working with the collection inspired the staff to curate an exhibition for the Main Gallery titled Recent Acquisitions – Works from the Devonport City Council’s Permanent Collection in preparation for the day that we would reopen.”
Recent Acquisitions showcases works that have been acquired through donations, the Tidal Award, and the Devonport City Council acquisition fund from 2014 to 2020. The represented artists are Rodney Pople, Anton Holzner, Kelly Austin, Lisa Garland, Gary Greenwood, Jessie Pangas, Nerida de Jong, Gerald Makin, Katherine Hattam, Anne Morrison Joel Crosswell and Julie Fragar.
“This exhibition reflects the fact that since 2011 our focus has been on acquiring works by Tasmanian artists to build a collection that is a unique record of professional artistic activity within Tasmania and I am not sure if it is this focus, or if it is serendipity at play, but many of the selected works have a connection with the coast and the sea.”
The Little Gallery and the Main Gallery will also reopen with the exhibitions This is Us – Devonport Youth Exhibition and Portrait of a Place – Photography from the DCC Permanent Collection still in place from before the closure in March.
“I am particularly pleased that visitors will be able to enjoy This is Us as the exhibition opened and closed within the same week in March. Some 100 local young high school and college students contributed to the exhibition, which explores the theme of Australian cultural identity through imagery, texts, video art and sculpture. The young artists have a lot to say and they do so with humour and honesty.”
Portrait of a Place, features work by mostly Tasmanian photographers included in the Devonport City Council’s permanent collection. Portraiture, landscape photography and photographs of urban spaces are all included in the exhibition.
Exhibited artists are Julia Davis, Peter Dombrovskis, Lisa Garland, David Martin, Ricky Maynard, Geoffrey Parr, Troy Ruffels, Ilona Schneider and Brian Sollors. The exhibition was curated by Erin Wilson.
When visiting the gallery please be aware that all regulatory requirements will be adhered to, including social distancing, and contact tracing will also be in place. Anyone who is unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms is encouraged not to visit.
Operating hours throughout the reopening phase will be Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm,
Saturday 9.00am – 2.00pm, Sunday Closed.
Due to social distancing and limitations to visitor numbers there will be no opening or public events in conjunction with these exhibitions.
Image details: Lisa Garland, Arthur River Kelp, 2018, Giclee print, Edition of 5
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Geoff Dobson
Director
E. gdobson@devonport.tas.gov.au
P. 6424 0577 M. 0419 505 838
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Business registration and licence extensions

On 27 May 2020 the Tasmanian Premier, Peter Gutwein, announced one-off extensions to the expiry dates of SOME classes of registrations/licences under the Food Act 2003 and the Public Health Act 1997. To ensure clarity for all types of registration/licence holders in the Devonport area, details are provided below:

Food Businesses

  • Food business registrations (including mobile food vans) due to expire on 30 June 2020 are automatically extended until 31 December 2020. Businesses can expect to receive their usual renewal documentation from Council in late November 2020.
  • Temporary food business registrations (eg: barbecue stalls) with an expiry date between 27 May 2020 and 27 November 2020 are automatically extended for a further 6 months beyond the expiry date stated on the Certificate of Registration. Renewal documents are not routinely sent out for these registrations, meaning it is up to the applicant to approach Council to renew their registration once expired.

 

Public Health Risk Activities

  • Tattooing and piercing business registrations due to expire on 30 June 2020 are automatically extended until 31 December 2020. Businesses can expect to receive their usual renewal documentation from Council in late November 2020.
  • Tattooing and piercing operator licences due to expire on 30 June 2020 are automatically extended until 31 December 2020. Operators can expect to receive their usual renewal documentation from Council in late November 2020.

 

Regulated Systems

  • Cooling tower registrations will expire as normal on 30 June 2020, as no extension has been declared by the State Government. Businesses can expect to receive their usual renewal documentation from Council in July 2020.

 

Private Water Carriers

  • Water carrier registrations will expire as normal on 30 June 2020, as no extension has been declared by the State Government. Businesses can expect to receive their usual renewal documentation from Council in July 2020.

 

Be advised that Council WILL NOT be sending out amended registrations and licences to those businesses included in the extension. As this declaration has been made by the Premier at a state level, all local councils are aware of the extensions and must honour registrations/licences that fit into the extension provisions.

 

Should you have any queries or concerns regarding these extensions, please contact Council’s Environmental Health team at council@devonport.tas.gov.au or on (03) 6424 0511.

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Council extends support to local sporting clubs

Council has extended its support of local sporting clubs to include user groups of the Devonport and East Devonport Recreation Centres.

Until 31 December 2020, Council will halve the fees to regular users of the facilities and will also continue to be responsible for user utility costs, to support them through this recovery phase.

The Mayor, Cr Annette Rockliff said Council had been mindful of the financial strain placed on sporting clubs by COVID-19.

“These clubs provide essential support to many within our community and Council is keen to provide them some assistance as they begin to restart programs and rosters,” she said.

Cr Rockliff said user groups would not need to take any action to access the support.

Council’s COVID-19 Response Committee determined earlier to provide financial support to ‘outdoor’ sporting clubs by  waiving ground fees for the 2019/20 winter season. The Chairman of the Committee, Cr Perry, noted that Council is  mindful of providing equitable support for the ‘indoor’ sporting community through this time.

“In its desire to equally support indoor and outdoor clubs, Council’s decision to take responsibility for utility costs, along with incurring additional cleaning costs at the indoor facilities, was considered appropriate. The outdoor clubs receiving waivers for rental and ground charges will continue to pay their own utility costs over the next six months,” he said.

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Jacqui Surtees |Executive Officer Devonport City Council

03 6424 0560 | 0427 132 972 |jsurtees@devonport.tas.gov.au

 

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CharlotteJack tenancy returns to Council

Devonport City Council has taken back vacant possession of Tenancy 2 at Providore Place, formerly trading as CharlotteJack restaurant.

Following the resumption of operational control of Providore Pace on 1 January 2020 from the former Head Lessee, Council sought to enter into new lease arrangements with the existing occupant, Ben Milbourne.

However, a new arrangement on suitable terms could not be reached.

Council’s leasing agent, Knight Frank, is actively working with other existing occupants to secure new lease agreements as required and marketing vacant tenancy opportunities at Providore Place.

Mayor Annette Rockliff said Council was looking forward to securing new tenants for the site.

“Providore Place remains a core element of LIVING CITY and Council believes the complementary development currently underway – in the form of the $40 million hotel and Waterfront Park precinct –  provide a timely foundation for jobs and economic activity in the region along with an exciting platform to support the recovery of the tourism and hospitality sector post COVID-19,” Cr Rockliff said.

“Recent interest in tenancies has been promising and aligns with information we are hearing in regard to increasing market activity generally across the City.”

 

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Jacqui Surtees |Executive Officer Devonport City Council

03 6424 0560|0427 132 972 |jsurtees@devonport.tas.gov.au

 

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More work undertaken at Miandetta Park

The Devonport City Council has added to the amenity of the Miandetta Park with the provision of new seating and toilets.

Following community consultation, Council installed the playground last year and now two seats have been installed in a joint project with Mersey Devonport Lions and the Rotary Club of Devonport North.

Mayor Annette Rockliff said the seats were a welcome addition to the park.

“Seating was identified as a priority for users of the park during consultation on the playground project, and it was pleasing that the two service clubs wasted no time in joining us in this project, for which I thank them both,” she said.

One of the seats is in memory of successful local businessman Joe Krawczyk.

His daughter, local resident and a driving force behind the playground project, Megan, thanked Council for the recognition of his legacy describing the seat as a “simple but beautiful way to remember him.”

Ms Krawczyk said she and her son MJ would cherish it.

Council committed $150,000 in the 2019-20 capital works program to the toilets.

Cr Rockliff said the Miandetta Park project was a direct result of a community lobbying effectively for the work and she was pleased at how quickly Council had delivered on it.

“The feedback has certainly been positive since the playground was installed and I am sure many children have enjoyed getting back out on the equipment now restrictions have been eased.”

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CAPTION:  Checking out the new additions to the park are (from left):  Mersey Devonport Lions Club president Peter Noble, Rotary Club of Devonport North president Phil Gregory, Rotary Club of Devonport North member Leigh Titmus and Mayor Annette Rockliff.

 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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Living Next Door to a Farmer

Living Next Door to a Farmer Awareness Campaign – Promoting good neighbourly relations.

An initiative funded by the Tasmanian Government and supported by Local Government Association Tasmania (LGAT), Real Estate Institute of Tasmania (REIT).
Project is managed by the Tasmanian Farming and Grazing Association.

Visit the website to find more information on;

  • Community Relationships,
  • Biosecurity,
  • Cat Management,
  • Dog Control,
  • Fencing,
  • Property Management Planning,
  • Property Management,
  • Right to Farm,
  • Seasonal Farming Practices,
  • Stock Management,
  • Waterways, and
  • Weeds Management.

For Further information contact  the  Tasmanian Farming and Grazing Association(03) 6332 1800 or by email: livingnextdoor@tfga.com.au 

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Financial support for Devonport Farmers and Farm Workers

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Council seeks EOI for Sports Infrastructure Master Plan Working Group

Devonport City Council is inviting nominations for a Sports Infrastructure Master Plan Working Group.

The Master Plan aims to provide a clear direction for the development of Council-owned sport and recreation infrastructure over the next 15 years.

At a minimum, the Sports Infrastructure Master Plan is expected to provide:

  • An assessment of future sporting infrastructure required to support sporting trends.
  • Recommendations for high-level changes to coordination, management and/ or use of sporting infrastructure and facilities.
  • A prioritised action plan supported by preliminary concept plans and indicative budget estimates.

The Master Plan will not consider sport and recreation program development, passive recreation facility development (e.g. facilities in public open space), sports club development and capacity building and day-to-day operational management of facilities.

The Working Group will:

  • Provide advice and recommendations on further engaging the community and stakeholders in plan development.
  • Assist in developing and prioritising plan objectives and actions.
  • Consider options to resource plan implementation (e.g. partnerships, grants etc).
  • Review the draft and final master plan document and recommend to Council for adoption.
  • Support, promote and undertake a general advocacy role for the plan and ;
  • Act as a conduit between Council and the community.

It will include representatives with a high-level knowledge and/or experience in sport and recreation planning or development.

Three members will be drawn from the business/ general community, two from peak sporting bodies and one from the State Government.

Two Councillors will also be appointed.

The Terms of Reference and nomination form for Working Group membership can be found below and also on Council’s website at the Speak Up Devonport Page. An electronic copy of the EOI form can also be found there.

Nominations close 5 p.m. Wednesday 8 July 2020.

 

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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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Stormwater Asset Management Plan open for community input

The Devonport City Council has released its Stormwater Asset Management Plan for public comment.

Stormwater assets represent the largest asset group by number, and the second largest in value, with a combined replacement value of $137.7 million and an annual depreciation cost of more than $1.3 million.

The Plan details seven actions required for the management of stormwater assets (and services provided from these assets), compliance with regulatory requirements and funding needed to provide the required levels of service over a 10-year period.

It was prepared based on asset and financial data available as at December 2019 and does not take into account any of the current impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In that sense it can be considered a “business as usual” approach.

Future reviews of the Plan will respond to the funding changes that are likely to occur due to the impacts of the pandemic.

Community members can view and comment on the Plan by visiting the Speak Up Devonport page on Council’s website.

The comment period will close at 5 p.m. on Friday 26 June 2020.

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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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