Devonport Community Newsletter Devonport City Council 44-48 Best Street Devonport www.devonport.tas.gov.au Edition No. 7 – September 2012
What’s Inside: Mayor’s Message Annual Plan and Estimates Capital Works Update Long Term Financial Plan Recent Council Decisions Community Engagement Tree Planting - Fonterra Burrowing Crayfish Relocation Eastern Shore Rejuvenation Mersey Branch AIR Sports Facilities Funding Don River Railway Financial Budget at a Glance Events Council’s Sustainability Officer Phil Murray plants trees with Spreyton Primary students
We live lightly on our valued natural environment of clean rivers, waterways, beaches, rich agricultural land and coastal landscapes so future generations can also enjoy this special place. Fonterra is helping us to achieve this vision by joining with Council to provide local primary school students with the opportunity to plant trees whilst learning how to care for our environment.
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Turning of the Sod - Aquatic Centre
Tree planting with Hillcrest Primary
Devonport Jazz Competition winners
Mayor’s Message Contact Us Devonport City Council 44-48 Best Street Devonport PO Box 604 Devonport Tasmania, 7310 Telephone: (03) 6424 0511 Facsimile: (03) 6424 9649 Email: email@example.com Website: www.devonport.tas.gov.au Office hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm This publication is part of the Council’s commitment to improving communication and consultation with residents. It is published four times per year and is delivered to all Devonport households. It is also available from the Customer Service Centre at Council’s Best Street office and from Council’s website. This publication is printed in Devonport with vegetable based inks on 100 percent recycled paper. For more information on any content within this publication, to obtain further copies or provide feedback, please contact the Customer Service Centre on (03) 6424 0511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is with a great deal of pride that Devonport Jazz has again dusted off the winter blues and been the main event in Tasmania at this time of the year. Jazz was not just a major local event, but visitors came from across the country especially for Jazz. Congratulations to all involved for making Devonport the place to be in the middle of winter.
rejuvenate East Devonport. Council is also pleased to be working cooperatively with the Mersey Branch of the Association of Independent Retirees and the Don River
In this newsletter we are focussing on Council’s
Annual Plan and Estimates 2012-2013 and
It’s been a happy relocation and an
rates. Council has limited its rates rise for the greater majority of residential properties to 1.8% whilst delivering additional services. Council will spend $24 million on priority projects and an
environmental first for the Council with a colony of Central North Burrowing Crayfish moved from Main Road Spreyton to nearby Clayton Drive. Also in Spreyton, Council is working with local schools and Fonterra on a
extra $1.5 million providing services to the
special tree planting project.
community in the coming year.
Your input is sought on Council’s draft Signage
Good news for sports facilities users
Strategy which is designed to promote
with Council returning the cutbacks to
Devonport’s attractions and assist everyone as
maintenance from the previous year. This will
they move around the City.
enable adequate maintenance including
extra mowing of grounds. In this edition we also look at the achievements of the Devonport Eastern Shore Project Special Committee set up to
The City with Spirit
What are rates? Rates are a tax levied by Council. Their purpose is to support Council in providing services for the benefit of all residents. Rates help pay for:
Spirit of the Sea
DCC limits rates, increases services Council will spend $24 million dollars on priority projects and an extra $1.5 million dollars providing services to the community over this financial year. The total budget in the Annual Plan and Estimates 2012-2013 is $56,526,420. This operational and capital expenditure includes productivity measures across all operations, which allows services to continue to be cost
As a result every cost across Council has been scrutinised. This approach has not only identified continues to improve how Council delivers on
by the community Council has been able to minimise a rate rise by: Bringing in productivity efficiencies of 5.3%;
Council has strived diligently for several months
Reducing staffing costs with the non
to ensure sustainable outcomes against rising
replacement of some positions left vacant
costs and to ensure the community’s enviable
and associated costs; •
Community safety initiatives;
general materials, minor equipment
the community is not possible without a rate
purchases and contractors.
Street lighting and cleaning;
Local roads, footpaths and drainage;
Stormwater disposal services;
Operation of halls and community centres;
Maintenance of parks, playgrounds and sports grounds;
Reducing expenditure on advertising,
Meeting the ongoing diverse expectations of
the average household.
To meet expenses and provide services required
charges rise of 1.8% or just 59 cents a week for
community and customer expectations whilst ensuring community priorities are met.
Waste and recycling collection and disposal;
more cost effective ways to deliver services but
effective and efficient.
lifestyle is protected.
Youth, family and senior services;
Just like households, Council daily costs are
rising and if the Alderman did not support a low
Council has kept the rate rise to an absolute
rise in rates, some services would possibly have
minimum enabling services to continue to be
to cease, causing much angst throughout our
provided and not reduced.
Council is aware that the cost of living continues
The Council will continue to be diligent over the
to be a challenge for individuals and families
next 12 months monitoring all costs, but the rate
across the municipality, and like running
increase is recognition that Council requires
any household, Council itself has reviewed
additional revenue to support community needs,
expenditure to ensure the organisation is living
address maintenance works and maintain
within its means.
The City with Spirit
charges for a range of services including fire service, planning and libraries; •
Other works, programs and facilities.
Customer Service Centre Office hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm Payments can be made for Council rates, dog registrations, parking infringements and more. Common question: When are my rates due? Answer: Rates are due either: •
In full by 31 August 2012; or
Rooke Street Mall
Council to spend $22m on capital works Council’s capital budget for the next year is
Did you know?
part of the long term strategic plan, which was
been filtered through a prioritisation process
developed in consultation with the community.
featuring risk assessment and long term
Council has allocated $22,052,824 in the 20122013 Estimated Capital Works Budget, which also includes expenditure carried forward from
The Council’s Capital Works Program has
financial planning; •
There are necessary maintenance works that if delayed would create a backlog of
2011-2012 of $3,689,658.
maintenance on roads and facilities that
Expenditure for waste management services will
it simply would not be able to bring back
be $2.7 million, $2.2 million for maintenance and
up to scratch, costing more to repair in the
resealing of Council’s existing road network,
$1.9 million for road safety improvements and
Council will continue over the next 12
In four instalments
$1.9 million for the maintenance of Council
months to monitor closely all its activities
31 August 2012
parks, reserves and sports grounds.
and will develop the best way forward in
30 October 2012 28 February 2013 30 April 2013
Specific highlight projects include: •
Improving your way around the City
open December 2013;
Council has a five-year plan to upgrade way
Mersey Bluff Car Park extension;
Any instalment not
Bass Strait Maritime Centre enhancement
signs help people orient themselves in a new space and makes it easier to get from one
Central North Burrowing Crayfish Reserve
place to another, especially for our visitors.
The plan outlines guidelines for new signage
Miandetta Cycleway Link at Formby Road;
and suggests priorities where signs should be
Tiagarra toilet access ramps;
replaced. Your ideas are sought on the draft
Waste Transfer Station access road
plan, including designs of new signs. Visit Speak
upgrade seal and drainage;
Up Devonport www.speakupdevonport.com.au
Stormwater projects worth $605,000 ;
to have your say.
immediately following the instalment due date.
finding signs across the City. Way finding
paid by the due date will incur a 10% penalty
consultation with the community.
Aquatic Centre redevelopment. Planned to
Building a Unique City
Rates and Charges Policy Recent changes to the Local Government Act 1993 now require Council to adopt a Rates and Charges Policy. Harvesting carrots outside Devonport
East Devonport farm land
Long term planning for sustainability Paramount to the management of the
community’s assets and sustainability of services is the Devonport City Council’s long term financial plan. The 10 year plan was recently adopted by Council at the same time as the Annual Plan and Estimates 2012-2013. Why a long term plan? •
capital expenditure program which encompasses renewal and new capital expenditure. In the five year period from 2010-2011 to 2014-2015 it is estimated that Council will have spent approximately $81 million on new capital projects and renewing existing assets. Over $51 million, or 63% of this expenditure, will be on new
by Department of Premier and Cabinet, Division of Local Government, Security and Emergency Management, titled “Local Government Rates and Charges Guidance Paper for Policy Development”. This document was workshopped with Aldermen on 7 May 2012. A draft Policy was prepared
capital. While some of this expenditure
of the Strategic Plan into financial terms.
has already been spent, it brings with it
The projections provide guidelines in which
increased operating, maintenance and
Aldermen on 4 June 2012.
Council needs to operate to ensure it
depreciation costs which has been factored
remains financially sustainable;
into the financial plan.
The Policy, a copy of which is
It is a vital tool to assist in the annual
The financial goals of the Council are based on
planning process by providing Council with
long term sustainability and relate to the five
a medium to long term view of operational
goals outlined in the Strategic Plan 2009-2030:
Council wants to ensure that facilities and services can be maintained at least at current levels in the years ahead;
Council is currently undertaking a substantial
with a publication produced
It translates the objectives and strategies
and asset management decisions; •
Council has been supplied
The Plan brings together a number of Council policies and plans and provides a consolidated view of the financial impact of continuing to meet our communities’ service level requirements and implementing
1. Living lightly on our environment 2. Building a unique city
and workshopped with
available to download on our website, has been prepared in accordance with the Act and the language used is intended to make it easy for the reader to understand. Technical jargon has been
3. Growing a vibrant economy
avoided and it is hoped that
4. Building quality of life
this objective is achieved.
5. Practicing excellent governance To view in full the Long Term Financial Plan visit Council’s website:
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Councils’ strategic direction;
Building a Unique City
Coastal walking track
Stewart & Rooke Street
Recent Council Decisions 2012 Schedule for Council Meetings 17 September
At Council’s recent monthly meetings, the
tender process for the management of the
following decisions were made:
Centre as recommended in the report;
Joinery Pty Ltd for the construction of the Devonport Aquatic Centre for the tendered sum of $10,488,253 was accepted; •
The Draft Residential Strategy was placed on public display for a period of three weeks
Entry off Fenton Way (opposite Harvey Norman)
Council’s long term financial plan covering the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2022 was
The public session of commence at 7.15pm.
The tender from Vos Construction and
Entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mersey Branch
Action Plan implementation supported;
Council Meetings will now
Network Strategy was adopted and the
The Devonport City Council Pedestrian
Association of Independent Retirees Limited; •
That Council install pay as you leave car parking in Rooke Street car park in the 2012-2013 Financial Year and also hold a workshop to consider other possible parking improvements such as: •
with credit card facilities; •
That the Annual General Meeting will be
Entered into a Memorandum of
Options for creating additional parking spaces in the CBD; and
held on 22 October 2012 at 6pm; •
Abolishing car park charges for the first hour on Saturdays;
seeking comments; •
New ticketing machines in all car parks
Improved car park signage.
Understanding with the Department of Police and Emergency Management to establish a framework to operate, maintain and utilise the Council’s CCTV network; •
Considered a report from Sport and Leisure Solutions for a Management Model of the new Devonport Aquatic Centre and agreed
to undertake an Expression of Interest and
Practicing Excellent Governance
Community influences Annual Plan Earlier this year, Council conducted a Customer
improve residential amenity and access
Satisfaction Survey to determine community
and improve safety;
priorities for Council services and facilities and to gauge how the community felt Council was performing. A total number of 367 residents
Prepare and adopt a new Parking By-law;
Continue with the process to facilitate a partnership with private or individual firms
completed the survey over a period of three
to ultimately see a substantial development
months, the culmination of which assisted in
on Council owned land in the CBD,
determining our priorities for the 2012-2013 financial year. So how is Council performing and in which areas can we improve? As always, garbage and recycling collection and services is a priority for residents, as well as parking management. The majority of those who identified garbage and recycling collection and services as a priority also indicated they felt Council performed well in this area. The community told us that economic development, consistency of Council decisionmaking, and opportunities for the community to participate in decision-making processes were of great importance. However, Council’s
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performance in these areas rated quite low. As a result of the survey, Council have identified in the Annual Plan and Estimates 2012-2013 the following actions: •
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Practicing Excellent Governance
Bass Strait Maritime Centre When it reopens, Devonportâ€™s maritime museum will be renamed the Bass Strait Maritime Centre. Our State is an island because of the notorious piece of water known as Bass Strait that separates us
Devonport Primary students
Spreyton Primary students tree planting at Fonterra
tree planting at Fonterra
Sharing natural assets Fonterra has recently provided an area
will benefit from improvements to the buffer
adjacent to its Spreyton factory for primary
zone both visually and with noise reduction.
school students to plant trees as part of an initiative in partnership with the Devonport City Council.
The long term project aims to demonstrate that some forms of development can co-exist with the natural environment.
from mainland Australia. How
The Council received funding of $4,000 from
we see this stretch of water
Cradle Coast NRM through the Land Manager
is different from how the
Community Partnership Grants to make the
mainland sees it.
The special relationship
Council recognised that that there was a lack
included not just the practical planting of shrubs
of understory plants due to the type of trees
but direction and education for students.
we have with Bass Strait will be explored in the new contemporary interpretation centre being built as an extension to the present heritage maritime museum site.
planted around 10 years ago and saw this as an opportunity for Fonterra to involve the community.
Council has been encouraging and supporting Fonterra in its plans to manage this unique area in a sustainable manner with the organising of the student tree planting days which have
Fonterraâ€™s ongoing commitment to the project will involve undertaking annual maintenance of the site which is in excess of 140 hectares with
Students have been to the site, on the southern
the factory footprint being less than 10 percent
side of the factory, planting suitable trees during
of that area.
National Tree Day activities and Fonterra staff will be involved with Clean Up Australia Day and other tree maintenance events. Students who have been planting at the site so far have been from Spreyton, Devonport, Hillcrest and East Devonport Primary Schools. The Council and schools benefit by having areas to continue tree planting projects and the local community, particularly close neighbours,
Living Lightly on Our Environment
Central North Burrowing Crayfish
Piping the open drain
One of the new burrows
Crayfish a real traffic stopper They were found, treated with the gentlest of
have assisted in preparing the crayfish’s new
care and are now settled into their new home
– it’s been a happy relocation for the Central North Burrowing Crayfish formerly of Main Road Spreyton.
These tiny burrowing crayfish are of the Engaeus genus. Within the Engaeus genus there are 15 species, 13 of which occur only in Tasmania
A colony of 206 were painstakingly removed by
and two we share with Victoria. Of these 13
hand one by one over three days in July to their
endemic species, five are threatened, with
new specially built home at a Council reserve in
three of the five species of burrowing crayfish
nearby Clayton Drive.
found in Tasmania listed as endangered on the
The crayfish, which grow to about 10 centimetres long, were found a year ago during
threatened species list. It’s believed there are only 80 colonies in existence.
an environmental study into planned road
Residents of Sheffield Main Road have waited
widening and a safety upgrade a couple of
years for the road upgrade, but didn’t mind
kilometres up Sheffield Main Road.
about the further delay while the crayfish were
Because the crustaceans, which if you are wondering, are related to the saltwater crayfish,
relocated. Council would like to thank the residents for their patience.
are on the endangered species list – they
The road works are expected to be completed
needed to be treated as VIP’s.
in October with widening of the road, the
Council is delighted with the outcome as the crayfish had to be removed by hand and
continuation of piping of open drains and a footpath.
placed into temperature controlled containers
Council has abided by all local and national
and taken to the new site. Their new home
environmental permit conditions, regulations
is a Central North Burrowing Crayfish haven
and guidelines in completing the project.
Tasmania’s Burrowing Crayfish The five threatened species of burrowing crayfish are: • Scottsdale Burrowing Crayfish • Furneaux Burrowing Crayfish • Central North Burrowing Crayfish • Mt Arthur Burrowing Crayfish • Burnie Burrowing Crayfish Did you know? The burrowing crayfish of the genus Engaeus, found only in south eastern Australia, are very specialised crayfish living in tunnel systems in muddy banks, seepages and peaty areas.
complete with a running stream. Volunteers, including the Friends of Don Reserve
Living Lightly on Our Environment
New Skate ‘Hub’ coming to Devonport
Members of the Committee
The Spirit of Tasmania
Playing in Pioneer Park
Devonport City Council is
Connecting East to West
partnering with Skateboard
The dreams are big and so they should be
on the eastern shore and it’s a priority to
because nothing happens without a vision and
continue to work with the Devonport Eastern
the Devonport Eastern Shore Project Special
Shore Project Special Committee.
Australia to offer a free regular program to the regions skaters that focusses
Committee has made a difference.
“The Council and the State Government have
on skill development,
Six years ago Council set up the Committee to
recognised the significance of the area as a
mate-ship and community
discuss, engage, explore and manage projects
major gateway for the entire State and we
engagement. The program,
that the community wanted.
are continuing to work towards maximising
known as Streetwise offers
Chair Clyde Eastaugh, speaks proudly of what
older skaters the chance to
has been achieved, but he isn’t complacent,
undertake a training course
saying there is still much to do.
and start mentoring younger skaters. This is also coupled with regular events at both the Bluff and East Devonport skate parks such as competitions and coaching clinics. For further information or to
The Committee’s charter is to rejuvenate East Devonport and to connect the east and the west focusing on the physical, the socially responsible and community. Clyde says improvements so far include the on and off ramps connecting Tarleton Street and the Bass Highway, upgrades to Reg Hope Park with fishing, barbecue and toilet facilities and
the gains for the local community and for the region and State as a whole,” Mr Eastaugh said. “The freight facilities and the Spirit of Tasmania ships provide a hub for not just East Devonport but the City and region and we are looking at making the most of that by working on a nautical theme in the shopping area to improve the experience for tourists and locals,” Mr Eastaugh added. The street scape of East Devonport is certainly a lot more engaging than it was a few years ago.
working on improving town planning residential
The future is bright for East Devonport with
contact Damian Collins at
local business leaders constantly looking for
The Zone on (03) 6423 4099.
Other improvements include the new East
find out how to get involved
Devonport Skate Park opened a few months
ago which is providing a much needed facility
New freight ships are coming and the TT-Line
for the youth of East Devonport.
plans to replace the Spirits by 2017.
Council recognises the community challenges
opportunities with Council to enhance the
Building Quality of Life
Ald Hollister signs the MoU on
Eric Tommey & Ald Hollister at the
Eric Tommey signs the MoU on
behalf of Council
signing of the MoU
behalf of Mersey AIR
Retirees enter partnership with Council As part of its approach to represent the needs
“This partnership between the Mersey Branch
and aspirations of many retired and partly-retired
and Council aims to improve dialogue and
people, the Mersey Branch of the Association
cooperation between us for the betterment of
of Independent Retirees (AIR) has entered into
AIR members and older residents in general,” Mr
a four-year partnership with the Devonport City
The essence of the partnership with Council is
Formed in 1990, AIR is a not-for-profit, non-political,
to improve collaboration on matters of mutual
volunteer organisation that is focussed on matters
importance and to promote opportunities for
affecting and supporting the standard of living,
participation in both Council and AIR activities.
health and welfare of fully or partly self-funded retired and partly-retired people. Mersey Branch of AIR Acting President, Mr Eric Tommey, said AIR is involved in advocacy, lobbying and disseminating information to members to assist them in making informed decisions regarding their finance, health and welfare. “We attend meetings on matters that may impact on retirees, the health sector, pensions, welfare, finance, taxation, etc., presenting the older Australians’ point of view,” Mr Tommey said.
Most of all it opens the door for the views of our
Community Information Directory The Devonport Community Directory is available online via Council’s website. It lists many community organisations and activities throughout the City and is a valuable source
members to be heard.
of information on services
The Mersey Branch has 200 members and meets
assistance to you, your family
every second Friday of the month at 10am at the Devonport Soccer Club. All retirees are welcome because by better understanding the needs and views of retirees AIR can better influence
and facilities that may be of and your friends. Is your business or organisation listed in the Directory? If not,
decision makers at all levels of the community and or if you would like to update your details, please head government. For information contact Mersey Branch AIR on 0438 242 354 or email@example.com
au/information-directory to download an information form.
“AIR is one of the few aged Australian groups that is solely represented by senior Australians. Our members feel that we have a better understanding of what ageing entails.
Building Quality of Life
Strategic Sport & Recreation Special Committee The Devonport City Council will soon announce a Strategic Sport and Recreation Special Committee (SSRSC). The committee will provide a forum through which Council can consult with and receive advice and guidance on the future of sport and recreation development within the City of Devonport. Positions on the committee were recently advertised in The Advocate. Community members with a knowledge and background in sport and recreation will be active members. Council will soon announce the full committee.
Funding restored for sports grounds The Devonport City Council has responded to community concerns and this year’s Annual Plan and Estimates 2012-2013 sees a reinstatement of cuts in funding for the maintenance of sports grounds.
Lovett Street Soccer Ground No 1 irrigation
East Devonport Recreation Centre - Entry doors
Meercroft Park - toilets/change rooms
In this financial year Council will spend $70,000 more than it spent last year on mowing, line marking, general maintenance and ground renovations.
Byard Park - toilets/change rooms
Devonport Oval - Cricket Club amenities renewal
Devonport Oval - Visitor change room (football) showers
Maidstone Park - Upgrade timber seating
Spreyton Netball Courts - resurface and drainage
Recreation Centres - security
Maidstone Park - Power supply upgrade
Listed below are the proposed capital works for 2012-2013 for sports grounds and letters advising the works schedule have been sent by Council to all user clubs and organisations. Last year the sports ground maintenance budget was reduced resulting in a reduction in maintenance. This created concern amongst sports clubs and organisations. Fortunately this year the budget has been reinstated and in addition a significant amount of funds have been allocated for work at Devonport Oval, Spreyton Netball Centre and ground irrigation at Valley Road Soccer Centre. Additional funding has been allocated to the following projects:
Aquatic Centre - Indoor facility
Devonport Oval - Scoreboard replacement
Building Quality of Life
Indoor Aquatic Centre
One of the many trains working out of Don River Railway
All aboard at Don River Railway The Don River Railway and Council are working
Today the organisation has one paid employee
together on the long term future of this unique
who is supported by passionate and dedicated
Tasmanian railway attraction.
volunteers who share their knowledge and
A committee has been formed with the key aim to ensure its viability. The committee includes key people who have played a role over the years in operating the railway. The Van Dieman Light Railway Society was formed in December 1971 as a voluntary organisation with the basic aim of preserving a representative section of former Tasmanian Railway equipment for future generations to enjoy.
skill in a range of ways. A great deal of work is undertaken on the carriages themselves and skilled volunteers are always welcomed to assist in keeping one of Devonport’s greatest historic assets operating in good order. The railway is an established and loved part of the region and the Council is keen to see it continue to meet its original aims of providing a reminder of passenger rail as it used to be many years ago. The cost to maintain the facility and keep it
After much searching for a suitable site the
operating is getting harder and the committee
society decided to use the track bed of the
has been formed to work on a strategy to
former Melrose line and began trading under
ensure the Don River Railway continues to
the name ‘The Don River Railway’.
be an important part of the fabric, of not just
The railway was established on the Don site in 1973 and trains commenced running in November 1976. Their aim was to recreate the atmosphere of a genuine working passenger railway and the Devonport City Council has been an
Devonport or the region, but for all of Tasmania. Tourists and locals can visit the Don River Railway at Don Village on Forth Road and see the display of steam and diesel engines and other rolling stock that have played an important part in Tasmania’s rail history.
Don River Railway Forth Road, Don Village Telephone: (03) 6424 6335 Web: www.donriverrailway.com.au The Don River Railway has on display a wonderful selection of steam and diesel engines and other rolling stock that has played an important role in Tasmania’s railway history. Look through their museum of artifacts and photos and enjoy a half hour ride on a genuine vintage train along the old Melrose line to Coles Beach and back. The Don River Railway is open every day of the year except Good Friday and Christmas Day.
enthusiastic supporter owning much of the land on which the railway operates.
Growing a Vibrant Economy
Maritime Museum construction
Aquatic Centre construction
Shared pathway - Quoiba to CBD
Financial budget at a glance The budget incorporates $56,526,420 in operational and capital expenditure:
Devonport Events Devonport City Council have been working on improving the communication and paperwork for community groups and organisers for events held in the City.
Budget Summary Operational Budget Income $33,913,596 Expenditure $34,773,596
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Comparable operating result
Capital Budget Carried Forward 2011-2012
If you are planning on holding an event – be it something you’ve done before or a new event – please contact us for more details. You can also download the Events Pack from our website: http://www.devonport.tas.gov. au/events-management-guide
Adjusted Operating Result
Total Capital Budget
External Funding New Borrowings
* Comparable operating result assumes Federal assistance grant paid in the year that it applies
Key Funding Allocations (inclusive of Federal and State Funding) •
$10.2 million for the new Devonport Aquatic Centre
$1.6 million to complete the redevelopment of the Maritime Museum
$3 million for Marketing, Tourism and Recreation
$2.7 million for Waste Management Services
$550,000 for footpath and drainage improvements to Sheffield Road
$2.2 million for maintenance and resealing of Council’s existing road network
$358,000 for footpath and shared pathway extensions
$1.9 million for road safety improvements $1.9 million for the maintenance of Council parks, reserves and sports grounds
Growing a Vibrant Economy
Dorothy the Dinosaur
Homage: The Royal Dozen (2008-2010) & The Regal Twelve (2004-2007) Princesses, warlords, dandies and divas take the stage to form two highly complex fine art series titled The Royal Dozen
(2008-2010) & The Regal Twelve
Burnie Show Day (FREE parking in Devonport City Council car parks)
Through the study of nobility
Opening - Homage: The Royal Dozen (2008-2010) & The Regal Twelve (20042007) - Devonport Regional Gallery
September 7-24 School Holidays
18 AcO2 - Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre
Dorothy the Dinosaur Beach Party Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre
6-27 Spring Squeeze - FREE Films - Devonport Regional Gallery (each Thursday in September) 27 28
11-14 Sister Cities Australia Annual Conference
The Mikado - Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre Caravan Burlesque - Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre
Diving for Pearls - Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre
Rock Revolution with Jon English Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre
Devonport Show Day
(2004-2007). in history and portraiture, multimedia artist Alexia Sinclair has produced twentyfour innovative artworks formed from thousands of photographs and illustrations. Legends of the lives of the nobles continue to captivate us today, from the pampered decadence of Marie Antoinette to the epic legend of Alexander the Great. Other rulers who also form these series are less renowned yet equally intriguing. An unusual blend of Royalty, their selection was based on their contrasts in leadership, their flamboyancies and their enduring influence
Alexia Sinclair Marie Antoinette -The Extravagant Queen (1755 – 1793) 2005
Alexia Sinclair Louis XIV – The Sun King (1638 – 1715) 2010
The City with Spirit
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Ald. Peter HOLLISTER 0408 209 513 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ald. Warren SQUIBB 0407 272 065 Email: email@example.com
Ald. Alison JARMAN 0437 240 501 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ald. Bill WILSON 0439 363 149 Email: email@example.com
Waste Transfer Station Bay Drive, Spreyton (off Mersey Main Road, near Maidstone Park) Telephone (03) 6427 3351 Hours of Operation Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4pm Weekends & Public Holidays 11am to 4pm Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Devonport Cup, Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Anzac Day All patrons to the Spreyton Transfer Station are encouraged to Reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by segregating items that can be Recycled or Recovered for Re-use.