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Due to the unfolding situation with COVID-19, some events below may be cancelled. While we are doing our best to update our listings with available information, we advise you to check with the event holders before making bookings/plans.

What's On This Week?

Tue 12 Jan 2021 to Sun 17 Jan 2021

  • Devonport and Surrounds

Latrobe Council

  • PADDLING POOL COVID COMPLIANCE

COVID-19 continues to influence the availability of public facilities with the Panatana Family Park paddling pool being the latest to be affected.

Traditionally, water to this paddling pool is pumped in/out, dependent on the tide, from Panatana Rivulet. While assessing COVID-19 restrictions, Council was advised by the Department of Public Health that the paddling pool could no longer be treated as a tidal pool and needed to be chlorinated in line with the Tasmanian Recreation Water Guidelines.

The pool now must be a closed-loop system and the water quality maintained as per a standard community swimming pool.

Council is committed to retaining the pool and having it operational this season however a new chlorination and filtration system, including reconfiguring the pool shell to include a skimmer box, new inlet/outlet pipes and a pump shed, are works required to comply with these requirements.

Until those works are complete, the paddling pool at Panatana Family Park will, unfortunately, remain closed.

  • SUNDAY BUS SERVICES START FOR LATROBE AND PORT SORELL AREA THE WEEK OF 17 FEBRUARY

The general access bus network for the North West region, including intercity services between Devonport and Launceston and Launceston and Hobart, will be implemented from 17 January 2021.

This includes changes for students travelling on General Access (public) bus services and school bus services in the North West from the start of the 2021 school year.

The changes include -

~ a new North West Express service linking Burnie and Devonport, with stops in Penguin and Ulverstone

~ increased intercity services

~ the introduction of Sunday services to Latrobe, Port Sorell, Sheffield, Wynyard and Smithton and key Burnie and Devonport urban routes.

~ route changes and timing adjustments to better align Devonport services with work finish times.

The North West network is the latest set of improvements to the bus network right around the state.

To check changes, including timetables and routes for your services please visit https://www.transport.tas.gov.au/.../bus_services_are...

For access to a larger map than below, go to https://www.transport.tas.gov.au/.../Network_map...

  • WILL YOU STEP UP TO CLEAN UP? The message to all Australians this Clean

Up Australia Day is all the more important than ever - Step Up to Clean Up Australia Day in 2021. Each year, Australians are invited to register their participation, whether individually, as a group or organisation and even businesses and schools. This year the Clean Up Australia team are requesting that clean up events are COVID-19 compliant, limited to 10 participants with physical distancing maintained. If you wish to be involved but need guidance on where you can clean up, please contact council on 6426 4444. When you are registered with the Clean Up Australia team, they will forward you a free starter kit and you can apply to

Latrobe Council for your voucher for free access to the Port Sorell Waste Transfer Station to dispose of your Clean Up Australia branded bags of rubbish at the end of your event. Registrations are due with Clean Up Australia Day by February.

13/01/2021

  • Don Road resealing works: Resealing works will be taking place on Don Road between Hillcrest Road and Matthews Way on 12-13 January.

Motorists are asked to keep to speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signage.

Note: Road works are dependent on weather conditions.

  • ROADWORKS - RAILTON ROAD, RAILTON TO LATROBE

State Growth will be conducting investigations on Railton Road between Youngmans Road and Latrobe, until Friday, 15 January 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during working hours, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

 Motorists are encouraged to take care and drive to the conditions.

  • Bridge Road Renewal: Essential road reconstruction works will start on Monday 11 January, with a scheduled completion of mid-March 2021.

The road will remain open under traffic management during these works.

Motorists are asked to keep to speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signage.

Please allow additional travel time as delays are expected.

Note: Road works are dependent on weather conditions.

  • Port Sorell Lions Club - Due to covid restrictions we have to announce that our Australia Day water slide has been cancelled. We will be back in 2022.
  • LIONS HALF CENTURY

The Lions Club of Latrobe will celebrate its 50th Charter Anniversary in March as well as host a club final of the Lions Youth of the Year program which showcases the diverse talents of senior high school and secondary students. Members are also working on an exciting new project to raise awareness of the vision impaired - not only an appreciation of the challenges that they face but their accomplishments in doing so. In the meantime, don’t forget to drop off your no longer used spectacles at Terry White Pharmacy or Morse’s Butchery so they can be repurposed for the overseas vision impaired.If you have any used stamps, they would

also be appreciated. Please drop them into Ritchie’s IGA Supermarket, Morse’s Butchery or the Latrobe Council office. To contact the Lions Club of Latrobe, email [email protected]

  • TABLE TENNIS EXPANDS

The recently established Port Sorell Table

Tennis Club (PSTTC) has gotten off to a good start - becoming incorporated; affiliated with Table Tennis Tasmania and experiencing rapid growth with 35 current members.

Due to popular demand, additional playing sessions have been added with the new weekly programme being:

  • Saturday - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Monday - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday - 6.30pm to 9.30 pm

All sessions are held in the Performing Arts hall at the Banksia Centre. Everyone, of any age, playing experience, or skill level, is welcome. Free coaching is offered to members.

PSTTC encourages everyone to enjoy the fun and health benefits offered by table tennis, with more information available from Graeme on 0467 605 039 or email [email protected].

14/01/2021

  • ROADWORKS - RAILTON ROAD, RAILTON TO LATROBE

State Growth will be conducting investigations on Railton Road between Youngmans Road and Latrobe, until Friday, 15 January 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during working hours, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

 Motorists are encouraged to take care and drive to the conditions.

  • LATROBE CROQUET CLUB

The Latrobe Croquet Club are back in full swing. If you are interested in trying croquet, give Chris a call on 0499 990 239.

  • School Holiday Scavenger Hunts

Are you looking for a family friendly and free activity during the school holidays? Explore Devonport and have fun with your family and friends in the School Holiday Scavenger Hunt. Deep dive into Devonport by solving the clues, unravelling the riddles, and finding what’s hidden in plain site. This Hunt goes through the East Village and along the Heritage Walk by the Mersey River, and finishes at the East Devonport Beach Playground.

Download the clues here:

https://www.devonport.tas.gov.au/.../scavenger-hunt...

Keep an eye out for our upcoming Hunts - Trail Around Town, Delve into Don and Search the Suburbs of Devonport.

  • Sheffield Cricket Club

T20 Social Team:

Interested in a social game of T20? The club's social team will get underway next Saturday 16th January in a 4 match roster. If you would like a game or two, get in touch or head down to the clubrooms Thursday evening. More details: https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldcricketclub/

  • Free School Holiday Activities Age 12 and Up

11-1PM Surf Session with Coast Rider Academy at Coles Beach Devonport.

Bookings is essential, use the following details to book in:

[email protected]

Phone: 0457 885 976

15/01/2021

  • Department of State Growth roadworks update.

Stony Rise Road

State Growth has advised that they are conducting investigations on Stony Rise Road between Leary Avenue and Durkins Road, until this Friday, 15 January 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during the hours, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

If you have any queries, please call State Growth on 1800 030 688, or email [email protected]

This information can also be found on the State Government website www.transport.tas.gov.au/projectsplanning

  • January 15-16 Latrobe Speedway Super Sedan Grand Prix at the Gulf Western Oil

and Independent Oils Raceway, Speedway Drive, Latrobe Gates open at 3:00pm. Online bookings at latrobespeedway.com.au

  • Walking Group

A low impact walking group designed to encourage movement and socialisingfor Senior Citizens.

Sessions include 30-45 minutes of stretching, walking and morning tea.

Wear sun-smart comfortable clothing, and bring a bottle of water.

When: Fridays 10am (Resumes 15 January 2021)

Meeting places will vary from week to week, contact the Devonport RecreationCentre to find out more information. Phone: 6424 4109 Email:

[email protected]

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

  • Free School Holiday Activities Age 12 and Up

10-1PM Skate Session with drop in skate school at bluff skate park

Bookings is essential, use the following details to book in:

[email protected]

Phone: 0457 885 976