Latrobe Council

Mayor's Message

Mayor Peter Freshney's Message

MAYOR'S MESSAGE - 22 May 2019

It is pleasing to see that the Bosworth Park master plan has been released and is currently open for public comment until May 31st.  The park located on the corner of Cotton and Stanley Street, Latrobe is currently undergoing some landscape works with the construction of a toilet block scheduled to commence shortly.  The master plan intends to expand on the existing playground with the creation of a multi-purpose bike track for young children, construction of a split dog park, bbq facilities, shelters and seating along with a proposal to relocate the skate park.  The plan is available for viewing at the Council office or on Council’s website and comments are requested to be forwarded to Clinton O’Keefe, Building and Facilities Officer via council@latrobe.tas.gov.au   

National Volunteer Week 2019 is currently being recognised (May 20th-26th) and I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank and indeed celebrate all of our community’s volunteers who give generously of their time.  Volunteers play such an integral role in our municipality and it is important that we recognise and appreciate those that contribute to the betterment of others and the community.

The Shearwater Mulled Wine in May Festival on this Saturday May 25th from 5.30pm to 9.30pm promises to once again be a great evening with delicious food, mulled wine (of course), face painting for the kids and entertainment by ‘Halfway to Forth’ and Neil Gibson.  Please note that traffic detours will be in effect from 4.00pm to 11.00pm around the Shearwater Village.  I look forward to welcoming winter and seeing you there!


It is widely understood that Palliative Care is generally accessed at the last minute.  Accessing this service earlier can be beneficial and may even prolong and improve life quality when someone is diagnosed with a terminal illness.  Sharon King, Manager, Community Engagement, Palliative Care Tasmania will be at the Latrobe Memorial Hall Supper Room in James Street, Latrobe on 2 May from 10.30am to discuss palliative care, what it is and what services are available as well as Advance Care Planning and the Tasmanian Advance Care Directive.  This opportunity is open to everyone to attend, and has been initiated by Latrobe Council in partnership with Palliative Care Tasmania.

The Latrobe Federal Band will once again be presenting their ANZAC Concert ‘Music from the War Years’ tonight (April 24th) from 7.00pm in the Latrobe Memorial Hall.  The band will be joined by guest artists and the evening promises to be a great night out with supper and refreshments available for purchase.  Admission is $10 adults or $5 child at the door. 

Our municipality has several ANZAC Day services on offer tomorrow that members of the public may wish to attend.  The Latrobe Dawn ANZAC Day Service will be held at the Latrobe Cenotaph, Gilbert Street Latrobe with the march stepping off from James Street, Latrobe at 5.45am.  The Port Sorell Dawn ANZAC Day Service will be held at the Port Sorell Defence Memorial, cnr Rice and Meredith Streets, Port Sorell at 6.00pm. Please note that no wreaths are laid at either of these services.  The Latrobe Citizens Commemorative ANZAC Day Service will be held at the Latrobe Cenotaph, Gilbert Street, Latrobe with the march stepping off from James Street, Latrobe at 9.50am.  I trust the weather will be kind to those participating in all services and I encourage community members and visitors alike to attend the service of their choice.

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