Mayor's message


Mayor's Message 14 April 2015

I wish to thank the many volunteers and committee members who worked so hard over the last week to make Mural Fest and the Taste of the North West a success.  Once again the visitors to town and the locals were most impressed, and it was great to see the town so busy.

Council is in the middle of its annual road resealing program to maintain a good surface on the roads.  Hardings Hotmix were the successful contractors this year.  Each year we budget around $400,000 to reseal about one fifteenth of our 250Km sealed road network, so every fifteen years – give or take –every road is resealed.

Council recently called for some expert advice to consider the merits of installing solar panels on the Council chambers.  Following discussion we are about to go to tender for the supply and installation of either a 50Kw or 65Kw system, which will reduce Councils power bills significantly.  According to the specialists the panels pay for themselves in around 10 years and will reduce reliance on imported Victorian coal fired power. 

Every now and then someone tries to contact me through my work at Service Tasmania.  I have retired from Service Tasmania from 10th April so please don’t look for me there in future.  I am happy to meet with anyone to discuss Council matters or talk on the phone- 64911682 or 0458343059 – note I have no mobile service at home but I can call you back.  Or you can email me at

Cr Don Thwaites, Mayor

KENTISH COUNCIL | PO Box 63, Sheffield Tasmania 7306 | T: 03 6491 0200 | F: 03 6491 1659Top of Page
Date Last Modified: 2014-03-09T13:57:47
Kentish Visitor Information Centre phone 03 6491 1036 or email: