Mayor's message

 Mayor Don Thwaites

Mayor's Message 20 March 2018

Congratulations to the Sheffield Steam and Heritage Committee for putting together another great Steamfest.  And a huge vote of thanks to all the volunteers who make the whole thing work.  I am amazed that there are new ideas and exhibits every year that build on to the heritage theme, with some modern day distractions too like the giant slide.  The new layout worked well too with more room to spread out and wander about.  It was certainly busy in Sheffield during that whole weekend, with Steamfest visitors taking in the sights of the town as well.

And watch out for another busy time coming up with MuralFest beginning on Easter Sunday 1st April.  There are lots of interstate and overseas entrants this year which is an indication of how far and wide the reputation of the event is spreading.  Once again the town and the traders benefit from a major event being run by volunteers so a big thank you to everyone who helps to make the event such a big success.  Also a big thank you to all the sponsors- please support them wherever possible. 

At last weeks Acacia Hills community meeting a representative from Biosecurity Tasmania updated residents on the fruit fly issue.  There were lots of questions asked and some surprises regarding the protocols required to keep Tasmania’s fruit fly free status.  In the control area no fruit scraps should be going into compost heaps or fruit left to rot under trees.  And movement of host fruit in and out of the control area is a big risk.  One thing is for certain- we all need to do our bit.  More information is available from and 61653774.


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