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Devonport Showground Project

The Devonport Agricultural & Pastoral Society has signed a contract for sale for the Devonport Showground to affordable housing advocates Ian Ugarte and Simon Want. This page is the start of a conversation about what’s next for this important site.

Mr Ugarte and Mr Want founded the Australian Housing Initiative (AHI) to increase the supply of housing by the private sector to those people who need it most.

While the price is commercial in confidence, Mr Want said the sale would provide DAPS with the opportunity to redefine their service provision and a possible transition to a new site.


Read more about this exciting development and what it means for Devonport here.

Community consultation

AHI has held the first phase of community conversations about the future of the Devonport Showground, but there will be more to come.

Please read more here.

We’ve also set up a survey, which you can complete online here. Or you can download and email back to us.

Please feel free to read our privacy policy, which applies to the use of information you supply for the survey here.

Questions and answers

No doubt you might have some more questions. So here’s the key things you need to know.

We’ve also set up a Facebook page for regular updates and so you can become involved in the process. You can find us at

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