Published on 21 August 2015

Devonport City Mayor Steve Martin has today announced the appointment of Tasmanian foodie and TV presenter Ben Milbourne as Ambassador for the LIVING CITY Food Pavilion project.

Ben has long been a supporter of LIVING CITY and was seen by Council as a natural fit for the role, which includes working on the development of the business plan and food education aspects of the Food Pavilion, as well as working with Tasmanian growers interested in being part of the project.

“Ben is a nationally recognised identity within the food industry who proudly regards himself as a Devonport boy” said Mayor Martin.

“We’ve been extremely grateful for Ben’s interest and support of the LIVING CITY project to-date”.

The formal association with Ben will now see him assist Council in the promotion of the Food Pavilion, which will be constructed as part of Stage 1 of the project.  Ben will also provide advice and input on tenant and food marketing strategies and the detailed design of the building.

“Ben’s strong networks with the restaurant, media and food industries will be greatly beneficial to the ongoing development of the LIVING CITY Food Pavilion” said Mayor Martin.

“The LIVING CITY Food Pavilion will be a great platform to showcase Tasmania’s amazing agricultural produce to both tourists and locals” said Mr Milbourne.

“We have a great local food story to share and the Food Pavilion will provide a central platform where local producers can connect with the community and visitors in a visible and tangible way”.

“I’m excited to be involved with the LIVING CITY project and be able to have input in shaping it” said Ben.

“We look forward to working closely with Ben in bringing the LIVING CITY Food Pavilion to fruition and the food expertise and contacts he will bring to the project” said Mayor Martin.