2015 Media Releases

2015 Media Releases

Council's Christmas and New Year service arrangements

24 December 2015
Find out more about what services will be available during the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Bushfire-Ready Field Day at Mt Rumney

22 December 2015
Are you bushfire-ready? Do you have a bushfire plan?

Partnership grants announced for projects that bring communities together

21 December 2015
Transistor Youth Arts, Young Life Australia (Hobart) and Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre have each been awarded a Council partnership grant worth $12,000 each to implement projects that benefit and enhance community life.

Clarence Street safety assessment project

17 December 2015
Clarence City Council has agreed to a number of improvements to increase safety for all users of Clarence Street.

Re-zoning of land at Gordons HIll Road in Lindisfarne reaches next stage

15 December 2015
The Council has resolved to rezone land at 38 Gordons Hill Road in Lindisfarne following public exhibition of the planning scheme amendment in October this year.

Death and dying the subjects of a new film to awaken our thoughts

8 December 2015
Conversations about death and dying will be the subjects of a new short film to be launched today (8 December 2015) by the Honorable Elise Archer MP at the Rosny Barn.

From dancing to massages - Living Well in Clarence

3 December 2015
There was something for everyone at the fifth Living Well in Clarence Expo with free massages, a chill out zone for young people, performances, entertainment, giveaways, seedlings, a healthy barbecue and an array of local health and wellbeing resources on hand.

Howrah indoor bowls facility set for construction

25 November 2015
Clarence City Council has awarded a tender of $1.186m for the construction of Stage 1 of an indoor bowls facility at the Howrah Bowls Club.

Dog management policy adopted for the city

23 November 2015
Clarence City Council has adopted a new dog management policy for the city that balances statutory obligations and the needs of dog and non-dog owners.

Council grants support community groups in all endeavours

23 November 2015
Fourteen groups and not-for-profit organisations have been awarded Clarence City Council community support grants totaling $18,940.

Council approve lodgement of development application for Rosny Hill

17 November 2015
Clarence City Council has given approval for Hunter Developments to enter stage four of the expression of interest (EOI) process for development at the Rosny Hill Nature recreation Area.

Bellerive Boardwalk Concert - A Very Bing White Christmas

5 November 2015
While we’ll never have a fairy tale white Christmas in Australia, this year Clarence’s biggest carols event is channeling the Christmas spirit of yore from the northern hemisphere.

Living well in Clarence

4 November 2015
The 2015 Living Well in Clarence Expo will be held this Saturday from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Rosny LINC.

Final call to nominate for City of Clarence Australia Day Awards

3 November 2015
Time is running out to nominate someone inspiring and worthy of attention for the City of Clarence Australia Day Awards. Nominations close on Friday 27 November 2015 and people are urged to visit the Council’s website or phone Council on 6245 8651 to submit a nomination.

Eastern Shore Meals on Wheels celebrates 40 years

3 November 2015
The Eastern Shore branch of Meals on Wheels has celebrated its 40th anniversary with a week-long celebration for volunteers and members of the public to ‘drop in’ for cake and a chat.

Proposed re-zoning of land at Gordons Hill Road

9 October 2015
Clarence City Council has initiated an application for a planning scheme amendment to rezone land at 38 Gordons Hill Road in Lindisfarne.

Ready for a spring clean? The Annual Hard Waste Clean-Up is on its way

9 October 2015
It’s time to de-clutter the house, garage and shed and toss unwanted large items as the Annual Hard Waste Clean-Up is held throughout November.

Living Well in Clarence

7 October 2015
All things fun and healthy for residents of all ages will be on offer at the fifth Living Well in Clarence event to be held on Saturday 7 November at Rosny LINC.

Wentworth Park Sports Complex change rooms to be upgraded

2 October 2015
Clarence City Council has awarded a tender of $884,000 for the construction of replacement change rooms at Wentworth Park Sports Complex in Howrah.

Join in the fun at the Seafarers’ Festival

30 September 2015
The 2015 Seafarers’ Festival will soon hit our shores with live entertainment, visiting vessels, fine food, competitions and a treasure hunt. Best of all, it’s free. The festival will be held at the Bellerive Boardwalk on Sunday 25 October from 10.30am to 4.00pm.

New stage set for construction at Simmons Park

30 September 2015
The staging of live performances at Simmons Park in Lindisfarne is about to get better with the Clarence City Council approving a tender of $390,000 for the construction of a new stage and associated facilities.

Bayfield Street precinct to be revitalised

29 September 2015
The Council has adopted a concept plan to revitalise the streetscape of Bayfield Street at Rosny Park.

Council seeks comment on draft dog management policy for the City of Clarence

18 September 2015
Clarence City Council has released a draft dog management policy for public comment.

Skate Park at Kangaroo Bay gets go ahead

18 September 2015
The Clarence City Council has accepted a tender of $1.14m for the construction of a Skate Park at Kangaroo Bay.

Outstanding Australian craft and furniture design at 2015 Clarence Prize exhibition

9 September 2015
The 2015 Clarence Prize for Excellence in Furniture Design exhibition is now showing at the Rosny Barn.

New website hub helps build a healthier Clarence

8 September 2015
Finding ways to improve your health and wellbeing just got that bit easier.

Getting fit is fabulous fun

8 September 2015
When daylight savings kicks in you know it’s that time of year again… time to get your jogging shoes on, get out and about, and get active!

2016 Australia Day Awards nominations now open

4 September 2015
Nominations are now open for the 2016 Australia Day Awards. Nominate someone you think is worthy of attention.

Dogs Day Out and Poochibald Art Prize

3 September 2015
The 2015 Dogs Day Out is on again and includes an action packed day of activities for dogs and dog lovers.

BOFA Festival at the Barn

1 September 2015
For the first time in Hobart, the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival will be screened at Rosny Barn offering a selection of uplifting, funny and intriguing films to Tasmanian audiences.

Nominations - Clarence Cultural History Advisory Committee

1 September 2015
Council is calling for nominations for the Clarence Cultural History Advisory Committee

City of Clarence Partnership Grants - Now Open

17 August 2015
Applications for the 2015 round of Clarence City Council Partnership Grants for up to $15,000 are now available for not-for-profit groups for projects that have the potential to build community capacity.

2015 Clarence Prize winner announced

14 August 2015
The 2015 Clarence Prize for Excellence in Furniture Design has been awarded to South Australian artist Liam Mugavin for his piece ‘Koto Light’.

Are you passionate about a healthy community?

10 August 2015
Clarence City Council's Community Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee is currently recruiting members for both the Livability, Environment Working Group, and the Information Communication Working Group.

New tracks and trails action plan to guide future development

10 August 2015
Clarence City Council has adopted a Tracks and Trails Action Plan for 2015-2020 to provide guidance on the development, maintenance and promotion of tracks and trails in the City of Clarence.

Essential tree maintenance work to commence in South Street Reserve, Bellerive

28 July 2015
Council staff have identified a number of trees that require attention within the South Street Reserve, 34a South Street, Bellerive also known as Council’s Dog Park.

Stormwater drainage upgrade in the pipes

21 July 2015
Clarence City Council has awarded a tender for just over $570,000 for stormwater works at the junction of Lower River and South Street, Bellerive.

Street Art Festival breaks the mould

20 July 2015
The ST.ART Street Art Festival at Rosny Farm is on in August, encouraging young Tasmanians to explore creative ways of making street art, in an effort to reduce graffiti in the Clarence municipality.

New association to represent Australia’s coastal councils

6 July 2015
The Australian Coastal Councils Association, a new body representing Australia’s coastal councils, is calling for a coordinated national approach to managing the nation’s coastline.

New facilities approved for Simmons Park

25 June 2015
Lindisfarne will groove to the sounds and sights of more live entertainment, after Clarence City Council approved the construction of a new stage and facilities at Simmons Park on Lindisfarne Esplanade.

Clarence City Council to begin development of first-class sporting facility

25 June 2015
Another component of the Kangaroo Bay waterfront redevelopment is about to begin, with Clarence City Council approving a new recreational sporting facility.

Clarence to investigate voluntary amalgamations and resource sharing

3 June 2015
Clarence City Council has adopted a series of strict principles to guide its consideration of possible voluntary amalgamation or resource sharing with an adjoining council or councils.

Clarence Budget – balanced with an eye to costs

2 June 2015
Clarence City Council has approved its Budget for 2015-2016, providing for an increase of one per cent in its total net rating requirement, with a key focus on maintaining quality services while minimising rate increases across the community.

New Alma Street intersection just around the corner

30 April 2015
Clarence City Council has accepted a tender for the construction of the signalised intersection at Alma Street and Cambridge Road, Rosny Park. The intersection will provide improved access to and from Kangaroo Bay to support Council’s adopted Kangaroo Bay Urban Design Plan.

Council Grant helps a new garden grow

30 April 2015
Clarence City Council has recently awarded nine community organisations community grants totalling $12,495 after the March round of their Community Grants program was decided. Projects as diverse as youth mental health programs, a mens’ shed and a community garden all received funding in the March round.

Improved landscaping of iconic Esplanade continues

30 April 2015
Clarence City Council is continuing to implement the Victoria Esplanade and Kangaroo Bluff Landscape Plan by formalising the gravel carpark adjacent to the Old Regatta Pavilion, north of the King Street intersection.

Funding received to improve Acton intersection

30 April 2015
Clarence City Council has accepted a tender to install a turning lane at the intersection of Acton Road and Tara Drive. The works will include a dedicated right turn lane and a deceleration lane to Tara Drive.

Rosny Hill reveals potential to become top tourism destination

28 April 2015
A proposal to create a major new tourism destination on Rosny Hill would see the development of new accommodation, restaurants and a conference centre for the area as well as improving public access for locals and visitors to enjoy the spectacular views and native parklands.

Machine guns and poignant letters in Exhibition evoke war memories

24 April 2015
A Century of ANZAC: 100 years of Service at Home and Abroad explores the sacrifices and wartime experiences of those who served abroad and also the effects of the war on those left behind. The exhibition opens on Friday, 24 April and will be open on Anzac Day.

Kangaroo Bay set to become a world-class waterfront destination

22 April 2015
Tasmania’s largest waterfront redevelopment project, Kangaroo Bay in Bellerive, is now open for development proposals, as Clarence City Council seeks to realise its vision for a vibrant waterside hub in the heart of the city.

City of Clarence agrees to modifications to Draft Interim Planning Scheme

23 March 2015
Clarence City Council has agreed to undertake a number of modifications to its Draft Clarence Interim Planning Scheme 2014, as directed by the Minister of Planning, Peter Gutwein MP. Once these modifications have been made, the Council will submit the amended Scheme to the Minister for declaration.

Council to explore options for potential mergers and resource sharing

19 March 2015
Clarence City Council has agreed to explore options for voluntary mergers and shared services with neighbouring municipalities to determine whether any potential new arrangements can be in the best interests of Clarence ratepayers.

Call for entries 2015 Clarence Prize for Excellence in Furniture Design

25 February 2015
Council has called for entries in the 5th biennial Clarence Prize for Excellence in Furniture Design.

Rose Bay students to benefit from anti-discrimination program

13 February 2015
Students at Rose Bay High are being encouraged to be compassionate and supportive to their fellow classmates as part of a new education program aimed at preventing and reducing antisocial behaviour.

Works on South Arm Highway through Rokeby

11 February 2015
Clarence City Council is currently conducting works on the South Arm Highway through Rokeby to install new stormwater pipe and upgrade kerb and guttering in the area.

Clarence Jazz Festival kicks off at Richmond – 15 to 22 February

6 February 2015
Starting off with a set of free park concerts, this years’ Clarence Jazz Festival will kick-off on Sunday 15 February at the Richmond Village Green, Monday at Clifton Beach Reserve and Tuesday at Beltana Park in Lindisfarne.

Clarence Council’s new Arts and Events website goes live

6 February 2015
With an extensive annual program of festivals, exhibitions and workshops, Clarence City Council has developed the website to build on its cultural offerings and to enhance lifestyle opportunities within the city.

Clarence presents Australia Day Awards and welcomes new citizens

3 February 2015
The Australia Day celebrations on Bellerive Boardwalk proved once again to be a popular annual community event.

Gold Grass Outdoor Cinema comes to Rosny

28 January 2015
This summer Clarence City Council is hosting films outside on the beautifully manicured lawns at Rosny Farm, with a big screen and amazing sound. Just like the gold class movie experience, food and drinks will be brought to you in the comfort of your very own bean-bag.

Kangaroo Bay Rivulet Track connects students and the aged to facilities

20 January 2015
Clarence City Council has undertaken to build a connecting pathway from Gordons Hill Road to Rosny Hill Road along the Kangaroo Bay Rivulet in early 2015.

Bellerive Beach Park Master Plan revised to improve community safety

14 January 2015
Clarence City Council has adopted a revised Master Plan for Bellerive Beach Park to improve the safety and accessibility for children and park users of all abilities.

Tasman Bridge Disaster Exhibition

7 January 2015
To commemorate 40th Anniversary of the collapse of the Tasman Bridge in which 12 people tragically lost their lives Clarence City Council will be re-running it’s immensely popular exhibition A City Divided: The Tasman Bridge Disaster through January in the Schoolhouse Gallery, Rosny Farm.

Minutes silence held and plaque unveiled to to mark 40th Anniversary of the collapse of the Tasman Bridge

5 January 2015
To mark the 40th Anniversary of the collapse of the Tasman Bridge in which 12 people tragically lost their lives, a minutes silence was held at 9.27 pm today to mark the exact moment 40 years ago the MV Lake Illawarra collided with the bridge.

Events to mark 40th Anniversary of the collapse of the Tasman Bridge

5 January 2015
As part of the 40th Anniversary of the collapse of the Tasman Bridge in which 12 people tragically lost their lives, a series of activities will be undertaken on Monday 5th of January 2015 to mark the event.

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