2016 Media Releases

2017 Community Directory and Infobook

16 December 2016
The 2017 Community Directory and Infobook is now available online ...

Cambridge Master Plan adopted

13 December 2016
A master plan for Cambridge has been adopted by Council following public consultation

Community Safety Plan adopted by Council

13 December 2016
A plan to identify actions that Council can take over the next five years to improve safety in our community has been adopted by Council at its December 2016 meeting.

What are your thoughts on public open spaces in Clarence?

1 December 2016
Clarence City Council is developing a public open space strategy to guide with the provision of public open space for the next 20 years.

New shopping centre at Glebe Hill approved

30 November 2016
Clarence City Council has approved the development of a $15m neighbourhood shopping centre for Howrah.

Community Support Grant Recipients Announced

9 November 2016
Council’s Community Support Grant Recipients – September 2016 have been announced...

Council Land and Coastcare Grants 2017

7 November 2016
Councils Land and Coastcare Grants are once again very popular with Natural Area Volunteer Groups with this year’s grants being fully subscribed...

Bellerive Boardwalk Carols swings up tempo

7 November 2016
The Eastern Shore’s biggest Christmas event has swung around again with a wonderful feast of song and celebration.

A festival of smiles to celebrate people of all abilities

4 November 2016
A festival designed to bring a smile to the faces of many will be held on Sunday 27 November at Montrose Foreshore in Glenorchy.

Community feedback sought on expansion of Lauderdale

3 November 2016
Council is inviting the community to comment on a feasibility study on the possible urban expansion of Lauderdale.

Council telephone numbers

3 November 2016
Earlier this year Council moved to a new telephone system, click here for a refresh on our new numbers to contact us on

Living Well in Clarence on this Saturday 5 November 2016

3 November 2016
Promoting good health and wellbeing in the City of Clarence

Living Well in Clarence on this Saturday 5 November 2016

3 November 2016
Promoting good health and wellbeing across all ages and abilities

Planning for a safer Clarence

28 October 2016
A plan to improve safety in Clarence has moved to the next stage with Council inviting feedback on a draft Community Safety Plan.

New Strategic Plan adopted

27 October 2016
A new strategic plan to guide the future direction of the city for the next ten years has been adopted by Council at its October meeting.

2017 Australia Day Awards nominations now open

27 October 2016
Help us recognise and celebrate the achievements of many in our community

What's your active ageing plan? Have your say

26 October 2016
COTA Tasmania's Active Ageing community consultation is a chance to let the Tasmanian Government know how we want to grow older in the place we call home.

Seafarers' Festival this Sunday 23 October

21 October 2016
Scurvy dogs abound, but it's better than ship's biscuit at the Seafarer's Festival

Howrah Community Bowls Centre opens its doors

21 October 2016
A new $1.521m indoor bowling facility in Howrah was officially opened today by the Mayor of Clarence.

Kangaroo Bay premium hotel step closer

18 October 2016
A proposal to create a new waterfront tourism destination at Kangaroo Bay has moved a step closer.

New toolkit launched to focus on simple ways to improve our mental health

11 October 2016
Regardless of who you are there are everyday things that can be done to look after your mental health. That’s the message behind a new mental health tool to be launched today.

Amended plan incorporates Bluff’s classic character to future design

3 October 2016
Clarence City Council has initiated a planning scheme amendment to introduce a Bellerive Bluff Specific Area Plan reflecting the adoption of the Bellerive Bluff precinct Neighborhood Character and Urban Design Framework Study.

Chance to view Japanese art at Rosny Barn this weekend

15 September 2016
A rare opportunity to view the work of contemporary and traditional Japanese art in Tasmania will be available on show at Rosny Barn this weekend only.

It's a dog's day out

6 September 2016
The original and the most unique doggie event is on for the eleventh consecutive year at the Rosny Farm on Sunday 2 October.

Make, Star, Create: Opening doors for local filmmaking talent

5 September 2016
Would you like to be the next George Miller? What about the next Baz Luhrmann or Cate Blanchett? A program operating in Clarence is giving the next generation of budding young filmmakers the chance to develop their craft.

Getting into the Christmas Spirit in Clarence

1 September 2016
For many of us Christmas is an exciting and special time to celebrate with friends and family, but for people experiencing hardship and isolation it can be a particularly tough and lonely time of year.

Parts for popular program

29 August 2016
Do you have an old bike or parts that you no longer need? If you do, Council’s Youth Services team would like to know.

Community Bus celebrates five years getting people out and about

26 August 2016
What do volunteer firefighters and kids with bikes from Risdon Vale have in common with the Garden Club seniors from South Arm and a group of friends from Warrane? A bus.

Council a nominee in the Innovative Tasmania Awards

25 August 2016
Live Clarence is a nominee in the Innovative Service Award category while aWake Before Death is a nominee in the Innovative Community Award.

Street Art Fest: Taking it back to the streets

25 August 2016
ST.ART Fest has been a recurrent fixture on Tasmania’s event calendar for eight years and this time it’s combining an array of street art techniques with a skate competition at the new Kangaroo Bay Skate Park to be held this Saturday 27 August from 12-4pm.

Have your say on strategic direction of Clarence

19 August 2016
Council is seeking the community’s input on a new draft strategic plan to guide the future direction of the city for the next ten years.

2016-17 Land and coastcare grants now open

3 August 2016
Applications are now open for landcare and coastcare projects in Clarence

Delivering sustainable economic growth in the city

28 July 2016
A plan to drive sustainable economic growth of the city has been adopted by Council at its July meeting.

Tasmanian artists come to the fore at City of Clarence Open Art Exhibition

27 July 2016
The works of 118 Tasmanian artists in the fields of painting, photography, drawing, printmaking and mixed media are on show at the City of Clarence Open Art Exhibition at the Rosny Farm.

Clarence City Council receives 2016 Award for Excellence

25 July 2016
Clarence City Council has been announced the recipient of the 2016 Award for Excellence for Large Councils by the Local Government Association of Tasmania for our aWake Before Death project.

Spatial Mapping Report gives better picture of food access

21 July 2016
Council has partnered with the Heart Foundation to better understand how the built environment impacts on how residents access healthy food across the municipality.

Clarence Budget for improved facilities

7 June 2016
Clarence City Council has approved its budget for 2016-2017, with a key focus on current and new major infrastructure projects, while providing an expanded range of quality services.

Would you like to help us decide the City of Clarence Australia Day Awards?

30 May 2016
We currently have three vacancies on the Australia Day Committee

Green light for Wentworth Park Bike Education Track

30 May 2016
Navigating through give way signs, roundabouts, rail crossings and traffic lights is an everyday activity for adults, but now youngsters have the chance to experience it.

Commercial subdivision approved for Glebe Hill

27 May 2016
Council has approved a six lot commercial subdivision at 30 Pass Road in Howrah.

Dark Mofo comes to Rosny Barn

26 May 2016
Come and see artist Lucy Irvine's large scale woven sculpture, Made of Holes

Has your livestock been attacked by dogs in the past ten years?

6 May 2016
A researcher at the University of Tasmania is seeking information regarding dog attacks upon farm livestock, see details below.

Community grants announced to enhance our communities

5 May 2016
Growing fruit and vegetables for emergency relief and telling the history of South Arm are two projects that were successful in Council’s latest round of Community Support Grants.

City of Clarence Open Art Exhibition

27 April 2016
Entries are now open for the City of Clarence Open Art Exhibition.

Get Going Guide 2016-17 now available

27 April 2016
New version available for older people to find out what's going on in Clarence.

Youth homelessness matters in Clarence

13 April 2016
Youth homelessness definitely does matter – that’s the message from Council’s Youth Network Advisory Group and the Warrane/Mornington Neighbourhood Centre as they handover 50 bags containing essential items to Loui’s Van today.

Clarence Social Eating Programs for 2016 now on

12 April 2016
In Clarence there are a variety of regular opportunities to meet new people or catch up with old friends while enjoying a wholesome meal

Free Metro bus service to AFL games in 2016

6 April 2016
Thinking of heading to the AFL games at Blundstone Arena this year? Why not take the Free Royal Coach

East Derwent-Tasman Highway Interchange Improvements Project

6 April 2016
New ramps opening

Fitness and fun continues through winter

6 April 2016
‘Do it, just do it’ is the advice from long-time program participants, Margaret and Kerry, of Clarence City Council’s much loved Fitness in the Park program.

Council amalgamation feasibility studies underway

5 April 2016
Feasibility studies on voluntary amalgamations and shared services for a potential South-East Council and for a Greater Hobart Council have begun.

Get your skates on as Kangaroo Bay Skate Park opens

1 April 2016
The wait is over as Kangaroo Bay Skate Park is officially opened this Sunday 3 April from 1-5pm.

New Bunnings Warehouse approved for Mornington

24 March 2016
Clarence City Council has approved the development of a new Bunnings Warehouse at Mornington

Service Arrangements for Easter

23 March 2016
Find out about our services during the Easter break

Tender awarded to construct Kangaroo Bay parklands

29 February 2016
Clarence City Council has awarded a tender for $1.171m to construct Kangaroo Bay parklands.

Hobart and Clarence unveil places of reflection to commemorate Tasman Bridge disaster

29 February 2016
The cities of Hobart and Clarence have today unveiled places of reflection, housing identical memorial plaques, commemorating the collapse of the Tasman Bridge.

What are your thoughts on safety in Clarence?

25 February 2016
Council is calling on the community to share their thoughts on safety in the Clarence area by completing a simple survey.

From bebop, swing, blues to soulful tunes – get set for some jazz on the eastern shore

18 February 2016
Sunday 21 February marks the start of the Clarence Jazz Festival – an eight day exposè of all things jazz, food, wine and atmosphere.

Use of Council property and facilities?

12 February 2016

Waste management calendars

11 February 2016
2016 Waste management calendars will be send out from the week beginning on 22 February 2016.

Progress on Clarence Interim Planning Scheme 2015

5 February 2016
Clarence City Council has considered representations on the Clarence Interim Planning Scheme 2015 following public exhibition.

Live Well, Live Long: New program to begin soon

4 February 2016
A free program to help people live well and enjoy a great quality of life will begin soon.

All that jazz at Clarence with festival just around the corner

27 January 2016
The Clarence Jazz Festival returns from 21 - 28 February releasing a string of sweet music upon the coastal parks of the Eastern Shore.

Young Risdon Vale community leader wins Citizen of the Year

27 January 2016
The leader of a program which has empowered and given young people confidence and life skills has won the 2016 City of Clarence Citizen of the Year.

Australia Day on the Bellerive Boardwalk

22 January 2016
The Australia Day Breakfast on the Bellerive Boardwalk returns with a hearty breakfast and live music to entertain the crowds before the formalities of the Citizenship Ceremony and Australia Day Awards.

Eastern Shore the new home for ArtBikes

22 January 2016
The Eastern Shore’s arts and cultural profile continues to grow with the announcement that Clarence City Council will introduce the ArtBikes scheme.

Clarence Community Support Grants are now open

20 January 2016
Community Support Grants must be submitted by close of business 15 March 2016.

Turning of sod for Howrah Indoor Bowls Facility

19 January 2016
Construction of stage one of the indoor bowls facility at Howrah Bowls Club has begun with the turning of the first sod today.

Gold Grass Cinema is back... with an extra twist

11 January 2016
Gold Grass Cinema returns this summer to the beautifully manicured lawns at Rosny Farm, with a big screen and amazing sound.

Council's phone numbers have changed

4 January 2016
Clarence City Council has moved to a new phone system and some phone numbers have changed.

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