An expansive City Park, urban development, social and affordable housing and connections between Warrane, Rosny and Bellerive are all on show in the latest consultation on concepts for the future of key sites within Clarence’s City Heart.
The long-term plan for the heart of Clarence looks at how the area could transform in the years and decades to come, following analysis of opportunities and future demands of the area late last year.
The potential to address key issues including housing, connectivity, and economic development has been addressed with this latest release showing early concepts for how this might be achieved.
The future management and activation of large expanses of open space will be key to creating a ‘green’ heart of the city as is desired by the community, while creating attractions for everyone.
Mayor of the City of Clarence Brendan Blomeley said the concepts in the City Heart Plan have the potential to transform the way we all experience the heart of our city.
“I’m really excited by the possibilities revealed in the concepts report – for future developments that would benefit the whole community,” Mayor Blomeley said.
“Uniquely for an urban centre, our City Heart includes an enormous amount of public open space and parklands and we’ve had consistent feedback from the community about their wishes to retain green spaces.
“Rosny Parklands alone offers an outdoor space larger than the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and offers the chance to expand cultural facilities into the green space and expand what is on offer in this huge outdoor resource.”
Creating a link between the Rosny Park CBD and the Rosny Parklands is envisaged through a revitalised civic and community precinct making it easier to access local and State Government services.
Transforming the use of land, in particular consolidating several car parks into multi-level parking, will create new opportunities to meet the current and future demand for commercial floor space as well as introducing medium density housing options.
Open spaces will be retained and enhanced while also creating news spaces for retail, hospitality and other small business operations.
Mayor Blomeley said Council had a rare opportunity to be able assist with solutions to significant challenges.
“There are opportunities to leverage Council assets, including a number of open-air carparks, to create new development opportunities for commercial space, community uses and medium-density housing, helping to meet growing community needs,” he said.
“I encourage Clarence residents to get involved in this extensive consultation stage, now is the time to have your say on how you would like to see the heart of our City grow into the future.”
The Concepts consultation is available now at www.ccc.tas.gov.au/yoursay and will be open until 7 May.
A workshop forum is being held tomorrow 4-8pm at Clarence on the Bay, spaces are limited and rsvp are essential. Visit the website above for more information.