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The 2014-15 Budget delivers what we said it would before the election; it keeps our promises, delivers our Plan and it lays the foundations for the future.More...
Chinese New Year Festival on Parliament Lawns
Saturday, 21 February 2015
Tomorrow Parliament House lawns will host Hobart's Chinese Lunar New Year Festival for 2015 for the very first time. As Speaker of the House of Assembly, I am pleased to see our community making the most of Parliament's facilities. The change of location from the old North Hobart site to our lawns... Read more...
Speaker Hosts 'Afternoon Teal' for Ovarian Cancer
Monday, 16 February 2015
Today I hosted an Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 'Afternoon Teal' at Parliament House to raise awareness and funds for support, advocacy and research. The event was attended by about 50 people including Ovarian Cancer Australia ambassadors Jane Stephens and Victoria Jayde, and raised close to... Read more...
New Road Rules to Improve Cyclist Safety
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Today at the Bonnet Hill Community BBQ in my electorate of Denison I confirmed that new road rules to increase the safety of cyclists on Tasmanian roads will be introduced on 25 February, 2015. When passing or overtaking a cyclist, a motorist will soon be able to straddle or cross a continuous... Read more...
Anchors Aweigh at Australian Wooden Boat Festival
Friday, 6 February 2015
This morning I had great pleasure in officially opening the nation's premier maritime event, the 2015 MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival. The biennial event on Hobart's waterfront and the River Derwent is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere, with over 550 authentic boats taking... Read more...
I am privileged and proud to represent the people of Denison, which is a dynamic electorate with outstanding natural, cultural, social and economic qualities.
Denison is named after Sir William Denison who was Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen’s Land (as Tasmania was then known) from 1847 until 1855.
The 289 square kilometre electorate is located in southern Tasmania and has a diverse mix of metropolitan and rural areas - nestled between picturesque Mount Wellington and the western shore of the River Derwent.
Denison includes the Local Government areas of the City of Hobart, the City of Glenorchy and part of the Municipality of Kingborough.
Stretching from Austins Ferry down to Bonnet Hill and Longley in the south, Denison extends west out to Collinsvale.
Suburbs include Claremont, Chigwell, Collinsvale, Berriedale, Rosetta, Montrose, Goodwood, Moonah, Derwent Park, Lutana, New Town, Lenah Valley, Mount Stuart, North Hobart, West Hobart, Battery Point, Dynnyrne, Mount Nelson, Sandy Bay, Taroona, Tolmans Hill, Ridgeway, South Hobart, Fern Tree and Neika.
Denison’s major employment sectors include government and public administration, health care, construction and trades, manufacturing and retail, as well as tourism and hospitality, with the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) at Berriedale, the Cadbury chocolate factory at Claremont and Salamanca Market in Salamanca Place near Hobart’s waterfront.
Education, training and science are also vital sectors for Denison, with the University of Tasmania’s main campus at Sandy Bay, the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) on Hobart’s waterfront, and the Medical Precinct and Menzies Institute for Medical Research in the city’s CBD.
The electorate boasts all the benefits of living in a city, is easily accessible, offers an idyllic lifestyle and has a strong sense of community. Denison’s people are its best quality.