Lunar New Year
Sunday, 7 February 2016
The Lunar New Year Festival is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Tasmania’s Chinese community and its enormous contribution to the cultural fabric of our state. Now in its fourth year, the festival showcases the diverse culture, heritage and traditions of Tasmania’s Chinese community. This... Read more...
Basketball Tasmania Scores State Grant Funding
Friday, 29 January 2016
I am delighted to have been invited to attend Basketball Tasmania’s Kingborough Huon Basketball Association School Holiday Camp at the Kingborough Sports Centre today to see members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams take the children for a number of... Read more...
Flight to Freedom in Moonah
Friday, 15 January 2016
I was delighted to have been invited to launch “Freedom’s Flight”, an exhibition at the Moonah Arts Centre this evening featuring the works of local artists Barry Smith and Lyn Duniam. Freedom’s Flight explores the different flight characteristics of wing types and their implications in... Read more...
LINC-ing of Services in Glenorchy
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
I am delighted to announce today the awarding of a $753 000 contract to Vos Construction and Joinery for the redevelopment of the LINC in Glenorchy. The redevelopment will see the LINC and Service Tasmania integrated under the one roof. The Glenorchy Service Tasmania shop has a high volume of... 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.