Good times at Goodwood Community Centre
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
The Goodwood Community Centre has recently received a much needed Tasmanian Government Capital Investment Program grant of $277 376 for upgrades to the Centre. Today I attended a small gathering of local community members at the Centre to celebrate the completion of the refurbishment. The grant... Read more...
Community gathers to remember the lives lost to family violence
Sunday, 3 July 2016
Tonight I will attend the 2016 JODI LAW Foundation Candlelight Vigil which is held each year on 3 July - Jodi’s birthday. The Vigil provides an opportunity for community members to come together to honour and remember Jodi Eaton, and other victims of domestic and family violence, as well as to... Read more...
Glenorchy Health Centre tender awarded
Thursday, 30 June 2016
The Hodgman Liberal Government is strongly committed to the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians. I am pleased to announce that the tender for the construction of the Glenorchy Health Centre has been awarded to Hansen Yuncken, a high quality construction company with a strong local presence in... Read more...
Dark Mofo 2016
Tuesday, 7 June 2016
As part of the Dark Mofo Festival this year, I (in consultation with the President of the Legislative Council) have given approval for the A.G. Ogilvie statue in the Parliamentary gardens to be wrapped in pink plastic as part of ‘Plastic Histories’, an installation artwork by Sydney artist... 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.