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...
Naming of Member of House of Assembly
Thursday, 2 June 2016
A Member was ‘named’ in the House of Assembly today. To clarify, the Standing Orders (listed below) are relevant when a Member has been ejected for persistent disorderly conduct and then refuses to withdraw from the House quietly. I take no pleasure in needing to utilise these Standing Orders... Read more...
Tasmania's Budget 2016-17: Back on Track
Friday, 27 May 2016
The 2016-17 Tasmanian Budget contains important initiatives and projects, particularly for Denison. This Budget is about capitalising on the gains we have made over the past year and building on the momentum in our economy. The Budget is back on track with a surplus of over $77 million this year.... Read more...
$4 million school improvement tender awarded to Glenorchy Primary School
Friday, 20 May 2016
It gives me great pleasure to announce today that Glenorchy Primary School will soon benefit from a $4 million capital investment to upgrade their learning environment. As a regular visitor to the school, I am sure that these upgrades will be well received by everyone in the school community, and... 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.