Festa Italia Streets Ahead on Fun
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Now in its eighth year, the Festa Italia Street Festival will be held this Sunday, 19 February at Federal Street in North Hobart. The Festival showcases the diverse culture, customs and traditions of our Australian Italian community and I encourage all Tasmanians to embrace this wonderful... Read more...
Another Brooker Highway Milestone
Friday, 10 February 2017
From 7pm this evening traffic conditions at the Brooker Highway junction upgrades will change as the roundabout is removed and replaced with a new, larger intersection controlled by traffic lights. At the same time, northbound traffic on the Brooker will be moved onto new permanent traffic... Read more...
Counting Down to Chinese New Year
Friday, 20 January 2017
Today I had the honour of officially launching the 2017 Chinese Lunar New Year Festival. As a keen supporter of the Chinese community over many years, I like many others am looking forward to attending the celebrations on Parliament Lawns once again on 29 January and I am delighted that the... Read more...
Wooden Boat Festival Sets Sail for 2017
Thursday, 19 January 2017
The 2017 MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival is now just two weeks away and I am very proud that the Tasmanian Government is continuing to support this event which attracts people from all over the world to our State. The Government, through Events Tasmania, recently announced it is backing... 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.