Upgrades see South Hobart kicking goals
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Much needed upgrades to facilities at Wellesley Park in South Hobart are on track to be completed by Christmas. The ground is home to the South Hobart Football Club (SHFC), one of the oldest soccer clubs in Australia, having played its first game 105 years ago. $1.6 million in improvements at... Read more...
Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards
Friday, 7 August 2015
Tasmania proudly promotes its world class produce and the 2015 Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards are a key event on the Australian culinary calendar. This evening I was delighted to present, on behalf of the Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Jeremy Rockliff, this year’s Minister’s... Read more...
Funding for Learner Driver Mentor Programs
Friday, 7 August 2015
Fourteen community groups have received Government funding under a state-wide road safety program designed to help disadvantaged learner drivers gain on-road experience and obtain their car licences. This morning at Goodwood Community Centre in my local electorate, I was pleased to announce $375,... Read more...
Building boom as more Tasmanians realise home dream
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Hundreds of Tasmanians are realising the dream of building their first home with the support of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s extension of the First Home Builders Boost, creating a $60 million building boom. “The latest data from Treasury shows that in the three months to June this year 336... 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.