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The 2014-15 Budget delivers what we said it would before the election; it keeps our promises, delivers our Plan and it lays the foundations for the future.More...
Magpies See Red for The Salvation Army
Saturday, 23 May 2015
Today I am looking forward to attending the ‘Red Saturday’ TSL Magpies clash between Glenorchy and Devonport at KGV from 1pm, which is raising money and awareness of the Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal. As Chair of the Red Shield Appeal in the Moonah and Glenorchy districts, I am proud that... Read more...
Early Learning is Child's Play
Saturday, 23 May 2015
A new purpose built early learning centre for busy families juggling child care has opened in South Hobart, creating 35 jobs. Today I was pleased to officially open Child’s Play which is a fine example of a state-of-the art facility with premium fittings, play spaces and equipment for early... Read more...
Mother’s Day Classic 2015
Monday, 4 May 2015
As an Ambassador and MC for the Mother’s Day Classic I encourage Tasmanians to take part in the annual fun run and walk in Hobart this Sunday 10 May, to raise vital funds for breast cancer research. 3000 participants are expected to gather at the Domain Athletics Centre for the Mother’s Day... Read more...
Siege of Tobruk Honour Roll
Saturday, 25 April 2015
Today I was honoured to unveil two bronze plaques in New Town honouring Tasmanian and Polish soldiers known as the ‘Rats of Tobruk’ who died during the Siege of Tobruk in 1941 during World War II. The honour rolls with the names of 15 Tasmanian and 133 Polish troops have been placed at the... 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.