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Derwent Ferries

Ferry operator Roche Brothers has been selected as the preferred operator of a trial Derwent River ferry service, linking Hobart with Bellerive. The trial peak service will run for one year with potential for a one-year extension, and will be free to commuters who have a Metro Tasmania Greencard or are travelling with a bicycle.

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Hobart International Airport

For the first time in over 20 years, Tasmania is welcoming direct flights from across the Tasman with Air New Zealand running a new direct flight service between Auckland and Hobart.The twice-weekly service will fly on Thursdays and Sundays, with the first flight landing in Hobart on 22 April.

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Playground at Kingston Park

The new $5 million playground at Kingston Park opened in late March. It features elements including a sand play area, slides and seesaws, spinning and sensory garden, rock pool water play, baby and toddler play area and picnic areas.

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Supported housing for Tasmanians in need

A 25-unit social housing complex in Goulburn Street opened in late February as part of the Tasmanian Government’s Affordable Housing Strategy.The $11.7 million inner-city development will provide accessible, adaptable and energy efficient homes for older, at-risk Tasmanians from the Housing Register.Specialist aged-care housing provider Wintringham has been selected to run the complex, and will work with Housing Connect to allocate and welcome occupants from next month.

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Windermere housing development

The Glenorchy City Council has approved a major housing and mixed use development at the site of the former Claremont Primary School.The proposed Windermere Bay Precinct will include 315 apartments and townhouses, local shops, a cafe, facilities including a gym and pool, and a childcare centre within a parkland setting.

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Vision for Greater Hobart

The Greater Hobart Councils and the Tasmanian Government have developed a 30-year draft Vision for Greater Hobart, which identifies shared aspirations and priorities for the area.

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Derwent Entertainment Centre

The Tasmanian Government has committed an additional $15 million to facilitate the redevelopment the Derwent Entertainment Centre, including a community four-court multisport facility, bringing the total investment to $83.5 million.Major redevelopment works are underway by Tasmanian based builder, VOS Construction, and are anticipated to be completed in time for the 2021-22 NBL season.

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Hobart Airport Interchange

Works on the Hobart Airport Interchange are continuing, with construction company Hazel Bros Pty Ltd as the contractor.The new interchange will improve safety, reduce traffic congestion, and facilitate future increases in traffic. From May 2021, traffic at the Hobart airport roundabout will be diverted while the Tasman Highway is upgraded and a new bridge is built.

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Bayview College Sporting Precinct Master Plan

At its 19 April 2021 meeting, Clarence City Council approved the Master Plan for community consultation. The Council has also authorised commencement of preliminary work to prepare a development application. In conjunction, Clarence City Council has placed the Seven Mile Beach Sport and Active Recreation Precinct Master Plan on hold and reallocated funding toward the Bayview College Master Plan.

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Upgrade to cycling infrastructure

Clarence City Council has commenced major upgrades to cycling pathways in the areas of Ford Parade, Lindisfarne and Montagu Bay / Rosny Point.

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