COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

This page is where you can find out about and contribute to important projects and plans in your town and the wider Glamorgan Spring Bay..

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CURRENT ENGAGEMENTS 

Glamorgan Spring Bay Annual Community Survey 2024/25 

Your voice matters! Glamorgan Spring Bay Council invites you to participate in our Annual Community Survey for the year 2024/25. This survey is a crucial tool that empowers you to influence the focus areas for the Council’s service provision in the upcoming year.

Your insights help us evaluate and enhance our performance for a more effective service delivery, share your thoughts on the services and facilities we provide to ensure they meet your expectations.

Contribute your opinions on significant local issues, guiding our efforts to better serve the community.

Click here to take the survey today! 

Your feedback is instrumental in guiding our efforts to create a vibrant, responsive, and thriving community.

Together, let’s make Glamorgan Spring Bay an even better place to live!

Glamorgan Spring Bay Public Toilet Strategy Survey Now Open!

Exciting news! Glamorgan Spring Bay is taking steps to enhance our public toilet facilities, and we need your input. Our Public Toilet Strategy Survey is now live, and we invite you to be a part of this transformative process.

Why Your Participation is Crucial:

Public toilets are integral to our community and tourism experience, and your insights will shape the future design, maintenance, and functionality of these facilities. The survey aims to address current and future demands, ensuring our public spaces meet community expectations.

How to Participate:

Click on the below link to complete the survey or request a hard copy from the Council Office.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3QR3KC8

Your contribution will make a significant impact on the vibrancy and accessibility of our community spaces. Let’s work together to create facilities that truly reflect the needs and preferences of our diverse community.

This survey will close on 17 March 2024.

Thank you for being a part of this exciting journey!

Glamorgan Spring Bay Township Structure Plans 

Click here to take the survey now!

If you’d like to speak with one of the project team you can contact us on (03) 6165 0443, or email us at engagement@eraplanning.com.au 

The Glamorgan Spring Bay municipality is changing, with a population increase of nearly 20% over the last 10 years. Population projections mean that we anticipate seeing an increase of at least 16% by 2046.

This means that the strategic goals of Council need to be reviewed to ensure that the changing needs of the community are met into the future.

Council has engaged ERA Planning and Environment as the project team to undertake community engagement and prepare new structure plans for each of these townships. The structure plans will consider population trends, community needs, local planning context, economic drivers, development trends, and land use demand and supply. The structure plans will support the upcoming review of the Southern Tasmania Regional Land Use Strategy that provides direction for zoning and settlement strategies for towns across the southern region.

What is a structure plan? 

A structure plan is a strategic document used by local government to guide the future planning and development in their local area. It provides a blueprint for future land use and development changes and can be used to guide the application of the planning scheme through zoning, overlays and specific provisions.

A structure plan needs to be based on robust data and assumptions to realistically set goals for the future. Whilst we cannot predict the future, we can prepare to respond to the changes that may come.

Previous Structure Plans

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council has previously undertaken structure planning for the townships of Triabunna and Orford, and Bicheno in 2014, and Coles Bay and Swansea in 2016. You can access these structure plans at the links below.

The project team has prepared a draft State of Play Report which provides an overview of the demographics and environmental characteristics of the townships and includes an early analysis of future trends. This information can be used to assist the focus areas for the structure plans.

The report provides a snapshot of the current state of the towns, including their characteristics, strengths and challenges, and will inform how we engage the community. To download a copy of the report, click on the links below.

Township Maps 

The team has also been working on maps of the municipal area. To view the maps, click on the links below.

We also have an online survey where you can provide your ideas and suggestions. The survey is anonymous and should take approximately 5-10 minutes.

This survey has now closed.

If you’d like to speak with one of the project team you can contact us on (03) 6165 0443, or email us at engagement@eraplanning.com.au 

We would like your input on the priority areas of the Council’s service provision that we should focus on for the 2023/24 financial year.  
Council is committed to spending your rates wisely and providing community services, infrastructure and programs that suit your needs.
To do this, we conducted a survey to find out what is important to you.

We’ve started working on the 2023/24 draft budget and the review of Council’s 10 year financial plan. This survey was indented for you to share your thoughts on priorities for the next financial year.  
We seeked feedback from our residents and businesses early to understand what you see as important so we can include as much as possible into the draft document. 
By getting your feedback, we can plan to deliver a Budget in May 2023 that largely meets your expectations and aspirations. 
If you are interested in the 2023/2024 Community Budget Survey results, please click here

COUNCIL’S COMMUNICATION & ENGAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

In order to promote and continue to improve the good governance within Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, the Communication and Engagement Framework (‘The Framework’) has been developed.

The Framework incorporates proven best practise Frameworks in Australia. The Framework is based on International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) spectrum, which is used globally as a guide for community engagement. The Framework aligns with Council’s strategic plan 2020 – 2029 and reflects the purpose, vison, values, and objectives of that plan.

The Framework outlines how Council will communicate and engage with the community, as well as key initiatives and actions that we will take to improve communication and
engagement between Council, stakeholders and the community.

Key elements addressed in the Framework are:

  • Key Communication and Engagement Objectives
  • Principles that Guide the way we communicate and engage
  • Why we communicate and engage?
  • Who we communicate and engage with?
  • How we communicate and engage

You can read Council’s Communication & Engagement Framework below.
Communication & Engagement Framework 

Engagements where feedback received is being reviewed and awaiting outcomes

SURVEY – OUR PARK, ORFORD – SOUND SHELL 

The Glamorgan Spring Bay community is invited to share their opinions on a proposed project to build a ‘soundshell’ in Our Park Orford. The project is a joint initiative of the Spring Bay Rotary Club and Council, who aim to provide a venue for outdoor events and performances.

What is a sound shell? A sound shell is a stage which is designed to reflect sound towards an audience. The Sound Shell is a permanent facility in the park and it is perfect for an intimate evening on the sloped grass watching a live band play or enjoying a movie.

DOG MANAGEMENT POLICY

Every five (5) years Council is required to review its Dog Management Policy under the Dog Control Act 2000. This Policy affects most of our residents in some form or another and ours is now due to be reviewed. The review will specifically focus on:

  • A code relating to responsible ownership of dogs
  • The provision of declared areas – on / off leash, prohibited and restricted areas.
  • A fee structure – for registration and licensing.
  • And any other relevant matter

ESPLANADE WEST TRIABUNNA – ONE WAY TRAFFIC PROPOSAL

Council was seeking comment on a proposal to change Esplanade West Triabunna into a one-way traffic street.  The section is to flow from Melbourne Street to the RSL Club carpark near Vicary Street past the Eldercare Units.

Access off Vicary Street into the RSL Club car park will still be available but no further. This change to a one-way section of road was promoted in the Triabunna Tomorrow Plan.

This proposal is to reduce heavy vehicle traffic (i.e. Semi-trailers) that are damaging the road surface and also address safety concerns around the blind corner where visibility is poor. We encouraged the community to fill out the survey as the feedback on this consultation that would assist Council in its ultimate decision.  Council will consider all issues raised.

The survey ran for the length of June and Council are collating the information in early July and will then decide whether to make the change or not.

The circled area shows the access into the RSL car park and traffic can still enter this area via Vicary Street and Esplanade West.s

The above diagram shows the section from Melbourne Street to the RSL Car Park which will become one-way.