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This is where you can find out about and contribute to important projects and plans in your town and the wider Glamorgan Spring Bay..
- FINANCIAL PLAN CONSULTATION 2022-23
- BICHENO TRIANGLE PROJECT
- 5/8/2020 UPDATE - PUBLIC CONSULTATION REVIEW - PROPOSAL FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ORFORD SANDSPIT AND NEARBY BEACHES
- PROPOSAL FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ORFORD SANDSPIT AND NEARBY BEACH AREA
- COMMUNITY CONSULTATION - CENTACARE EVOLVE HOUSING - AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
- COMMUNITY CONSULTATION - COUNCIL'S 10 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN - OCTOBER 2019
- DRAFT PLANNING SCHEME - COMMUNITY CONSULTATION
Following detailed investigation of councils asset and financial long term needs during 2021, Council recognises the need to take additional measures to inform the community about council’s sustainability.
Three presentations are here for information for the community which describe, in as simple terms as we can, the challenges ahead in sustainably renewing councils assets and the provision of services to the community.
- Asset Renewal Funding Ratio
- Net Financial Liabilities Ratio
- Operating Surplus Ratio
The information in these presentations will assist members of the community to understand the background for the long term financial plan direction. This is also to inform discussions with the community in the lead up to the 2022-23 budget preparation and rate resolution processes.
Asset Renewal Funding Ratio
Net Financial Liabilities Ratio
Operating Surplus Ratio
The proposed amended design for the Bicheno Triangle, based on the recent community feedback, will soon be available soon.
The Bicheno Triangle Project is an important initiative within the development of the Great Eastern Drive on the east coast of Tasmania. This project is being undertaken by Council in partnership with the Bicheno Community Development Association Inc (BCDA) and will be developed on Council owned public space. The BCDA on behalf of the Bicheno community has been working closely with Council on the development of the Bicheno Triangle design.
The Triangle is currently under-utilised public space in the centre of the Bicheno township, directly adjacent the Tasman Highway, the main route through the town. It is a site that the community and Council have struggled with in terms of how best to design and develop the space in a way that benefits the community economically and socially. It has been perceived as ‘dead space’ on a site that should be a visitor hub for Bicheno. The site offers an ideal opportunity to create a multiple use landscaped area that encourages visitors to stop, take a break and explore the town and in particular visit the local businesses and retail outlets, which surround this area.
The second and final stage of the master plan includes an iconic lookout structure with integrated public amenities new pavements, pedestrian thresholds, seating, BBQ and picnic shelters and landscaping. The Bicheno Triangle Project is being designed by award winning landscape architect James Birrell of Place Design Group. This is in keeping with the East Coast Regional Tourism Organisation’s (ECRTO) and GSBC’s vision for a series of interesting, well-designed experiential buildings and spaces along the Great Eastern Drive.
The 2018-19 financial year saw the completion of Stage 1 of the two stage project with Civilscape being the successful tenderer.
Stage 1 involved the redevelopment of the car park area, through road, bus shelter and exposed aggregate footpaths. Landscaping was established to compliment the civil works.
The proposed structure for Stage 2 originally included a slide. The slide has been deleted due to safety concerns. Two options for the structure are being considered for inclusion in the works. Both options replicate the original triangle theme and incorporate public amenities. The inclusion of public amenities with the focal structure will provide a high quality facility with lower long term costs. This will also free up the originally planned location for the amenities for additional parking (5 spaces) and or charging bays.
Option 1: is similar in size and shape to the original proposal but with full width steps, replacing the slide.
Option 2: has a slightly larger footprint with amphitheatre terraced seating widening at the base.
The Consultant’s Review of the Community Consultation for the: Proposal for the management of the Orford sandspit and nearby beaches has been completed and is now publicly available.
Council will be continuing their discussion in the next few weeks with representatives from DPIPWE to determine where to from here.
UPDATE – PROPOSAL FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ORFORD SANDSPIT AND NEARBY BEACH AREA
Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, in conjunction with the Prosser River Advisory Group, invited residents and ratepayers, community members and visitors to submit their feedback in relation to the group’s proposed plan for the management of the Orford Sandspit and nearby beach area.
The plan and supporting information is available via the link below.
Submissions for this proposal closed on the 7 February 2020.
A Consultant has since been engaged by Council to prepare a report on the proposed Management Plan.
The Consultant’s report is currently with Parks and Wildlife Services Tasmania for review and comment. It is expected that feedback on the Consultant’s Report will be back to Council in the coming weeks at which time it will be submitted to the next availability Ordinary Meeting of Council.
Glamorgan Spring Bay Council and Centacare Evolve Housing invite interested residents and ratepayers to a Community Information Session to learn more about the proposed sale of Council-owned land to Centacare Evolve Housing to develop Affordable Housing Units to provide housing for people 55 years and over.
When: Wednesday 8 January at 6.30pm
Where: Triabunna Community Hall
Submissions or objections to the proposed sale closed on 30th January 2020.
Consultation is underway on a new planning scheme for Glamorgan Spring Bay Council. Details are available by clicking here.