Council recognises that our community is not a single entity, it is diverse and multicultural and enriched by a rich historical past.
Our municipality is home to a variety of organisations, individuals, community groups and economic communities and it is important to Council that everyone has the opportunity to be heard.
Community consultation ensures that community views are reflected in the decisions of Council.
Current Projects for Community Consultation
1. Macquarie Street Redevelopment Concept Plan - CLOSED
GTC would like to share the Macquarie Street redevelopment conceptual plans developed by the S Group in consultation with the Macquarie Street advisory community committee. These conceptual plans have been developed as part of Councils 2020/21 Advocacy Plans.
The key criteria that was identified by the advisory community committee were:
• The town to be a vibrant tourist mecca
• Create a connection to the waterfront and utilise the river
• Develop an accessible, pedestrian friendly precinct, with the main street having flexibility to adapt to varying needs
• More greenery and nature in the streets
• A vibrant space for events, music, artists and community involvement
• A relaxed and safe space for families and children
• Creative, coloured, mood lighting, e.g. projections on buildings
• Access to low cost, no cost activities – playground, waterfront, walking track, MTB (later), scuba diving, snorkelling, boating, fishing etc.
In accordance with Council’s Community Consultation Framework we are seeking community feedback regarding the proposed concept. Council is requesting community feedback by way of written submissions addressed to the General Manager by way of letter to George Town Council , PO Box 161 George Town TAS 7253 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The consultation period will be for a period of 28 days commencing Friday, 16th October, submission close Thursday 13th November 2020 at 5pm.
Current Projects for Community Information - to be taken under advisement
As part of the Community Consultation Framework George Town Council will seek to inform the community in relation to projects that have not required public consultation however have met with the approval of Councillors at an Ordinary Council Meeting.
1. George Town Placemaking Committee Bog Beautiful Project
Council would like to advise that the Bog Beautiful Project proposed by the George Town Placemaking Committee (PMC) at the October Council Meeting has been approved. The first site undertaking the transformation will be the Elizabeth Street toilet block (located at near the pontoon), followed by East Beach and Lagoon Beach. The aim of the Committee's projects is to enhance public spaces, in this case municipal toilet blocks, to strengthen the connection between people and places in the municipal area; coordinating and synergising with other placemakers, and consultation with key stakeholdes in order to grow community pride, ownership and spirit.
The project is scheduled to commence in January, the PMC invite expressions of interest from community members to participate in this ‘ paint by numbers project’. The PMC are encouraging everyone in the community to join in on the projectand ask that participants observe COVID-19 requirements, it would be ideal to have a roster across the time frame ( 10am – 2pm) to ensure a more even spread of participation. Time slots will run for 30 – 60 minutes, depending on each participants availability. To lodge you interest and availablity please email email@example.com and a PMC representative will contact you to discuss your availability, days and times.
2. East Beach All Abilities Recreation Area
Council approves the development of the East Beach All Abilities Recreation Area through the funding from Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.