New vision for Glenorchy’s civic heart unveiled

Together with its neighbours, Glenorchy City Council has developed an exciting new vision for the centre of Glenorchy.

The Draft CityScape Civic Heart Masterplan, released last week for public comment, retains Council Chambers and St Matthews Church, but shows several new community buildings on the city block bordered by Main Road, Barry and Terry streets.

Realising the CityScape vision would transform the central precinct into a modern, efficient and accessible hub for all community services.

Council lawns would be transformed into a new central plaza for markets, events and festivals.

A childcare centre and multigenerational play space are also planned, as well as a cultural garden and a plaza for informal recreation.

Glenorchy Mayor, Bec Thomas is encouraging the public to have their say on this important piece of work.

“This is a chance to speak up about what you think central Glenorchy should look like. We want to create a place that Glenorchy people love and want to spend time in enjoying, accessing services, transport and shopping,” she said.

“This is a chance for the community to reimagine the heart of our city.”

“The draft masterplan contains several artist impressions of what the Glenorchy central precinct ‘could’ look like, but we need public feedback to decide the key elements.”

“The aim of the masterplan is to develop a vision which we can then use to attract investment. Council has consulted with neighbouring tenants such as The Library, Dept of Health, The Salvation Army and Metro Tasmania. We’ve also included specific consultation with Karadi Aboriginal centre to ensure important elements of place are included by the traditional owners of this land”

The CityScape Civic Heart Masterplan is available for viewing on Glenorchy Council’s engagement platform Hard copies are also available from Glenorchy Council Chambers, 374 Main Road, Glenorchy. Consultation will close on Friday 15 April 2022.