Council Meeting News April 2024

Glenorchy City Council held its fourth meeting for 2024 on Monday, 29 April. Nine Elected Members were present. 

Highlights from the meeting include:

Glenorchy City Council now a Yellow Ribbon Safety Council

The Acting Mayor informed the Council that Glenorchy City Council has entered a new partnership with the Safer Australian Roads and Highways Group, also known as the SARAH Group, and has become a Yellow Ribbon Safety Council. This means that Council will be working to promote road safety and ensure that all road users are safe on our roads.

Summary of the Public Meeting: repair and reopen the Glenorchy War Memorial Pool

Council received a petition on 29 January 2024 that requested:

Petition to Glenorchy City Council

We the undersigned, hereby request that Council

  1. Urgently repair and re-open the Glenorchy War Memorial Pool
  2. Hold a Public Meeting to address the pool related concerns.

The Public Meeting was held on 27 March 2024. Community members and Council staff discussed pool related concerns and Dr Shane Gould presented. At this month’s Council meeting, Council received a summary of the Public Meeting and considered the nine Motions that were carried at the meeting.

Petition Received

Council received a petition that was delivered to the General Manager on Wednesday, 24 April 2024. Council were advised that the petition seeks an Elector Poll to urgently repair, reopen, redevelop and retain the Glenorchy Pool. This petition relates to the Public Meeting held on 27 March 2024. It was received within the 30- day timeframe required by the Local Government Act 1993. Council staff are now validating that the required 1,000 elector signatures have been collected and checking that the petition meets the basic requirements under s. 57 of the Act. If so, Council will be required to hold an Elector Poll within 60 days of receipt – which is by Saturday, 22 June 2024. A further report will be brought to the May Council meeting.

Stormwater System Management Plan

Council adopted a Stormwater System Management Plan which comprehensively describes and addresses flood behaviours in the Glenorchy area. It also sets out several strategies for flood mitigation. Strategies cover large capital projects, as well as operational tasks such as maintenance of existing stormwater infrastructure including creeks and rivulets.

Quarterly Report – Quarter 3 Ending 31 March 2024

Council received the third quarterly report on Council’s progress against the Annual Plan for 2023/2024.

The report provides financial and statistical updates, as well as further information to give context to the numbers and highlights the priority work happening across Council.  Council is continuing to work hard to deliver for the community.  Highlights for the quarter include: –

  • Glenorchy War Memorial Pool
  • Public Meeting addressing pool related concerns
  • Statement of local heritage significance for Glenorchy War Memorial Pool
  • Establishment of the Access and Inclusion Committee
  • Capital Works updates including
    • Giblins Reserve Playspace 
    • Montrose Bay Foreshore Skatepark 
    • Council Chambers Solar Panel Installation and Roof Upgrades 
    • Football Packages  
    • Tolosa Park Dam Reintegration Project 
    • Playground Renewal Program  
    • Council opening the new Benjafield Park Playspace 
  • Progress on the Tolosa Dam Reintegration Project
  • Planning Scheme Amendments
  • State Election promises
  • A submission to the Future of Local Government Review Final Report

Business Updates

A quarterly update was provided on Project Hudson, Moonah Arts Centre Business Plan, Childcare Connections, and progress on the Community Development Action Plan for noting by Elected Members.

You can view the full agenda and minutes on Council’s website, via this link