Community Yarns


Glenorchy City Council will soon trial its first Community Yarns.

We warmly welcome locals from within the municipality to meet with Aldermen and Council staff to chat about what’s important to them and how community members and Council can work together to achieve goals.

The two year trial will see Community Yarns held four times each calendar year at various locations throughout the municipality.

Each Community Yarns session will be attended by some Aldermen and Council staff, who will be there to listen to community members over some light refreshments.


The first two sessions will be held in November in Claremont and Glenorchy, with more sessions planned for 2020.

The 90-minute sessions will provide an important opportunity for people to be reminded of the vision and goals in Council’s Community Plan and identify priorities in their local neighbourhoods and the City more broadly.

Mayor of Glenorchy, Kristie Johnston said the Yarns provide all community members a chance to share their views and discuss important local issues in a safe and welcoming space.

“We are excited to launch this new initiative and keen to talk to people about the good things that are happening in their community, as well as listen to their ideas of projects, activities or services they might like to see their area in the future,” Mayor Johnston said.

“This is yet another way we are listening to and engaging with our community, which feeds directly into our broader Community Engagement Framework,” she said.

“I encourage people to pop along for a chat and a cuppa in November and hope to see a diverse representation of our community there.”


First Yarn - Claremont

When: Monday 4 November 10.30am - 12 noon

Where: Claremont Memorial Hall, cnr Bilton Street and Main Road Claremont.


Second Yarn - Glenorchy

When: Wednesday 20 November 5.30pm - 7pm

Where: 4 Terry Street, Glenorchy

For further information on the Community Yarns visit Council’s website or contact Customer Services on 6216 6800 or via email. 

 Community Yarns