Community Engagement Outcomes

Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park Masterplan

Glenorchy City Council formally endorsed the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park Masterplan at its meeting on 26 October 2020. 


The formal endorsement follows the release of the draft Masterplan for public exhibition and comment in July and August 2020.The Masterplan proposes a range of developments at the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park at Tolosa, which are designed to improve the riding experience for local riders, as well as attracting visiting riders.


The proposed developments at the park are designed to integrate the facility with Tolosa Park and improve functionality while providing a more diverse riding experience with a strong focus on family-friendly trails and facilities. Council will now seek funding or investment opportunities to bring the vision for the park in the Masterplan to life.


Download a copy of the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park Masterplan here


Paths, Tracks and Trails Survey report

Council initiated a Paths, Tracks and Trails Survey on 11 September 2019, seeking feedback from the community on paths, tracks and trails with a goal of connecting our community and keeping us safe, healthy, active and inclusive.

The purpose of the project is to identify where we have missing links such as footpaths, cycleways, tracks and trails, which areas people would like to use but currently cannot and which areas need improvement from a usability perspective. 

The information from this survey will be used to understand our community’s needs and to inform and prioritise Council’s future capital works projects.

This report provides a brief summary of the results from the interactive map and survey and addresses the main themes identified from the survey along with council’s long-term Core Network.

Download a copy here or follow the link to the report here.

Tell us more:

Following the successful feedback from the Paths, Tracks and Trails survey, the project team have kept the interactive site open for further comment. If you would like to continue to give feedback on missing path links, areas you would like to see tracks and trails please go to:


Economic Development Strategy

We want to grow Glenorchy’s economy to create jobs for our people, strengthen our community and make our City a better place to live.

From October 2019 to January 2020 we talked to people ad businesses across our City, and jointly developed an Economic Development Strategy to grow Glenorchy’s economy. It includes five objectives and fifty actions that we think will help create jobs, encourage new businesses, and attract visitors and investors to our City.

Click here to download the Glenorchy City Council Economic Development Strategy 2020 - 2025 (PDF)


Lutana Woodlands Pathway Renewal

In November 2019 we invited residents to comment on the proposed pathway renewal for Lutana Woodlands Reserve. The aim of this engagement was to identify community preferences on pathway alignment and treatment options. This feedback will help in planning the pathway upgrades within the 2019/2020 budget.

Feedback received during the consultation process has been summarised below.

Lutana Woodlands Pathway Upgrade Community Feedback Summary (PDF)

In July 2020, Council developed concept plans for the new pathway. The feedback provided by the community helped to inform the concept designs. You can view the project update below.

Lutana Woodlands Pathway Project Update (PDF)


Who Cares about the Environment? Environment Attitudes and Priorities in the City of Glenorchy 

In early 2019 Glenorchy City Council invited residents to tell us what they think about the local environment. We wanted to find out what bushland reserves people visit, what are the local environmental issues of most concern to them, and what environmental behaviours people have adopted at home. We had over 380 respondents to the survey. Thanks to all those who participated.

Respondents who completed the survey were entered into the draw to win a $50 movie voucher. The winner drawn on 14 May 2019 was R.Butler of Chigwell.

Data from this survey is being used to benchmark environmental attitudes, behaviours, and priorities, and help shape future programs and strategies around our city’s natural areas and open spaces.

Several Community Environmental Priorities were identified in the survey results including:

  • Litter
  • Waterway health
  • Presentation of open spaces
  • Streetscape aesthetics and community pride
  • Walking tracks and connectivity in natural areas
  • Greening our city


These Community Environmental Priorities have been the focus of collaborative discussions across Council, with the aim of identifying:

  • current initiatives that address the Community Environmental Priorities
  • how these initiatives can be coordinated more effectively, and
  • new initiatives that could compliment what is already underway to address these priority areas.


The survey results are already being used to help guide decision making and prioritise some projects within the City's natural areas. You can find out more about the survey results and Community Environmental Priorities by downloading the following documents:

Download a complete summary of the survey results (2,303 KB)

Download a summary of current actions addressing the Community Environmental Priorities (209 KB)

Chigwell Orchard Proposal in Bethune Street Reserve

Glenorchy City Council received a proposal from Chigwell Orchard Relocation Project Inc. (CORP) and the Chigwell Child and Family Centre to allocate a section of Bethune Street Reserve in Chigwell for the establishment of a community orchard.

During December 2018 and January 2019 we provided information about the proposal and sought feedback from the community about this idea, and specifically the allocation of part of Bethune Street Reserve for the orchard. Over 300 households in streets surrounding the reserve were sent an information pack and invited to complete a survey. Information was also distributed at the Chigwell Child and Family Centre.

Download a summary of the results of the survey and engagement.

Investigation of a Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) Kerbside Waste Collection - Community Feedback Report

As part of Glenorchy City Council’s review of its Waste Management Strategy 2013-2023, Council is investigated the introduction of a kerbside Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) bin collection service.

Council asked for community feedback on the proposal through a survey in November 2018. The survey received over 1,300 responses with representation from across the municipality, with 90% of respondents listing the introduction of a FOGO service as ‘important’ or ‘very important’. To view a copy of the survey results report click here, or visit Council’s Customer Service area to obtain a copy. At the Council meeting of 29 January 2019 Council received a report on the survey results.

At the Council meeting on 25 March 2019, Council considered the results of the survey and a detailed business case and voted in favour of introducing a kerbside FOGO service from 2020.

For more information on FOGO, please visit our dedicated FOGO page

Tolosa Park Dam Redevelopment

 August 2018 Survey

Since the April 2018 Tolosa Park survey, Council officers have been continuing to review the redevelopment and, considering Council’s current financial situation, looking at how Council can best meet community expectations into the future.

There are currently two options for Tolosa Park being considered:

Option one – turn the dam into an open grassed recreation space.
Option two – fill the dam with clean fill material and focus funding on existing open spaces.

A follow up survey was open during August for individuals and community groups to have their say on which option they preferred.

Results from the survey were included in a report and business case that went to the Council meeting on 24 September 2018.

Following submissions from stakeholders about the two options that were proposed, Council resolved to defer making any final decision on the future of the Tolosa Dam site until it can consider a revised report.

This report will present a proposal for the dam to be partially filled with cleanfill from the proposed MONA hotel development over 12 to 18 months to create a partially flat site and then landscaped and remediated in partnership with MONA. Council is working with MONA and TasWater to explore this option.

A report will be presented to Council at a future meeting for further consideration..

Further information will be made available on this page and in Council offices when a final decision has been made by Council.

April 2018 Survey Results

Council undertook a community survey, in April this year, regarding the decommissioning of the Tolosa Park dam. The decommissioning is necessary as the dam does not meet current safety standards and is no longer used as a drinking water source. 

There was an overwhelming response, with over 700 respondents. 

Council officers developed a Community Feedback Report summarising the community responses along with staff input.

Based on the feedback, a series of recommendations were made in these categories:

  • Future planning for Tolosa Park
  • A business plan for the decommissioning of the Tolosa Dam
  • Open space planning in the broader Glenorchy area

The Council report was adopted on 25 June 2018.

Future planning in Tolosa Park, as well as open space planning in the wider Glenorchy municipality, will consider recommendations made in the Community Feedback Report.

Communications Forum and Survey 

Earlier in 2018, Council held a communications forum, attended by members of the community and also held a survey. The collected data helped provide the direction of the communications strategy, which was ultimately adopted by Council. The new Communications Strategy aims to ensure appropriate communication methods are employed by Council to ensure its communities are informed, engaged, can create dialogue and be aware of existing and emerging opportunities.

As part of that strategy, Council directed the General Manager to develop a Council presence on social media through the operation of a Glenorchy City Council Facebook page as soon as practical.