Community Engagement Outcomes

Investigation of a Food Organics and Green Organics (FOGO) Kerbside Waste Collection

Glenorchy City Council is considering the introduction of a kerbside Food Organics and Green Organics (FOGO) bin collection service and recently asked for feedback on the proposal from residents and/or ratepayers of the Glenorchy municipality through a survey.

Thank you to everyone who provided comments through the survey – over 1300 responses were received.

Information gained from the survey will be used as part of a report to a Council meeting in early 2019, when Council will consider a FOGO collection service.

Further information will be made available on this page and in Council offices in early 2019.

For more information about FOGO please contact Council on 03 6216 6800 or visit Council’s Customer Service area.

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  (link) 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.


Let's Play in the CBD! Glenorchy Playground Project

The community participated in a survey about the Glenorchy Playground Project in October 2017. This project will not be going ahead.

Council has approved the reallocation of funds ($500,000) from a Public Space Enhancement Grant given by the State Government from the CBD Kiosk/Playground Project (which was to be constructed on Council’s forecourt) to the CBD Revitalisation Project (Stage 3).
The decision was taken following a re-examination of the playground/kiosk project, which raised concerns about financial viability, impacts on business, the viability of the kiosk component and suitability of the site.

Please read the Council report for further information.