South Hobart Sustainable Community
Growing our community together

We are a collection of like-minded locals who want to work together to lead more sustainable lifestyles and share what we learn along the way.We remain optimistic and aim for a fun, friendly and fulfilling place to live.

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News & Announcements

  • Notice re 2018-19 SHSC AGM and launch of two exciting new initiatives: "Divest the Suburbs" and Electric Vehicle Bulk Buy
    On behalf of the South Hobart Sustainable Community (SHSC) I invite you to our Annual General Meeting, starting at 7pm at South Hobart Primary School Hall on Wednesday 20 November 2019

    We welcome nominations for office bearers and committee members. Please refer to the attached summary of roles and if you are interested please fill out and submit a nomination form to secretary@southhobart.org by Sun 17 Nov 2019.

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    It can be easy to assume that we have little power to impact the fossil fuel industry. South Hobart Sustainable Community (SHSC) has two exciting initiatives for the coming months that will help you do just that.

    Immediately following the AGM, Millie Rooney will outline the "Divest the Suburbs" campaign and how you can help the transition from fossil fuels to a renewable economy. Then Anton Vikstrom from Good Car Company will launch the Electric Vehicle Bulk Buy - and provide an overview of the vehicles being offered and the terms of the bulk buy.

    Please note that a more in-depth Information Session for the Electric Vehicle Bulk Buy that will involve detailed question and answer time will be held at same location on Wed 4 December.

    Posted 8 Nov 2019, 17:27 by Garth Coghlan
  • Spring in South Hobart...AGM, Hobart Rivulet Park reopens, D'Arcy St Roundabout, secatuers maintenance
    2016 SHSC Inc. AGM
    Saturday 8 October, 3pm

    South Hobart Community Garden, Cascade Road (up the back of the large carpark opposite the Badminton Centre)

    Join us for a quick AGM (last year's only took 15 minutes) followed by a garden party (i.e. bubbles, nibbles) and children welcome. We've secured funding for a garden shelter, so would love to hear your ideas for it!

    Also, if anyone is interested in taking a role on the SHSC Facilitators group, please contact us via secretary@southhobart.org

    We'd love to hear from anyone able to assist in communications, that can fill the vacant Secretary role (estimated average commitment of 1 hour per fortnight)

    Please mark the date and come along to make sure we have a quorum (based on RSVPs to date, we need another 10 people).

    Hobart Rivulet Park reopened

    The Hobart Rivulet Park between Molle and McKellar Streets has reopened. The redeveloped track is an average of 3m wide, with a concrete aggregate surface, textured to provide grip on wet days.

    The Council thanks the South Hobart community for its patience with the delayed completion of this development.

    There will be a formal opening for the path, which is expected to take place in October.

    Petition to City of Hobart re improvements to D'Arcy St, Washington St, Cascade Road "roundabout"

    City of Hobart is considering minor maintenance to the "roundabout" at this busy intersection. Due to a number of near-misses from pedestrians trying to cross between the shops and Hospital, or the playground/soccer ground, a number of residents feel that a safer crossing is necessary. The existing kerb ramps are difficult for wheelchairs and strollers to easily transition from footpath to road and back. The lack of defined crossing paths, or different surface treatments, makes it hard for drivers to know where to give way.

    If you also feel that improvement is needed, then please pop into the Macquarie Street Supermarket (Cascade Road/Darcy St IGA) or Ginger Brown to sign a petition to HCC to ask them to improve the safety of this "roundabout". If we don't request this now, there is a risk that the maintenance work will entrench the existing flaws.

    Growers Gathering - secateurs maintenance workshop

    Sunday 2 October, 3pm

    Sylvia is hosting the Grower's Gathering, with Gaby providing tuition, so bring your secateurs and some old rags along. If you have a small sharpening stone you can also bring it. Gaby will bring the tools and WD40 etc along and we can bring our secateurs back to life!

    If interested, please contact Gaby for address details - soho.growers@gmail.com

    South Hobart Primary School Annual Fair
    Saturday 5 November, 10:30am - 2pm

    Come along and support the school community. Pick up a bargain in the bric-a-brac and second hand book section; hand pick a handmade craft item; stock up on plants for your garden; bring the kids for a jump on the bouncy castle or a play in any of the multiple tents and activity station; enjoy a yummy lunch or try your luck at our lucky dip stall. Whatever you do, have fun and enjoy the day!

    Sustainable Living Festival - The Future Could be Awesome

    Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November, 10am - 5pm

    The Future Could Be Awesome reflects this years vibrant Sustainable Living Festival. This year's program features a story slam, poetry slam, and "The Sketches" - an energetic hybrid of impromptu theatrics, "speak-singing" in an Australian accent, and cheeky on-stage repartee. Aside from these highlights, there will be the usual delicious cooking demonstrations, informative talks, practical workshops, live music, art installations, kids activities and exhibits from local businesses and community groups.

    Posted 24 Sept 2016, 06:07 by SHSC Secretary
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