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

  • South Hobart in Winter - Cabaret, gardening and funds for our community

    Sth Hbt Community Garden

    Community Garden wins grant funding for shelter!!

    We’ve been granted over $10,000 from the Commonwealth Government under the Stronger Communities Program to construct a shelter, seating and accessible garden. This will be developed in the space at the rear of the garden, on the kunanyi/Mt Wellington side of the garden.

    We have got big plans for our little patch but we always welcome new ideas, so let us know your veggie visions (or if you've got energy to help with the construction!) with a quick email to secretary@southhobart.org.

    Establishing a Community Bank in Hobart

    Help establish a community bank in South Hobart
    Friday 22 July from 2-4pm

    Lady Gowrie Child Care, 269 Davey Street (access from end of next to Barrecode)

    Re-energise efforts to establish a community-owned, ethical bank that invests half of its profits in the local community. The Steering Committee invites you to come to a workshop to help us expand our reach beyond South Hobart to create a successful Bendigo Community Bank in the foothills of kunanyi/Mt WellingtonAfternoon tea will be available.

    Please register to attend 


    National Tree Day
    Sunday 31 July from 1:30-3pm

    Wellesley Park (access from end of Wentworth Street)

    Bushcare & Bush Adventures  will be celebrating National Tree Day at Wellesley Park in South Hobart.  Bushcare will be giving away native plants for your garden, deck or patio, and will be on-hand to provide guidance on planting native gardens. The local South Hobart Bushcare group will also be in attendance.  Bush Adventures will be running a series of kids activities for all ages exploring the world of trees. 
    This is a free event.  All welcome. 
    Enquiries to Lisa Cawthen, HCC Bush Coordinator 6238 2884

    Cabaret - fun fundraiser for South Hobart Primary School
    Saturday 6 August 7-11pm at the school hall

    South Hobart Primary School is having a Cabaret night (for grown ups) on August 6th.

    Canapes, welcome cocktail and a night of engaging entertainment included. A range of performances from parents and the school community (Jugglers, singers, comics) followed by the headline act - King Cake with Pete Cornelius and Al Dobson on the sax and the rest of the band.

    It's a great chance to get to know the local community and it's open to everyone. Buy your tickets now!

    Posted 18 Jul 2016, 12:56 by SHSC Secretary
  • Happenings in South Hobart
    Sth Hbt Community Garden

    Community garden working bee
    Saturday 13 February 1-3pm at the community garden

    The garden is looking lovely. Happily the working bee coincides with the sixth day of the Chinese New Year for year of the monkey which is apparently an auspicious time for returning to work (in the garden!). We have a few spare plots if you now any locals in need of some growing space.

    Tasks will include planting, weeding, watering, mulching and decorating signs if you wish. We hope to see you all there :)

    South Hobart community bank

    All Saints Twilight Market 
    All Saints Fri 11 Dec 3-7pm (and Sat 12 Dec 9-2pm)

    Imagine a profitable local bank that can help fund cool stuff around South Hobart. Pledging your support is an investment in the community and your imagination is the only limit to the kinds of things we can support. If you are looking for a Christmas gift that keeps on giving, think about buy your special person a future share in the South Hobart Community Bank this Christmas!

    You can get your gift-wrapped pledge present at one of the two upcoming All Saints Christmas Markets.A gift-wrapped pledge form is a promise to buy shares in this local bank that won't invest in coal but will invest in local South Hobart projects. If you've been meaning to make a pledge to the Community Bank, Christmas is the perfect time!

    Sth Hbt Community Garden

    Community garden working bee
    Saturday 12 Dec 1-3pm at the community garden

    The garden is looking lovely. This working bee we'll be harvesting our plump crop of garlic, planting some perennials & summer crops along with weeding the forest garden. We hope to see you all there :)

    Sth Hbt Cookbook

    Growers gathering
    Sunday 13 Dec 5pm for a festive dinner together

    Come and join us, bring any garden things you have excess of that you would like to share. As always, everyone is welcome with or without goodies to swap - the main point is to be together and share all our garden questions, solutions and general combined wisdom. Do bring something to share for a delicious dinner at Clare and Mark's place, 5pm, 12 Paget Street, South Hobart.

    Look forward to seeing you there and then and remember to buy some cookbooks for your Christmas presents! They are available at SLT in Murray Street or at this dinner. 
    Sth Hbt Tip
    Land fill in South Hobart for another 23 years
    Time for community input
    Nearly half a million tonnes of municipal and business waste materials are buried in Tasmania each year. Almost half is compostable materials (like food and garden scraps), around 13% is cardboard/paper and heaven knows how much plastic (a recyclable product) ends up buried too. This is unnecessary, irresponsible and down right devastating. 

    On average 50-60% of resources buried in Tasmanian landfills are non-domestic (commercial and construction) waste but the majority of ratepayers are households. It is not fair for households to subsidise big commercial generators like clubs and pubs, retailers and building companies, as well as all past users.

    Council has just submitted their DPEMP asking for environmental approval to extend the life and height of the South Hobart tip for another 23 years. Public comment is requested. A copy of our submission will be available on our website soon. 

    Also on the subject of waste. Council has agreed to develop a Good Neighbour Agreement with South Hobart. Once again we'll be asking them to help the State Government ministers understand that burying perfectly good recyclables  and compostables and getting households to pay for that folly is not a good solution. 
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      Posted 10 Feb 2016, 14:55 by Lissa Villeneuve
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