February in South Hobart

posted 14 Feb 2015, 05:13 by SHSC Secretary   [ updated 6 Mar 2015, 19:23 ]
2015 … the year to act local
Want to do beautiful things, locally? There are many fantastic projects happening in our neighbourhood and you can join in wherever you want. Are you interested in helping to build our fantastic community garden, or joining in our local dancing, sewing, art groups or getting a skate park built in our neighbourhood, or finding ways to help our community reduce waste? What about organising a farmers’ market for South Hobart, or another lantern parade this winter, followed by a massive outdoor dance party? The sky is the limit. Get involved.
Community Garden Decorating Party
Saturday 21 Feb 10am
There's a willow structure to weave ribbons and flowers into, signage to make and maybe new artworks to be created. Bring the family, contribution to morning tea, some paint/permanent markers, colourful ribbons and random pretty things that we can use to decorate. Really this is just an informal gathering to share food and time together. If we can do some decorating as well, that would be a bonus.

What to do with 250 hectares of Cascade Brewery bushland?
Sunday 22 February 3-5pm
The City of Hobart and Cascade Brewery are about to embark on a joint planning project for 250 hectares of Cascade Brewery bushland located between Hobart’s suburban fringe and Kunanyi / Mount Wellington (see more on the HCC website). A local community walk is being held in order to better understand the community's interest in the estate, starting from Strickland Avenue Park (adjacent 207 Strickland Avenue). The SHSC is contributing to the strategic land review and is interested on feedback from the community about their draft submission (view it here). We also encourage you all to voice your own views. The area being considered is very large and the zoning of the land does not prohibit residential development altogether. It is worth getting involved if you are concerned.
Growing a South Hobart Community Bank
A new community bank for South Hobart is beginning to take shape, which will ultimately make money for community initiatives in our suburb. Bendigo Bank supports Community Banks around Australia and 40% of profits go towards local community initiatives and 10% is returned to shareholders. Community Banks are now found in many areas in Tasmania and are returning profits to the local areas and shareholders. For example, the Huon Valley Community Bank has given out more than $1.5 million dollars to their local community since opening. If you are interested in supporting this initiative please start by moving your banking to the South Hobart Community Bank (a branch of the Bendigo Bank - branch code: 72168). Shares in the bank will be available for purchase in the next year. If you are interested to know more, to pledge money for shares, or to get involved, please contact Keridan.Taylor@bendigoadelaide.com.au.

2015 Tassievore Eat Local Challenge
March 2015
Tasmania is such an amazing place for eaters and growers alike. The Tassievore Eat Local Challenge is all about encouraging Tasmanians to enjoy local produce, support local businesses and grow some of our own fruit and vegetables. Fresh, seasonal produce is tasty and great for your health. Buying local helps all Tasmanians by supporting local growers, producers and businesses. Being a Tassievore is also good for the planet as you are reducing the distance food has to travel from farm to plate. Now in its 3rd year, the Tassievore Eat Local Challenge asks YOU to commit to buying & eating MORE locally during March. Sign up for our e-newsletter here to keep up-to-date.
City Of Hobart 2015 Waste Reduction Grant Program
28 March 2015
The City of Hobart Waste Reduction Grant Program is a new program intended to provide funding to support projects, services and innovations that may increase resource recovery and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. Up to $5000 is up for grabs.
And if you can pull yourself out of our neighbourhood …
Call for interest from stallholders for a Kingston Autumn Produce Market
By COB Tuesday 17th February
This is a call for interest from stallholders to attend a new mid-week farmers/producers market to be held at the Kingborough Council Civic Centre on Wednesdays 3-6pm. FREE for stallholders from 18th March through to 29th April with the possibility to extend. If you are a small, medium or large grower or producer of Tasmanian food and are potentially interested in having or sharing a stall, please email zmagnus@kingborough.tas.gov.au by Tuesday 17th February.
Fracking Public Meetings
Wednesday 18th Feb 6-9pm
Are you interested to know more about fracking in Tasmania? Well this is your opportunity. Frack Free Tas will present a short film, speakers including Brett Hall, a farmer from Oatlands whose land was within the exploration zone, and lawyer Sarah Wilson who has researched landowner's rights with regards to mining. The event will be held at Sustainable Living Tasmania, 191 Murray Street, Hobart.
EDO fortnightly bulletin 
13 Feb 2015
www.edotas.org.a - As always the EDO has put together a bulletin that summarises all the wonderful work people are doing in Tasmania to protect our environment. The bulletin contains news and current developments in planning and environment law and information about upcoming events and opportunities for public comment. It is a good read with something for everyone.