Glebe and Domain Community Conversation

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Thank you to those who came along to the Glebe and Queens Domain Community Conversation in February 2020. We were excited about attendance and participation on the night and we were really grateful to hear your feedback.

We conducted a post community workshop survey and what we have heard is that:

  • you want greater opportunities for true engagement and influence
  • you want feedback to be representative of the broader community
  • you want greater opportunity to raise topics of relevance to you
  • you want more time for public question time
  • there is community disappointment regarding the engagement and implementation of key projects in the Domain area

We have now responded to all the questions we received on the night along with replying to all the Q&As. Some people with very specific questions have been contacted directly. Importantly, this is not the end. If you have a question you would like to raise we are happy to keep the Q&A open for ongoing communication. If you feel your question has not been answered or you do not want to leave a question online please contact us directly.

We ask that you continue to check the Your Say Hobart website for your chance to get involved in projects that are relevant to you.


This page is specifically for the people who live, work and play within the Glebe and Domain regions of Hobart.

Your Community Conversation will be held on:

Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 6 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Philip Smith Centre, 2 Edward Street, Glebe


Ask a question: If you have a particular question you would like to ask about your region please head to the Q & A section on this page. Questions can be left before and after the event. You also don't need to attend the event to ask a question. We will post responses to the questions on this site, so please stay engaged and check in regularly to see your response.


What happens on the night?

Key presentations

The first part of the conversation will allow us to inform you about some key projects happening in the area including:

  • Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre redevelopment project update
  • Rose Garden Bridge project update
  • Introduction to the Central Hobart Precincts Plan
  • Hazard reduction and bush fire preparedness

One-on-one conversations

The second part of the conversation will be an informal session where you can speak directly with officers from different parts of council, find out about other projects happening in your area and put forward your views. We are interested in what you think is working, what could be improved and how we can communicate with you better.

City officers will be on hand to talk about:

  • Traffic and parking including Clearys Gates Rd - Pedestrian Safety Improvements
  • Parks and Open Space including the Queens Domain Summit Plan, Soldiers Memorial Avenue Management Plan and the draft City to Gardens Way Connectivity and Wayfinding Strategy.
  • Sustainability including information on the City's new FOGO bins
  • General Questions - we can help you log your maintenance jobs


Still have questions?

If you would like to talk directly to a Community Engagement Officer please use the contact details on the Who's Listening tab.

Thank you to those who came along to the Glebe and Queens Domain Community Conversation in February 2020. We were excited about attendance and participation on the night and we were really grateful to hear your feedback.

We conducted a post community workshop survey and what we have heard is that:

  • you want greater opportunities for true engagement and influence
  • you want feedback to be representative of the broader community
  • you want greater opportunity to raise topics of relevance to you
  • you want more time for public question time
  • there is community disappointment regarding the engagement and implementation of key projects in the Domain area

We have now responded to all the questions we received on the night along with replying to all the Q&As. Some people with very specific questions have been contacted directly. Importantly, this is not the end. If you have a question you would like to raise we are happy to keep the Q&A open for ongoing communication. If you feel your question has not been answered or you do not want to leave a question online please contact us directly.

We ask that you continue to check the Your Say Hobart website for your chance to get involved in projects that are relevant to you.


This page is specifically for the people who live, work and play within the Glebe and Domain regions of Hobart.

Your Community Conversation will be held on:

Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 6 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Philip Smith Centre, 2 Edward Street, Glebe


Ask a question: If you have a particular question you would like to ask about your region please head to the Q & A section on this page. Questions can be left before and after the event. You also don't need to attend the event to ask a question. We will post responses to the questions on this site, so please stay engaged and check in regularly to see your response.


What happens on the night?

Key presentations

The first part of the conversation will allow us to inform you about some key projects happening in the area including:

  • Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre redevelopment project update
  • Rose Garden Bridge project update
  • Introduction to the Central Hobart Precincts Plan
  • Hazard reduction and bush fire preparedness

One-on-one conversations

The second part of the conversation will be an informal session where you can speak directly with officers from different parts of council, find out about other projects happening in your area and put forward your views. We are interested in what you think is working, what could be improved and how we can communicate with you better.

City officers will be on hand to talk about:

  • Traffic and parking including Clearys Gates Rd - Pedestrian Safety Improvements
  • Parks and Open Space including the Queens Domain Summit Plan, Soldiers Memorial Avenue Management Plan and the draft City to Gardens Way Connectivity and Wayfinding Strategy.
  • Sustainability including information on the City's new FOGO bins
  • General Questions - we can help you log your maintenance jobs


Still have questions?

If you would like to talk directly to a Community Engagement Officer please use the contact details on the Who's Listening tab.

Do you have a question about your local neighbourhood.  Ask us now! 

Even if you can't attend the community conversation, this space is provided for you to ask questions that are important to you.  By asking a question, this will also help us understand what your community is interested in and  we can organise the right people to provide the answers for you. 

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    At the meeting there was a request for a footpath along the western edge of Davies Avenue / Upper Domain Rd along the western edge of TCA (South to North) as it is so dangerous walking in this vicinity. Also need to provide connectivity for safe walking between Domain Athletics Centre, TCA and Glebe to be able to cross the road and safely walk . It’s very treacherous and footpaths are needed.

    2 months ago

    There is a recommendation in the TCA Masterplan for a footpath on that side of the road next to the TCA.  It is our understanding that the project has some funding in the draft Capital Works Program in around 24/25.

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    Why are we subjected to that ugly Rosegarden Bridge? there are two underpasses nearby.Why waste the residents money on UTAS needs. Did they fund any of it? It is an eyesore to say the least. As is the Remembrance bridge. If the HCC has that amount of funding to waste I can suggest they build a much needed foot bridge at Clearys Gates before someone is run over there, most likely one of their own employees.

    Stainvita asked 3 months ago

    Why is the bridge needed?

      The need for the bridge was identified as a key recommended project within the Inner City Action Plan, and also recommended in the Queens Domain Master Plan 2013-33

      It forms part of the City to Garden Way, linking the City to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

      The Rose Garden Bridge will better address the amenity and connectivity between the Inner City and the Queens Domain bushland, sporting and recreation precinct, as well as to the Glebe residential area.

      The project will also provide a significantly improved, safe and accessible pedestrian and cycling crossing point that links the Campbell Street education precinct to the re-established University of Tasmania presence – Old Rose Garden education site.

      This includes not only the bridge itself, but also a new well-lit and wider cycling and pedestrian path through the University Rose Gardens, as well as the recently installed Aberdeen Street crossover.

    Why can’t we use the underpass at the railway roundabout to get across the Brooker Avenue?

    ·  The current pedestrian access under the Railway Roundabout has steps near the Rose Garden entrance. The Rose Garden Bridger will provide a step-free environment for all to access the City and the Domain.

    How is the project funded?

    ·  The Bridge of Remembrance has been solely funded though the City of Hobart’s 10 Year Capital Works Program.


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    Hi, I'm a member of the Aquatic Centre and my children also use the centre for swimming lessons. My question is around public transport to this facility and potentially other sports facilities at the domain. Is there any plan for buses and/or shuttle to connect this area to the other bus routes? On a weekend is possible for me to ride my bike there, but during the week this is rarely feasible. Walking to the pool would take us 30-40 minutes, which is a bit much for my younger daughter to do after school and before and after a swimming lesson. Even a shuttle from Franklin sq to the pool and back would half that and spare us trying to cross the city in a car at peak hour and then struggling for parking at the pool.

    Paola asked 3 months ago

    There are currently no plans to provide this type of service to the DKHAC or other Domain facilities but this is a good suggestion.  This would perhaps be a better issue to take up with Metro either via email: correspondence@metrotas.com.au or via their online form or the phone 132201.


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    It would be useful to have an online booking system to see when the various facilities have been booked, e.g. the sports fields. Often when planning small group activities it’s left up to chance (and hope) that a field or part of a field will be free.

    shelley2304 asked 3 months ago

    The City is progressing through upgrades and improvements to many of its internal computer systems, that will include, in time, to the development of an online booking system. The City is keenly aware that this customer service functionality will provide benefit and convenience to community members wishing to hire the City’s parks and sports