Letters to the Editor

December 17, 2017

Deputation to CCC | Cheryl

Deputation made by Cheryl to Clarence Council at the Special Council meeting for Chambroad Petrochemical and Robert Morris-Nunn's Kangaroo Bay development.

December 17, 2017

Deputation to CCC | Sachie

Deputation made by Sachie to Clarence Council at the Special Council meeting for Chambroad Petrochemical and Robert Morris-Nunn's Kangaroo Bay development.

December 08, 2017

Standing the test of time | Peter Partridge

It’s hard to understand the planners’ reasoning, or the councillors’ values, giving away some of Bellerive’s last remaining foreshore, overflowing with potential public recreational use, for use as a hotel, etc.

November 29, 2019

Council code of conduct must not put free speech at risk | Anna Reynolds

PEOPLE often ask me why their representatives on council aren’t more outspoken about the big issues that shape our city.

This can be frustrating for residents who expect their elected representatives to express opinions on their behalf.

November 27, 2017

Growth good but get it right | The Mercury

We know our city and our state is changing. And we want it to change. But we want it to be the right kind of change. The kind of change that doesn’t destroy what makes us special in the first place.

November 27, 2019

Planning law changes deliver reduced right for the public | Anne Harrison

It is galling that the ads are funded from the public purse because they do nothing to reassure the community the changes to planning laws will actually deliver better planning outcomes in Tasmania.

November 13, 2017

New plans for Kangaroo Bay | The Mercury

THE proponents behind the controversial Kangaroo Bay proposal have lodged revised plans for the multimillion-dollar development after a sustained campaign by concerned residents. But even if the new plans are approved by the Clarence City Council, the developers behind the project can still proceed with the original design that has angered some residents.

November 13, 2017

Transparent campaign funding boosts faith in governments | Rebecca White

Unlike voters in some other states, Tasmanians don’t have access to comprehensive information in regard to political donations which, in Tasmania, are crucial to the election cycle.

November 09, 2017

Let’s learn from mistake

The last thing Tasmania needs is damage being done to the unique heritage and environmental attributes that have attracted people here in the first place

November 05, 2017

Poll backlash on local issues | The Mercury

THE Pembroke by-election has been something of a test run as the State Election looms.

October 31, 2017

Waterfront works concern | Anne Mather

A BOLD foreshore development proposed for Hobart’s Eastern Shore was the top concern raised by residents at a public meeting last night.

September 05, 2017

Community Meeting | Saturday 9 September 2017

Join your Bellerive community this Saturday and call on the Hodgman Government to stop the transfer of community land to Chambroad Petrochemicals.

Join Kangaroo Bay Voice at
Bellerive Yacht Club (downstairs)
Saturday 9 September, 12-2pm

August 16, 2017

Clarence City Council: no reveal of public land sale price

Following a closed Council meeting Council will not reveal the sale price of the development site. Mayor Doug Chipman advised that disclosure of the price is not appropriate at this stage as Chambroad Petrochemicals do not want the price to be released. 

August 20, 2017

Reply from Nic Street, Liberal member for Franklin

Finally a reply was received from Nic Street (Liberal  Member for Franklin) on 21 August.

August 21, 2017

What are we to China? | Peter Hartcher

Tibet's leaders believe Australia should worry about China's ambitions via their investment in overseas infra structure like the One Belt One Road project.

August 20, 2017

Developer banked $36 million | Clay Lucas

In 2014 a developer and Liberal party donor,  gained approval from the then Liberal government planning minister to build a 31 storey building on a site which had  a preferred height limit of only 13 storeys.  The justification for the size increase was a gift to a children's centre for Melbourne High school that was to be built as a part of the project. The centre remains unbuilt.  After getting approval for the new height limit, the developer sold the site to Chinese and Malaysian companies for a $36million profit.  The local mayor at the time of the approval said the decision was ill advised and 'made behind closed doors'.  The Minister who assisted with the approval is now opposition leader in Victoria and you may have heard was caught out in a lobster lunch with a supposed  mafia connection.

August 08, 2017

Reply from Premier Will Hodgman

The Premier thinks a 5-storey 83m long building with no setback on Cambridge Road will provide public amenity

August 08, 2017

Letter to Senator Andrew Wilkie

Read our letter to Andrew Wilkie.  Sadly his office said, while sympathetic, he is unable to assist promote our cause.   

July 22, 2017

Letter to Mayor Doug Chipman | Rosalie Woodruff

Read Rosalie Woodruff's letter to Doug Chipman outlining community concerns voiced at the public meeting re: the Kangaroo Bay development and the Mayor's reply.  

July 22, 2017

Letter to Premier Will Hodgman | Rosalie Woodruff

Read Rosalie Woodruff's letter to Will Hodgman outlining community concerns voiced at the public meeting re: the Kangaroo Bay development. 

July 22, 2017

Survey replies received from Aldermen

Read replies received from Clarence Aldermen to questions about Chambroad's Kangaroo Bay development.

July 18, 2017

Clarence residents voice their concerns | Eastern Shore Sun

Concerns about the $50 million waterfront hotel and hospitality training school in Kangaroo Bay.

July 10, 2017

Government stays mum on proposals for crown land | The Mercury

TASMANIA’S Co-ordinator-General is involved in “approximately six” proposed projects on crown land but will not reveal details or locations, citing privacy protections of businesses’ commercial interests.

July 04, 2017

Growing Pains for Kangaroo Bay | The Mercury

The contention among those in the community who have spoken against the development is focused on the height of the Cambridge Rd building [and] lack of consultation.

July 04, 2017

Editorial: Planning for the people | The Mercury

The Shandong Chambroad project at Kangaroo Bay and the proposal for Wirksworth at Bellerive have attracted vocal and organised opposition from community members.  Central to the overlapping campaigns is a sense in the community the consultation from state and local government has been inadequate.

June 30, 2017

Clarence City Council | Meeting 13 June 2017 | Audio "issues" re: Kangaroo Bay questions

Some strange issues with the audio when GM Andrew Paul is answering questions about the Kangaroo Bay development from Alderman Richard James at the Clarence City Council meeting on 13 June 2017.  This is unfortunate given these questions were asked during Questions Without Notice and there are no minutes.  

This clip has been cut from the full Council meeting video which you can watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IF5DCis3n0.  This section is from the 1:13 mark

June 24, 2017

Everyone has a right to speak up | Anne Boxhall, The Mercury

Unlike Mayor Chipman, Anne Boxhall thinks everyone has a right to express concern over what is proposed for Kangaroo Bay no matter where they live.

June 21, 2017

Kangaroo Bay community concerns being ignored | The Mercury

IT is difficult to understand Mayor Doug Chipman’s confusion about why the community he represents is angry and upset about the development approved for Kangaroo Bay, expressed in the community meeting on the June 4.


He was there. He heard why.

June 14, 2017

Talking Point_ Bay proposal critics need to know the facts | The Mercury

SINCE Clarence City Council approved a development application for a hotel and hospitality school at Kangaroo Bay on January 23, there have been several public meetings, a petition of approximately 1700 names submitted to Parliament and a
bevy of letters to the editor expressing rage about the development.

June 03, 2017

Community Meeting | Southern Cross News

A heated community meeting has taken place over an approved multi-million dollar Chinese development on Hobart's Eastern Shore. 

April 11, 2017

Hodgman Must Explain $2.5M Crown Land Gift | Rosalie Woodruff

Rosalie Woodruff called on the Premier to explain to Kangaroo Bay residents why his Government gifted Crown Land to council to facilitate this development, while divesting itself of responsibility for the impact and appropriateness of the
development for the local community.

April 08, 2017

Heated Celebration | Southern Cross News

A $50 million development set to be built on Crown Land in Hobart is causing outrage within the community.  Today, residents hitting the pavement to voice their concerns to local government. 

April 03, 2017

Crown Land - Details of Negotiations with Private Developers

Cassy O'Connor asked the Premier Will Hodgman, "Can you understand why a growing number of Tasmanians are suspicious and worried about the cavalier way your Government is trading in public assets at the behest of private developers?"

March 14, 2017

Premier Must Listen to Bellerive Community on Kangaroo Bay Development

Rosalie Woodruff called on the Premier, Hon. Will Hodgman, MP in his capacity as the Bellerive community’s local member, to step in and halt the development process until the concerns of local residents about the scale of the Kangaroo Bay development, and the process under which it was approved, can be addressed and a modified development submitted for approval.

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1. Sign our petition
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3. Join our mailing list
4. Write a Letter to the Editor
5. Write to Mayor Doug Chipman
6. Write to Premier Will Hodgman
7. Attend a Council meeting
8. Support Planning Matters
9. Write to Robert Morris-Nunn
10. Talk with your neighbours!
Click on any of the above for direct links.  For information, hints and suggestions on what to include in your letter click here.
REMEMBER: You don't need to live in Bellerive to speak up for the appropriate development of Kangaroo Bay.  Make your voice heard! 
You can also write to Clarence Aldermen:
1. Write to Brendan Blomeley
2. Write to Heather Chong
3. Write to Luke Edmunds
4. Write to Richard James
5. Write to Wendy Kennedy
6. Write to Tony Mulder
7. Write to John Peers
8. Write to John Peers
9. Write to Sharyn von Bertouch
10. Write to James Walker
11. Write to Beth Warren
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