Public Meeting: what future do you want for Huntingfield and Kingborough?

Public Meeting: what future do you want for Huntingfield and Kingborough?

  • DATE: Thursday 25 July 2019

  • TIME: 7 pm – 8.30 pm (doors open 6.30 pm)

  • VENUE: Kingborough Community Hub, 7 Goshawk Way, Kingston (former Kingston High School site)

  • MORE INFORMATION: Anne Harrison: M: 0419 585 291 E:

Guest Speakers

  • Welcome to Country

  • Anne Harrison (MC) - State President, Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania (PMAT)

  • Dean Winter – Mayor, Kingborough Council

  • Matt Jones - Huntingfield Resident

  • Greg Whitten – Farmer and business owner

  • Rachel Downie – Council Chair, Tarremah Steiner School

  • *The event will also be live streamed via the Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania’s Facebook page

What’s the Issue?

A fast track rezone process has begun at Huntingfield to allow for affordable homes. However, the rezone will allow for one of the largest & most dense subdivisions ever proposed in Tasmania. While affordable housing is welcome, the proposal has not been advertised for public comment and will only contain a small % of affordable homes. What will such as massive proposal mean for residents, adjoining schools, increased traffic, strategic planning and pressure on existing services and infrastructure in Kingborough?

This new fast track re-zone process has never been used in Kingborough before, and was created by the Tasmanian Government in 2018. The government is the proponent, they chose who they consulted with and will assess the proposal.  Public scrutiny is completely lacking and Council and the Planning Commission have been sidelined. Does this sound like a transparent process?

Please encourage your friends and family to attend.

Abercrombie Lecture

Listen here to the 7th Biennial Abercrombie Lecture which was presented to a packed Hobart Town Hall in November 2018 by Professor Billie Giles-Corti, Distinguished Professor at RMIT University and Director of its Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform: What would it take to make Hobart Australia’s most liveable city?

The Abercrombie Lecture is presented in partnership with the Planning Institute of Australia (Tasmanian Division).