City Heart starts to beat

AN expansive City Park, social and affordable housing, retail developments and connections between Warrane, Rosny and Bellerive all feature in Clarence’s latest City Heart concepts, which were unveiled recently.

The City Heart Plan aims to bring together Rosny Park, Kangaroo Bay, Bellerive Village and part of Warrane into a thriving and vibrant activity centre.

The long-term plan looks at how Clarence could transform in the years and decades to come.

Following analysis late last year of the opportunities and future demands of the area, the latest concepts address key issues including housing, connectivity and economic development.

The future management and activation of large expanses of open space will be key to creating a ‘green’ heart of the city, while creating attractions for everyone.

A link between the Rosny Park CBD and the Rosny Parklands would create a revitalised civic and community precinct, making it easier to access local and State Government services; while turning some Council-owned open-air carparks into multi-level parking could help create new spaces for retail and hospitality businesses and medium-density housing.

“I’m really excited by the possibilities revealed in the concepts report for future developments that would benefit the whole community,” Clarence Mayor Brendan Blomeley said.

“Uniquely for an urban centre, our City Heart includes an enormous amount of public open space and parklands and we’ve had consistent feedback from the community about their wishes to retain green spaces.“Rosny Parklands alone offers an outdoor space larger than the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and offers the chance to expand cultural facilities into the green space and expand what is on offer in this huge outdoor resource.”

Public consultation on the new concepts is open via www.ccc.tas.gov.au/yoursay until 7 May.

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