17 March 2012

First showing of Growthbusters - the movie - in Hobart 21 March

This is a new American documentary examining our worship of growth: urban growth, population growth, consumption growth & economic growth.  Bound to be startling, thought provoking....  I haven't seen it, but I'm hoping it has some ideas for solutions!

It's being presented in Hobart on March 21 by the Stable Population Party, who will be putting on drinks and facilitating some discussion of the issues.  It's on at 7.30pm for 8pm, at the State Cinema, North Hobart.  

Some links to see more about it:

See the trailer, learn more, buy the film, at http://www.growthbusters.org/

Tickets are $20 (plus booking fee) and only available by advance booking through Moshtix

Launch of the Walking West Hobart map - Tues 20 March

Hello all WHEN members and supporters
If you are not already on our email list (let us know through our webadmin address at the bottom of the page if you would like to be added!), you will have missed our note about our launch, so here are the details:

The sustainable transport group of the West Hobart Environment Network has been working for a year to develop and produce a map of West Hobart to encourage local recreation and access to services on foot. The printing has been supported by a grant from Hobart City Council and Alderman Rob Valentine will launch it for us on Tuesday 20 March at Goulburn St Primary School. Students from Goulburn St and Lansdowne Crescent schools will collect class sets for lots of walking explorations of the local area. We have already delivered a map to just about every house in West Hobart - we have certainly done lots of walking! If you haven't got yours please come to the launch and collect one.

We would love to have your support at the launch.

The brief event will begin at 1.30 with signing in at the Forest Rd entrance to the school and the launch at 1.45 pm followed by refreshments.

You can view the map here:

14 March 2012

Help Build the Southern Region's Vision

The three levels of Government – Federal, State and Local - are coming together to clarify and build on what the people of this region want for their future, and developing a plan to achieve that vision.  

We are building a Regional Economic Development Plan for Tasmania’s southern region that will inform the priorities of all levels of government. This plan will reflect the expectations of our local communities and ensure the regional visions that are built, are based on local needs, opportunities and capabilities.  
You are invited to attend any of eight public sessions in the region, to have your input. The dates, venues and times are listed below.   

Light refreshments will be available at each session. To join the conversations, at any of these venues, please call Business Point on 1 800 44 00 26 , or click on one of the session links below.


Tuesday, 27 March, from 5:00 – 8:00pm at the Hobart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie Street, Hobart

Wednesday, 28 March, from 7:30 – 9:00am at the Hobart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie Street, Hobart

The evening session will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm over finger food to be taken in table groups as we work together. While the exact content of each conversation will vary, we expect that they will typically comprise of four main components:
1. Where we are now – draft Regional Economic Development Plan.
2. Economic success in the region.
3. Opportunities in the region.
4. The regional vision.
The morning session will be held from 7:30am to 9:00am over muffins and coffee to be taken in table groups as we work together, and will comprise two main components:
1. Update from the previous night.
2. Regional priorities.