Swire Shipping hauls anchor in Tasmania, with forestry looking to northern export solution

The operator of southern Tasmania's only direct freight service has announced it is pulling out of the state in two weeks, forcing customers to transport goods to northern ports by road or rail. Singapore-based company Swire Shipping has been operating out of Hobart every nine days since 2015, but are stopping the service due to … Continue reading Swire Shipping hauls anchor in Tasmania, with forestry looking to northern export solution

Winds ease in Tasmania after damaging property, disrupting flights

Wild winds which had lashed Tasmania causing some property damage and delaying Hobart flights have eased. An airport spokesman said the velocity of the winds made it unsafe for workers to handle baggage and for passengers to walk across the tarmac. Passengers had reported being kept on the tarmac on at least one flight after … Continue reading Winds ease in Tasmania after damaging property, disrupting flights

Mount Wellington cable car project hits council hurdle as backers revealed

PHOTO: The company says the cost of the project remains about $50 million. (Supplied: MWCC) The revised development plans of the Mount Wellington Cableway Company (MWCC) have struck their first council hurdle after a Parks and Recreation Committee recommended to deny the company access to public land. On Thursday night, the committee of five aldermen unanimously passed … Continue reading Mount Wellington cable car project hits council hurdle as backers revealed

Hobart’s 10 Murray Street office block bites the dust after almost a year

Hobart's 10 Murray Street office building has all but been removed in what was Tasmania's largest-ever demolition project. The 14-storey building, known for its brutalist-style architecture, was first flagged for removal in 2009, but was subject to an appeal to the Resources Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal, delaying the project. The appeal, which was brought … Continue reading Hobart’s 10 Murray Street office block bites the dust after almost a year

Mount Wellington cable car plan revamp dismissed by opponents as spin

An anti-cable-car group has dismissed an overhauled cable car proposal for Hobart's kunyani/Mount Wellington as nothing more than "spin". The Mount Wellington Cableway Company has released revised plans for the project, which would now start near McRobies Road in South Hobart and travel over the Organ Pipes. The route will be shorter at 2.7 kilometres long, compared … Continue reading Mount Wellington cable car plan revamp dismissed by opponents as spin

Tasmanian east coast council to consider rezoning land for $100m resort development

A multi-million-dollar tourism development is on the cards for Tasmania's east coast, boasting everything from luxury accommodation to a palliative care facility and an airstrip. Cambria Green Agriculture and Tourism Management, a group of international and Australian investors, bought the Cambria and Belmont properties in March 2015. Now it has a rezoning request for parts … Continue reading Tasmanian east coast council to consider rezoning land for $100m resort development

Politicians’ breeding ground a broken cradle for democrats

WITH the public support from the Tasmanian University Union (TUU) for the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act came the admission that it cares little for thoughts of university students, and even less for the general public. Last week, the TUU announced that students the section 18C changes, with state president Clark Cooley saying: … Continue reading Politicians’ breeding ground a broken cradle for democrats

TUU under fire for being ‘highly unrepresentative’

An online petition by UTas students has garnered over 100 signatures in three hours as students rally against the Tasmanian University Union’s (TUU) stance on the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. Social media backlash ensued after the TUU said in a press release on Tuesday that students “welcomed” the change of wording in … Continue reading TUU under fire for being ‘highly unrepresentative’

App to give youth control

“I don’t know how many times I’ve been told ‘it’s just words’,” said Janine Kemp, as we chatted over coffee. ‘It’s just words’ was the response from both teachers and the police to threats on her daughter’s life. It was still ‘just words’ when her daughter was physically threatened, and it was still ‘just words’ … Continue reading App to give youth control

Graduation day for “bio-security legends”

Four months of intensive training has paid off for Lily, Ava, Ruby, Major and Sash. They may look cute, but bio-security Tasmania's latest staff members are a force to be reckoned with. Beagles Ava, Lily, Sash, Major and Ruby were presented with their graduation certificates at AGFEST this morning, formally allowing them to begin work … Continue reading Graduation day for “bio-security legends”