Media release – City of Hobart, 24 May 2021 News from tonight’s Council meeting More support for Dark Mofo The City of Hobart will provide use of several of its venues for the upcoming Dark Mofo event. Venues such as the Regatta Grounds, Salamanca Lawns, Long Beach and City Hall will be made available to […]
Media release – City of Hobart, 24 May 2021
News from tonight’s Council meeting
More support for Dark Mofo
The City of Hobart will provide use of several of its venues for the upcoming Dark Mofo event.
Venues such as the Regatta Grounds, Salamanca Lawns, Long Beach and City Hall will be made available to Dark Mofo as in-kind support worth about $6700. The Council has also granted a partial fee-waiver for road closures, valued at $900.
These measures are in addition to almost $200,000 in in-kind support already being provided by the Council through provision of equipment such as tables, chairs and kitchen facilities for this year’s Winter Feast.
Safe space extended
The Hobart City Mission Safe Night Space program will continue to operate from City Hall until it able to shift into its new premises.
Hobart City Mission has advised that is it in the process of finalising lease arrangements for a property. A planning application for the new premises has been lodged and it currently being processed
An extension was granted to allow the program to operate from the Youth Arts and Recreation Centre (ARC) within the City Hall until 30 June, or until planning and building approvals for the new premises have been obtained.
April building statistics
During the month of April, the City of Hobart issued 56 planning permits for projects worth more than $31.7 million.
Among the permits issued were 19 new single dwellings, 13 multiple dwellings and a hotel development worth $17 million.
A total of 794 planning approvals were granted in the 12 months ending April 2021.
Also during the month of April, 37 building permits were issued for projects with a total estimated value of $11.4 million. This includes 18 new multiple dwellings worth $5.4 million.
During the 12 months ending April 2021, a total of 718 building permits were issued to the value of $205.4 million.
Grants invest in community participation
More than $200,000 in City of Hobart grant funding will be invested in 26 projects and events that contribute to Hobart’s community vibrancy and city economy, through the latest round of Community, Creative and Events grants.
The projects have a combined value of around $780,000, which means every dollar contributed by the City of Hobart generates almost $4 in local investment.
“By investing in the great ideas and creativity of our community, we are creating jobs in events and creative industries,” Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds said. “We are also generating economic activity in and around the events and projects, which benefits Hobart businesses.”
Among the successful projects are events that celebrate Hobart’s multicultural communities – such as Diwali, which is the biggest event in Indian and south Asian communities.
Other successful projects include:
· an all-abilities pop-up fashion show
· Come out and Play introductory basketball training sessions
· a community art project that encourages people to submit three-line poems for display inside metro buses to the theme ‘Where are we going’
· the Battery Point Historic House Plaques project
· Tasmanian Youth Orchestra outdoor performances at the Botanic Gardens
· Festival of Bright Ideas for National Science Week.
“There’s such an interesting mix of events this round,” Cr Reynolds said. “There are events and initiatives that celebrate the diversity of our community and which encourage people to try something new or showcase creativity and culture in the Hobart community.
“Combined, the 26 projects involve more than 600 volunteers and support 121 paid positions. Many more will be involved through community participation and attendance at events.
“Providing grants is one way we can empower our community and support the people and organisations that contribute to a vibrant and inclusive city for residents and visitors.”
Source: Tasmanian Times https://www.tasmaniantimes.com/2021/05/hcc-announces-grant-recipients-support-for-dark-mofo/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hcc-announces-grant-recipients-support-for-dark-mofo