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Alternative Budget 2019-20

Policies - Tasmanian Greens Alternative Budget for the financial year 2019-20.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 May 2019

Liberals Must Rule Out Cable Car as Major Project

Media Release - The Liberals’ announcement they plan to table major projects legislation has sent ripples of worry through the community.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Mar 2020

Liberals' Failure Laid Bare on Social Justice Day

Media Release - World Social Justice Day shines the spotlight on Premier Gutwein’s promise of a ‘compassionate’ government for Tasmania and it reveals the Liberals’ spin over substance.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Feb 2020

Adjournment - Kangaroo Bay Proposed Development by Shandong Chambroad

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the adjournment on the closed council decision meeting at the Clarence City Council around the extension of the development for Shandong Chambroard petrochemical company on the Kangaroo Bay site.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 Nov 2019

Lake Malbena Development Application

Submission - The Tasmanian Greens submission to the Lake Malbena development application to the Central Highlands Council.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Feb 2019

Population Settlement Planning

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens believe that population settlement planning is vital for a sustainable future.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Feb 2018

Planning for People

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens believe that a planning system should protect livability and the environment, and provide for...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Feb 2018

Neighbourhood Disputes about Plants Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Speaker, the Greens will be supporting the amendments to the Neighbourhood Disputes About Plants Bill that was debated and subsequently passed in 2017. That was the fruition of work at the time that Dr Vanessa Goodwin had done and...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Oct 2019

Review Must Protect Tasmanian Planning Commission Independence

Media Release - We need a strong independent Planning Commission so it can continue to uphold the sustainable development objectives that protect what makes Tasmania special.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 Oct 2019

Tasmanian Planning Commission Cambria Green Appeal - Jurisdictional Issue

Submission - Tasmanian Greens comment to the Tasmanian Planning Commission on the Cambria Green Jurisdictional issue.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Sep 2019

Motion - Huntingfield Housing Land Supply Order

Parliamentary Activity - People at the public meeting and people from the Kingborough Council have also been consistently concerned at the process that was used by the Government to bring on the community discussion about the Huntingfield development.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Sep 2019

Motion - Huntingfield Housing Land Supply Order

Parliamentary Activity - It is Thursday, it is not private members' time, it is not Government private members' time, and we have a motion on the books which has no action attached to it and no tangibles for people who need housing.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Sep 2019

Estimates Reply - Minister Jaensch

Parliamentary Activity - Not only did this Liberal Government decide to squeeze such an important portfolio into one hour, we actually only got about two questions each. As I go back and look through the Hansard record, it is a disgrace.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Jun 2019

Greens Release Future-Focussed Alternative Budget

Media Release - Today we proudly delivered the Tasmanian Greens’ fully costed, long-term vision for Tasmania, our Alternative Budget 2019-20. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 May 2019

Tasmanian Planning Commission Cambria Green Appeal

Submission - The Tasmanian Greens submission to the TPC on the Cambria Green Appeal.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 May 2019

Greater Hobart Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, the Greens are pleased to support this bill. All great cities around the world have removed the artificial boundaries of municipal areas and have some mechanism that enables planning connectivity...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 May 2019

Land Use Planning And Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Policies And Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I am pleased to provide the Greens' support for this Land Use Planning Approvals Amendment Bill. I am pleased to do that particularly because of the willingness of the minister to have the...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Nov 2018

Call-in Laws For Major Developments Confirmed

Media Release - Planning Minister, Roger Jaensch, today confirmed, under questioning from the Greens in Parliament, he will introduce Major Projects legislation in 2019. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Aug 2018

Greens Move to Reject Major Projects Legislation and Enshrine Public Say on Planning

Media Release - Tasmania is at a crossroads, its environment and way of life under unprecedented threat from big development interests lured here by the Liberals’ ‘open for business’ mantra and willingness to keep Tasmanians in the dark.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Aug 2018

Planning and Development

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens - Motion) - Madam Speaker, I move -That the House -

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Aug 2018

Public Reaction to Planning Proposals

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to celebrate the power of the community of people in Tasmania who have risen up from the east coast but much more broadly than there to declare their love for the place they live in and their determination to...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Aug 2018

Planning Legislation for Major Projects

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PLANNING, Mr JAENSCH 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Aug 2018

Cambria Green Development Proposal

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Aug 2018

kunanyi / Mt Wellington Cable Car - Requirement for Legislation

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Aug 2018

HOUSING LAND SUPPLY BILL 2018 Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I indicate that the Greens will be supporting this legislation. We have received a very thorough briefing from the head of the Planning Policy Unit and the secretary of the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Jul 2018

HOUSING LAND SUPPLY BILL 2018 Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I indicate that the Greens will be supporting this legislation. We have received a very thorough briefing from the head of the Planning Policy Unit and the secretary of the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Jul 2018

Hodgman Refuses to Rule Out Rosny Hill Development

Media Release - Premier Will Hodgman confirmed in Parliament this morning his government would not prevent a proposed major commercial development proceeding on the Rosny Hill Nature Recreation Area.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Jun 2018

Matter of Public Importance - Cambria Green Development

Parliamentary Activity - MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCECambria Estate, SwanseaMs O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens - Motion) - Madam Speaker, I move -That the House take notice of the following matter: Cambria Estate, Swansea.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Jun 2018

Cambria Green - Rezoning

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PLANNING, Mr JAENSCH

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Jun 2018

Cambria Green Mega Development

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Jun 2018

Greens Release Planning For People Policy

Media Release - The Liberals rushed through the Tasmanian Planning Scheme, written by developers for development interests. It weakens the planning rules that protect our way of life and the local character people love, and threatens our clean green brand...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Feb 2018

Launceston Skyscraper - Proposal by Frangrance Group

Parliamentary Activity - To reassure the people of Launceston, will you today rule out providing any special support or using the powers you would have under the proposed major projects legislation to fast-track this project?

Andrea Dawkins - 19 Sep 2017

No Reassurance for Launceston Over Fragrance Skyscraper

Media Release - The Minister for Planning and Local Government failed to provide any reassurance to Launceston residents today that he won't intervene on behalf of the Fragrance Group to fast track their proposed skyscraper development opposite City Park.

Andrea Dawkins - 19 Sep 2017

Kangaroo Bay Community Protest Land Transfer

Media Release - More than 200 residents gathered at Kangaroo Bay to launch a petition in opposition to the Hodgman Government's transfer of public land on the foreshore to Chambroad Petrochemicals.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Sep 2017

Call-In Power Planning Laws Recipe for Corruption

Media Release - The Liberals’ proposed “call-in powers” draft planning legislation opens a pathway to corruption that would lead to the worst planning outcomes for Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 Aug 2017

Groom's Blurring of Public and Private Lines on Cable Car

Media Release - Public resources are being used to enable the private development of a cable car to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, in a secretive process being facilitated by the Office of the Coordinator General.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Jun 2017

Residents Demand Kangaroo Bay Development Approval be Rescinded

Media Release - A packed public meeting opposed to the Kangaroo Bay foreshore development moved to censure Clarence City Council for failing to uphold the community consultation guidelines, and called on them to rescind the development approval.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Jun 2017

Fragrance Group Skyscrapers On the Nose

Media Release - The Fragrance Group's aggressive and obtrusive plans for Hobart have been dealt a near fatal blow.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 May 2017

Hobart City Council Needs to Reject Inappropriate, Ugly Skyscrapers

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Member for DenisonIf the Hobart City Council listens to the community and abides by its own Planning Scheme, it will reject the two Fragrance Group skyscrapers proposed for Hobart.Council tonight will...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 May 2017

Premier Must Listen to Bellerive Community on Kangaroo Bay Development

Parliamentary Activity - Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1) Notes that Clarence City Council has approved a development for a Hotel and Hospitality Training School and apartments to be built in Kangaroo Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Mar 2017

35 Organisations from Around Tasmania Understand Planning Matters

Parliamentary Activity - Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1) Understands that 35 organisations from around Tasmania recently met in Ross and joined together as the Planning Matters Alliance.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Mar 2017

Planning Provisions Threaten Tasmania's Unique Values

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Planning spokespersonThe Liberals’ Statewide Planning Provisions are made by developers, for developers.  Their implementation will mean Tasmania risks losing the very values that make it so appealing in the...

- 22 Feb 2017

Heritage Register Removals Have Developers Popping the Champagne

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Heritage spokespersonThe removal of 514 properties from the Tasmanian Heritage Register will weaken heritage protections and fundamentally alter the look, feel and fabric of our towns and cities over...

- 30 Nov 2016

Take the Politics out of Planning

Parliamentary Activity - Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1) Notes the large public meeting held at the Hobart Town Hall on 8 November 2016 to discuss widespread anxiety about the substantial negative impacts to Tasmania of the proposed Tasmanian Planning...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Nov 2016

Gutwein Hides From Public On Planning

Media Release - Twenty community and environment groups are organising a public meeting on Tuesday in Hobart Town Hall, because of their significant concerns about changes to planning in the State.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Nov 2016

Heritage Code A Pandora's Box Full Of Lawyers

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Planning SpokespersonA unanimous theme was voiced by people making representations at today's Tasmanian Planning Commission hearings about the Heritage Code.

- 27 Sep 2016

Call to Maintain Environmental Living Zone in Planning Provisions

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 24 August 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 Aug 2016

Gutwein Must Heed Airbnb Pleas

Media Release - The Tasmanian Planning Commission has heard from Airbnb, who were in Hobart today to plead the case of Tasmanian accommodation operators.

Andrea Dawkins - 26 Jul 2016

TPC Should Rethink Planning Scheme Hearings

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Planning spokespersonIt was standing room only at the Tasmanian Planning Commission Hearing into the Statewide Planning Provisions in Hobart, with people struggling to hear proceedings.There was universal...

- 28 Jun 2016

Environmental Defenders Office Ignored Again

Media Release - Attorney General, Vanessa Goodwin, was happy to talk up picking up the slack of their Federal colleagues when it comes to funding to community legal centres, but refused to consider the Environmental Defenders Office.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Jun 2016

Government Must Provide More Time for Consultation on State Planning Provisions

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that the Draft State Planning Provisions (SPPs) fail to prioritise the interests of the community, and protection of the environment, ahead of development interests.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 May 2016

Urban Renewall

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONWEDNESDAY 14 October 2015Andrea Dawkins On tomorrow to move -That this House notes:1.      The proposed traffic changes as part of the renewal and revitalisation of the Launceston CBD;

- 14 Oct 2015

Statewide Planning Scheme Adjournment Defeated

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Planning spokespersonIt's disappointing that both the Liberals and Labor voted against the Greens' move to defer the statewide planning scheme bill until the government released the scheme in full.The Greens...

- 13 Oct 2015

Greens Move to Defer Planning Bill

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Planning spokespersonThe Greens will move to defer the bill that enables a statewide planning scheme until the government releases the full scheme, and it has been properly consulted upon.

- 12 Oct 2015

Scheme Needs to Cater to all Tasmanians, Not Just the Big End of Town

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Local Government & Planning spokespersonThe concern for the Greens is that any planning scheme that encompasses the whole State may not be an appropriate fit for Tasmania.

- 29 Jun 2015

Beware Liberals' Planning Amendment

Media Release - A first shot has been fired across the bow at Tasmanians who want to have a say in planning reform and decisions that affect their lives with the tabling today of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment Bill 2014.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Oct 2014