We are going to start tracking the council votes and debates for projects/changes which impact on bike riding and have included all the decisions we are aware of in this recent council term.
Tasmania’s councils were last elected in October 2018 to serve four-year terms, so the next elections are due in 2022. The exception to this was Glenorchy City Council which held elections in January 2018, but will be back in step with other councils for the elections in 2022.
If you are aware of an upcoming or past vote on a project which affects bike riding let us know and we’ll add it to our list.
This will be a handy resource come election time to let you know which councillors walk the talk and support better bike riding conditions. Just click on the link to read the motion they voted on who voted yes or no.
We’re concentrating on the city councils for the time being but will consider adding votes and debates from other councils if there is interest from members.
The voting records will be kept in the Tasmanian campaigns section of our website and updated every quarter: www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/our-campaigns
Burnie City Council
- Council support for Coastal Pathway over passenger rail between Wynyard and Burnie: 18 August 2020: https://www.burnie.net/files/assets/public/hptrim/governance-council-meetings-minutes-and-agendas-fy-2020-2021/open-session-certified-minutes-ordinary-meeting-of-council-18-august-2020.pdf
- Council funding for eastern section of Coastal Pathway: 17 March 2020:https://www.burnie.net/files/assets/public/hptrim/governance-council-meetings-minutes-and-agendas/open-session-certified-minutes-ordinary-meeting-of-council-17-march-2020.pdf
Clarence City Council
Clarence Council has a Bicycle Advisory Committee and Tracks and Trails Committee that it receives quarterly reports from, all reports were accepted unanimously.
- Request for state and federal government funding for three shared pathways: 20 July 2020: https://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Clarence-Meeting-Minutes-20-July-2020.pdf
- Question on Notice from Ald Walker re suitability of Roches Beach coastal path for people riding: 29 June 2020: https://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Clarence-Meeting-Minutes-29-June-2020.pdf
- Additional funding for the Rosny Hill Road shared path: 13 January 2020: https://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Clarence-Meeting-Minutes-13-January-2020.pdf
- Development application for toilets and shelter at the Clarence MTB Park: 18 March 2019:https://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Council-Meeting-Minutes-18-March-2019.pdf
Devonport City Council
Devonport City Council has a comprehensive bicycle strategy and progress on it is reported to the council each year – in this term all councillors have accepted and supported the yearly bike strategy progress reports.
- Investigation into bridge over Figure of Eight Creek as part of review of Bike Riding Strategy 2020–21: 16 December 2019:https://www.devonport.tas.gov.au/download/1562/16-december-2019-ordinary-meeting/23520/open-minutes-council-meeting-16-december-2019.pdf
- Adoption of 4-level bike route hierarchy for council area: 25 February 2019: Detail at: https://www.devonport.tas.gov.au/download/755/11-feb-2019-committee-meeting/18612/agenda-infrastructure-works-and-development-committee-11-february-2019.pdf. Council vote at: https://www.devonport.tas.gov.au/download/680/25-feb-19-ordinary-meeting/17107/minutes-ordinary-meeting-25-february-2019.pdf
- Approval of masterplan and construction of mountain bike tracks at Kelcey Tier Reserve: 28 May 2018: https://www.devonport.tas.gov.au/download/855/28-may-18-ordinary-meeting/19113/minutes-council-meeting-28-may-2018.pdf
Glenorchy City Council
- Draft Glenorchy Mountain Bike MasterPlan released for public comment: 29 June 2020: http://glenorchy.infocouncil.biz/Open/2020/06/OC_29062020_MIN.PDF
- Development of Glenorchy Mountain Bike Masterplan: 30 September 2019: http://glenorchy.infocouncil.biz/Open/2019/09/OC_30092019_MIN.PDF
Hobart City Council
Hobart Council had a Bicycle Committee which was renamed during this term to the Hobart Active Transport Committee, which reports its minutes to the Infrastructure Committee.
- Funding for Intercity Cycleway extension through Macquarie Point: 24 August 2020: http://hobart.infocouncil.biz/Open/2020/08/CO_24082020_MIN_1298_WEB.htm
- Reducing speed limits to 40 km/h in city centre and suburban shopping strips: 6 July 2020: http://hobart.infocouncil.biz/Open/2020/07/CO_06072020_MIN_1287_WEB.htm
- Proposed Mountain Bike Network for the foothills of kunanyi / Mount Wellington community engagement process: 23 March 2020: http://hobart.infocouncil.biz/Open/2020/03/CO_23032020_MIN_1258_WEB.htm
- Huon Road shoulder sealing: 16 December 2019: http://hobart.infocouncil.biz/Open/2019/12/CO_16122019_MIN_1225_WEB.htm
- Trial separated cycleways on Campbell, Liverpool and Bathurst streets: 16 December 2019: http://hobart.infocouncil.biz/Open/2019/12/CO_16122019_MIN_1225_WEB.htm
- Changes to the Hobart Bicycle Advisory Committee: 7 October 2019: http://hobart.infocouncil.biz/Open/2019/10/CO_07102019_MIN_1119_WEB.htm
- Development application for new and upgraded MTB tracks on kunanyi/Mt Wellington: 15 April 2019: http://hobart.infocouncil.biz/Open/2019/04/CO_15042019_MIN_1108_WEB.htm
- Hobart Bicycle Advisory Committee election of chair and review of terms of reference: 4 March 2019: http://hobart.infocouncil.biz/Open/2019/03/CO_04032019_MIN_1105_WEB.htm
- Call for motions to AGLA include motion on federal government funding bicycle infrastructure: 18 February 2019: http://hobart.infocouncil.biz/Open/2019/02/CO_18022019_MIN_1104_WEB.htm
Launceston City Council
Launceston Council has a Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee that reports its minutes to the council, all minutes were accepted unanimously.
- Development application for extended car park 2–4 Invermay Rd, includes bike lanes: 3 September 2020: https://www.launceston.tas.gov.au/files/assets/public/document-resources/agenda-and-minutes/agendas/2020/3-september-2020/council-minutes-3-september-2020.pdf
- Development application for showroom at 65–77 Gleadow St, Invermay – council required staff end-of-trip facilities be included: 20 August 2020: https://www.launceston.tas.gov.au/files/assets/public/document-resources/agenda-and-minutes/agendas/2020/20-august-2020/council-minutes-20-august-2020.pdf
- Ald Harris motion to broaden the Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee to a Transport Committee: 11 June 2020: https://www.launceston.tas.gov.au/files/assets/public/document-resources/agenda-and-minutes/agendas/2020/11-june-2020/council-minutes-11-june-2020.pdf
- Cities Power Partnership Pledges, including “supports cycling through provision of adequate cycle lanes, bike parking and end-of-ride facilities”: 5 March 2020: https://www.launceston.tas.gov.au/files/assets/public/document-resources/agenda-and-minutes/agendas/2020/5-march-2020/council-minutes-5-march-2020.pdf
- Adoption of Invermay Traffic Master Plan (includes bike facilities): 14 November 2019: https://www.launceston.tas.gov.au/files/assets/public/document-resources/agenda-and-minutes/agendas/2019/14-november-2019/council-minutes-14-november-2019_1.pdf
- Councillor Dawkins Question on Notice about the missing link in the Rocherlea to Inveresk shared path: 7 March 2019: https://www.launceston.tas.gov.au/files/assets/public/document-resources/agenda-and-minutes/agendas/2019/7-march-2019/council-minutes-7-march-2019.pdf