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September 2016

Hobart Town Hall doors open in celebration of momentous 150 years - 14 September 2016Sandy Bay Retail Precinct refurbishment set to commence - 9 September 2016
2016 City of Hobart Waste Reduction Grants Awarded - 9 September 2016

August 2016

Community Bio-Blitz to mark Threatened Species Day - 30 August 2016
Welcome home Tasmania Olympians from Rio - 28 August 20162016/17 Taste of Tasmania set to showcase the state's finest produce - 26 August 2016
Spring spectacular to brighten the Town Hall - 23 August 2016Exciting changes in store for Hobart's iconic carols by candlelight - 21 August 2016Free parking time limits increased for City shoppers this week in wake of Myer flooding - 1 August 2016

July 2016

Students from Sister City Yaizu visit Hobart - 28 July 2016
Letter to the Editor - Repatriation Centre Car Parking - 25 July 2016
Forecast snowfall expected to limit access to kunanyi / Mount Wellington - 22 July 2016
New Brooker Avenue Bridge provides all-abilities access between the City and the Queens Domain - 11 July 2016Council satisfied with latest decision on 9 Lynton Avenue - 8 July 2016
Hobart Town Hall 150 Design Award - call for entries - 6 July 2016
New integrated parking system for Hobart is about customer convenience - 1 July 2016

June 2016

Council approves $124 million budget for 2016-2017 - 20 June 2016
Hobart Town Hall - 150 year celebrations announced - 7 June 2016

May 2016

The Ability to Create Art Exhibition - 27 May 2016
Franklin Square officially reopens - 27 May 2016
Celebrating the re-opening of Franklin Square - 25 May 2016

Call for urban artists to activate the City - 9 May 2016
City of Hobart hosts 'children in the creative city' forum - 3 May 2016

April 2016

2016 ANZAC Day Parade - 21 April 2016
Swim students to "ring the bell" at the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre - 19 April 2016City of Hobart community forum - be informed and have your say - 15 April 2016
Light up the Lane 2016 - 13 April 2016
Hobart Rivulet Park shared path improvements - 11 April 2016
Green waste bins ready to roll - 7 April 2016
Bill Harvey replaces Suzy Cooper on Hobart City Council - 4 April 2016

March 2016

The 2016 Dr Edward Hall Environment Grants now open - 31 March 2016Spend more?  Spend less?  Have your say on the City of Hobart operating budget - 23 March 2016
Morrison Street shared path extension set to commence - 23 March 2016
Hobart to capitalise on a hat-trick of cruise ships - 17 March 2016Changes to Murray Street traffic for Icon Complex development - 11 March 2016Hobart Town Hall prepares for a spectacular sea of colour - 8 March 2016
Accelerated Energy Efficient Street Lighting Project - 4 March 2016
Barrack Street road works set to help ease city congestion - 4 March 2016

February 2016

Hobart and Clarence unveil places of reflection to commemorate Tasman Bridge disaster - 26 February 2016
Fresh new look for inner-city pedestrian link - 19 February 2016
Four Councils meet on Local Government reform - 17 February 2016
Lunar New Year 2016 - 4 February 2016
St David's Floral Festival - 'In praise and thanksgiving' - 2 February 2016

January 2016

Simple Sweat Sessions St David's Park - 29 January 2016
City of Hobart supports Dark Mofo for next three years - 29 January 2016
Community input sought on new 15-year Waste Management Strategy to achieve zero waste to landfill - 28 January 2016
Aquatic Centre hit by vandals - 23 January 2016
Taste stallholders now paid unallocated funds - 8 January 2016
Council focussed on working with Taste stallholders - 4 January 2016

December 2015

Salamanca precinct gets brand new toilets - 23 December 2015
Winners of the City of Hobart Christmas Decorations competition announced - 23 December 2015Green light upgrade to Hobart's suburban shopping precincts - 21 December 2015
Council will soon be asking its residents to 'talk rubbish' - 21 December 2015Bring your best carolling voice and sing the night away - 8 December 2015

November 2015

Hobart public toilets get a new lease on life - 30 November 2015The City of Hobart supports the People's Climate March, Hobart - 27 November 2015
A completed Liverpool Street breathes new life into city centre - 25 November 2015
George Miller Stand rebuilt to see out another 90 years - 25 November 2015
Urban artists activate the city - 25 November 2015
Myer Hobart Christmas Pageant another outstanding success - 21 November 2015Hobart organisations encouraged to make Hobart merry and help a charity - 19 November 2015
Christmas tree with a difference for Salamanca Square - 16 November 2015
2015 Myer Hobart Christmas Pageant to be held this weekend - 16 November 2015
Silent vigil to be held in Franklin Square tonight for Paris terror victims - 15 November 2015
Paris terrorism attacks - 14 November 2015
Franklin Square refurbishment set to commence - 13 November 2015Community invited to share Knocklofty stories and memories - 11 November 2015
New pavilion named in honour of fallen soldier - 11 November 2015
AFL football in Hobart pays dividends - 10 November 2015Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre recognised for outstanding business practice - 6 November 2015
Community input sought on Public Toilet Strategy - 2 November 2015
Blooms loom large and spectacular for the Rose, Iris and Floral Art Show - 2 November 2015

October 2015

New fitness equipment a welcome addition to John Turnbull Park - 30 October 2015City of Hobart thrilled with 2016 AFL fixture - 29 October 2015
Hobart Exceptional Customer Service winners announcement - 23 October 2015
Hobart Exceptional Customer Service winners to be announced at Gala Awards Ceremony tonight - 23 October 2015
City of Hobart and Salamanca Market Stallholders Association formalise relationship with MoU - 20 October 2015
City of Hobart celebrates the opening of the 2015 Antarctic Season - 20 October 2015Aquatic Centre named in honour of former Lord Mayor - 18 October 2015
City of Hobart Grants Program - open for applications - 17 October 2015
Cities Matter - the Lord Mayor takes Hobart's case to Canberra - 15 October 2015The Taste of Tasmania stallholders announced - 15 October 2015
Treat your dog to a day out at Dogs on the Domain - 14 October 2015Nurse Edith Cavell remembered 100 years after her execution - 12 October 2015Stage 3 of Sandy Bay Road Walking and Cycling project given green light - 12 October 2015City of Hobart and UTAS formalise a strategic partnership - 9 October 2015
City of Hobart joins Australia's biggest garage sale - 6 October 2015
Free parking time limits to increase for Sunday shoppers - 2 October 2015

September 2015

Council not to blame for Oktoberfest poor planning - 21 September 2015
Hobart Town Hall sees orchid celebration - 21 September 2015
2015 City of Hobart Art Prize Winners - 17 September 2015
Have your say on draft new plan set to shape the City's future - 16 September 2015
Young writers in the City Soapbox - 10 September 2015
Hobart celebrates new streets for Spring - 8 September 2015
City of Hobart set to build on momentum of China relationship - 8 September 2015
Spring spectacular to brighten the Town Hall - 4 September 2015

August 2015

Traffic Signal Box Project back for round three - 31 August 2015
Council to progress coastal adaptation planning - 24 August 2015
A new beginning for Collins Court - 21 August 2015
Audit of household bins to increase recycling - 19 August 2015
Access to kunanyi / Mount Wellington hopeful for weekend - 6 August 2015

July 2015

Mobile food vans to hit the streets of Hobart - 30 July 2015
Students from sister city Yaizu visit Hobart - 29 July 2015
Council strengthening the waterfront as a people place - 27 July 2015Calling all Hobart businesses for the 2015 City of Hobart Exceptional Customer Service Awards - 21 July 2015The Taste of Tasmania - still the free-to-enter even we all know and love - 13 July 2015Visitor Centre asks more than 230,000 visitors 'how can I help?' - 7 July 2015
Lord Mayor represents the City of Hobart at the 2015 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors' Forum - 7 July 2015

June 2015

Planning underway for a further stage of the Sandy Bay Walking and Cycling project - 26 June 2015
Council decides against Supreme Court Appeal on Battery Point Foreshore Shared Accessway - 23 June 2015
New cashless card-based system secures future for Taste of Tasmania - 22 June 2015
Council approves CPI rate increase of 0.9 per cent - 22 June 2015
Council seeks community input on a Public Toilet Strategy - 19 June 2015
The City's one millionth waste collection is a 'wheelie' big deal - 16 June 2015
The City of Hobart reveals thinking behind new its new logo - 10 June 2015
The City of Hobart endorses the development of a best practice Aldermanic Reimbursement of Expenses Policy - 9 June 2015
A new corporate logo approved for the City of Hobart - 9 June 2015
Council acts on community safety concerns around Caldew Park - 9 June 2015
Vale Barry Jarvis - 4 June 2015
Council disappointed with Battery Point Foreshore Shared Accessway Appeal outcome - 1 June 2015

May 2015

Road works in Lenah Valley improve pedestrian and bike rider amenity - 27 May 2015
Charities benefit from assistance with landfill disposal - 26 May 2015
Community engagement reminder - Community input sought for Hobart Bus Mall improvement - 25 May 2015
Community engagement reminder - Nutgrove and Long Beach Coastal Adaptation Pathways - 22 May 2015
Letter to the Editor - Visitor and self-contained accommodation - 21 May 2015
Hobart's International Student Ambassador Program - 20 May 2015
The City of Hobart recognises volunteers - 20 May 2015
Council to see community input for bus mall redevelopment - 13 May 2015
National Families Week in Hobart - 13 May 2015
Interim Planning Scheme for Hobart Declared - 13 May 2015
Call for urban artists to activate the City - 11 May 2015
City of Hobart and Sultan Holdings settle dispute - 8 May 2015
Heavy snowfalls close road access to kunanyi / Mount Wellington - 7 May 2015

April 2015

2015 ANZAC Day Parade - 22 April 2015
City of Hobart Community Engagement Forum - be informed and have your say - 22 April 2015
Letter to the Editor - Aldermanic reimbursement transparency - 22 April 2015
Nutgrove and Long Beach Coastal Adaptation Pathways - 22 April 2015
New pedestrian bridge to unify Queens Domain - 19 April 2015
Light up the Lane 2015 - 15 April 2015
Sunday Salamanca Market planned - 15 April 2015
Hobart on way to forging closer links with Fuzhou - 15 April 2015
Letter to the Editor - Aldermanic reimbursement transparency - 13 April 2015
Letter to the Editor - Council workplace safety - 13 April 2015
Morrison Street soon to enjoy improved amenity - 13 April 2015
Hobart traffic improvement projects set to commence - 13 April 2015
City stormwater main upgrade - 9 April 2015
Council to trial Community Engagement Forums - 1 April 2015

March 2015

Dinner invite a great honour says Lord Mayor - 27 March 2015
City of Hobart Art Prize 2015 - entries open - 27 March 2015
The 2015 Dr Edward Hall Environment Grants now open - 27 March 2015
$3M Liverpool Street reconstruction set to commence - 23 March 2015

Anti-Graffiti measures for Hobart discussed at roundtable - 19 March 2015
Strategic Partnership seeks to strengthen Hobart as a business events destination - 18 March 2015
Harmony Day Welcome to Hobart - 18 March 2015
Mural unveiled at Burnett Street underpass - 16 March 2015
New information booth for Salamanca Market unveiled - 14 March 2015
'Read More Books' new public art project launched - 13 March 2015
Hobart set to capitalise on unexpected cruise ship visit - 11 March 2015
Hobart Town Hall prepares for spectacular sea of colour - 11 March 2015
Hobart's push for historic day/night International Cricket Test - 3 March 2015

February 2015

2015 Southern Skateboard Titles - 27 February 2015
Pipeline Track temporarily closed for bridge upgrade works - 27 February 2015
Home Energy Audit Toolkits made easy with instructional DVD - 17 February 2015
Calling all artists for public art project - 13 February 2015
Council gives green light to new Liverpool Street upgrade - 10 February 2015
New wayfinding to show the way - 5 February 2015
St David's Floral Festival 2015 - The Power of Love - 4 February 2015

January 2015

Waste reduction grants now on offer from the City of Hobart - 29 January 2015
City of Hobart 2015 Citizenship and Australia Day Awards - 26 January 2015
Street Teams Project - Community Safety Initiative - 14 January 2015
City of Hobart offers 'simple sweat' sessions free over summer - 6 January 2015

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