Project Update: 30 October 2015
Earlier this year the Launceston community was invited to help create a vision for the Cataract Gorge and the Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area. A draft paper outlining the Vision, Guiding Principles, Themes & Possible Responses was presented for comment and over 400 people contributed to shaping the draft which was then central to the development of a Green Paper.
The Green Paper was then presented to the community along with an invitation to comment. These comments were then central to the development of a White Paper.
Council at its meeting on 26 October 2015 resolved to release the White Paper to the community for a four week exhibition period; and to include in the White Paper prior to circulation, that any commercial development within or adjacent to the City of Launceston Cataract Gorge (but utilising the Gorge's vista) is supported provided it is sympathetic to the vision and values of the Cataract Gorge. Such decisions will be determined by the Council following consideration of comments following a public exhibition of each specific project. This process precedes the Development Application process.
The community is invited to read the White Paper. It is available for viewing until Friday 27 November 2015.
The White Paper will be presented to the Council for adoption at its meeting in December 2015.