Community steps up for the city

One hundred local community members with a wide range of skills and experiences have been selected to serve on the City of Hobart’s portfolio committees.

The new committee members will join a range of experts in their fields to help inform the council’s 11 portfolios – City Economy, City Heritage, City Mobility, City Water, Climate Futures, Creative City, Future Hobart, Healthy Hobart, Housing and Homelessness, Sustainability in Infrastructure and Welcoming and Inclusive City – until the end of the current council’s term.

“The City of Hobart’s portfolio committees will help shape policy in collaboration with the community,” Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds said.

“They will provide advice on the development of initiatives and strategies to make Hobart an even better place to live, work and play.”

Community member Laura Smith said she hoped being part of the Future Hobart committee would be beneficial for both her and the city.

“I think it is so important to have a diverse range of voices talking about all kinds of issues in Hobart,” she said.

“The portfolio committee system is a different, non-traditional way to engage with the community.

“I feel excited by the opportunity to work with new people and be involved in a collaborative committee that discusses big ideas.”

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