Hillwood Community Hub

Welcome to the Hillwood Community Hub Website

The Hillwood Community Hub website provides a central point for information about the town of Hillwood, Tasmania. It is co-ordinated by the Hillwood Area Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association (HARRA). Community Groups and Local Businesses in Hillwood can apply to have a page on the Hillwood Community Hub website. Blackbird Design Studio, a graphic design agency based in Hillwood, is assisting HARRA with the front-end management of their website. Note: this is a free service for community groups in Hillwood – a small fee applies for businesses.

Notice Board

Check back here for community updates! Get in touch through the ‘contact us’ page if you’d like to post something to the notice board.


HILLWOOD STRUCTURE PLAN UNDERWAY – COMMUNITY FORUM 0N 29 JULY 2018

The Hillwood Structure Plan, first presented to Hillwood in January 2016, includes provision for population growth in Hillwood especially in southern Hillwood and extension of Burton St to Leam Road, upgrading of various roads, a walking track along the foreshore and potential for development of more businesses near the Signal Station Tavern with road access from Leam Rd.

A Community Forum will be held on Sunday 29 July 2018 at the Hillwood War Memorial Hall to give residents an opportunity to hear more about the plan and to raise concerns. Mayor Bridget Archer and the General Manager of George Town Council, Justine Brooks-Bedelph, will address the community about the progress of the Hillwood Structure Plan, what’s planned for Hillwood for the next financial year and longer term plans.  The Forum will be held directly after the Annual General Meeting of the Hillwood Area Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association (HARRA).  Afternoon tea will begin at 2.30pm, followed by the AGM (election of the HARRA executive committee) and then the forum is scheduled to begin at 3.35pm.  All are welcome to attend.  Gold coin donations to help cover costs would be appreciated.

You can find the Hillwood Structure Plan on-line here.


DOG POO CONCERN

Residents have recently noticed an increase in the amount of dog poo accumulating along some Hillwood roads.  Dog walkers are reminded that it is both illegal and unhealthy to leave dog poo behind when you take your dog out for a walk.

The George Town Council Dog Management Policy states that owners must, “ensure that you remove your dog’s feces from any public place, this includes off-leash exercise areas including beaches.” The full document is available here.

Please do the right thing 🙂


Is anyone out there interested in forming a Tennis Club? Anyone from Hillwood, The Glen, Mt Direction, Windermere, Dilston and Swan Bay would be most welcome. The Hillwood Progress Association Inc has taken responsibility for the tennis court in recent times. The fence was restored and a new net put in place. We have money in hand for further development. The Hillwood Progress Association would be happy to work with a new Club towards improvements such as a grant for a new surface.

Contact Lindsay Millar on 6394 8191 or Nancy Donnelly on 6394 8140.


Where can I get help in Hillwood?

This summary is designed to give you some ideas about where to turn when you need help. It is not a complete list of services available.

Medical Assistance
Hospitals with emergency doctors are located in George Town and Launceston.
For other medical services, try George Town, Launceston, Exeter or Beaconsfield.
There is an After Hours Pharmacy at 91 Macquarie St, George Town, open 5pm-8pm (6382 1424).

Police
George Town Police Station 6382 4040

Tradespeople and Professionals
If you live in Hillwood and you are a tradesperson or have professional skills (e.g. massage therapist, accountant, IT support), we would love you to advertise on this website so that your local community can find help nearby. Currently, our directory of local businesses includes meditation and counselling services, a graphic designer and a marriage celebrant. Please browse! But we know there are others out there!! You can have a page on this website for just $20 per year. If interested, please contact us!

For a directory of tradespeople, professionals and other businesses in George Town, see the What When Where directory (available in print only, not online). There is a copy available for browsing at the Hillwood Road Meditation Skills Centre (and copies available to give away to local residents while stocks last).

Council Matters
Hillwood is part of the George Town Municipality.

Community and Social Services
Hillwood residents are eligible for a wide range of community and health services, including services based in both George Town and Launceston. Services are available for a wide range of issues including financial hardship, disability, drug and alcohol matters, domestic violence, transport assistance and mental illness.

George Town Council provides a Community Information Directory here

The Hillwood Road Meditation Skills Centre keeps a folder of pamphlets about social and community services relevant to local residents. The meditation center has free drop-in hours each day between 10am and 12noon and you are welcome to drop in and browse this folder, make yourself a cuppa and ask staff for further ideas for help. Please enter the lobby quietly in case there is a meditation session in one of the adjacent rooms.

More Help
Please don’t hesitate to contact HARRA (Hillwood Area Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association) if you can’t find the information or support you are looking for in Hillwood.  HARRA can help to point you in the right direction. Phone Alf (0438 948 251) or contact HARRA via the Contact Us page.

Sponsors

  • Bell Bay Aluminium
    Bell Bay Aluminium supported Hillwood Area Ratepayers and Residents Association (HARRA) with a community grant which helped get this website up and running.
  • IT Solutions And Marketing
    IT Solutions And Marketing has proudly sponsored the hosting of the Hillwood Community Hub website for HARRA, and was instrumental in developing the website for us.
  • Blackbird Design Studio
    Blackbird Design Studio, based in Hillwood, is donating time and expertise to compile and update information on this website, liaise with the website host, and to assist Hillwood groups and businesses who wish to have a page on the website.