Looking to the future for the old Rosny Golf Course Sat 9 June 2012 Cassy O'Connor Minister for Human Services Residents on Hobart's Eastern Shore are being encouraged to have their say on a new draft master plan for the former Rosny Golf Course. The Minister for Human Services, Cassy O'Connor, said the Master Plan was the first step in developing a vibrant new community for the area, offering a mix of private and affordable housing options as well as recreational areas for the local community. "Getting more affordable housing in suburban areas isn't just about putting a roof over someone's head, it's about creating strong communities with people from a diverse range of backgrounds," she said. "This plan draws on earlier feedback from the community, government agencies and community groups, and we're now seeking further input from locals before the plan is submitted to the Clarence City Council for a Development Application." Ms O'Connor said the Master Plan would represent the Government's vision for residential development in Tasmania. "Through the Government's Residential Development Strategy, we are working to support the creation of affordable, safe, well-designed, environmentally sustainable and socially-connected housing," she said. "And these are the key principles behind the Master Plan for the former Rosny Golf Course site. "What we want to see through this Master Plan is a blueprint to guide future development for this site, involving a mix of private, social and affordable housing options that best suit the needs of the community," she said. Ms O'Connor said the draft Master Plan would be available at the Lindisfarne Yacht Club next week. "I would encourage residents to come and look at the plan, find out any information they need and offer their feedback," she said. The master plan will be submitted as a rezoning application (incorporating a master plan) to the Clarence City Council in the latter half of 2012. Staff from Housing Tasmania and planning and technical specialists will be available on Wednesday 13 June 2012 between 3:00pm - 6:30pm at the Lindisfarne Yacht Club, 1 Ford Parade, Lindisfarne to discuss the future of the site. For more information, please call Andrew Goodsell from Town and Country Planning on 6229 7177 during business hours.