Clarence City Council acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal People as the Traditional Owners and ongoing custodians of lutruwita, Tasmania and the first people to live on, and care for the country now known as the City of Clarence.
The City of Clarence is Tasmania’s second largest city, with a population of more than 55,000 people. Located in the south east of Tasmania and situated on the eastern shore of the Derwent River, the city is ideally located in the economic gateway between the air and seaports of southern Tasmania.
The diverse Clarence environment is framed by 191 kilometres of dramatic coastal landforms and boasts a number of bush reserves and historic sites. More than one-third of the area in Clarence is natural bushland, including the Meehan Range, which spans the full length of the city. The values of our natural landscape, together with world-class sporting facilities, enable residents and visitors to enjoy diverse recreational opportunities in Clarence on sea, land and in the bush.
Clarence City Council values diversity and encourages equity and inclusiveness; where people of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to enjoy quality of life. We recognise, celebrate and support cultural diversity through a range of cultural programs, activities and events. This includes our biennial World Games Day which is a vibrant celebration of games, sport, food, music, arts and culture from around the world.
The municipality is a Refugee Welcome Zone and signatory to the Racism it Stops with Me campaign. Council enjoys working with the Multicultural Council of Tasmania, and the Migrant Resource Centre on projects and opportunities and is a member of the Networking for Harmony group which promotes opportunities to foster and celebrate racial harmony in Greater Hobart.
Council identified inclusion and celebration of diversity as key focus areas throughout our social plans. Membership of the Welcoming Cities network will facilitate the implementation of strategies and goals in our Youth, Age Friendly Clarence, Community Health and Wellbeing, Cultural Arts and History, Events and Community Safety plans.
We look forward to future collaborations and knowledge sharing with our neighbouring councils and the broader Welcoming Cities network.