With core values such as Integrity, Value, Fun, Efficacy and Community, Experience Consulting Hobart, lodged an application to build an 18-hole golf course at Arm End.
Supported by Tasmanian and well-known entrepreneur Greg Ramsay, the application was lodged at Clarence Council with an advertising period of 14 days commencing Wednesday November 7. With community feedback closing on Wednesday 21 November, the application will be placed on the council's December agenda, scheduled for the 10th.
On March 8, The Mercury officially announced the project. The article can be downloaded by clicking the relevant thumbnail.
Experience Consulting have master-planned the proposal in collaboration with a large number of people from the local South Arm community, the Parks&Wildlife service (landowners), the traditional owners, our recreation planners & golf course architects, and flora&fauna experts.
For most people who currently enjoy the property, little will change except for improvements:
· There will be increased facilities such as toilets, BBQ areas and disabled access throughout the site,.
· Better maintained and a more extensive network of walking trails,
· Picnic areas, lookouts, and an interpretation trail to illustrate the history, natural values and key visual features.
· Improved access & more to do on the beaches, and throughout the site through hiring bikes, beach buckets&spades, picnic hampers, painting-easels, fishing gear, and
guided walking tours!
· A public carpark to accommodate beach-goers, walkers and golfers alike.
· New jobs, careers and business opportunities for the South Arm community.
A key aspect to know is that the golf course only takes up a small portion of the total area, less than a quarter of the land will be maintained as fairways, mown rough, or greens.
It is a credit to the architects that they have pieced together a routing for the golf holes that won’t impede on the most popular walking routes, will enhance them in areas where needed, and ensure that on the few occasions that golf and walkers will interact; that common-sense and common courtesies will create an atmosphere of shared enjoyment of a wonderful landform, as cyclists or walkers watch golfers putt out or tee-off, or golfers give way to fisherman accessing their favourite spot, or walkers wandering down to identify flora of interest.
The Mercury March 8, 2012
golf course layout for arm end
The Mercury, December 14, 2012
** Major development work to commence October 2017 **