State and Local Government

In 1995, Arm End, at the end of the South Arm peninsula, was acquired by the state on behalf of the people of Tasmania.

The then Minister for Environment and Land Management Hon. John Cleary said, “We can be well pleased that this outstanding, unspoiled coastal landscape will be added to the Crown estate for the benefit of all Tasmanians. Arm End is a significant strategic property of regional and State significance and is noted for its pristine coastline and magnificent views of the Derwent River, Hobart and Mt Wellington. Other site features include a number of sandy beaches, Aboriginal middens, a fossil area, four rare native grasses and an historic grave.”

In 2011 Arm End was declared a nature reserve and named Gellibrand Point Nature Recreation Area.

A developer has approached the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) regarding the possibility of leasing the land and constructing an 18 hole links golf course and amenities facility.

The wild, unkempt nature of Arm End, its beautiful solitude and serenity is its most alluring feature and is what keeps people visiting the area time and time again.

To walk its natural trails, beaches, wave platforms and hilltops at will could become an activity of the past under this proposal.

We, the undersigned, call on the Local and State Government, not to allow the development of a golf course on Arm End (Gellibrand Point Nature Reserve).

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The Stop golf course development at Arm End petition to State and Local Government was written by Friends of the Arm and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.