The Cygnet Association

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Making Cygnet a better place to live and visit.

The Cygnet Association (Inc) was formed in 2014 when Council decided to disband the former HVC Township Committees.

  • fraxWorking with HVC  we are very pleased to have 17 new Ash trees along Mary Street. These will grow to provide shade in the summer and a colourful display of autumn colours. It will take time but these should become a major feature of our streetscape. As funds permit we hope to plant more. If you would like to ‘sponsor a tree’ or have us plant a ‘memorial tree’ on your behalf please let us know. (No, this is not a photo of some that have just been planted but hopefully they will look like that in a few years).
  • As funds become available we hope to plant more of these Lednaw Aerial Ash (fraxinus pennsylvanica)  around the Mary Street car park to enhance this heritage area and complement the existing plantings.   Here are a couple of  “before and after” shots to demonstrate how we envisage this area.

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  • We have an ongoing project of installing interpretive plaques on many of the historic buildings in the township.
  • Pedestrian safety and good access is high on our list. A priority is the building of a safe walkway between the Sailing Club and the Public Jetty and then on towards Catos Bay.  Council has agreed and we have been told that this is at the top of the list as grant funds become available.
  • We are lobbying Council to act on the 2009 Cygnet Township Plan which includes the building of a new road to the east of Mary Street to alleviate congestion in Mary Street and provide additional parking.
  • We are pleased to announce that a lift to the upstairs of the Town Hall (the Supper Room) has been included in this year’s HVC budget and we would like to acknowledge Marrianne Bekkema’s role in lobbying for that this to be installed.

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If you have ideas for projects, want to get involved, or simply want to support our work, new members are very welcome. As are donations!

Membership is only $5 / year.

For membership or any other information please call 0409 950 885 or email



  1. With an aging population, it would be invaluable to look needs of the community, eg:
    1. A pedestrian crossing in the centre of town, eg: between the RVL and ‘Cobweb’, which is a narrow segment of the road. Elderly are challenged when crossing the road, as are others/mothers escorting several children…especially if also pushing a pram or such like.
    2. Again in the interests of the elderly, but also local shoppers in general. An extra ‘post box’ in the town centre would be useful (next to the town centre Info Board ??) The Newsagent does (I believe) sell low denomination stamps for post cards…they might be able to add higher priced stamps to their stock?
    3. Post Office….again, for elderly who no longer drive (there is an increasing number), it is a significant plod to the new location of the PO. Once an elderly person has arrived, tired and need of a rest, there is nowhere to sit! This needs to be addressed.
    4. Local Cygnet mini-bus service to Huonville to link with buses to/from Geeveston and Hobart .
    and something that needs changing:-
    5. Looking ahead! A REAL Christmas tree for the town!! Not the pathetic excuse that has been appearing year after year on the St James’ embankment! That needs a match put to it!!


  2. Elizabeth Haworth says

    Thank you for your comments, above. Your suggestions will be included in the next TCA committee agenda.

    Elizabeth Haworth, TCA Secretary


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