City Of Hobart Welcomes Decision On Crowther Statue


The City of Hobart can now move forward with the next phase of the Crowther Reinterpreted project in Franklin Square after the appellant decided not to challenge the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s (TASCAT) ruling, which upheld the removal of the statue.

Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds expressed the City’s support for this decision.

“The City of Hobart welcomes the decision by the appellant not to appeal TASCAT’s ruling to uphold the removal of the William Crowther statue from Franklin Square,” Cr Reynolds said.

With the conclusion of the appeal process, the City of Hobart will now engage with the community and stakeholders in discussions and actions that will lead to a more inclusive representation of history in Franklin Square.

“This now allows the City to work with the community and stakeholders in proceeding with the next stage of works as part of the broader Crowther Reinterpreted project,” Cr Reynolds said.

The City of Hobart is committed to fostering a community that acknowledges and respects the diverse narratives that contribute to our shared history.

The removal of the William Crowther statue marks a step towards a more inclusive approach to commemorating our past.

A report on the next phase of the project is expected to go before the Hobart City Council at its July meeting.

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