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Student housing in doubt as Hobart’s tallest building

October 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Yesterday The Mercury published an article about the Hobart City Council’s apprehension on the University’s student accommodation complex planned for the CBD. The building planned for the corner of Melville and Elizabeth streets includes accommodation for 430 students, a car park, restaurant and a rooftop terrace. After looking into the issues raised by council, student reps of the TUU, including the current State President, incoming State President and continuing southern Environment Officer, have acknowledged that the building breaches standard council regulations. It is understandable that councillors would be concerned about a proposal for a 42 metre building in an area – 15 stories – where the height recommendation is up to 12 metres. The council’s “concerns about the height of the building” are legitimate. However, it is important to recognise that it would reap great benefits for University students and the Hobart city. The complex offers affordable accommodation and parking facilities that are well overdue for UTAS students. It also would bring a large cohort of young people back into the city; a much-needed revitalisation. While the TUU’s position is one of support for the Council’s desire to protect Hobart from becoming too industrial, the accommodation complex does not resemble […]

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EVENT: Fiesta International 2014

September 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Welcome everyone to Fiesta International 2014! The Fiesta is an annual event that celebrates the diversity and multiculturalism of our international community in Tasmania. It is the biggest event for international students at UTAS, aiming to bridge the gap between our international students and the community through the exchange of cultures in a fun and interactive manner.

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MUSIC GIVEAWAY: Dark Matter of Story Telling

October 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photo: Damien Peck Photography Dark Matter of Story Telling have played to great response at UTAS Sandy Bay over the last year, most recently at the Tog / Geo end of year barrel. If you’d like to feel partially responsible for getting them to Falls, don’t forget to vote dark! If you’d like to hear them again sooner than that, or catch a live show, Togatus is giving away heaps of copies of the band’s latest album, The Battle With Self. AND two spots on the door to a special show Friday night. Should be wild. The new single ‘Wise Man’, will launch at the Grand Poobah this Friday 24th October, to a live art display. Local artist Sam Wilkinson will paint and project his interpretation of the band’s music to create an immediate presence of expression in art and music. Email asap claim. Please include your full name and phone number so we can tell you that you won. Door pass to be called by 5pm on the 24th.  

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Falls Festival foster-a-band – Dark Matter of Story Telling

October 01, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Togatus Magazine would like to announce, with pleasure, that we are again supporting the Falls Festival foster-a-band initiative, in 2014. Dark Matter of Storytelling, a fantastic local band who have performed to great reception at several Uni barrels, last at the Engi Society’s epic Dark Laneway Festival. Throughout October you can help Dark Matter secure a place at this years Falls Marion Bay, by voting online.