Arm End is keen to actively involve the local community as we deliver this extensive walking, cycling, golfing, bird watching, fishing, nature and heritage interpretation location.

We have reformed our Community Reference Group, involving all of the major stakeholder groups within South Arm-Opossum Bay, to provide invaluable feedback and ideas as our work progresses.

We believe Arm End will become one of Tasmania’s most widely used and enjoyed areas of public land. The site is absolutely spectacular – the perfect location for Tasmanian families and their children.


Public Access

The Arm End Recreational Reserve and Public Access.

Our lease (in legal talking words) outlines the access conditions for the public’s use of the land.


Section 2.3: Access and Public use to be provided.

The lessee acknowledges and agrees that it must throughout the Term:

Part (a) refers to the transmission tower and access

Part (b)…

 “provide reasonable rights of access by foot and bicycle across the Land during the Term to enable the general public to enjoy the public amenity aspects of the Development including undertaking walks on the Land ( it being acknowledged that the general public is able to walk ( but not bicycle) on the fairways of the golf links component of the development where such crossing will not unreasonably interfere with the use of the golf links by golf players and is not otherwise unreasonable in the circumstances).”

We interpret this as a respectful and shared use of all the land by all users; the golfers and all other visitors alike. We will rely on common courtesy and common sense to provide for an enjoyable and positive experience for all site visitors.

When reasonable we will to encourage non-golfers to walk on and enjoy the natural beauty of the golf course and its skilled architectural design.  If the fairways are quiet, it’s earlier mornings, or later in the day – then perfect and a likely opportunity for an alternate walking or jogging route around the 116 hectare site.

When golfers are playing through we will encourage mutual respect by all users.   Golfers will, as always, show due etiquette and will not hit up if anyone is in their hitting range.  Rather they will wait, enjoy the spectacular views, and wave to say have a nice day.


Arm End is committed to delivering a stunning environmental outcome for all of Tasmania. We believe Arm End will become one of Tasmania’s most widely used and enjoyed areas of public land. The site is absolutely spectacular. We have begun planning in relation to the environmental rehabilitation aspect of the project. The five plus year program will return the 116 hectre site to stunning native habitat for plants and animals.


The EMP will specifically address the elements for the rehabilitation;

  • Management of introduced weeds
  • Erosion control.
  • Native plant revegetation (complementing existing community programs underway)

Please contact the project via if you’d like more information.


The world-class, Arm End public golf course will provide the ongoing funding for our environmental regeneration and protection programs. The golf course will also provide employment opportunities for the local and wider Tasmanian communities.


Golf tourism – from Tasmanian, interstate and international players and visitors – will deliver economic growth to the region. The Arm End public golf course, a world-class 18-hole layout, is set to open in late 2017.

The golf course will be developed by Australian-based course and landscape architects Crafter + Mogford.


Project Plan

The Project Plan map details the proposed layout and facilities on the Armend multi-use public recreation reserve. Including golf course, walking and bike tracks, conservation areas, picnic areas, and a cafe. 

Click on the image to view a full size pdf of the plan.

Recent News

  • Dear South Arm Peninsula Residents

    Dear South Arm Peninsula Residents, We are writing to update you on the progress of our transformation of the Arm End Recreation Reserve into a dynamic multi-purpose public recreation space. This will be an environmental tourism drawcard for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. We commenced the project and set out to engage and work […]


    Arm End Multi-use Public Recreation Reserve is currently investigating suitable sustainable energy options with the intention to power the majority of the site through renewable energy, including the extensive irrigation system for the world-class, Public Golf Course and café. Our site’s water servicing options are still being refined. While this has taken some time to […]


    SOUTH ARM PENINSULA NEWS ARM END PROJECT UPDATE July 2016 Thank you for your continued support and interest in the project, which remains on track to begin construction in the coming 12 months. Our latest progress is as outlined below: In October 2015, we welcomed the Clarence City Council approving a revised Development Application with […]

  • Opossum Bay golf course project opponents lose appeal

    OPPONENTS of a Clarence golf course development have lost their appeal at the planning tribunal. Friends of the Arm joined an appeal from two locals against the Arm End project being planned for Opossum Bay by Barnbougle course ­developer Greg Ramsay. Anthony and Karen Puckering claimed a shed and cafe in revised plans for the […]

  • Talking Point: Teeing off on global golf mecca

    IT is a typical Hobart autumn Saturday, sun shining, but cool. Clouds high above the River Derwent scud downriver on a gentle breeze. At the Arm End jetty, the hourly water ferry/taxi is disembarking 20-50 people. Among them, a young Australian couple, with golf clubs, a band of young men headed for the pro shop, […]

Fly Over Video

This amazing fly over by Kyle Gardner of Aerial Vision Australia captures the vastness and natural beauty of the site. 

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