is a town on the outskirts of Hobart
, capital of Tasmania
. The population of Lauderdale is approximately 2,388 (2006 census). It is in the local government area of City of Clarence
. The town is situated on the eastern side of a thin isthmus that connects the South Arm
peninsula to the mainland. It faces Ralphs Bay
, and the majority of Lauderdale's population live along Roches Beach
, which faces Frederick Henry Bay
Along with nearby Seven Mile Beach, it is a popular residential area for people working in the Hobart CBD.
Walker Corporation has plans to build a large residential 'canal estate' in Ralphs Bay in front of Lauderdale. There have been many protests against the development on ecological grounds; the development would be over sensitive mud flats and affect the habitat of migratory birds and the endangered spotted handfish. Former State Premier Paul Lennon was very much in favour of the development whilst acting as premier. He has close relations with Walker Corp. Currently it is being assessed by the RPDC. Save Ralphs Bay Inc, with widespread community support, is campaigning against the development.
Local culture has led the town to be commonly referred to as simply "The Dale".
Recreation areas of Lauderdale
- Lauderdale Football & Sports Club Inc (Lauderdale Bombers FC)
- Lauderdale skate park & recreation area
- Boat ramp
- Canal jetty
- Canal barbecue area
- Bayview Park/barbecue area
Lauderdale has a primary school and childcare centre, along with a Christian church (Abundant Life Church).
- Lauderdale childcare centre
- Bangalee Store
- BP Lauderdale
- Newsagent/post office
- Canal Cafe & Pizza
- The Lauderdale Foodstore
- The Lab Bakery
- Frito Misto
- Freeride South Arm Surf
- Eating on the Edge
- Altitude 464
- Foreshore Tavern
- Big Bargain Bottle Shop
- Video Hut
- Mundy's Meat Supply