I’ve been listening to people across Franklin – at kitchen tables, shopping centres, sports grounds and events.

They want community interests to be taken seriously at a State level. That’s exactly what I’ll do, standing up on these issues and seeking government action where necessary.

Deputy Mayor

Clare stood up and was elected to the Kingborough Council in 2021, becoming Deputy Mayor the following year.

The decision to contest a seat in Franklin at the next State Election was sparked by seeing support rise for community-minded Independents across the country and participating in establishing the Voices of Tasmania movement.

A member of the local community

Clare understands clearly how state decisions impact local opportunities and shares the concerns of people right across the electorate.

She grew up in Southern Tasmania and is now raising her two young children – Priya and Zander – in this beautiful part of the world, as a single parent and enjoys gardening, hiking, spending days at the beach and playing the piano with her kids.

Award-winning business owner

Before being elected Clare owned and operated Hobart Hideaway Pods and was recognised for her efforts in sustainability, winning various Gold and Silver awards for Eco-Tourism and Standard Accommodation at the 2018/19 Tasmanian Tourism Awards.

Her perspective on the economic and human benefits of good policy is influenced not only by Council and community work but her background in small business.

Inclusive values

Clare actively sought employees through the Migrant Resource Centre to give them a start, having travelled to developing countries as a young person.

Her care then extended to providing free housing to people fleeing the Southern Tasmanian bushfires of 2018-2019, then those returning from overseas and required to isolate prior to the Covid-19 lockdowns.




Elected as Kingborough Council Deputy Mayor

  • Kingborough Safety Committee – Chair
  • LGBTIQA+ Working Group – Deputy Chair
  • Audit Panel
  • Steering Committee for the Transform Kingston project
  • Kingborough Planning Authority
  • Convened Kingborough Thrives, a network of Independent Council candidates


Elected to Kingborough Council


Sustainable Living in Kingborough – a community group running events to promote sustainability.

Personally petitioned Council to consider a Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) kerbside collection service – now implemented.

Personally petitioned for improved park and ride facilities.

Kingborough Community Missions fundraising coordinator, supplying meals to the disadvantaged.


Advocated for state-wide bushfire bunker accreditation

Advocated for developer contributions

Brought a motion to review Council’s sport ground user fees, resulting in a reduction.

Prevented a turf cricket pitch being installed at Twin Ovals after football club objections.

Advocated for a local area traffic management study at Kingston Beach.

Assisted in securing an increased police presence in Kingborough.

Drove the #KingstonEatLocal competition, aiding the businesses on Main Street impacted by road works.

Supported all development applications recommended for approval.

Supported the creation of a Climate Change Officer role.

Supported donation of land to the Hobart Women’s Shelter.

Supported the installation of a fourth flag pole for Pride Week and other events.


Tasmanian Leaders Program participant

Emerging Leaders program with Impact Solutions International

Bachelor of Laws, LLB Law (La Trobe University)

Bachelor of Arts, BA Acting (University of Ballarat)