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people walking, browsing and mingling on the refurbished Liver Pool street footpaths

Completed Major Projects

Council completes a number of major, transformative projects around the greater Hobart area. Below are a few of the recently completed major projects undertaken by council.

Morrison St Shared Pathway at night

Hobart Waterfront Renewal - Morrison Street and Castray Esplanade - Completed 2016

Improved pedestrian and cycling facilities in Sullivans Cove are important elements of the City’s Sustainable Transport Strategy. 

The City’s Principal Bicycle Network Plan and the Inner City Action Plan projects feature the extension of the current Intercity Cycleway around the Hobart waterfront, from its current termination at the intersection of Brooke Street and Morrison Street.

Morrison Street – Shared Pathway

Morrison Street, between Brooke Street and Castray Esplanade upgrade works were completed in 2016.

The project involved the creation of a widened, shared footpath and cycleway to link Brooke Street to Castray Esplanade on the river side. The city side of Morrison Street now have widened footpaths which improved pedestrian amenity and created opportunities for outdoor dining.  The areas of Murray and Brooke Streets now enjoy upgraded street lighting, street trees and furniture improvements, as shown in the Morrison Street - Shared Pathway Plan.

Bike riders and pedestrians are already enjoying using the forecourt to Princes Wharf No.1 and this work completed the link around the waterfront, creating a fantastic promenade.

Related projects

The construction of the shared pathway for pedestrians and bike riders and improved crossing facilities on the water side of Morrison Street, between Elizabeth Street and Brooke Street was completed in Winter 2015.

Pictures of the completed project are available here: Morrison Street Pictures.

A short section of Franklin Wharf, near Brooke Street has been operating as a one way street since early March 2015 and allows traffic to only exit and not enter Franklin Wharf at this location.

In Castray Esplanade a shared pathway for pedestrians and bike riders between Princes Wharf No.1 and the entrance to the CSIRO wharf, using bollards and linemarking, has also been completed.


Hobart Rivulet Park Shared Path - Completed 2016

Construction of a new exposed aggregate, concrete shared path extending from the Hobart Rivulet Park entrance at Molle Street to McKellar Street was approved in 2015 as part of the City’s ongoing implementation of the Hobart Rivulet Park Strategic Master Plan 2011.

The new path is three metres wide and follows the previous track alignment with new signage, lighting and landscape features.

Specific management measures have been employed to reduce user conflict including signage to promote slow speed, and the introduction of a shared use etiquette.

In tandem with the shared path a raised pedestrian crossing has also be constructed at the intersection of Gore and McKellar Streets to improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists crossing at this point and slow cars at the Gore Street Bridge.

The path was officially re-opened in October 2016.

People relaxing on bean bags, watching musicians play on the newly revamped stage. The fountain the background is lit up in the collour red

Franklin Square - Completed 2016

The Franklin Square Master Plan was approved in May 2014 as a guiding framework in the refurbishment of this iconic park. The Master Plan provides for accessible spaces within the park for use by people of all ages, to promote activation while at the same time conserving the park's cultural significance. Landscape values have been strengthened through careful design of the soft treatments and horticultural practices.

Key refurbishment works undertaken include:

  • Renewal of paths, pavement and walls
  • Refurbishment of the fountain
  • New garden beds and refresh of existing garden beds
  • New park lighting
  • New park furniture
  • Relocation of the Chess Board

After being closed for 6 months while the refurbishment works were undertaken, on Friday 27 May 2016 Franklin Square was officially re-opened by the Lord Mayor. Members of the community were invited to enjoy the park and celebrate the re-opening with food vans, live music and activities from 12 noon through to 6pm, when the fountains new lighting impressed the crowds.

An image of people enjoying the al fresco dinging opportunities on liverpool street

Liverpool Street Reconstruction - Completed 2015

The reconstruction of Liverpool Street, between Elizabeth and Murray Streets, is a major urban upgrade supporting retail trading in the Inner City.

The reconstruction creates an innovative shared-space environment, supporting a dynamic, active and pedestrian-friendly retail experience in the heart of the Inner City.

The project has enhanced opportunities for al fresco dining, improved access to Mathers Place and the new MYER ICON development, as well as Cat & Fiddle Arcade and Elizabeth Mall.

Key improvements include;

  • New wider footpaths and a step-free road surface. 
  • Contemporary high-quality street lighting that will improve safety and support later trading hours.
  • An avenue of shade trees.
  • Carefully designed seating areas throughout the streetscape to meet and relax.
  • Removal of Kerb-side barriers and excessive signage reduces visual clutter and improves the quality of pedestrian movement.

Whether people are driving, walking or cycling, the shared environment of the Liverpool Street Reconstruction ensures all users of the Inner City have equitable and exciting access to the Hobart retail experience.

a family walking through the revitalised collins court

Collins Court Revitalisation - Completed 2016

Collins Court is a public space, upgraded by the City of Hobart. It is a place for all members of the community to come to relax and enjoy a quiet oasis in the city centre.

The space has been developed and furnished to provide a family suitable environment where community events including music, performance, food stalls and other activities will be held.

Key improvements include:

• New lighting with in-built capacity for night-time activation and events.
• A suite of timber seating and a stage area for performances.
• Commissioned public art, and a Poster Pole to promote and display local cultural activity and events.
• Bike racks
• Water re-fill station

• Collins Court has been designated No Smoking

The revitalisation of Collins Court creates a space the community can own and love, and where everyone feels safe and comfortable.

People using the new wauyfinding signs to get around the city

City Wayfinding - Completed 2015

Wayfinding enables all people who use the city to have access to clear, understandable information, ensuring their experience of Hobart is enjoyable, rewarding and productive.

The City Wayfinding project includes the installation of 40 wayfinding markers across the Inner City and Waterfront.

Each wayfinding marker provides users with a high level of information, Including; A ‘You Are Here’ reference point,  directional arrows with approximate walking times to nearby destinations, a large scale ‘heads up’ map with building icons, and a directory of information that includes nearby amenities, transport and Places of Interest.

The wayfinding markers create a coherent system of information that is useful for tourists and locals alike. With each wayfinding marker providing a specific current location, as well as assisting ongoing orientation and navigation for people moving through the Inner City and Waterfront, and between destinations.

Banner image: Qian Pei Choi

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