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Transforming Hobart

The City of Hobart’s capital works program has been approved by the Council, setting out the major projects that will be undertaken in the next decade. The Transforming Hobart projects aim to improve and modernise City of Hobart  roads, paths, buildings, toilets and open spaces. They will occur in addition to normal maintenance and replacement programs, and other minor projects.

Most suburbs within the City of Hobart will benefit from one or more of the projects. While the schedule is over ten years to allow for better forward planning, the Council will have the option of reviewing it every year.

Below is a list of some of the Transforming Hobart projects taking place across the city.

For a list of recently completed major projects, visit the Completed Projects page

Project Type  Project Name

Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre Redevelopment - Draft Master Plan 2017

The Council has resolved to progress the redevelopment of the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre.

A Draft Master Plan for the redevelopment was endorsed by the Council at its meeting held on 20 February 2017 for release for wider community engagement and feedback. Find out more about the redevelopment here

 Buildings category Dorney House and Fort Nelson
The City is undertaking a nationwide expression of interest to identify a proponent willing to deliver an adaptive reuse project for the Dorney House near Sandy Bay in Hobart. Find out more about the Dorney House EOI here
Paths and trails category Brooker Bridge – City to Domain Access

Terroir Architects have been engaged to design a safe and all-ability accessible pedestrian and cycle crossing over Brooker Avenue, linking the Inner City, from Bathurst Street, across the Brooker Avenue, to the Domain. Read more about the Brooker Bridge - City to Domain Access project here.

Paths and trails category Inner City Action Plan

The Inner City Action Plan (ICAP) is a plan for Hobart now and in the future. It outlines 15 recommended projects designed to attract people and activity into Hobart and to create a vital, dynamic city centre. The projects will bring life and energy to our city. Read more about the Inner City Action Plan here.

retail and shopping category Local Retail Precinct Plan
The Council has endorsed  “A Plan for Hobart’s Local Retail Precincts” as the framework for developing the City’s significant local retail precincts. This plan identifies actions to revitalise the City’s infrastructure at many of the significant non-CBD shopping strips. Read more about the Local Retail precinct plan here.

toilet category Public Toilet Strategy

Following the endorsement of the Public Toilet Strategy 2015-2025 there are a number of projects scheduled for the 2016/17 financial year. Read more about the Public Toilet Strategy here.

roads and cycleways category Hobart Central Bus Interchange Planning Project
The Hobart Bus Interchange Planning Project is a joint partnership between the City of Hobart, the Department of State Growth, Metro Tasmania and the Tasmania Bus Association, known as TasBus and has been awarded funding from the Australian Government under the Liveable Cities Program. Read more about the Hobart Central Bus Interchange Planning Project here.
Parks and sportsgrounds category Wellington Park - One Mountain

The City has identified major infrastructure projects to improve visitor experience on kunanyi / Mount Wellington. These projects will meet a broad range of user needs and enhance recreational and tourism facilities for Wellington Park. Read more about Wellington Park - One Mountain here.

  • Rejuvenating the Great Short Walk
  • The Big Bend Downhill/Gravity Track
  • Revealing the Mountain's Heritage
Parks and sportsgrounds category Queens Domain Program

The endorsed Queens Domain Master Plan 2013 identifies projects to increase public participation in the Domain and enhance its role as a key civic space for the city (Hobart’s premier park). A works program for the five years commencing 2016/17 has been approved by Council and includes projects aimed at improving the quality and diversity of visitor experience. Read More about the Queens Domain Program here.

Parks and sportsgrounds category Ancanthe Park
‘Ancanthe’ is a small temple-like, museum built in 1843 in Lenah Valley at the foot of Mount Wellington. at the direction of Lady Franklin, the then Lieutenant Governor’s wife. In 2015 Council endorsed the Ancanthe Park Master Plan with works programmed for implementation in 2016-2017. Read more about the Ancanthe Park Master Plan here.

Civic Square Redevelopment

The Civic Square site is the city block bounded by Morrison, Argyle, Davey and Elizabeth Streets. LJ Hooker Commercial Hobart has been instructed by the City of Hobart to invite expressions of interest for development of this unique area. Read more about the redevelopment here.

What's Happening around Greater Hobart

This map  lists some of the major projects that will be taking place across Hobart over the next ten years.

A map, detailing what types of projects will be taking place across Hobart

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