Temporary road closures

The City of Hobart will close local roads for the purposes of conducting special events or to facilitate construction activities. However, closures cause inconvenience for road users, residents and traders. Closures for special events are only considered when the benefits for the community justify the closure.

Please note: All City of Hobart road closures are done under the authority of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982. 

Special events that require a permit from Tasmania Police 

The following are events occurring on public streets that are typically managed by Tasmania Police: 

  • motor vehicle race, cycling or athletic events

  • demonstrations or street processions

  • charitable collections. 

Further information can be found on the Tasmania Police website.

Road closures may also be approved by the Department of State Growth. Further information can be found on the Department of State Growth website. Information regarding the status of Pinnacle Road on kunanyi / Mount Wellington can be found here: Pinnacle Road status

Please be aware that some road work and emergency activities do not require approval by the City of Hobart.

 

Current road closures approved by the City of Hobart

 

Collins Street, Hobart

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(b) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Collins Street between Murray Street and Elizabeth Street will be closed to traffic for the purpose of setting up a mobile crane on the street for equipment lifts onto a construction site, at the following times:

  • from 7pm on Friday 15 September to 5am Monday 18 September 2017;
  • from 7pm on Friday 29 September to 5am Monday 2 October 2017;
  • from 7pm on Friday 13 October to 5am Monday 16 October 2017; and
  • from 7pm on Friday 10 November to 5am Monday 13 November 2017.

Murray Street, Hobart

Pursuant to Section 19(1)(b) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Murray Street between Liverpool Street and Collins Street will be closed to traffic from 1am to 7am on Monday 25 September 2017 for the purpose of conducting concrete pours at the Myer building site.

Bathurst Street (between Murray and Elizabeth streets) and Criterion Street, Hobart

Pursuant to Section 20(1) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Bathurst Street (between Murray Street and Elizabeth Street) and Criterion Street will be closed to traffic for the purpose of conducting the Farm Gate Market from 6am to 3pm every Sunday during 2017.

Salamanca Place, Hobart

Salamanca Place is closed to traffic each Saturday from 5.30am to 6pm under the Salamanca Market By-law for the Salamanca Market. More information can be found here: Salamanca Market website

 For more information, or to apply for a road closure please telephone Angela Moore, Manager Traffic Engineering on (03) 6238 2804 during business hours. Alternatively, email: coh@hobartcity.com.au.