New Town Retail Precinct Upgrade pop-up exhibition

Do you live, work, play, shop or learn in New Town?

If so, you may have heard about the City of Hobart’s plans to upgrade the streetscape in the New Town retail precinct.  

In 2017 we worked with the community to identify their key issues, priorities and aspirations for New Town.  You might have attended a workshop, participated in an activity at school, filled in a survey or talked with a member of our team.  

We also worked closely over several months with 23 residents and traders from New Town, who formed a project action team (PAT). The PAT made a series of recommendations to the City for their consideration.

In response to the community’s feedback and the PAT’s recommendations, the Draft Streetscape Concept Plan will shortly be released for your comment. We want to hear from everyone in the New Town community.

The project team will be ‘setting up shop’ in New Town. We invite you to drop in, view the plans, talk with staff, ask questions and tell us what you think.

There will be activities for children and a program of talks and activities scheduled across the three days.

Program of events

How to Plan an Event

Friday 16 March,12–12.30 pm

Hosted by Mark Joseph, this talk is a quick insight and explanation of the City of Hobart's guide to hosting community events. It will include a few pointers on what people often forget about when planning events, with some time for questions

More information: Running your own event

Kids Art Activities with Tanya

Friday 16 March, 4.30–6 pm
Saturday 17 March, 1–4 pm

Art and craft activities with local artist Tanya Lapaligia. This is a drop-in session, where people come come and go throughout the event

Virtual Design Tour

Friday 16 March, 5–6 pm

Saturday 17 March, 1–2 pm

City of Hobart project managers will walk you through the new design plans for the precinct. There will be time for questions.

Artists Urban Concept Presentation

Friday 16 March, 6–7 pm

An artist has been chosen to create public art, based on their concept design for the precinct. While the design submitted may not be indicative of the actual outputs, the artist will talk through their concept and plan for the precinct. There will be time for questions.

New Town Heritage Talk

Saturday 17 March, 10.30–11 am

City of Hobart's Senior Cultural Heritage Officer Brendan Lennard will be offering a brief presentation on the history of the precinct. 

How to Access a Community Grant 

Saturday 17 March, 2–2.30 pm

City of Hobart Grant’s Officer Josie Chapman will give a brief presentation on what grants are available and how to best access them.  Josie will be able to answer questions on small business and community grants.  




  • Thursday, 15 March 2018 | 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
  • Friday, 16 March 2018 | 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Saturday, 17 March 2018 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM


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