Local Precincts Plan

In 2015, the Council considered a report which proposed the development of a Local Retail Precincts Plan to identify, describe and prioritise actions to revitalise the City’s infrastructure at many of the significant non-CBD shopping strips. 

The City of Hobart engaged consultants MRCagney, working with Hobart-based firm Inspiring Place to develop and prepare a draft Local Retail Precincts Plan. The consultants developed a report which included A Plan for Hobart’s Local Retail Precincts. The Council considered the report in December 2015, and resolved to endorse A Plan for Hobart’s Local Retail Precincts as the framework for developing the City’s significant local retail precincts.

A Plan for Hobart’s Local Retail Precincts was based on a review of the situation in each area and identified specific works, expected benefits and estimated costs of improving the City’s infrastructure at each of the selected shopping strips.

The Plan suggests a priority for infrastructure upgrades to enable planning and integration of the works within the Council’s future capital works programs. A range of issues need to be considered in determining the potential benefits of retail precinct revitalisation, including the extent and costs of the works, expected impacts, stakeholder issues and prioritisation of projects. The involvement of the local community (particularly the retailers in these areas), in developing the Plan has been very important.

The areas included in the Plan are:

  • Battery Point
  • South Hobart
  • Lenah Valley
  • New Town
  • Elizabeth Street
  • Sandy Bay

Further community engagement will be an important part of developing the detailed plans to revitalise each of these local retail precincts

Current Projects

The Augusta Road shopping village in Lenah Valley will be upgraded to improve the quality of the streetscape and pedestrian amenity, and to provide vibrant, accessible and attractive social spaces for the community.

The City of Hobart is also undertaking work as part of the Sandy Bay Retail Precinct Revitalisation project.

Detailed design work will also be undertaken for improved pedestrian crossing facilities in South Hobart in line with the concepts described in A Plan for Hobart’s Local Retail Precincts with a view to works being undertaken in the 2016/2017 year. For information about the planned projects for the New Town and Elizabeth Street precincts, visit the following project webpages: 

Further Information 

For more information about the Local Retail Precincts Plan, contact Scott Morgan, Group Manager Infrastructure Planning by email to coh@hobartcity.com.au or by telephone on 03 6238 2901.

View a low res Plan for Hobart’s Local Retail Precincts .

Download a hi-res version for printing: Plan for Hobart’s Local Retail Precincts (hi-res)(PDF, 163MB)