Hobart Rivulet stormwater restoration

As part of a stormwater restoration works project funded by the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), the City of Hobart has scheduled works to repair its stormwater assets located along the Hobart Rivulet which were critically damaged during the May 2018 flood.

Construction has started in January 2020 and is expected to be completed by the end of June 2020, weather permitting.

Works in the lower reaches of the rivulet will include concrete channel re-lining and stabilisation of wall footings. Works in the upper reaches of the rivulet will include bank stabilisation with rock armouring, extension of the existing gabion wall near Anglesea Street and stabilisation and reinstatement of batters between Tara Street and MacFarlane Street.

Construction activities will be undertaken from 7.00 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday. To conduct the works safely, some areas of Hobart Linear Park will be fenced off and temporary arrangements for pedestrians will be in place.

Vehicle and pedestrian access to businesses and private properties along the rivulet will be maintained at all times.

The City of Hobart will make every effort to minimise disruption throughout the works, subject to construction and safety requirements. Road users and pedestrians are asked to comply with directions given and signs placed for guidance at the beginning and end of the works.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused and ask for your patience while this essential work is underway.

If you would like to request further information about this project, please contact the City of Hobart at coh@hobartcity.com.au.