Salamanca Place Precinct Upgrade

The City of Hobart will be conducting upgrade works on the precinct connecting Salamanca Place to Hobart’s waterfront from April 2019. The area houses major hospitality and retail activity, as well as being home to Salamanca Market.

The $3.5 million upgrade will give the area a fresh, contemporary feel and provide a high-quality, safe and accessible space for everyone. The project will be delivered in stages over the next three years. 

Project background

The upgrade is part of the Inner City Action Plan, which contains a selection of key recommendations from the Gehl Architects Report, ‘Hobart 2010 Public Spaces and Public Life – a city with people in mind’. The recommendations aim to attract people and activity into Hobart and to create a vital, dynamic city centre.

The first stage of the project was completed in 2017, with the widening and upgrade of the Salamanca Place footpath between Gladstone Street and Montpelier Retreat.

Some of the main changes include:

  • closing the existing southbound one-way road that runs from Morrison Street to Montpelier Retreat through the Salamanca Lawns and rebuilding the flat area of the Salamanca Lawns to make it more accessible and suitable for special events
  • making the existing curved two-lane, one-way road connecting Gladstone Street to Morrison Street a two-way road for motorists driving between Morrison Street and Salamanca Place to improve traffic flow and reduce confusion for both motorists and pedestrians at a number of intersections
  • rebuilding the intersection at Salamanca Place and Montpelier Retreat and the footpath on Salamanca Place between Montpelier Retreat and Kennedy Lane to make the area safer for pedestrians
  • enhancing connection between Salamanca Place and the waterfront by installing new zebra crossings to give pedestrians priority
  • adding more seating and bicycle parking
  • increasing safety in the area through improved lighting and CCTV capability
  • introducing vehicular protection devices including impact absorbing bollards and solid art installations to create a safer environment for the Salamanca Market
  • upgrading bicycle infrastructure, bus stops and shelters
  • adding public artwork, new trees,plants and street furniture.

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Current traffic arrangement around Salamanca Place

Taffic flow on Gladstone Street has been changed from one-way to two-way movement. New 'stop' signs and 'no right turn' signs have been installed to improve safety at the intersection.

Salamanca Shuttle Bus

The shuttle route has been amended during the works program.

The main drop off and pick up point for the market is from the bus stop located out the front of the Mission to Seafarers at 31 Morrison Street.   

The shuttle stops on Castray Esplanade and CSIRO stops will not be in operation while Castray Esplanade is closed to city bound traffic. 


Salamanca Urban Boundary Art Project

The new public art/design elements are planed to be installed as part of the Salamanca Place Precinct Upgrade.

The project aims to contribute to the creation of a safe environment for pedestrians and is sympathetic to Salamanca’s historic buildings, its past as a working dock and its bustling pedestrian and market atmosphere.

Expressions of interest (EOI) are now open for an artist, craft practitioner or designer, or a collaboration of artists, craft practitioners and/or designers to create permeable boundary composed of a series of art/design elements, as an edge to a new pedestrian space between Salamanca and Princes Wharf.

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