Salamanca Place Precinct Upgrade

The City of Hobart is upgrading the precinct connecting Salamanca Place to Hobart’s waterfront. 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.

Traffic arrangement around Salamanca Place

The City will commence stormwater renewal works in Morrison Street from 29 September 2019.

The works include an installation of a new concrete stormwater pipe to replace an old brick arch, which was found to be in poor condition during a planned inspection.

To complete these works safely, the following road closures will be implemented from Sunday 29 September until Sunday 13 October (weather permitting):

  • Morrison Street from Murray Street to Salamanca Place
  • Gladstone Street from Salamanca Place to Murray Street
  • Castray Esplanade from Morrison Street to Princes Wharf 1

During the closure period a number of detours will be in place. Residents are advised to allow extra time for travel and follow signs and instructions of traffic controllers on site.

Detours and road restrictions

  • There will be no access to Morrison Street from Salamanca Place or Castray Esplanade.
  • Morrison Street will remain accessible from Murray Street or via Brook or Despard streets.
  • Murray Street vehicle traffic coming from the city will be directed left into Morrison Street.
  • There will be no access from Elizabeth Street into Morrison Street.
  • To access Battery Point or Sandy Bay from the waterfront, head into Elizabeth Street then left onto Davey Street and left onto Sandy Bay Road.
  • To access the waterfront from Sandy Bay, continue on Sandy Bay Road to Macquarie Street, turn right into Macquarie Street, then right into Murray Street and left into Morrison Street.
  • To access Salamanca Place use Sandy Bay Road and turn left into Gladstone Street, or left from Davey Street.  
  • Vehicles exiting Franklin Wharf into Morison Street will be required to turn right into Morrison Street and continue to Elizabeth Street.

Salamanca Shuttle Bus

The shuttle route has been amended during the works program.

The PW1 Salamanca shuttle stop has been temporarily relocated to the bus zone at 31 Morrison Street, near the Customs House Hotel.

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

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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