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.

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.

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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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. In 2019 the City completed stormwater improvements and kerb reconstruction outside Princes Wharf 1, and installed a pedestrian crossing across the width of Castray Esplanade significantly enhancing pedestrian connection between the waterfront and Salamanca Place. 

Salamanca Place precinct upgrade works completed in 2019

2020 stage of the project

The next stage of works will start in February/March 2020 and will include upgrades to kerbing near the Gladstone Street roundabout and installing a new footpath adjacent to the Tasman Monument. This will finalise the new road configuration and improve pedestrian access, and will be followed by continued pedestrian improvement works adjacent to the Salamanca Lawns.


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