South Hobart Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

The City of Hobart is currently undertaking pedestrian improvement works in South Hobart.

Recently completed improvements include:

  • The pedestrian crossing at Bupa Aged Care South Hobart has been enhanced.
  • The pedestrian crossing at Lady Gowrie Integrated Child and Family Centre has been enhanced.
  • Raised thresholds at Anglesea, Denison, Weld and Downie streets to create a continuous step-free path along the south side of Macquarie Street.

Further improvements

From Monday 7 January 2019 the City of Hobart will start works in preparation for the installation of traffic signals near the intersection of Macquarie Street and Elboden Street. The works include paving, installing pedestrian lights, a new traffic island and street furniture. Weather permitting, the works are expected to be completed by middle of May 2019.

Download the proposed plan for the traffic lights installation(PDF, 1MB)

Road closures

There may be a short period when Elboden Street will need to be closed to allow for the construction of the concrete pedestrian crossing. There will be further communication prior to the road closure.


To minimise the impact to businesses and the loss of parking during the construction works, traditional trenching method will be replaced with the use of directional drilling. This will allow to expedite the installation of underground electrical conduit and minimise the excavation works required outside of the shop frontages.

Pedestrian access around the works will be maintained at all times and there is no anticipated change to traffic flow in South Hobart. Any impact to parking on Macquarie Street will kept to a minimum.    

Access to businesses and residences directly adjacent to the area of work will be maintained at all times. Before works start, City of Hobart officers will visit businesses and residences in the vicinity of the works to discuss specific operational requirements.

Local Retail Precinct Upgrade – 2021

These improvements will be just the beginning of a more substantial upgrade of the South Hobart shopping area. 

The City of Hobart is working with community and trader groups in a number of local neighbourhoods to revitalise main street shopping areas as part of the ‘Local Retail Precincts Plan’.

As part of the Local Retail Precincts Plan the South Hobart village streetscape will be revitalised. We will start planning and engaging with the South Hobart community in 2020, with construction planned for 2021.

More information about the Plan can be found here: Local Retail Precincts Plan


Daniel Kaimatsoglu

Senior Project Manager


T: 6238 2927


Louisa Gordon

Community Engagement Advisor


T: 6238 2845