South Hobart Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

What's happening

Black Spot Pedestrian Safety Project

Pedestrian improvements will be implemented in the busy South Hobart shopping area in 2018–19. The works provide added safety for pedestrians, and are in response to the requests from the South Hobart community.

The changes will include an improved median pedestrian crossing facility in Macquarie Street between BUPA Aged Care and Lady Gowrie Child Care.

In response to a petition from the community, new pedestrian traffic signals will be installed between the South Hobart Butchery and the South Hobart Chemist.

Other planned improvements

A step-free path will be created along the south side of Macquarie Street by staging installation of raised thresholds at five side streets. 

A diagram showing the planned works is available on the Project Information Sheet(PDF, 149KB)

Project update

The median pedestrian crossings were completed in June 2018.

The installation of pedestrian traffic signals and a raised threshold at Elboden Street is scheduled to start in February 2019, and will finish in mid-2019.

Designs are well underway for raised footpath thresholds at Weld, Anglesea, Denison and Downie streets. The thresholds will be installed one after the other to minimise disruption. Installation will start in October with a break over Christmas, and finish in February 2019. 


Local Retail Precinct Upgrade - 2021

The 2018 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


For more information, please call:

Stephen Dickinson
Senior Project Manager
T: 6238 2925


Louisa Gordon
Community Engagement Advisor
T: 6238 2845