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Ancillary dwellings

To support an increase in housing supply in Tasmania, the Tasmanian Government’s $2.5 million grant program for ancillary dwellings opened on 30 June 2021. Through the grant program, the first 250 eligible new ancillary dwellings made available for long-term rent (two years or more), are eligible to apply for a $10 000 grant.

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Upgrades to cycling infrastructure

Construction of a cycling connection along Goodwood Road to the Bowen Bridge has been completed as part of investment to improve existing shared pathways to ensure the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. This involved the sealing of an existing TasWater access road to create a 3-metre-wide path that enables an active transport connection from the Howard Road junction to the Bowen Bridge.

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Antarctic and Science Precinct

The Detailed Business Case for the proposed Antarctic and Science Precinct is underway, with consultants KPMG leading its development.

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Derwent ferry service

The one-year trial Derwent River ferry service, linking Hobart with Bellerive, commenced in early August.

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Bus service uplift

A new express bus service between Huonville and Hobart commenced in mid-July.The new service, run by Tassielink, will run four times in each direction during the morning and afternoon peak periods, with the company purchasing two new buses specifically for this service.

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Central Hobart Precincts Plan

The purpose of the Central Hobart Precincts Plan project is to guide future growth in a way that will strengthen what’s great about Hobart and build on its position as a vibrant, liveable and connected city. It will provide a blueprint for development, investment and infrastructure over the next 20 years.

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