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Tasman Bridge

The Australian and Tasmanian governments have committed a combined $130 million to upgrade the Tasman Bridge. This will involve strengthening works as well as pathway widening to support active transport connections and increasing traffic volumes, particularly freight transport.

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Bridgewater Bridge

Two construction companies, McConnell Dowell Constructors (Australia) Pty Ltd and CPB Contractors Pty Ltd, have been shortlisted to take part in a competitive Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) process to develop their designs and construction methods for the new Bridgewater Bridge.

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Derwent Ferries

A trial Derwent River ferry service is being progressed, with a pre‑registration of interest released in August 2020 and a Request for Tender process running between November 2020 and January 2021. The trial service between Bellerive and Hobart will start in 2021.

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Supported housing for Tasmanians in need

The former Waratah Hotel in Hobart is now operational as a long-term supported accommodation facility. The refurbishment has delivered a 24-unit facility for single men who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness and require supported accommodation. The site will be managed by Bethlehem House, with the Tasmanian Government committing $1.7 million to support its operation over the next three years.

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Hobart Airport Interchange

The Hobart Airport Interchange will replace the existing Hobart Airport roundabout. The new interchange will improve safety, reduce traffic congestion, and facilitate future increases in traffic.

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Hobart Airport

While the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted domestic and international travel, plans are under way for the commencement of flights between Hobart and New Zealand in the first half of 2021.

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Derwent Entertainment Centre

Preliminary works started in late 2020 on the redevelopment of the Derwent Entertainment Centre, with the upgrade planned to be completed in time for the beginning of the 2021-22 NBL season in October 2021.

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Vision for Greater Hobart

The Greater Hobart Councils and the Tasmanian Government have developed a draft Vision for Greater Hobart, which identifies shared goals and priorities for the area. The draft Vision will be released for a period of public consultation.

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Metro Plan

The Greater Hobart Councils and the Tasmanian Government have started work on the development of a MetroPlan for Greater Hobart. This is a key document to support strategic collaboration under the Greater Hobart Act 2019 and to implement the Greater Hobart Vision.

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Kingston Congestion Package

Preliminary works for the Firthside park and ride site started in January 2021. This work will widen the footpath on Groningen Road to create safer access for pedestrians, upgrade the bus shelter and create a pedestrian refuge island to improve crossing safety.

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Supporting Greater Hobart to be a Smart City

The Smart Cities Working Group representing the three levels of government is developing a business case for a Digital Twin for Greater Hobartand drafting a Greater Hobart Smart Precincts Strategy. Both initiatives are to support the digital transformation of Greater Hobart.

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Greater Glenorchy Plan

In July 2020, Glenorchy City Council commenced an extensive community engagement campaign, Beyond the Curtain, to understand identities and community aspirations for three CBDs – Moonah, Glenorchy and Claremont.

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City Heart Project

The City Heart project aims to bring the Rosny, Kangaroo Bay and Bellerive areas together to develop the Clarence city centre into a thriving and vibrant place to live, work, learn and visit.

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Bayview College Sporting Precinct Master Plan

Consultation with key sporting codes on the latest design has been completed. It is anticipated that broad based public consultation on the design will occur in the first half of 2021.

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Kangaroo Bay Redevelopment

Clarence City Council has approved an extension of time for substantial commencement of the Kangaroo Bay Hotel and Hospitality School project to October 2022.The Kangaroo Bay pier is nearing completion and expected to be finalised in early 2021.

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