Hobart Bus Mall - Concept Design

The Council considered a report on the proposed design for the upgrading of the GPO side of the Elizabeth street bus interchange and the associated community engagement at its 3 December meeting.

A decision to proceed with the upgrade was endorsed by the Council subject to final planning approval being received.

The City of Hobart will continue with procurement and construction planning, with a view to undertake the physical construction works in the second quarter of 2019.


The Council considered a report on the proposed design for the upgrading of the GPO side of the Elizabeth street bus interchange and the associated community engagement at its 3 December meeting.

A decision to proceed with the upgrade was endorsed by the Council subject to final planning approval being received.

The City of Hobart will continue with procurement and construction planning, with a view to undertake the physical construction works in the second quarter of 2019.


  • Project Information

    by AishaPaulsen, 8 months ago

    The City of Hobart’s Elizabeth Street Bus Mall Upgrade project will refurbish the existing bus mall to enhance the appearance of this section of Elizabeth Street (initially on the post office side of the street) by providing a wider footpath, new contemporary design passenger shelters, renewed paving and improved convenience for pedestrians, passengers and nearby business operators.

    The upgrade will start in June 2018, and will be conducted in stages:

    Stage 1 – COMPLETED August 2018

    This work was undertaken during the worksite establishment for the Palace (Hyatt Centric) Hotel construction at 28-32 Elizabeth Street. The works involved straightening the existing sawtooth kerbline, a kerb which has a shape similar to the teeth of a saw when viewed from above, on the post office side of the Elizabeth Street bus mall (between Collins Street and Macquarie Street) and placing asphalt behind the kerb.

    The modified bus mall will accommodate articulated (or ‘bendy’) buses (up to 19 m long) and provide more footpath space from which all passengers can easily board buses and pedestrians can move along the street. These improvements have prepared the area for Stage 2.

    Stage 2 – COMPLETED

    Stakeholder engagement and consultation is now closed. A report was submitted initially to the City Infrastructure Committee meeting on 21 November, followed by a full Council meeting on 3 December.

    Details of the proposed shelters are available from the document library tab on the right hand side of this page. Please view the designs and provide your feedback on the proposed Bus Mall shelters in the form below.


    Construction is scheduled for early 2019 (subject to final Council approval).


    Stage 3 – Further upgrades once the hotel is complete.

    Construction of the hotel is anticipated to finish in 2020.


    The City of Hobart’s Elizabeth Street Bus Mall Upgrade project will refurbish the existing bus mall to enhance the appearance of this section of Elizabeth Street (initially on the post office side of the street) by providing a wider footpath, new contemporary design passenger shelters, renewed paving and improved convenience for pedestrians, passengers and nearby business operators.

    The upgrade will start in June 2018, and will be conducted in stages:

    Stage 1 – COMPLETED August 2018

    This work was undertaken during the worksite establishment for the Palace (Hyatt Centric) Hotel construction at 28-32 Elizabeth Street. The works involved straightening the existing sawtooth kerbline, a kerb which has a shape similar to the teeth of a saw when viewed from above, on the post office side of the Elizabeth Street bus mall (between Collins Street and Macquarie Street) and placing asphalt behind the kerb.

    The modified bus mall will accommodate articulated (or ‘bendy’) buses (up to 19 m long) and provide more footpath space from which all passengers can easily board buses and pedestrians can move along the street. These improvements have prepared the area for Stage 2.

    Stage 2 – COMPLETED

    Stakeholder engagement and consultation is now closed. A report was submitted initially to the City Infrastructure Committee meeting on 21 November, followed by a full Council meeting on 3 December.

    Details of the proposed shelters are available from the document library tab on the right hand side of this page. Please view the designs and provide your feedback on the proposed Bus Mall shelters in the form below.


    Construction is scheduled for early 2019 (subject to final Council approval).


    Stage 3 – Further upgrades once the hotel is complete.

    Construction of the hotel is anticipated to finish in 2020.


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