Hobart Bus Mall - Concept Design


Upgrading the Elizabeth Street Bus Interchange was approved by Council in 2015 as part the Inner City Action Plan and funding was allocated as part of the 10 year Capital Works Program.

A consultation regarding an upgrade to the Elizabeth street bus mall began with the community in September 2018.

A report on this consultation was submitted to the City Infrastructure Committee in November 2018 and was later submitted to Council on 3 December 2018.

The Council endorsed the proposed upgrades to the GPO side of the Elizabeth street bus mall.

Construction works began in July 2019 and are expected to continue until the end of the year.


Concept designs have begun in conjunction with Metro and the Department of State Growth for works on the opposite side of the street, where the Hotel is currently being built.

A consultation with the public will begin later in 2019.


Upgrading the Elizabeth Street Bus Interchange was approved by Council in 2015 as part the Inner City Action Plan and funding was allocated as part of the 10 year Capital Works Program.

A consultation regarding an upgrade to the Elizabeth street bus mall began with the community in September 2018.

A report on this consultation was submitted to the City Infrastructure Committee in November 2018 and was later submitted to Council on 3 December 2018.

The Council endorsed the proposed upgrades to the GPO side of the Elizabeth street bus mall.

Construction works began in July 2019 and are expected to continue until the end of the year.


Concept designs have begun in conjunction with Metro and the Department of State Growth for works on the opposite side of the street, where the Hotel is currently being built.

A consultation with the public will begin later in 2019.

  • Project Staging

    11 months ago
    Background info

    The upgrade 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. Final designs for the shelters are available from the document library tab on the right hand side of this page.

    Stage 3 – Further upgrades once the hotel is complete. Construction of the hotel is anticipated to finish in 2020.


    The upgrade 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. Final designs for the shelters are available from the document library tab on the right hand side of this page.

    Stage 3 – Further upgrades once the hotel is complete. Construction of the hotel is anticipated to finish in 2020.


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