Fern Tree Park Upgrade - New toilet and bus shelter

Artists impression of new toilets and bus shelter with rock cladding.

Engagement on this project has now closed. The City is reviewing all feedback received and will report back on outcomes soon.


Breathing new life into Fern Tree Park

The City of Hobart is breathing new life into Fern Tree Park, with a new nature-based playground and picnic shelter as well as a combined toilet and bus shelter, all designed in keeping with the local natural landscape.

This major upgrade to Fern Tree Park has attracted federal government funding and will also include improvements to the Fern Glade car park and Fern Glade Track entrance, a new footpath on Huon Road and roadworks to improve visitor access and pedestrian safety.

The City worked closely with the community and Fern Tree Community Association in the development of the Fern Tree Park Visitor Node Master Plan 2017.

On 4 March 2019 Hobart City Council considered a petition from 74 Fern Tree residents opposing the removal of the current bus shelter and its replacement with a new bus shelter and toilets. The City also considered alternative locations for the toilet.

In response the Council resolved:

1. The implementation of Fern Tree Park Master Plan proceed as planned with the General Manager to be delegated authority to negotiate any minor contractual amendments as required

2. Subject to Clause 1:

a) Investigations be undertaken to have stone applied as the exterior cladding of new toilet facilities.

b) An interpretation panel be designed and installed on the exterior of the new toilet which recognises the history of the Fern Tree Park and construction of the bus shelter by the local community following the 1967 bushfires.

c) The Fern Tree Community be consulted in relation to the proposed exterior cladding and interpretation panels.

3. The petitioner and signatories to the petition and Fern Tree residents be notified of the Council’s decision.

Based on Council’s resolution and its consideration, it determined that the new toilet and bus shelter will proceed on the site of the old bus shelter.

Council has amended its plans for the new bus shelter and toilets. Instead of using timber cladding on the two exterior side walls rock cladding will be used. This design change responds to requests from the Fern Tree Community Association and petitioners to integrate rock into the new building.

For further information on the project go to: hobartcity/com.au/ferntreepark

Artists impression of new toilets and bus shelter with rock cladding.

Engagement on this project has now closed. The City is reviewing all feedback received and will report back on outcomes soon.


Breathing new life into Fern Tree Park

The City of Hobart is breathing new life into Fern Tree Park, with a new nature-based playground and picnic shelter as well as a combined toilet and bus shelter, all designed in keeping with the local natural landscape.

This major upgrade to Fern Tree Park has attracted federal government funding and will also include improvements to the Fern Glade car park and Fern Glade Track entrance, a new footpath on Huon Road and roadworks to improve visitor access and pedestrian safety.

The City worked closely with the community and Fern Tree Community Association in the development of the Fern Tree Park Visitor Node Master Plan 2017.

On 4 March 2019 Hobart City Council considered a petition from 74 Fern Tree residents opposing the removal of the current bus shelter and its replacement with a new bus shelter and toilets. The City also considered alternative locations for the toilet.

In response the Council resolved:

1. The implementation of Fern Tree Park Master Plan proceed as planned with the General Manager to be delegated authority to negotiate any minor contractual amendments as required

2. Subject to Clause 1:

a) Investigations be undertaken to have stone applied as the exterior cladding of new toilet facilities.

b) An interpretation panel be designed and installed on the exterior of the new toilet which recognises the history of the Fern Tree Park and construction of the bus shelter by the local community following the 1967 bushfires.

c) The Fern Tree Community be consulted in relation to the proposed exterior cladding and interpretation panels.

3. The petitioner and signatories to the petition and Fern Tree residents be notified of the Council’s decision.

Based on Council’s resolution and its consideration, it determined that the new toilet and bus shelter will proceed on the site of the old bus shelter.

Council has amended its plans for the new bus shelter and toilets. Instead of using timber cladding on the two exterior side walls rock cladding will be used. This design change responds to requests from the Fern Tree Community Association and petitioners to integrate rock into the new building.

For further information on the project go to: hobartcity/com.au/ferntreepark

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Have your say on the rock cladding

    The City of Hobart invites Fern Tree residents to comment on the updated rock cladding by completing the feedback form below. 

    The City of Hobart invites Fern Tree residents to comment on the updated rock cladding by completing the feedback form below. 

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