Elizabeth Street (Midtown) Streetscape Project

Project Background

The City of Hobart is planning a streetscape upgrade in Elizabeth Street (Midtown) as part of the City’s Local Retail Precincts Plan. The aim of the project is to revitalise the section of Elizabeth Street between Melville Street and Warwick Street, to improve walkability, accessibility and amenity for pedestrians and to create a more vibrant and sociable main street environment.

A comprehensive community engagement program took place in 2019. During this process the City collaborated with Midtown’s traders, residents, property owners and other stakeholders (who formed a Project Action Team - PAT) in a co-design process, to identify priorities to upgrade Elizabeth Street.

A draft streetscape concept design for Midtown has been developed in response to the PAT’s vision. This plan re-imagines Elizabeth Street as a more welcoming accessible and people-focused main street.

Following further consultation with key stakeholders and the wider community, this concept design was endorsed by Council in December 2020 as as a framework for future streetscape development in the project area.

Council is not currently in a position to fund construction for the project, however project planning is continuing so that the project will be 'shovel ready', for when new funding opportunities arise. If funding became available, construction of block one could start in 2022.

In the meantime, work will continue on the detailed design, costing, and implementation planning for the project. A further report is to be provided to Council in the first half of 2021 with an implementation outline, including funding sources, cost estimate, financial implications and proposed timing of any on-ground works.

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Project Background

The City of Hobart is planning a streetscape upgrade in Elizabeth Street (Midtown) as part of the City’s Local Retail Precincts Plan. The aim of the project is to revitalise the section of Elizabeth Street between Melville Street and Warwick Street, to improve walkability, accessibility and amenity for pedestrians and to create a more vibrant and sociable main street environment.

A comprehensive community engagement program took place in 2019. During this process the City collaborated with Midtown’s traders, residents, property owners and other stakeholders (who formed a Project Action Team - PAT) in a co-design process, to identify priorities to upgrade Elizabeth Street.

A draft streetscape concept design for Midtown has been developed in response to the PAT’s vision. This plan re-imagines Elizabeth Street as a more welcoming accessible and people-focused main street.

Following further consultation with key stakeholders and the wider community, this concept design was endorsed by Council in December 2020 as as a framework for future streetscape development in the project area.

Council is not currently in a position to fund construction for the project, however project planning is continuing so that the project will be 'shovel ready', for when new funding opportunities arise. If funding became available, construction of block one could start in 2022.

In the meantime, work will continue on the detailed design, costing, and implementation planning for the project. A further report is to be provided to Council in the first half of 2021 with an implementation outline, including funding sources, cost estimate, financial implications and proposed timing of any on-ground works.

Get Involved

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Have your say on the draft concept design by completing this feedback survey. Your feedback will help to refine the plan. The survey will remain open until 2 November 2020. 

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  • CLOSED: Registration has now closed for the Project Action Team

    We are seeking expressions of interest from community stakeholders to join the Project Action Team (PAT). The team will ideally be comprised of a balance of Midtown community representatives including traders from along the street, residents and stakeholders from the local area.

    Diverse groups work best, so we’re inviting people of different ages and life stages to get involved. Ideally we’d have about 20 people on the team.

    The group will play a major role in shaping the direction of the project. Participants will determine the objectives of the project, evaluate a number of options and recommend a draft concept for the community and the Council to consider.

    What’s involved? We’ll provide you with information including reports and presentations from various experts. It will be interesting and important work - but it does require a commitment to attend some evening meetings in April and possibly a Saturday workshop on 4 May 2019. Meetings will not be held during school holidays. 

    Food and refreshments will be provided at the meetings and the City can cover some costs that may be a barrier to participation such as taxi fares and childcare. Please discuss this with us.

    Interested? Find more information and register here, or call the project manager Sarah Bendeich on 03 6238 2584.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The City of Hobart is planning to improve the Elizabeth Street local retail precinct to make it a more vibrant, inviting and accessible place for everyone to enjoy and take pride in.  

    The first step is to understand the aspirations and priorities of the community. To help us with this, we’d like to hear from people who live, work, study, run a business, visit or shop in the precinct. 

    Please take the time to complete the Issues and Vision Survey by 31 March 2019.

    If you are having any issues completing this survey online please call 6238 2564 to request a printed survey or 6238 2564 to request a phone interview.


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Enter your details below to RSVP for the Midtown community workshop on Thursday 14 March 2019.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Enter your details below to RSVP for the Midtown traders workshop on Wednesday 13 March, 6-8pm.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    In 2019 the City of Hobart will invite the community to join us in planning a more vibrant, accessible and attractive main street for Hobart’s midtown. Before we get started, we want to hear your big ideas.

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