Waterworks Reserve Draft Master Plan

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A draft Master Plan for one of Hobart’s most popular and cherished parks is out for public comment.

The draft outlines City of Hobart plans to improve Waterworks Reserve and follows consultation that found our community values the reserve as a place to gather, to socialise and celebrate important events, take part in outdoor physical activity and learn about the natural environment and history.

More than 60 per cent of those surveyed said they would like to see improvements to bushland tracks and almost half would like to see more sheltered barbecue sites and improved toilet facilities. Improved play facilities were also seen as important.

Waterworks Reserve has fantastic views across water to the forested foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington and is part of Tasmania’s oldest functioning drinking water supply system. It is popular as a picnic spot, and for bird watching, hiking and trail running, but its aging facilities have not kept pace with the reserve’s popularity as a visitor destination.

Key recommendations in the draft plan include:

  • New pavilions, BBQ sites and improvements to social gathering places.
  • New nature-based play spaces for children throughout the reserve.
  • New tracks and trails including an off-road trail from the reserve entrance to its far reaches, providing safer access for walkers, runners and riders to get to Ridgeway Park, the Pipeline Track and the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
  • A new, centrally located visitor hub that includes shelter, barbecues and accessible toilets.
  • Work with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community to promote awareness about Aboriginal history and culture.

If you would like to view a printed copy of the draft master plan you can do so at the City of Hobart Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart.


Get involved and share your feedback by:

Engagement on this project is open until 23 July 2023



Engagement on the project has now closed. We'll report back soon with the outcome.


A draft Master Plan for one of Hobart’s most popular and cherished parks is out for public comment.

The draft outlines City of Hobart plans to improve Waterworks Reserve and follows consultation that found our community values the reserve as a place to gather, to socialise and celebrate important events, take part in outdoor physical activity and learn about the natural environment and history.

More than 60 per cent of those surveyed said they would like to see improvements to bushland tracks and almost half would like to see more sheltered barbecue sites and improved toilet facilities. Improved play facilities were also seen as important.

Waterworks Reserve has fantastic views across water to the forested foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington and is part of Tasmania’s oldest functioning drinking water supply system. It is popular as a picnic spot, and for bird watching, hiking and trail running, but its aging facilities have not kept pace with the reserve’s popularity as a visitor destination.

Key recommendations in the draft plan include:

  • New pavilions, BBQ sites and improvements to social gathering places.
  • New nature-based play spaces for children throughout the reserve.
  • New tracks and trails including an off-road trail from the reserve entrance to its far reaches, providing safer access for walkers, runners and riders to get to Ridgeway Park, the Pipeline Track and the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
  • A new, centrally located visitor hub that includes shelter, barbecues and accessible toilets.
  • Work with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community to promote awareness about Aboriginal history and culture.

If you would like to view a printed copy of the draft master plan you can do so at the City of Hobart Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart.


Get involved and share your feedback by:

Engagement on this project is open until 23 July 2023



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Page last updated: 31 Aug 2023, 09:55 AM