Battery Point Walk and Cycle Way (Stage 1) is back on the Table
Stage 1 of the Battery Point walk and cycle way runs from Marieville Esplanade to the Battery Point slipyards. The State Government has now given approval for the Council to lodge a development application for construction of the walkway. This is good news. However, there is an indication that the Government requires evidence that the community supports the scheme. It is not clear what the exact wording is, and what the options for Council are.
At its regular monthly meeting on November 25, the Council will consider whether to conduct a survey of public opinion before proceeding with this. This seems like yet another delay! A survey of 2500 residents in Battery Point was conducted several years ago and the result was 85% in favour of the walkway. The level of support is even greater when residents of other suburbs and nearby businesses are consulted.
Please contact Hobart City Council aldermen if you want the Battery Point walkway/cycleway development application vote to get up at next Monday's Council meeting. Aldermen need to know that it's just a handful of people who are opposed to having a great quality connection from Sandy Bay through into the wharf area.
For more details of the proposal, see our Infrastructure campaign description.