Speak up for Battery Point Walk/Cycleway


Artist's impression from the planning documentation  

Sunday 18 May Update. 

Thank you to everyone who made a representation to the Hobart City Council in support of the Battery Point Foreshore Walkway. 

Bicycle Tasmania engaged members and the broader public to provide feedback to the Hobart Council's Development Application.  The response from the community has been tremendous, with the council being inundated with approving representations for the foreshore walkway. It is our understanding that this is the most positive representations that the council has ever received for a Development Application! 

The foreshore project has been identified by the State as one of critical significance and key to invigorating and enhancing the liveability of Hobart.

The promenade is also central to supporting an active, healthy student population by connecting over 10,000 students at the Sandy Bay Campus with safe cycling and walking facilities to the Central Business District and satellite campuses.


April 28

We have until Thursday 15 May to tell Hobart City Council, and the State Government, how important and popular the Battery Point shared pathway is.  

Please feel free to edit and send in our suggested representation by clicking [email protected].


Create your own email (some suggested words are here) and send it off to [email protected]

And most importantly, don't forget to ask all your friends and family to do the same!

You can find the complete set of planning documents at this link (note, its application number 14-00207 on this page, and the Plans and Montage files will give you the gist of what is planned). 

This project is important to Hobart riders because it creates a direct shared path link for walkers and bicycle users between Sandy Bay, the Hobart waterfront and Central Business District. Read more about the background in our project sheet here: www.biketas.org.au/battery_point_foreshore.


Activity 6 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • Di Elliffe
    commented 2014-06-12 13:33:44 +1000
    Update 12 June 2014: Apparently there is a technical issue with the Development Application published 1 May 2014 to do with heritage issues, which would make it vulnerable to appeal. Because there is an active lobby against the pathway, which will definitely appeal, the Hobart City Council has decided it should withdraw the current DA to remove the error. So, the Council will have to re-advertise the new DA – and we will once again demonstrate the depth of community support for the project.
  • Alasdair Doyle
    commented 2014-05-05 13:52:49 +1000
    Hi everyone. I just called the city council and apparently the bloke that’s in charge of planning (the senior statutory planner) and also in charge of this specific project is Rohan Probert. The receptionist suggested that this would be a good person to address letters to. Ollie Lovell.
  • Di Elliffe
    commented 2014-05-05 11:23:06 +1000
    Thanks Berndt, I’ve editted the post in case people don’t get to the comments!
  • Bernd Wechner
    commented 2014-05-05 11:12:28 +1000
    Thanks. Worth pointing out that it’s application number 14-00207 on this page:


    and you can click on it to see a list of documents. There’s a pile and I use DownThemAll (a FireFox Addon) to well, get them all at once and look at them locally.

    But really the documents “Plans 1” and “Plans 2” are the key ones to look at.
  • @BicycleTasmania tweeted this page. 2014-05-04 08:23:14 +1000
    It's time to speak up for the Battery Point walk/cycleway. Representations must be lodged by Thurs 15 May. http://www.biketas.org.au/speak_up_for_battery_point_walk_cycleway?recruiter_id=2
  • Bicycle Network Tasmania posted about Speak up for Battery Point walk/cycleway on Bicycle Network Tasmania's Facebook page 2014-05-04 08:22:39 +1000
    It's time to speak up for the Battery Point walk/cycleway. Representations in support must be lodged by Thurs 15 May.