More than half of the City of Hobart’s $42.9 million capital works program in 2021-22 is allocated to infrastructure renewal, but grant funding has provided opportunities to invest in several new projects.
“We’re concentrated on maintaining and upgrading what we already have to make sure it meets the expectations of our community,” Cr Reynolds said. “But $8.4 million in grant funding has enabled us to bring forward for a number of projects that deliver new infrastructure.
This includes the new cycle lanes on Argyle and Campbell streets, new amenities at Tolmans Hill and Long Beach, redevelopment of the Swan Street Park in North Hobart, and a suite of pedestrian safety improvements.”
About $18 million will be spent on roads and footpaths, including reconstruction of Giblin Street at Lenah Valley ($1.6m) and Proctors Road in Dynnyrne ($1m).
Nearly $2.7 million is invested in cycling infrastructure, including the federal grant-funded Intercity Cycleway extension and the Bridge of Remembrance cycleway underpass.
Users of Clare Street Oval at New Town will benefit from the addition of new amenities building that will feature new changerooms and public toilets. The $1.1 million project is jointly funded by a state government grant and the City of Hobart.
The final stage of the Salamanca Place pedestrian upgrade is also scheduled to be completed in the coming financial year.
“Keeping our capital works program moving is important for the local economy and is vital in making sure our community and visitors have access to safe and enjoyable assets and infrastructure,” Cr Reynolds said.
“We’ll continue to apply for grant funding as a way to get more of our shovel-ready projects under way.”
Capital works program highlights:
- Total spend $42.9m
- Roads & footpaths $17.9m
- Bushland & parks $4.2m
- Stormwater $3m
- Public toilets $1.8m
- Argyle/Campbell streets cycle lanes $1.7m
- Clare St Oval amenities $1.1m
- Swan St park redevelopment $551,000
- City to Gardens Way $440,000
- Bridge of Remembrance cycle underpass $250,000