Entry Car Park Upgrade

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A Planning Permit for the Centre redevelopment was granted by Hobart City Council in July 2018. Since then the project team have focussed on completing the redevelopment preliminary design whilst also fast tracking detailed design of the entry car park upgrade.

In November 2018, the ticketed car park facilities controlled by the boom gate were improved to ensure car park space and width meet Australian Standards.

It is now time to commence an upgrade to the car park facilities in the entry area to the centre. These improvements are proposed to occur in 2 stages, as follows:

Stage 1

  • Modification and traffic calming to car park entry and exit

  • New drop off zone / bus zone

  • New bus shelters

  • New footpath / entry plaza to top of entry building steps

  • New car park configuration including surface treatment to promote traffic calming and improve pedestrian safety

  • New all abilities ramp from the Bridge of Remembrance to the centre

  • New pedestrian crossing

Stage 2 (to commence next year)

  • Raising and levelling of the all abilities car park area to allow Australian Standard compliant all abilities access to the centre via the proposed bridge link.

Construction Phase

It is expected that Stage 1 works will occur over a 6 week period, with works scheduled to commence on 12 March 2019.

  1. Parking spaces will be available at all times during the construction period – however not at full capacity.
  2. It is expected that 10% of the overall car park capacity will be reduced at any given time.
  3. The contractor undertaking the works will have a staff member on site during construction to assist in directing vehicles and pedestrian safety.
  4. A designated parking area will be allocated for Aquatic Centre Patrons in the overflow carpark at the Regatta Grounds.  This designated area will be open during the construction period, weekdays between 8.45 am and 6.30 pm.

We strongly encourage you to allow adequate time for parking of your vehicle during the upgrade to the entry car park. 

 OUTCOMES

The improved entry car park facilities will result in the following positive outcomes:

  • Improved pedestrian safety

  • Improved traffic flow

  • Improved traffic calming

  • Improved signage and markings to allow safer pedestrian navigation and travel paths through the carpark

  • New and safer drop off facilities, with shelter

  • New coach drop off facility to allow 18m coaches to enter the car park, as opposed to parking and discharging school groups onto Liverpool Street as practised currently

  • Connection to the Bridge of Remembrance and wider council pathway system

We understand there will be an impact for some users of the Centre, please be assured we are working to ensure the safety of our members, guests, staff and contractors is priority during the construction phase and also as the objective of the project.