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The next local shopping area to get an upgrade is…

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The next Hobart suburb to receive a financial boost in the City of Hobart’s Local Retail Precincts Plan initiative has been announced.

Revitalisation is almost complete for the Sandy Bay retail precinct, while construction is soon to start in Lenah Valley.

And now New Town’s local retail precinct is set to become the third of six local shopping areas to be revitalized.

Acting Lord Mayor, Alderman Ron Christie said: “We want to make the existing retail precinct into a more vibrant, inviting and accessible place for everyone to enjoy and be proud of.”

The project is part of the Council’s 10-year $300 million Capital Works Program, Transforming Hobart, aimed at improving and modernising paths, open spaces, roads, buildings, toilets and shopping strips across Hobart.

The retail precincts soon to be receiving a similar upgrade are the main streets of:

  • Elizabeth Street Mid-town
  • South Hobart
  • Battery Point

Upon completion, this will be a total investment of around $15 million in suburban areas, according to Alderman Christie.

Chairman of the Council’s City Infrastructure Committee, Alderman Helen Burnet, said a critical element of designing the new plan was engaging with the businesses, traders and local community.

“We want to hear from people that live, work, study, run a business, visit or shop in the New Town shopping area. As part of the engagement process, we are holding a community workshop to gather ideas on the evening of 24 August 2017 at Sacred Heart College."

For further information on the project, the community engagement process, and how people can participate, visit