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To Hobart Waterfront Authority
(re meeting MJL/JGilmore 21Feb08)
POTENTIAL PUBLIC WORKS
MACQUARIE & DAVEY STREETS IN CITY HALL AXIS
DAVEY STREET NAPE
A bow bend of maximum ‘radius’ into Dunn
Place/Street and with wide (sculptured) median strip
extending backwards from the Customs Ho use to as far
as possible into the G Chancellor Hotel frontage.
Traffic calming, driver engagement with the docks, pedestrian
safety and comfort, dulling of vehicle sound and vision, feng
shui effect, strong contribution to dockland focus on rivulet
estuary, city hall and Dunn area, representative of water
ripples which can be illustrated in pavement , enhancement of
dock space shape.
Would reduce the sad visual impact of any rectilinear building
Initiative. Poss ibly the Authorit y’s charge on safety matters.
MACQUARIE STREET NEXUS ZONE
Drivers are engaged as part of the waterfront, through
an obvious change of zone from west end Hope &
Anchor to other side of Campbell – short as it is, it is
stimulation. Streetworks celebrate the causeway in
pavement (at least)
A large/high/colourful mast/sculpture each side at
Hope & Anchor with British/Native bold icons, visible
from Franklin Square. Another each side at t he other
end with Land/Ocean icons.
Heritage and waterfront focus, promotes atmosphere for
Enhances worth of Davey Street Nape and Dunn/Market Place
Where’s the public works coordination required to achie ve
this. Is the Waterfront Authority an obvious initiative
generator/coordinator? (otherwise how does the TMAG have a
clue about it)
TRAFFIC LIGHTS MACQUARIE/DAVEY
Relocated/synchronised to give breadth of crossing
distance and occasional calm to full b readth of Dunn
FLOOR OF THE DOCKS
Carry it all the way up to south side of Macquarie
Street, including Davey Street, Campbell Street with
removable bollards for flexi-use in with street
BURIED BROOK PROMENADE
A trail boldly placed and illustrated parallel to the
rivulet from docks through to CBD, Linear Park and Mt
This is strongly enhanced by all of the above, but may be
frustrated by plans for the Dunn Street area.