- DRAFT ORFORD FORESHORE MASTER PLAN
- PRIORITY STRATEGIC PROJECTS
- SWANSEA MAIN STREET REDEVELOPMENT
- COLES BAY FORESHORE PATH
- BICHENO GULCH
- BICHENO TRIANGLE PROJECT
- GLAMORGAN SPRING BAY DRAFT LOCAL PROVISION SCHEDULE
- TRIABUNNA WHARF & MARINA
- SPRING BAY HARBOUR EXPANSION MASTER PLAN
- TRIABUNNA TOMORROW - GATEHOUSE PROJECT
The purpose of our prospectus is to share more about our municipality with our funding partners, to highlight that Glamorgan Spring Bay is an attractive area for investment, and to make future planning and delivery of vital community projects a smoother and more efficient process. Projects recommended here proceed from councils Ten Year Strategic Plan 2020-2029.
The projects in this document complement existing government strategies and policies and highlight our enthusiasm to improve our region. We are willing to discuss options for funding for any or all of these priority projects and look forward to working with you on building a better community for all of our residents and visitors.
If you are wishing to view the proposed Swansea Mainstreet Redevelopment Plan, please click here to view the proposed plan.
Please click on the below link if you are wishing to view the detailed Swansea Mainstreet Redevelopment detailed drawings
Click here to view the proposed plan.
Coles Bay Foreshore Path – Project Update January 2022
Click here to view the Coles Bay Foreshore Path – Preliminary Design.
In March 2020 Council signed a $1.0M Community Development Grant Funding Deed for
construction of the Coles Bay Foreshore Footpath that was scoped as a gravel footpath being at least 1.88 kms in length, along the Coles Bay foreshore between the Freycinet National Park and the road entrance to the village of Coles Bay. Construction of the new footpath was to be 1.5m wide and include a boardwalk section at least 67m In length, at least 88m of handrails, wayfinding signage, path seats and three lookout platforms.
The proposed Coles Bay Foreshore Path has evolved over several years from the original concept of foreshore walking track to a foreshore path that will now provide all ability shared use.
One of the consistent main drivers supporting the need for this foreshore path has been to improve safety for pedestrians. The need for this and also the provision of a cycling path is supported in the Freycinet Master Plan.
The shared path proposed to be constructed under this current funding is from Muirs Beach access road to the end of Esplanade East.
The proposed length of path to be constructed is shorter than originally proposed, however the area of the shared path now proposed is greater and it is proposed to have a higher level of service with most of it being asphalt sealed. Both the boardwalk/suspended walkway and handrail sections will be greater with the current proposal.
Due to the funding available for this project and the recent significant increases in construction costs it has been decided to exclude the upgrades to the existing coastal tracks (x3) from the proposed scope of work and show these sections as future items.
The main focus of this project will be the construction of a shared path from Muirs Beach to Garnet Avenue that will provide a safe, all ability shared pathway serving the Coles Bay community.
Council proposes to convert Esplanade East to a local traffic only, low speed, shared zone that will extend the safe passage of the shared pathway from Garnet Avenue to a new section of path at the end of the Esplanade to Richardsons Beach. PWS propose to upgrade this section of path as a separate project.
The updated Coles Bay Foreshore Path Site Plan, now available on Council’s Website under Major Projects, Coles Bay Foreshore Path, shows the extent of the shared path Council proposes to construct with the current funding along with sections of paths that are proposed as future works only.
Approvals from PWS and Planning will be required for the suspended walkway and upgrade of the existing path from Jetty Road to Garnet Avenue.
Complete Preliminary Design – January 2022
Community Consultation – February 2022
Approvals – February/March 2022
Development Application – March/April 2022
Complete Design and Tender Documentation – April 2022
Tender – April 2022
Award Contract May 2022
Construction – June to November 2022
To view the proposed Bicheno Gulch plan, please click here.
Bicheno Triangle Redevelopment Project
Please click here to view the latest design package for the project.
The Bicheno Triangle Project is an important initiative within the development of the Great Eastern Drive on the east coast of Tasmania. This project is being undertaken by Council in partnership with the Bicheno Community Development Association Inc (BCDA) and will be developed on Council owned public space. The BCDA on behalf of the Bicheno community has been working closely with Council on the development of the Bicheno Triangle design.
The Triangle is currently under-utilised public space in the centre of the Bicheno township, directly adjacent the Tasman Highway, the main route through the town. It is a site that the community and Council have struggled with in terms of how best to design and develop the space in a way that benefits the community economically and socially. It has been perceived as ‘dead space’ on a site that should be a visitor hub for Bicheno. The site offers an ideal opportunity to create a multiple use landscaped area that encourages visitors to stop, take a break and explore the town and in particular visit the local businesses and retail outlets, which surround this area.
The second and final stage of the master plan includes an iconic lookout structure with integrated public amenities new pavements, pedestrian thresholds, seating, BBQ and picnic shelters and landscaping. The Bicheno Triangle Project is being designed by award winning landscape architect James Birrell of Place Design Group. This is in keeping with the East Coast Regional Tourism Organisation’s (ECRTO) and GSBC’s vision for a series of interesting, well-designed experiential buildings and spaces along the Great Eastern Drive.
The 2018-19 financial year saw the completion of Stage 1 of the two stage project with Civilscape being the successful tenderer.
Stage 1 involved the redevelopment of the car park area, through road, bus shelter and exposed aggregate footpaths. Landscaping was established to compliment the civil works.
The proposed structure for Stage 2 originally included a slide. The slide has been deleted due to safety concerns. Two options for the structure are being considered for inclusion in the works. Both options replicate the original triangle theme and incorporate public amenities. The inclusion of public amenities with the focal structure will provide a high quality facility with lower long term costs. This will also free up the originally planned location for the amenities for additional parking (5 spaces) and or charging bays.
Project Update January 2022:
The community information meeting for the Bicheno Triangle Redevelopment, held in September
last year, was well attended on the day. Over 200 questionnaire responses to the project and
proposed options were submitted on the day with further feedback by email for several days
following the event.
A preliminary design including the preferred options was prepared for the redevelopment of the
Bicheno Triangle that incorporated feedback from the event questionnaires and received by email.
An accessibility audit was conducted on all the elements comprising the proposed Triangle Redevelopment that included the following:
On Street Accessible Parking
Drain Grates & Pits
Signage & Wayfinding
Directional Tactile Ground Surface Indicators
Stairs & Ramps
Barbecue & Cooking Facilities
Spectator & Viewing Areas
Green Spaces, Street Trees, Garden Verge, and the like
The design package for the Bicheno Triangle Redevelopment submitted with the Development
Application has been prepared with consideration of community feedback and compliance with the
Accessibility Audit Report.
Complete Preliminary Design – January 2022
Development Application – February/March 2022
Complete Design and Tender Documentation – March 2022
Tender – March/April 2022
Award Contract – May 2022
Construction – June to November 2022
Option 1: is similar in size and shape to the original proposal but with full width steps, replacing the slide.
Option 2: has a slightly larger footprint with amphitheatre terraced seating widening at the base.
The Local Provisions Schedule (“LPS”) completed exhibition under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (“the Act”) on 17 February 2020. 54 representations were received during the two-month exhibition period, with another four representations received after the period closed.
The representations were assessed against the requirements of the Act and workshopped with the Council to determine how to respond to them.
A report was prepared under section 35 of the act that assessed the representations and provided recommendations for the Council Issues raised in the representations included the following:
- Zoning of conservation covenanted properties;
- Application of scenic management overlays to additional areas and changes to the assessment criteria;
- Use of Rural versus Agriculture zoning for properties;
- The Coles Bay Swanwick Specific Area Plan;
- Use of the Future Urban zone at Orford/Rheban Road;
- Subdivision at the Fisheries;
- Rezoning of properties, for a range of reasons;
- Identification and assessment of priority vegetation issues; and
- Assessment of impacts for proposals in waterfront locations.
The Section 35 Report is available from the Council website from 20 August, along with the agenda report (click here). . That report will be considered at its meeting on 25 August.
Many representations were not allowed to be considered under the requirements of section 35F of the act (available here). These were seeking changes to the State Planning Provisions or to Transitional Provisions.
Changes to the State Planning Provisions are prohibited under the Act. Where changes are required, Council must lodge a notice with the Tasmanian Planning Commission under section 35G of the Act. The report provided a recommendation that supports changes to some provisions, including exemptions, operation of the scenic management code, how the Priority Vegetation under the Natural Assets Code is prepared and works, how water quality issues are managed under the State Policy on Water Quality Management and management of lighting impacts on natural landscapes.
Transitional provisions are subject to a Notice under the Act allows them to transfer from the Interim Planning Scheme to the Local Provisions Schedule. Changes to these are limited to translation issues going from one document to the other.
Where to from here?
From here, the report is submitted to the Tasmanian Planning Commission to continue their assessment of the LPS.
The Commission will then contact representors and ask if they wish to attend a public hearing on the LPS. More information on the Commission’s process is available from their website and the exhibition and hearings tabs of the iplan website. Specific information on the hearings can be accessed from here.
Glamorgan Spring Bay Council continues to develop the Triabunna Wharf and Marina Precinct (TWMP).
The TWMP consists of berths for recreational boats, tour boats and commercial fishing boats.
There is a four lane, all tide public boat ramp with large vehicle and trailer parking facilities.
Council has completed Stages 1 to 4 of the marina expansion to cater for the high demand for marina berths.
Expansion development to the TWMP commenced in 2012.
The TWMP has 24 hour CCTV monitoring for security.
The Triabunna Wharf and Marina consists of the following:
- Over 100 marina berths
- 1 Ferry terminal servicing passengers to Maria Island
- 3 Tour boats berths servicing the popular East Coast
- 7 commercial fishing boat berths
- Large Commercial wharf with diesel fuel facilities
- 4 lane, all tide public recreational boat ramp
The development of the TWMP has cemented Triabunna’s future as the gateway to Maria Island National Park and a boating mecca for East Coast Tasmania.
Due to the economic and social success of the Triabunna Wharf and Marina Precinct, and the ongoing demand for additional commercial and marina berths as well as the long-term needs of the Maria Island ferry, a long-term master plan has been prepared. The Spring Bay Harbour Expansion Master Plan was developed through 2018 in consultation with key users and stakeholders.
The development of the Spring Bay Harbour Expansion Master Plan coincided with Federal Government infrastructure grant funding programs that relate strongly with the objectives and social and economic benefits that the Master Plan will bring. Accordingly grant submissions were made with multiple letters of support from local organisations and potential users however the outcome is not yet known.
The Triabunna Town Entry – Gateway Gatehouse project was developed as part of Triabunna Tomorrow- an urban design study of the town of Triabunna. It was conducted as a collaboration between Monash University Art Design and Architecture, UTAS, Glamorgan Spring Bay Council and Spring Bay Mill.
Triabunna Tomorrow is about rethinking and redefining the town’s built environment to assist with developing the town as the gateway to Maria Island and the economic benefits of encouraging visitors to stop and spend some time exploring and discovering Triabunna.
The Gateway Gatehouse project is one of the critical Stage 1 projects to come out of a series of urban design recommendations that deliver the establishment of a coordinated culture and environment within Triabunna. It contains contemporary buildings, spaces and artworks that completely redefine the town.
The Gateway Gatehouse has been built on Council owned land at the main entrance to the town on the Great Eastern Drive (GED) and is clearly visible from the highway. It aims to capitalise on and improve the visitor journey along the GED.
The overall purpose of the Gateway Gatehouse is to create a welcoming, memorable and meaningful entry experience to the town. It acts as a satellite visitor information centre, providing a place for visitors to pull over, discover what the town is about and clearly position and signpost Triabunna as the gateway to Maria Island National Park.