THE City of Hobart has started works on the final stage of Max’s Infinity Loop, a two-kilometre shared-use track encircling the summit of the Queen’s Domain.
The track traverses bushland and gives great views over the River Derwent and surrounding city.
The Queen’s Domain is becoming increasingly popular among local joggers and is now the home of Hobart’s parkrun community.
The track will create a ‘natural’ soft fall running surface by removing half the road width of the bitumen surface and replacing it with a wood chip mulch.
There will be improved road crossings, with new signage and other safety measures.
Development of a Queen’s Domain soft fall running loop was instigated by local running enthusiasts and is based on the popularity of well-known running facilities in Australia and overseas.
The redevelopment of the track will provide runners, cyclists and recreational walkers with a purpose-built facility and improve provision for these activities on the Queen’s Domain.
Once complete, Max’s Infinity Loop will be a multi-use jogging, cycling and pedestrian track through native bushland, connecting with other tracks in the Domain area.
Access will remain open for pedestrians during the final stage of the development, although there may be occasional short-term closures to allow heavy machinery onto the site.
The Loop is named after the late Maxwell George Cherry OAM, who was an Australian athletics and fitness coach based in Hobart.
Mr Cherry passed away in 2008, aged 81.
For more information about the Max’s Infinity Loop development project, visit hobartcity.com.au/maxsinfinityloop.
Caption: Photo credit: City of Hobart.