Have your say about the Battery Point slipyards

THE City of Hobart has developed a draft Master Plan for the Battery Point slipyards to re-imagine the area moving into the future.

The site is a special place that has provided connection between the land and sea for tens of thousands of years.

The Mouheneener band of the South East Nation of Aboriginal Tasmania are the traditional custodians of this place and Tasmanian Aboriginal people continue to connect with this area and the surrounding waterways, its food, rituals and spiritual values.

More recent history has seen this site as a hub of shipwright and maritime activity.

The draft Master Plan was prepared by a multi-disciplinary team of consultants following a comprehensive research and engagement process in 2017-2018.

The document identified a number of key values and opportunities that are important to the community and lease holders.

Some of these include making the slipyards a more inviting environment, providing greater pedestrian connectivity and access, raising awareness about the site’s history, improving park infrastructure and playground facilities, and opening up view lines through the site.

The City is now seeking feedback to ensure the future use and development of the site meets community expectations.

To view the draft and provide feedback, visit the Your Say Hobart website.

Engagement closes on Friday 14 June.

Caption: Locals are invited to submit feedback for the re-imagining of the slipyards site at Battery Point.

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