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Franklin Foreshore Rehabilitation and Development Plan


The Huon Valley Council 2018 State Election Strategy identified key areas in which the Council can work together with the State Government to achieve key priorities for the prosperity and amenity of the Huon Valley Region.

In 2018, Huon Valley Council were successful in securing a $750,000 State election commitment for the rehabilitation and development of Franklin Foreshore.

The purpose of the project is to:

  • Create pedestrian linkages between the existing walking trails to the north and south of the marina area
  • Construct two pontoons
  • Beautification of the Marina area

Status; Work has now commenced on the walking track component of the project. Please refer to the October 2022 update below.

October 2022

Following the September 2021 Council meeting and the recommendation which can be found HERE, council contacted the funding body and returned the remaining surplus.

Works have now commenced on the Franklin Foreshore (North) Walking Track. you can view the plan HERE

May 2022

Plans for the project have been submitted to an Engineer to be certified.

December 2020

Consultation has been completed and Council has appointed ERA Planning and Environment Consultants to navigate and obtain the necessary Crown Land approvals.

Update August 2020

Following community engagement on the Draft Franklin Foreshore Rehabilitation and Development Plan, the Community Engagement Report and the revised Franklin Foreshore Rehabilitation and Development Plan was presented to Council at the Ordinary Council meeting on 27 May 2020. Council endorsed the revised Franklin Foreshore Rehabilitation and Development Plan for implementation subject to a Deed of Variation from the Grant Funding Body.

Subject to final approval  from the Grant Funding Body the Council will undertake further engagement with the key stakeholders on the final designs and implementation of the following;

  • Public Toilet;
  • Landscaping; and
  • Interpretive History Signage

Key Dates

  • 22/4/2020 Consultation opens
  • 10/5/2020 Consultation closes 5pm
  • 27/5/2020 Present engagement report to Council
  • 29/9/2021 Council Report - Grant Variation
  • 3/10/2022 Work to commence

Project Cycle

  1. Consultation opens
  2. Consultation closes
  3. Under review
  4. Endorsed by Council
  5. Approval from grant body
  6. Crown Land approvals
  7. Implementation