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Huon River Foreshore Shared Pathway

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Huon Valley Council is currently assessing the feasibility of developing a shared pathway along the Huon River, running from Huonville to Franklin. Once completed, we envisage that the accessible pathway would bring numerous benefits to the Huon Valley, including tourists, local residents and businesses.

The pathway would be multi-use, accommodating walkers, cyclists and kayakers, with provisions for disability access on key sections of the route. The route for the pathway would traverse the Crown Land Foreshore Reserve along the banks of the Huon River. The pathway would start at the Huonville Foreshore, covering a distance of approximately 7.5km along the riverbank through to Franklin, finishing at the end of the foreshore behind the playground (as shown below). The pathway would provide riverfront access for walkers, cyclists and those using mobility aids, along with additional entry points to the Huon River for kayaking and fishing opportunities along the way.

Complete the survey:

This survey is now closed.

Community workshops:

Two community workshops where conducted on 18 February 2020 at the Palais Theatre in Franklin.

If you have any questions please contact Council by calling (03) 6264 0300 or emailing hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au.

More info:

Read the media release for more information about this project.

Update September 2020

Following community engagement on the Huon River Shared Pathway project, the Council report and combined reports from Pitt & Sherry and SGS Economics & Planning  where presented to Council at the Ordinary Council meeting on 26 August. Council acknowledged the findings of the Feasibility Studies and endorsed the project for future investment opportunities.

Copies of the Council Report and Feasibility Studies can be found in the document library.

Key Dates

  • 23/12/2019 Survey open
  • 10/2/2020 Survey closes 5pm
  • 18/2/2020 Community workshop
  • 26/8/2020 Final report presented to Council

Project Cycle

  1. Open
  2. Under Review
  3. Approved