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Huon River Foreshore Shared Pathway


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:

Have Your Say by completing our survey by 5pm 10 February 2020 online here.

Alternatively, you can obtain a hardcopy survey from Council’s Customer Service Centre at 40 Main Street, Huonville, or download a printable survey, fill it out, then scan and email it to hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au.

Community workshops:

Two community workshops will be taking place at 2pm and 6pm on 18 February 2020 at the Palais Theatre in Franklin to discuss the project and survey results. Registration is essential on Eventbrite.

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.

Key Dates

  • 23/12/2019 Survey open
  • 10/2/2020 Survey closes 5pm
  • 18/2/2020 Community workshop
  • 22/4/2020 Final report presented to Council (subject to change)

Project Cycle

  1. Open
  2. Under Review
  3. Approved