Traffic Impact Assessment – Somerset Foreshore Area

Traffic Impact Assessment – Somerset Foreshore Area

ANZAC Park and Somerset Foreshore area Traffic Impact Assessment

The Somerset ANZAC Park All Abilities Playground was redeveloped to create a destination playground that is fun, inclusive, and accessible for everyone. The popularity of the playground along with the development of the Coastal Pathway project, are expected to bring an increase in pedestrian and vehicle traffic to the Somerset Foreshore area. In anticipation of this, Council has conducted a comprehensive analysis of the accessibility, capacity and safety of current facilities and infrastructure.

As part of this project, Council engaged pitt&sherry to provide a Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) to determine the expected increase in vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists, as well as their impact on traffic volume, road safety and parking provision. The TIA was prepared for the foreshore surrounds in Somerset, north of the Bass Highway.

It was determined that the current road network and existing parking facilities will be able to cater for any expected traffic increases, as long as the following recommendations were addressed:

  • Increase efficiency and availability of parking,
  • Increase connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists,
  • Reduce incidents of speeding,
  • Increase safety at intersections and retain the visual amenities of the Foreshore.

Here is map of the focus area:

Traffic Impact Assessment Recommendations

As part of the TIA recommendations, a staged implementation approach will be taken.

Stage 1:

This stage has been completed – including works on Falmouth Street and Bells Parade.

Stage 2: 

  • Line marking
  • Kerb ramps
  • Flat top slow points ( 3 No  ) Same as installed in stage 1, with plantings
  • Line marking of parking areas
Esplanade and Plummer Court
  • Line marking
  • Concrete intersection treatment
  • Kerb ramps
Foreshore area
  • Where no northern kerb and channel – Physical barriers between coastal pathway and vehicles e.g., plantings, logs & rocks
Esplanade and Bells Parade (western end)
  • Intersection markings

NOTE: Council has  allocated funding in the 23/24 financial year for this project.

Please refer to the following Traffic Management Concept Plan as a visual guide.

Traffic Management Concept Plan



Have Your Say on the Traffic Impact Assessment Stage 2 Recommendations.

Council values community input and would like to hear your views on the proposed upgrades.  To have your say, complete the form below or alternatively, you can provide feedback in person or in writing to Council. All responses must be received by 18 August, 2023.



PO Box 168
21 Saunders Street
Wynyard Tasmania 7325

In person:

Council Office, at 21 Saunders Street, Wynyard. 


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