Central Area Development Plans

Central Area Development Strategies/Plan

Council, in a joint project with Circular Head Council is developing a long-term strategy to guide public and private investment in the central areas of Wynyard, Somerset, Smithton and Stanley over the next 25 years.

This includes investigation of potential changes in each of the central areas to improve liveability and increase economic development.

The principal objective of the project is to provide a strategy encompassing an investment plan and comprehensive master planning and design framework to guide the sustainable development of the Smithton, Stanley, Wynyard and Somerset central areas as diverse mixed use precincts.

The project aims to achieve:

Improved productivity through:

Better integration of land use and infrastructure;

  • Unlocking of commercial and residential potential of areas and sites within the study areas;
  • Improvements to the efficiency of infrastructure including improvements to public transport and the road network.
  • Maintenance of design quality that reflects the significance of the central areas as a key destinations

Improvements to liveability through:

The facilitation of housing supply;

  • Improvements to accessibility and connectivity;
  • Provision of appropriate pedestrian flows through and within the central areas;
  • Provision of adequate onsite parking and managed vehicle access;
  • Provision of a safe and secure environment for all members of the community at all times of the day and night;
  • Supporting community wellbeing.

Supporting Objectives

The preparation of the Central Area Development Strategies will be required to meet the supporting objectives:

  • A market assessments of forecast demands for housing, retail, commercial and hospitality floor space requirements over the next 25 years;
  • Assessment of community and stakeholder aspirations, priorities and needs;
  • Assessment of the suitability of current zoning to meet the forecast needs;
  • Assessment of site development opportunities, including the potential re-development options for key public and private sites in the study areas agreed between the consultant and the Councils, taking into full account of heritage and access requirements;
  • Assessment of infrastructure needs of the central areas taking into account future pedestrian and cycle access needs, way-finding signage needs, public transport requirements, vehicular circulation, service access and car parking requirements;
  • Integration with existing strategies and plans including the draft Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Open Space, Sport and Recreation Plan; and
  • Preparation of an implementation framework and investment strategy for the effective, timely and practical implementation of the Strategies.

Community Consultation

Oct-Dec 2017 - Key Stakeholder focus groups

Jan 2018 - on-line feedback via Social Pinpoint:


Jan 2018 - Walk & Talk Sessions (15th & 16th January at 1pm) - contact Council to register

 Wynyard Walk & Talk Map(832 kb)     Somerset Walk & Talk Map(333 kb)

Waratah Wynyard Council
21 Saunders Street : PO Box 168, Wynyard TAS 7325
Phone (03) 6443 8333 : Fax (03) 6443 8383 : Email: council@warwyn.tas.gov.au
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