Kettering Walking Plan

Design Feature
Type of Project
Local Government Initiative
State
Tasmania
Location
Regional

Thirty-four kilometres south of Hobart is the D’Entrecasteaux Channel township of Kettering. Kettering attracts tourists and active visitors ranging from the local to interstate and international as it is the gateway to Bruny Island – the most visited area in southern Tasmania. Safe walking routes were required to provide community and visitors opportunity to access public services and enjoy Kettering.

Facilitating a connected community

In rural locations it is often difficult for the community to feel connected if forced to use the car for local trips and for recreation. Kettering was poorly serviced by a lack of footpaths making it difficult for locals to walk to services and facilities.  In 2010, Kingborough Council in consultation with the community completed the Kettering Recreation Walkway Plan and prepared an Integrated Transport Study.  The plans provided direction for Council to develop the trails and footpaths that are now highly used by the community. 

The plans provided direction for Council to develop the trails and footpaths that are now highly used by the community.

The Plan stimulated: 

  • Construction of footpaths on Channel Highway and Ferry Road 
  • Improvements to the Kettering Oval 
  • Construction of the Trial Bay walking track 
  • Construction of a bridge over Oxleys Creek from the Hall precinct to the Marina 
  • The provision of seating and landscaping to define the linear township.  

Project Team 

  • Kingborough Council 
  • Kettering Community Association 
  • Kettering Cricket Club 
  • Kettering Hall Committee 

Project Cost 

Unavailable 

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