The Sustainability Festival in Launceston on Saturday was the first chance to see the latest design concepts for the future of the kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary.

More than 250 responses were submitted on the draft vision for the future of the kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary during the first stage of public consultation and new design concepts have been created based on this feedback.

The Tamar Estuary Management Taskforce want to confirm what they heard from the community and that these ideas are now reflected in the vision.

Further pop-up information booths to be held around Launceston throughout October*.

The first stage of consultation indicated that people want to see improved and accessible public areas with greater connectivity.

They also wanted to see more revegetation, improvements to stormwater and sewage systems, more seating and shade, as well as the installation of more bins to prevent littering.

We also heard that the most important aspects of the estuary for people were environment, natural beauty and tracks and trails.

The draft vision, prepared by the Tamar Estuary Management Taskforce and released in June, explores the potential for the heart of the Tamar to be an inspiring destination that connects and enhances the area.

*Other pop-up locations:

–      Riverbend Park – Saturday, 16 October 2021 – 11 am to 2 pm,

–      World Street Eats market, Civic Square – Sunday, 17 October 2021 – 11 am to 3 pm,

–      Brisbane Street Mall – Friday, 22 October 2021 – 12 pm to 2.30 pm,

–      Night Market, Launceston Civic Square – Friday 22 October 2021 – 4.30 pm to 9:00 pm

–      Royal Park – Saturday, 23 October 2021 – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

–      Brisbane Street Mall – Friday, 29 October 2021 – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

–      Royal Park and Seaport Marina – Saturday, 30 October 2021 – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm