Draft George Town Structure Plan May 2021

Council is pleased to present the Draft George Town Structure Plan May 2021

The Draft George Structure Plan May 2021 is now open for public comment from the 9am on the 22nd May 2021 and will close at 4pm on the 22nd June 2021

What is a Structure Plan?  A Structure Plan is a high-level document which will be a decision-making tool for the Council. It will be a road map of where to build new houses, the areas that should be protected from development, and where investment is required (roads, footpaths, cycling trails, parks, beaches, sporting facilities, art sculptures and the like).

The aim of the George Town Structure Plan is to create residential areas where it is easy and safe to walk to parks, shops (where possible), foreshore, catch public transport to Launceston or go on a bike ride. The George Town Structure Plan proposes to link neighbourhoods via walking and cycling trails.

Improving the quality of our footpaths to make them easier to use and creating off-road trails is a big focus of the George Town Structure Plan. The aim is to create walking and cycling loops within your neighbourhoods to discourage the use of the car for short trips.

The George Town Council is interested in how you use the walking network and public spaces in your neighbourhood. Do you walk or ride from your home to other places in George Town? Do you ride or walk to the foreshore or a park?

Council invites the general public for consultation and have developed a number of opportunities for the community to have input into the Draft George Town Structure Plan May 2021.

1. Written Submissions

Written submissions can be provided by email (council@georgetown.tas.gov.au) or via post addressed to the General Manager, PO Box 161 George Town Tas 7253. All submissions will be reviewed, and a finalised document will be compiled.

2. Complete a Survey

Complete a quick survey on your neighbourhood.

Before you do the survey, check out a quick snapshot of your neighbourhood and check out the proposed plan for your area.. then complete the simple survey with your feedback by selecting the link above.

  1. Low Head
  2. North George Town
  3. Central George Town
  4. Port Dalrymple
  5. Mount George
  6. York Cove
  7. Pipeclay Bay

3. Public Consultation 'drop-in' session

A public consultation ‘drop-in’ session for the Draft George Town Structure Plan May 2021 will be held at the George Town Memorial Hall on Thursday the 10th June 2021 between the hours of 1pm-7pm.

Downloadable Copies

The downloadable copies of the Draft George Town Structure Plan May 2021 are available below:


            A condensed version of the Draft George Town Structure Plan 2021

Hard Copies

Hard copies of the Draft George Town Structure Plan May 2021 are available for viewing at George Town Council reception.