The Devonport Road Network Strategy is aimed at providing and maintaining a road network suitable for the Devonport municipality and its road users. In particular, the strategy addresses a series of key issues identified through analysis of the existing road network and consultation with key stakeholders, Council and the general public.
As a result of the recent consultation conducted the following documents have been prepared and are presented for your information.
The City of Devonport has a variety of transport options available to its residents and visitors.
The Devonport City Cycling Network Strategy (Bike Plan) was approved at the Monday 19 July 2010 Council Meeting. The objective of the Cycling Network Strategy is to promote cycling as a relatively low cost, healthy and sustainable mode of transport. Implementing the strategy will result in a fully developed cycling network, connecting the community and linking the coast.
For further information contact Urban Design Coordinator, Randell Stott by phone on 6424 0511.
The Pedestrian Network Strategy has been developed based on community input and is about making places more pedestrian friendly and encouraging people to walk to more places, more often.
Whether it is for transport or recreation, walking is affordable and healthy. Improvements to the walking environment will see people walking more and will make for a happier and healthier community.
The Devonport Signage Strategy aims to improve wayfinding for pedestrians and cyclists, allowing them to easily navigate around the City.
Devonport Airport, the third largest in Tasmania, is located approximately eight kilometres from Devonport's CBD. It has full terminal facilities and services including car hire and shuttle buses to the city. The terminal building is spacious, housing an undercover baggage collection area. Car hire companies operate from counters within the terminal and the licenced kiosk, and souvenir shop provides for the needs of travellers. The sealed car park has 300 spaces for long or short term parking.
Devonport Airport is the closest port of entry to the Tasmanian wilderness and Cradle Mountain National Park, approximately 80 minutes from the airport.
Qantaslink currently operates four flights daily to and from Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport.
Devonport is the home port of the two luxury passenger ferries Spirit of Tasmania I & II. These ferries operate nightly services to Melbourne, and increase to double sailings during peak periods. For more information about the services on board the ships, please visit Spirit of Tasmania.
The Torquay Ferry provides a valuable service, linking East Devonport with West. The ferry operates Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm, on demand. Passengers can board the ferry from the pontoon located opposite the Edgewater Hotel (Eastern Shore) and opposite the Stewart Street traffic lights (Western Shore).
The local bus service is provided by Merseylink. For details on bus routes, fares and timetables click here.
Bus companies Metro and Phoenix Coaches, have now combined to provide a regular timetable of bus services between Devonport and Burnie. The Devonport to Ulverstone service commences from the bus interchange in Rooke Street, arrives and departs from the interchange in King Edward Street in Ulverstone and then continues on to Cattley Street in Burnie.
The timetable for this service can be downloaded below:
For information about Tasmanian road rules and regulations, please visit Service Tasmania.