The acquisition budget assists the Gallery develop its Permanent Collection of contemporary Tasmanian art, with all acquisition requests being endorsed by the Devonport Regional Gallery Advisory Board.
A preliminary investigation has identified that a new ramp could be constructed to the east side of the Bluff Plaza. However, specialist advice would be sought as part of the design. The new ramp may be constructed of lightweight materials similar to the access ramp in East Devonport.
The southern part of the path has a handrail, but a risk assessment has recommended that the handrail be extended to reduce the risk of falls. In addition, the existing handrail is approaching end of life and should be renewed at the same time.
The aim is to increase capacity of the existing system through the construction of existing stormwater lines in Church Street. It is proposed to upgrade the line including installation of new manholes and detention basin.
Council has committed $1.6 million over the next two financial years to the Coastal Pathway. It anticipated that Council’s contribution in 2020/21 will go toward the design and construction of the Ambleside-Latrobe section and the design of the Don-Leith section.