In 2019 we were appointed to consider the impacts to the Tasmania Golf Club’s course from the proposed widening of the Tasman Highway, the main highway between Hobart and the east coast of Tasmania. The Highway will be duplicated and straightened in several sections requiring the acquisition of significant strips of the Golf Club’s land. The report we prepared found there were significant impacts to the 1st and 16th holes, and the Club’s driving range.
We have since been appointed to prepare detailed design plans for remedial works which includes;
- Rebuilding the 16th hole up to 60 metres further from the highway.
- Moving part of the 17th hole.
- Filling in the Club’s main water storage lake and rebuilding it elsewhere.
- Reversing the direction of play on the driving range and upgrading it with new irrigation, target greens, a short game area and carpark.
- Rebuilding the 1st green and 2nd tees further away from the new highway.
All of these works are less costly than the high screen fencing that would have otherwise been required. We are also confident the new holes will be better than the originals and that the new driving range will be a significant new facility for the Club.
Construction will commence in late 2020.