Evandale is a small town of 1058 people situated in the Northern Midlands Council municipality in the north of Tasmania. The town is a National Trust Certified Georgian Village and is located 20km south of Launceston. Evandale is well-known for the arts scene and well-known events including the Glover Prize, National Penny Farthing Championship and the local Sunday markets. Evandale township has a range of facilities including pharmacy, supermarket, post office, tourist and information center, parks, playground and cafes.
In the spatial walkability assessment, Evandale’s walkability was rated medium in comparison to the 92 towns in the study. The town has lower walkability to the west of High Street and on the edges of the town whereas the main town area is slightly more walkable.
In the audit, all facilities and features in Evandale were rated as good/excellent and the geography of the Evandale was reported to be generally quite flat which enhanced walkability in the town.
The street segment audits reported a good range of recreational facilities. Overall, footpath quality was rated as good/excellent in four of seven segments. Discussion at the workshop suggested this was not always the case.