Nubeena and White Beach are located approximately 90 minutes southeast of Hobart on Turrakana/Tasman Peninsula and are well-known for coastal activities such as recreational fishing and surfing. The population has grown in the area and there are currently 887 residents. The main community facilities are located in Nubeena whereas White Beach is a residential locality approximately 5km south. Nubeena has a medical clinic, petrol station, supermarkets, council office, primary school, restaurants and recreational facilities including a sports ground and parks.
In the spatial walkability assessment, Nubeena’s walkability was rated medium, and White Beach was rated low, in comparison to the 90 other towns in the study. The Nubeena township was found to be much more walkable in comparison to White Beach.
In the town wide audit, natural assets including beaches were reported as important spaces for recreation. However, walking access is restricted for the approximately 270 people living in White Beach.
Community members felt there was a good range of infrastructure throughout Nubeena and White Beach that supports walkability. Two priorities were identified as having potential to improve the walkability throughout Nubeena and White Beach including improving connectivity and pedestrian safety.