Snug is a small coastal town of approximately 1,560 people situated in Kingborough Council in southern Tasmania. The town is located approximately 30 kilometres south of Hobart. The town covers 2.6 square kilometres and has a density of 600 residents per square kilometre (compared to Hobart which covers an area of 1,695.5 square kilometres and has a density of 130 people per square kilometre). The town has a primary school, petrol station, restaurants and cafes, aged care homes, churches and caravan park.
The area of greater Snug has some key assets recognised by community members as supporting walkability. The natural reserves (Coningham Nature Recreation Area and Snug Tiers Nature Recreation Area) and beaches are important spaces for recreation.
When assessed spatially, greater Snug’s walkability was rated high overall, however the spatial maps and audits suggest there is significant variance in walkability throughout the area.
The township of Snug is bisected by the Channel Highway with the primary school situated on the western side of the highway and most other facilities situated on the eastern side of the highway creating some traffic and crossing concerns.
A lack of connectivity and pedestrian safety infrastructure were identified as impacting on walkability in the area.