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Greater Hobart Committee

30-Year Greater Hobart Plan for consultation

Following on from the Vision for Greater Hobart released in 2021, the Greater Hobart Committee has developed a draft 30-Year Greater Hobart Plan to help fulfil the Vision over coming years.

Our city is growing and changing, and a proactive plan to guide this growth will help us retain the Greater Hobart we know and love.

A Greater Hobart Plan is a whole-of-city guide to assist the development of transport, housing and employment centres and how they relate to each other in the long term.

The draft Greater Hobart Plan is accompanied by a detailed Strategy for Growth and Change which are available for download in PDF form. The drop down boxes below also provide a summary of the Plan.

The Greater Hobart Plan is now open for public consultation.

Have your Say

We invite you to view the Draft Greater Hobart Plan, then have your say in one of the following ways:

  1. Complete the online survey hosted by Hobart City Council
  2. Email your submission or feedback to

Please note unless requested by the author, formal submissions received by email will be made publicly available on our website at

Submissions close 5pm, Monday 20 June 2022


The Greater Hobart Plan has been prepared under the Greater Hobart Act 2019, at the request of the Greater Hobart Committee.

This Plan is the first time that transport, housing and precinct planning have been brought together in a spatially integrated manner. This will allow us to plan for business and employment growth, recreation and environmental management, protect farmland and plan for climate change. In the short term, the Plan will be used to inform an update to the Southern Tasmania Regional Land Use Strategy (STRLUS).

The Greater Hobart Plan is aligned with, and is designed to deliver on, the 2050 Vision for Greater Hobart (the Vision):

We will live in the world’s best small capital city, a city built for people that is connected, friendly and safe.

Greater Hobart is a thriving and inspiring place to live, where we all work together to make a positive contribution to our extraordinary environment.

The vision is underpinned by the following themes

  1. Be greater for our people – a great place to live; safe and welcoming; better active transport; and contribute to health and wellbeing
  2. Have greater interconnection, but distinct communities – continue to 'feel like Hobart’; connected to unique natural environment; thriving, unique neighbourhoods; and people centred, activated places
  3. Have greater resilience – build resilience and disaster preparedness; strong local business community; adapt towards a low carbon economy; and community spirit to 'future-proof' the city
  4. Be well planned – 'right place, right time’; collaborative approach to planning; and coordinated provision of infrastructure and services
  5. Have greater connection – easy to get around; greater transport choice; increase co-location of jobs and housing; and smart technology to enhance useability
  6. Plan for growth and change – greater housing choice; increase residential density in inner areas; growth will be planned and sequenced; and protect unique natural areas and biodiversity

The Greater Hobart Plan is supported by a Strategy for Growth and Change and an Implementation Plan, to make sure we have a clear pathway to deliver on the outcomes set out within the Plan. These documents will continue to evolve as the city changes, and in response to new information. The Greater Hobart Plan will also establish processes for the Government, Greater Hobart councils, industry and the community to work together to ensure that our capital city grows and develops in a sustainable way.

Addressing challenges

Greater Hobart is experiencing change and the 2050 Vision for Greater Hobart (the Vision) has identified challenges to be faced over coming years.

These include an ageing population, managing our growth in a sequenced and strategic manner, having a small regional economy that provides fewer employment opportunities than other mainland capitals, limited diversity in housing options, transport and infrastructure constraints, and local responses to bushfire, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other wider challenges like rapid technological advances, dynamic international trade corridors and demands, and the changing nature of migration are all having profound impacts globally.

These various challenges must be considered when preparing a long-term plan for Greater Hobart.

It will require collective and collaborative leadership to address these challenges, seize the opportunities, and strengthen Greater Hobart’s resilience to change. The Greater Hobart Committee aspires to support Greater Hobart to become “the world’s best small capital city”.

The Greater Hobart Plan provides clear direction on how to best respond to current and emerging challenges.

This will require access to land and opportunities for quality development, to support traditional industries and expanding sectors of the economy. Greater diversity in housing is required to provide greater choice for individuals to suit different lifestyles and different stages of life, including supporting older people to age-in-place by having opportunities to downsize their home yet still remain within their own neighbourhood to maintain connections to friends and family. Housing also needs to be well-located so that people can have good access to local jobs, services and transport connections.

Greater Hobart’s history of outward growth and development outside of the city, mixed with a growing and ageing population, is contributing to some growing pains, such as congestion on our roads. More people are living further away from where they work, shop and play. This outward spread increases the pressure for major road infrastructure improvements, which can add to cost-of-living pressures. A focus on providing our community with more housing options in, near and away from our city centres can help reduce these pressures.

Prioritising and facilitating targeted infill development in preference to greenfield expansion will see the emergence of more inner-city housing through medium density development. In delivering this, the Greater Hobart Committee is committed to maintaining local character and protecting heritage values. To implement this Greater Hobart Plan we will need design solutions to protect what people love about our capital city and its natural and built environment. Our challenge will be to encourage future development to cater for current and future growth, in ways that enhance our city’s liveability and attractiveness.

Planning for the future

The Greater Hobart Plan seeks to guide growth over the next 30 years, in order to effectively shape our city’s future urban form. Our analysis is based on evidence including historical growth rates, expectations of future development and sound planning principles.

While projected growth may not eventuate within the timeframes considered, having a plan will ensure we are well prepared for future growth. It will also ensure that, regardless of the level of growth in the next 30 years, we will have a plan to make Hobart a safe, friendly, connected, inspiring and thriving place to live and work.

We anticipate that Greater Hobart will continue to experience population growth. Based on growth over recent years we will assume an additional 60 000 people over the next 30 years. We are also assuming that each additional dwelling can accommodate an average of two people, which means that we expect to need around 30 000 new homes to be constructed during this period.

By setting these assumptions, strategic planners across the public and private sectors can prepare for growth and infrastructure upgrades in advance and target efficiencies and productivity gains as a result.

Analysis has helped us identify locations across Greater Hobart where new residential development can be located (see map on following page). We have been aware of some of these locations for some time given their size and significance, but in general we see potential for increased urban renewal initiatives across many of our suburbs.

The purpose of urban renewal and the provision of additional housing is to ensure that residents have better access to transport options to aid movement around the city. This will require strategic long-term consideration and planning.

Importantly an Implementation Plan is being prepared to identify and progress measures to encourage the right type of development in the right places. Our analysis has also confirmed that the future planned growth of our city can be primarily accommodated within the current Urban Growth Boundary currently described in the STRLUS, and is best placed within densification areas along main transit corridors to better utilise our current infrastructure. In addition, we will develop a coordinated and strategic approach to growth that may result in changes to the Urban Growth Boundary to accommodate future urban development.

This Greater Hobart Plan provides a clear narrative about the future of our city, one that should foster integrated planning, encourage public and private investment, and build more coordinated and collaborative relationships. Employment and business growth will be important to provide opportunities for more residents to work near where they live.

When finalised, the Greater Hobart Plan and its Implementation Plan will be provided to the Minister for Planning to inform an update to the STRLUS. The Implementation Plan will also enable a coordinated approach across governments to seek to achieve the aims and objectives of the Greater Hobart Plan.

A compact city

Greater Hobart is shaped by its geography, flanking the Derwent River. Our natural environment is one of the most attractive characteristics of our city and defines it in the eyes of most people. In shaping the city’s urban form, this natural setting is both a constraint and opportunity for development.

Our analysis indicates that at this point in time there is sufficient land within the Urban Growth Boundary to accommodate an expected additional 30 000 dwellings over the next 30 years. However, this conclusion is based on the theoretical yield of available land. The Greater Hobart Plan proposes that additional housing will be primarily delivered through urban consolidation and infill development rather than greenfield development at the urban fringe. The Greater Hobart Plan proposes a 70:30 infill/greenfield development split (21 000 infill and 9 000 greenfield dwellings) as an attainable target over the next 30 years as it is largely consistent with the development split achieved over the last decade. However, the Greater Hobart Plan will seek to encourage more infill development closer to transport corridors and within identified densification areas.

Infill development is proposed to be primarily low-impact medium density residential dwellings, while allowing for higher density dwellings in appropriate locations. This means encouraging more contemporary terrace and townhouse dwellings within, and surrounding, the main business districts and along corridors with high frequency public transport services.

There are advantages to infill residential development over greenfield development. Some of which are:

  • Reduced infrastructure and service provision costs for infill development.
  • Shorter travel distances to employment, shops, schools, health services.
  • Better access to more frequent public transport services.
  • Increased residential densities can enhance economic viability of existing business zones and generate more local employment.
  • A compact urban footprint has a reduced environmental impact including lower greenhouse gas emissions.
  • More efficient use of underutilised land – an opportunity to improve local amenity, while still protecting heritage and character.
  • Increased opportunities for social interaction, relationship building, community connections, personal security and ‘living locally’.

Although the Greater Hobart Plan will encourage more infill residential development, we also need new greenfield development to meet our expected housing demand and provide choice for our community. The proposed 9 000 new greenfield dwellings over the next 30 years will require a faster rate of delivery than in the past.

Where and how to grow

To deliver our focus on infill development we will require concerted effort and collaboration between governments and industry if future development is to be directed into identified areas with capacity to absorb expected growth. Our analysis of land supply data has identified the following opportunities for future residential development over the next 30 years:

  • Low density greenfield housing on existing residentially zoned land – 9 450 additional dwellings.
  • Medium density infill housing
    • within existing inner suburban areas across Greater Hobart – 12 380 additional dwellings.
    • within existing business zoned land close to primary and principal business districts – 9 000 additional dwellings.
    • on rezoned land to enable residential use (e.g. Hobart Showgrounds and UTAS Sandy Bay campus) – 3 700 additional dwellings.
  • Higher density infill housing in appropriate locations.

This analysis indicates that the total available land supply within the current Greater Hobart Urban Growth Boundary could potentially cater for over 34 000 additional dwellings, which is more than our anticipated demand of 30 000 dwellings by 2050. It will be important to ensure that existing land supply is used efficiently and to encourage infill development and employment and business growth close to the main activity centres and along main transit corridors. In addition, we will strategically identify areas appropriate for consideration as future growth. Changes to the Urban Growth Boundary may result based on evidence of need and the application of technical planning analysis.

The main areas identified for infill and greenfield development including future growth areas within each council are:

  • Clarence – primarily infill, with some greenfield, including in already identified future growth areas such as Droughty Point peninsula.
  • Glenorchy – primarily infill, especially in the catchment areas along the transit corridor, and greenfield at Granton and Austins Ferry
  • Hobart – primarily infill within the CBD
  • Kingborough – primarily infill in and around the Kingston CBD, greenfield at Huntingfield, and a mix of infill and greenfield in already identified future growth areas at Margate and Snug

Future commercial and industrial development is likely to occur within the existing zoned areas, much of which has the capacity to accommodate more intensive activity. More mixed‑use developments will also be encouraged (mix of commercial and residential). Living closer to workplaces and shops will encourage healthy active transport and create a more vibrant and sustainable city.

Infrastructure to support growth

The high-level objective of the Greater Hobart Plan is to better align land use and infrastructure planning. To deliver this, land use and infrastructure strategies need to work together to support common objectives, and sequence development to support the right development in the right places. The coordinated delivery of infrastructure and associated services can help unlock both future housing supply and commercial opportunities across our city.

In the preparation of this Greater Hobart Plan, there has been close liaison with key infrastructure providers including State Roads, TasWater, TasNetworks and NBNco. Coordinated forward planning will be critical to ensure medium and long-term forecasting aligns with proposed future land use and development changes. A focus on prioritising infill development will support the more efficient use of existing infrastructure and provides more opportunities for our transport system (road, parking, public and active transport) to improve public safety and reduce traffic congestion.

Work to deliver on a Greater Hobart Transport Vision is underway through the Hobart City Deal, and the Tasmanian Government and Greater Hobart Councils continue to collaborate closely with the Australian Government to deliver on that Vision. It is noted that significant policy decisions will be required as our cities grow, to support an uplift in public and active transport services, balance parking demand with the amenity of local activity hubs, improve the efficient transport of freight and to embrace emerging technology. This includes the adoption and use of electric vehicles and

We will also need to carefully plan for growth to ensure we can continue to provide both public infrastructure and green open spaces to enhance liveability, appeal and encourage community connectedness. This also extends to long term planning across all areas of responsibility. For example, the provision of health and education services as populations increase in targeted areas, and the provision of waste collection services that reflect changing attitudes towards greater recycling of waste and a reduced environmental impact.

Protect and promote what is valuable

Greater Hobart’s existing character, natural assets, built heritage and relaxed lifestyle, are part of what people love about our city. These valuable attributes are some of Greater Hobart’s most important competitive strengths. Future urban development within and around Greater Hobart should be managed to protect these aspects.

If Greater Hobart is to be “the world’s best small capital city”, we will need to protect what already makes it special as well as innovate to provide the services and amenity expected by our city’s residents and visitors. The Greater Hobart Plan provides a pathway forward to create a city that balances the retention of Greater Hobart’s natural and homegrown attributes with being a leader in collaborative governance, applying new technology, successfully adapting to a changing climate and generating new job opportunities with a more dynamic and entrepreneurial focus.

As a small city, Greater Hobart has opportunities to focus on the creation of healthy neighbourhoods to support residents of all ages and backgrounds. The ability to move easily within and through our city is also highly valued, so further growth needs to improve personal mobility and discourage isolation and other inequitable outcomes.

Greater Hobart has a striking natural setting dominated by the Derwent River, with many local foreshores and bushland reserves. The public open spaces within and surrounding the city are well-protected and are less likely to be impacted if future urban growth is primarily consolidated within existing built-up areas. Infrastructure improvements will be required within those areas (shared pathways, playgrounds, streetscapes, pocket parks, playing fields etc) to support increased future use and demand.

Precinct structure planning and the development of urban design guidelines will encourage the type of urban renewal we want to see in identified growth areas, with the aim of improving local amenity and promoting diverse and quality housing development.

The focus of the Greater Hobart Plan is to encourage more medium density dwellings throughout our city, especially within identified growth and targeted infill areas along the main transit corridors and close to the main activity hubs.

The Greater Hobart Plan will establish a land use planning framework with the capacity to be responsive and relevant, and unique to the needs of Greater Hobart. It will enable the creation of liveable and vibrant communities, suburbs and spaces where people want to live, work, shop and socialise. The economic benefits of population growth will be spread across the whole city. A ‘living locally’ ethos will be encouraged, where we can have employment options close to where we live, where we can send our children to school close to home, where we can easily visit a local park, where we can shop locally, and where other essential services are relatively close by.


In the short term, the Greater Hobart Plan will inform an update to the Southern Tasmania Regional Land Use Strategy. The Greater Hobart Plan will be supported by an Implementation Plan that will set out agreed policy directions and actions, with responsibility for delivering these actions documented and tracked. Drafting of the Implementation Plan is already underway. Some committed actions may be easily incorporated within existing programs. However, it is highly likely that both the Government and the Greater Hobart Councils will need to consider new policy or investment decisions to support implementation of the Greater Hobart Plan.

It is anticipated that the implementation measures will cover a range of solutions and initiatives, with varying levels of complexity and will need to be delivered across the short, medium and long term. This will allow all parties to consider the sequencing of delivery of related actions. While it is likely that certain actions may take some time to achieve, identifying and tracking these actions overtime will provide a valuable starting point for collaboration and discussion. The actions to be identified within the Implementation Plan are likely to include:

  • continued collaboration between the Government and Greater Hobart Councils
  • precinct structure planning of growth and densification areas to balance growth and amenity
  • maintaining an Urban Growth Boundary that prioritises urban consolidation over urban sprawl, while developing an agreed approach to growth that may include changes to the Boundary based on evidence of need and technical planning analysis, as well as addressing any identified anomalies.
  • urban renewal through a focus on medium density residential development and higher density dwellings where appropriate within the existing urban footprint
  • a coordinated transport plan that encourages increased public transport use and active transport
  • where appropriate, provision of public infrastructure to facilitate desired future residential and/or commercial development
  • continued delivery of affordable and social housing close to local jobs and services
  • consideration of incentives to encourage development in identified growth and targeted infill areas
  • clear public messaging of future development expectations throughout Greater Hobart and additional public engagement and partnership arrangements.

The successful implementation of this Greater Hobart Plan will result in:

  • improved liveability and accessibility for our people
  • protection of our city’s natural features, character and heritage
  • more social and affordable housing closer to city centres and along transit corridors
  • much greater housing choice – both in terms of type and location
  • more people able to live closer to where they work, shop and access services
  • increased uptake of public transport and more active transport opportunities
  • reducing travel distances/times and fuel costs
  • more opportunities for social interaction in improved public spaces
  • increased activation and economic viability of central and local business districts
  • more mixed-use opportunities to encourage business investment
  • a city that is highly valued for its amenity, attractions and lifestyle
  • alignment with council precinct structure planning and the development of the Tasmanian Housing Strategy

The Implementation Plan to be developed to accompany the Greater Hobart Plan will outline the processes required to achieve the measures and indicators above.

A coordinated planning framework will be required and will allow public and private investments to be sequenced and approved. This will provide the basis for long-term cooperation across government, industry and the community.

A well implemented Greater Hobart Plan will provide certainty and confidence for the Government, Greater Hobart Councils and business so that financial investment and jobs growth can be directed towards the most beneficial growth of our city. Greater community certainty should also create greater confidence in the long-term outcomes and less concern about potential adverse impacts.

The implementation of the Greater Hobart Plan will be designed to manage, adapt to and harness change for the social, economic and environmental benefit of the Greater Hobart community, now and into the future.

Review and reporting

This inaugural Greater Hobart Plan provides an overall framework for spatially managing the growth that is likely to occur within Greater Hobart. It begins a city-wide planning process that will evolve over time and require updated information, revision of past assumptions, and further analysis to continually build on our evidence base.

External factors including social, technological, economic and environmental trends will all have implications for Greater Hobart’s future development and will need to be monitored including access to services and facilities. There is much to be learnt from similar jurisdictions elsewhere and how they have responded to these issues. Implementing the Greater Hobart Plan will also be an iterative process that will require flexibility and a collective willingness to adapt.

The Greater Hobart Plan will be monitored against the listed actions and relevant key performance indicators (KPIs) which will be published. This will enable adjustments to be made while also providing public transparency.

In addition to this, a review of the Greater Hobart Plan and its supporting documents will occur in four years, allowing it to evolve with emerging trends captured and explained.

Effective community engagement is a critical part of this ongoing review and reporting process. Public engagement and a good appreciation of community needs and desires will be encouraged to feed into the Greater Hobart Plan development. A well-informed community is essential for effective implementation of the Greater Hobart Plan via appropriate forums and other public communication opportunities.

Proposed policy directions

The Greater Hobart Plan will provide a list of policy directions under sixteen different headings to help responsible parties to focus their energies. Under the Implementation Plan, actions will be allocated against the policy directions, and each action will have responsible parties identified to deliver and implement the Greater Hobart Plan. We intend to also provide an indication on the priority and sequencing of actions to help refine future work programs.

The currently proposed policy directions for the Greater Hobart Plan are listed below.



1 Alignment with Natural Setting


The city’s growth and development is balanced appropriately with existing significant or prioritised natural values.


Greater Hobart’s natural setting will shape the future growth of the city.


The city’s important natural values are identified and publicly recognised.

2 Meeting Future Housing Needs


There is to be sufficient land available for housing development throughout the 30-year life of the Greater Hobart Plan.


Provide greater housing diversity within Greater Hobart, particularly within medium density typologies.


The planning system should encourage greater housing diversity.


Provide sufficient social and affordable housing close to the main activity centres and transit corridors.


Address any adverse impacts of gentrification within inner-city areas.


Housing designs should provide for an ageing population and be sufficiently flexible to cope with other demographic changes and community needs.


Create more opportunities for people to downsize and to live within their existing local area throughout their various life stages.


Where and when possible, suitably zoned land should be developed as intended to its optimum extent.


Encourage development on those key sites that are most suitable for larger developments.


Provide a mechanism to stimulate infill development in desired locations.


Take a coordinated and strategic approach to identifying areas for future urban growth. Changes to the Urban Growth Boundary may result based on evidence of need and the application of technical planning analysis.


Establish a mechanism to appropriately address anomalies with regards to changes in the Urban Growth Boundary.

3 Urban Consolidation


Monitor demographic change and its impact on city growth and housing demand.


Apply targets for infill and greenfield development that ensure there is sufficient housing to meet future demand and in locations where residents can conveniently access essential services and employment.


Urban renewal and medium density infill development should occur along transit corridors or close to or within the main activity hubs.


New housing development areas are to be supported by more local employment opportunities.


Improve the overall quality of medium density residential development to encourage greater public acceptance and interest.


Planning scheme provisions should facilitate increased residential densities within identified growth areas.


Greater Hobart will remain a compact city with less reliance on outward expansion.


The Greater Hobart Plan and associated urban planning processes are to remain current and able to evolve as further information becomes available and community needs change.

4 Liveable Walkable Communities


Local neighbourhoods should be as liveable and walkable as possible.


Local communities are to have a choice between different forms of transport to access essential services.


High frequency transit corridors will provide prime opportunities for improved transport solutions and public mobility.


Ensure appropriate access and mobility infrastructure.


Developed sites should have active interfaces with the most heavily used public spaces and roads.

5 Respecting Local Character


Increasing the residential density of local areas should not unduly impact on local neighbourhood character and heritage.


Local area and precinct structure planning processes are to give due regard to local community values and the protection and enhancement of local character.


Places and buildings that have heritage value will be respected.


Local Indigenous values should inform the spatial development of Greater Hobart.


Provide public information that explains how local character will be protected while also enabling more infill development.

6 Integration of Land Use and Infrastructure Planning


Coordinate planning for future land uses and public infrastructure so that each is informed by the other.


Comprehensive integrated transport planning is required for Greater Hobart.


Develop a sound evidence-based understanding of how future city land use changes will both impact on and be impacted by traffic management decisions.


New urban growth is to occur in an orderly fashion and in sequence with infrastructure provision.


Deliver public infrastructure required to ‘unlock’ land which has been specifically targeted for development, such as within transit corridors and densification areas.


Minimise excessive infrastructure costs by planning for and setting aside land required for future infrastructure extensions.

7 Optimise the Most Efficient Use of Infrastructure and Services


Existing public infrastructure is to be well maintained and upgraded to meet future needs.


Give preference to utilising existing infrastructure capacity when identifying potential development opportunities.


A whole-of-Greater Hobart approach is to be adopted when considering future infrastructure needs.


Built infrastructure should be capable of adapting to new or multiple uses and different community needs.

8 Optimise Public Accessibility


Active transport is to be promoted as the most healthy and sustainable mode of local travel throughout Greater Hobart.


Increase public mobility options and reduce reliance on private motor vehicles.


Activity hubs are to be walkable to enable greater personal convenience and to benefit local businesses.


Transport routes and walking/cycling paths are to be upgraded and well maintained to ensure public safety and amenity and to provide all-abilities access.


Public transport infrastructure and services are to be improved to significantly increase patronage and be a “mode of choice” for more people.


Promote the availability and benefits of active and public transport.


Key transit corridors are to be used to develop high frequency public transport services.


Appropriate measures are to be taken at both local and regional levels to minimise the future impact of traffic congestion.


Sufficient public car parking is to be provided within the vicinity of activity hubs, but parking availability should consider the accessibility of active and public transport options.

9 Identify and Attribute True Infrastructure Costs


New infrastructure costs should be appropriately and proportionally attributed across the beneficiaries of that infrastructure to assist in more efficient, cost-effective and equitable development.


Better manage consumer demand in order to reduce the need to install new public infrastructure.



10 Ensure Infrastructure and Services Meet Future Needs


Community engagement is to be conducted when planning for future infrastructure upgrades.


Public infrastructure is to be designed to activate public spaces and address public safety/security needs.


Amend previous design assumptions for some forms of infrastructure to accommodate the impact of future climate change.’’’’’


Infrastructure design is to consider the potential impact of future natural hazard events.


Improved internet and telecommunication services will be required to adequately service new businesses and public demand.


Apply best practice waste management processes that are both environmentally and economically sustainable.


Improve energy efficiency within the urban environment and transition towards a low carbon future.

11 Provide for Open Space and Recreation Needs


There is to be a coordinated approach to the management of public open space and recreation and sporting facilities across Greater Hobart.


All local neighbourhoods should have adequate useable public open space and recreational facilities.


Public open space and recreational infrastructure should be in a condition that allows for increased future use.

12 Employment Growth


Future employment opportunities are to meet the needs generated by demographic change.


Additional employment opportunities will be needed as the city’s population increases.


Provide employment opportunities at key activity centres across Greater Hobart or along key transit corridors so more people can live closer to where they work.


Provide sufficient commercial and industrial zoned land to allow for future jobs growth.

13 Activate Central and Local Business Centres


The future social and economic viability of the larger activity hubs across Greater Hobart are to be reinforced.


Local activity hubs will continue to best meet local community and convenience needs.


The viability and amenity of all activity centres are to be increased through enhanced active and public transport access.


The unique attributes or points of difference of each activity centre should be used for their economic benefit.


Develop the activity hubs more intensively in order to optimise their social and economic functions.

14 Collaboration


Greater collaboration across State and local governments, community and industry will result in more efficient and consensual development outcomes.


To deliver a focus on infill and the activation of land supply will require the active support of all stakeholders.


Productive partnerships between government and industry will be facilitated to meet the most pressing needs of Greater Hobart.


State and local government collaboration will be enhanced to ensure public infrastructure and services are delivered in ways that best support the city’s sustainable growth.

15 Competitive Advantages


Priority will be given to attracting those industries that complement and support Greater Hobart’s unique attributes.


The particular attributes of local areas and neighbourhoods within the city should attract further business growth.


The city’s existing character, heritage and landscape have economic value, so they are to be protected and enhanced.


The visitor attractions and tourism potential of the whole Greater Hobart area should be optimised.

16 A Diverse and Resilient Economy


Various land development options are to be provided so that there is a diversity of residential and industrial opportunities.


Mixed use developments are to be encouraged to increase both housing and commercial opportunities.


Commercial and industrial land throughout Greater Hobart should be used for its most productive purpose.


The residential densities of areas close to both major and local employment precincts are to increase.


Well-designed public places assist in providing increased community interaction and support during periods of prolonged social change and disruption.


Ongoing urban renewal and building re-use is to be encouraged in order to meet changing land use demands.


Future public infrastructure investments are to anticipate changing social and economic pressures and the need for ‘future proofing’.