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Greater Hobart Committee

FAQs

1. What is the Committee’s vision for Greater Hobart?

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

2. What is the Greater Hobart Act 2019?

The Greater Hobart Act 2019 creates a legislative framework for the Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough councils to engage and collaborate with the Tasmanian Government on strategic land use and infrastructure planning issues for the benefit of Greater Hobart.

Find more information on the Greater Hobart Act 2019.

3. Why was the Greater Hobart Act 2019 introduced?

The proposal to introduce the Greater Hobart Act 2019 was initiated by the Mayors of the Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough councils to encourage a strategic partnership approach to the growth and development of Greater Hobart. At the time, Hobart was the only Australian capital city without a Capital City Act to help coordinate growth and investment in infrastructure.

4. What does the Greater Hobart Act 2019 seek to achieve?

Under the Greater Hobart Act 2019, members will work collaboratively to identify principles, priority areas and implement actions that will deliver strategic, efficient and integrated land use planning, and infrastructure outcomes in the urban Greater Hobart area.

5. What is the difference between the Greater Hobart Act 2019 and the Hobart City Deal?

The Hobart City Deal is a shared 10 year vision and partnership between the Australian and Tasmanian Governments and the Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough councils to deliver on a series of commitments. Whereas, the Greater Hobart Act 2019 is an enduring legislative mechanism to encourage an integrated strategic approach to land use and infrastructure planning in Greater Hobart.

For more information on the Hobart City Deal, please click here.

6. How can I get involved?

Public engagement and consultation with stakeholders will be undertaken on aspects of the Greater Hobart Act 2019 deliverables. We will engage with the general public and stakeholders on certain issues, and this website will host consultation papers and background information.

At the moment, the draft Vision for Greater Hobart is out for consultation until Monday, 26 April 2021. To view the draft Vision and provide your feedback please click here.