2022 City of Hobart Federal Election Priorities

Hobart's Capital Priorities seeks the commitment of all political parties, party leaders and individual candidates to deliver for the City of Hobart by supporting our proposals in the 2022 Federal Election.

We are seeking to build on the Hobart City Deal through strategic partnerships between the three levels of government that deliver important strategic investments in:

  • $16 million for visitor infrastructure and facilities for kunanyi/Mount Wellington. This request builds on the commitment made by the City of $4 Million.
  • $50 million in the first tranche of infrastructure funding required to upgrade existing street networks, sites and facilities within the Civic Quarter Precinct.
  • Action on affordable housing and homelessness.

View the 2022 City of Hobart Federal Election Priorities(PDF, 116KB).

The Greater Hobart Strategic Partnership – comprising the councils of Hobart, Glenorchy, Kingborough and Clarence – also had Federal Election Priorities, which can be viewed on the Greater Hobart Federal Election Priorities page, alongside the candidate responses.

Candidate responses

Candidate responses to the priorities are available to view in full below. Reponses will be added as they are received.

Summary of responses


kunanyi / Mount Wellington Civic Quarter Affordable housing
Clark electorate

Will Coats
Liberal Party Of Australia

? ? ?

Simon Davis
Australian Labor Party

? ? ?

Sandra Galloway
United Australia Party

? ? ?

Janet Shelley
Australian Greens

Andrew Wilkie
Independent

Franklin electorate

Anna Bateman
The Local Party

? ?

Julie Collins
Australian Labor Party

? ? ?

Kristy Maree Johnson
Liberal Party Of Australia

? ? ?

Katrina Love
Animal Justice Party

? ?
Senate

Eric Abetz
Liberal Party Of Australia

? ? ?

Wendy Askew
Liberal Party Of Australia

? ? ?

Todd Dudley
Sustainable Australia Party

Jonno Duniam
Liberal Party Of Australia

? ? ?

Fenella Edwards
Independent

?

Topher Field
Liberal Democratic Party

? ? ?

Chris Gourlay
Australian Labor Party

? ? ?

Daniel Hulme
Australian Labor Party

? ? ?

Leanne Minshull
The Local Party

?

Helen Polley
Australian Labor Party

? ? ?

Kate Rainbird
Australian Labor Party

? ? ?

Wayne Roberts
Australian Labor Party

? ? ?

Anne Urquhart
Australian Labor Party

? ? ?

Peter Whish-Wilson
Australian Greens

Key

– Full support
? – Partial support
? – Specific commitment not provided
– Not supported

Full responses

$16 million for visitor infrastructure for kunanyi/Mount Wellington

Clark electorate candidates

Will Coats - Liberal Party Of Australia

Specific commitment not provided.

Simon Davis - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Sandra Galloway - United Australia Party

As a new candidate for the UAP, I would love to make pledges and promises but the truth is, I cannot pledge or promise to change anything unless I am elected, and me being elected is entirely up to voters on election day. I believe it's time for change and there needs to be more accountability for elected officials and UAP is committing to this.

Janet Shelley - Australian Greens

The Greens want kunanyi/Mount Wellington to stay wild. We favour any sustainable, ecosystem friendly development located at the Springs. Along with the majority of people in nipaluna/Hobart, we will not support a cable car on the mountain.

Andrew Wilkie - Independent

Andrew fully supports all projects proposed by the Greater Hobart Strategic Partnership and the City of Hobart. If re-elected he will do everything he can in the next Parliament to secure Federal Government funding for these important projects.


Franklin electorate candidates

Anna Bateman - The Local Party

I would like to see a citizen jury on future plans for kunanyi.

Julie Collins - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Kristy Maree Johnson - Liberal Party Of Australia

Specific commitment not provided.

Katrina Love - Animal Justice Party

Do not support tourist development such as a cable car on kunanyi unless it can be proven it will reduce vehicular traffic and therefore impact on habitat and wildlife.


Senate candidates

Eric Abetz - Liberal Party Of Australia

Specific commitment not provided.

Wendy Askew - Liberal Party Of Australia

Specific commitment not provided.

Todd Dudley - Sustainable Australia Party

Support, as long as infrastructure is in place outside the Mt Wellington reserve.

Jonno Duniam - Liberal Party Of Australia

Specific commitment not provided.

Fenella Edwards - Independent

Absolutely!

Topher Field - Liberal Democratic Party

The topics covered in your questionnaire are topics that are best addressed at a local and state government level, and consistent with the values of the Liberal Democratic Party and our belief in ensuring decisions are made at the lowest (most local) level possible, we do not regard them as things the Federal Government should involve itself in, either to support or to stop.

Chris Gourlay - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Daniel Hulme - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Leanne Minshull - The Local Party

My home and business in on kunanyi/Mount Wellington. I want increased access and to ensure the environmental and cultural heritage of the mountain is protected. I believe we need to bring the whole community in to the decision making process.

Helen Polley - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Kate Rainbird - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Wayne Roberts - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Anne Urquhart - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Peter Whish-Wilson - Australian Greens

The Greens want kunanyi/Mount Welligton to stay wild. We favour any sustainable, ecosystem friendly development located at the Springs. Along with the majority of people in nipaluna/Hobart, we will not support a cable car on the mountain.

$50 million for Civic Quarter (cultural precinct)

Clark electorate candidates

Will Coats - Liberal Party Of Australia

Specific commitment not provided.

Simon Davis - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Sandra Galloway - United Australia Party

As a new candidate for the UAP, I would love to make pledges and promises but the truth is, I cannot pledge or promise to change anything unless I am elected, and me being elected is entirely up to voters on election day. I believe it's time for change and there needs to be more accountability for elected officials and UAP is committing to this.

Janet Shelley - Australian Greens

The Greens will invest in our culture, stories, arts and live music with long term funding arrangements, to create secure well paid jobs. We support any investment that promotes the arts, culture & tourism, and the Civic Quarter investment is an opportunity to do this.

Andrew Wilkie - Independent

Andrew fully supports all projects proposed by the Greater Hobart Strategic Partnership and the City of Hobart. If re-elected he will do everything he can in the next Parliament to secure Federal Government funding for these important projects.


Franklin electorate candidates

Anna Bateman - The Local Party

I support a precinct that focuses on building the asset we have in the Arts and science.

Julie Collins - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Kristy Maree Johnson - Liberal Party Of Australia

Specific commitment not provided.

Katrina Love - Animal Justice Party

Support.


Senate candidates

Eric Abetz - Liberal Party Of Australia

Specific commitment not provided.

Wendy Askew - Liberal Party Of Australia

Specific commitment not provided.

Todd Dudley - Sustainable Australia Party

We support investment in cultural assets.

Jonno Duniam - Liberal Party Of Australia

Specific commitment not provided.

Fenella Edwards - Independent

Great idea, if the housing crisis is fixed first.

Topher Field - Liberal Democratic Party

The topics covered in your questionnaire are topics that are best addressed at a local and state government level, and consistent with the values of the Liberal Democratic Party and our belief in ensuring decisions are made at the lowest (most local) level possible, we do not regard them as things the Federal Government should involve itself in, either to support or to stop.

Chris Gourlay - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Daniel Hulme - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Leanne Minshull - The Local Party

Hobart is a cultural and cuisine destination - let's expand on that! I would support funding for a cultural precinct.

Helen Polley - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Kate Rainbird - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Wayne Roberts - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Anne Urquhart - Australian Labor Party

Specific commitment not provided.

Peter Whish-Wilson - Australian Greens

The Greens will invest in our culture, stories, arts and live music with long term funding arrangements, to create secure well paid jobs. We support any investment that promotes the arts, culture & tourism, and the Civic Quarter investment is an opportunity to do this.

Action on affordable housing

Clark electorate candidates

Will Coats - Liberal Party Of Australia

Specific commitment not provided.

Simon Davis - Australian Labor Party (and all Australian Labor Party candidates)

This response is shared by all Australian Labor Party candidates, including Julie Collins (Franklin), Chris Gourlay (Senate), Daniel Hulme (Senate), Helen Polley (Senate), Kate Rainbird (Senate), Wayne Roberts (Senate), and Anne Urquhart (Senate).

We note that housing affordability is also listed in your survey as a priority concern. Labor has set out an extensive plan to address the Liberals’ housing affordability crisis and to reduce homelessness. We will help more Australians buy a home, build more social and affordable housing and set out a national plan to address homelessness. You can find the full details of our plans to ensure more Australians have a roof over their head here: National Housing Supply and Affordability Council

Sandra Galloway - United Australia Party

As a new candidate for the UAP, I would love to make pledges and promises but the truth is, I cannot pledge or promise to change anything unless I am elected, and me being elected is entirely up to voters on election day. I believe it's time for change and there needs to be more accountability for elected officials and UAP is committing to this.

Janet Shelley - Australian Greens

Our proposed Federal Housing Trust will build one million sustainable, accessible and affordable homes, including public and community houses; shared ownership homes; and public universal-access rental homes.

Andrew Wilkie - Independent

Andrew fully supports all projects proposed by the Greater Hobart Strategic Partnership and the City of Hobart. If re-elected he will do everything he can in the next Parliament to secure Federal Government funding for these important projects.


Franklin electorate candidates

Anna Bateman - The Local Party

WE NEED MORE! Any push to facilitate more affordable housing will have my support.

Julie Collins - Australian Labor Party

See response for Clark electorate candidate, Simon Davis - Australian Labor Party.

Kristy Maree Johnson - Liberal Party Of Australia

Specific commitment not provided.

Katrina Love - Animal Justice Party

Support as long as it is not at the expense of any bush habitats, i.e., minimal or no land clearing.


Senate candidates

Eric Abetz - Liberal Party Of Australia

Specific commitment not provided.

Wendy Askew - Liberal Party Of Australia

Specific commitment not provided.

Todd Dudley - Sustainable Australia Party

Sustainable Australia Party has a detailed Housing Affordability policy here: https://www.sustainableaustralia.org.au/policies#housing

Jonno Duniam - Liberal Party Of Australia

Specific commitment not provided.

Fenella Edwards - Independent

This topic is closest to my heart, I left Hobart for Launceston 4 or 5 years ago because I couldn't afford a rental to accommodate all my stuff and my cat! I'm most committed to tackling affordable and available housing out of all of these questions. The rising homeless is frightening!

Topher Field - Liberal Democratic Party

The topics covered in your questionnaire are topics that are best addressed at a local and state government level, and consistent with the values of the Liberal Democratic Party and our belief in ensuring decisions are made at the lowest (most local) level possible, we do not regard them as things the Federal Government should involve itself in, either to support or to stop.

Chris Gourlay - Australian Labor Party

See response for Clark electorate candidate, Simon Davis - Australian Labor Party.

Daniel Hulme - Australian Labor Party

See response for Clark electorate candidate, Simon Davis - Australian Labor Party.

Leanne Minshull - The Local Party

We need federal policies, that reduce negative gearing, fund social housing, cap new air bnb properties and introduce a vacancy tax. I would also advocate for a youth housing strategy, for emergency housing and longer term.

Helen Polley - Australian Labor Party

See response for Clark electorate candidate, Simon Davis - Australian Labor Party.

Kate Rainbird - Australian Labor Party

See response for Clark electorate candidate, Simon Davis - Australian Labor Party.

Wayne Roberts - Australian Labor Party

See response for Clark electorate candidate, Simon Davis - Australian Labor Party.

Anne Urquhart - Australian Labor Party

See response for Clark electorate candidate, Simon Davis - Australian Labor Party.

Peter Whish-Wilson - Australian Greens

The Greens will build 9000 new and affordable homes in the greater Hobart area, including 6800 low income public housing. We will cap rents and give renters real rights. Our shared equity ownership scheme makes it easier for people to own their first home for $300,000.

Response not yet provided

Clark electorate

  • Michelle Cameron - Pauline Hanson's One Nation
  • Casey Davies - Animal Justice Party
  • Ian Ramsden - Liberal Democratic Party

Franklin electorate

  • Jade Darko - Australian Greens
  • Chris Hannan - Jacqui Lambie Network
  • Steve Hindley - Pauline Hanson's One Nation
  • Lisa Matthews - United Australia Party
  • Duane Pitt - Liberal Democratic Party

Senate

  • Daria Lockwood - Sustainable Australia Party
  • Steve Mav - Pauline Hanson's One Nation
  • Norelle Button - Pauline Hanson's One Nation
  • Ivan Davis - Animal Justice Party
  • Virginia Thomas-Wurth - Animal Justice Party
  • Matt Owen - Legalise Cannabis Australia
  • Oliver Fitzgibbon - Legalise Cannabis Australia
  • Ray Williams - Shooters, Fishers And Farmers Party
  • Carlo Di Falco - Shooters, Fishers And Farmers Party
  • Brenton Ronald Jones - Shooters, Fishers And Farmers Party
  • Ray Broomhall - Australian Federation Party
  • Justin Stringer - Australian Federation Party
  • Linda Poulton - The Local Party Of Australia
  • Lara Van Raay - The Local Party Of Australia
  • Vanessa Bleyer - Australian Greens
  • Tabatha Badger - Australian Greens
  • Chris Croft - Liberal Democratic Party
  • Diana Adams - United Australia Party
  • Alan Hennessy - United Australia Party
  • Tammy Tyrrell - Jacqui Lambie Network
  • Sarah Groat - Jacqui Lambie Network
  • Tom Lambie - Jacqui Lambie Network
  • Lynne Kershaw - Informed Medical Options Party
  • Matthew Pickering - Informed Medical Options Party
  • Steve Crothers - Independent