City of Hobart Transport Strategy 2018-30

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Update: The engagement period has been extended until Friday 24 August to ensure everyone has the chance to comment on the draft Transport Strategy via the Your Say Hobart website.

The City of Hobart has developed a draft Transport Strategy, a comprehensive, multilayered document that addresses Hobart’s current and future transport needs.

As Hobart grows, maintaining the city’s liveability requires reliable, affordable and connected public transport so people and goods can get where they need to quickly, safely and sustainably.

The draft Transport Strategy outlines the areas of focus that the City of Hobart must develop to achieve integrated and sustainable transport solutions, to support growth in the city’s population and the economy while holding on to what makes Hobart special and unique.

From September 2016 to July 2017, the City of Hobart undertook extensive research and community and stakeholder consultation. The draft Transport Strategy reflects the outcomes of the engagement process, takes into account the Hobart Vision project, the relevant goals and strategic objectives contained in the Capital City Strategic Plan 2015–2025 and builds on work from the City of Hobart’s 2009 Sustainable Transport Strategy.

The draft Transport Strategy is aligned with the requirements of the Tasmanian Government, the Australian Government and other local councils, all of whom have responsibilities for land use planning, infrastructure and transport networks.

The draft Transport Strategy is divided into three parts: 

  • Part One summarises Hobart’s current transport situation and why the City is developing a new Transport Strategy. It also outlines the strategy development process, the issues and priorities identified by the community and stakeholders and the principles that guided the development of the actions in the draft strategy.
  • Part Two identifies nine Strategic Focus Themes and the suggested Transport Strategy actions. 
  • Part Three focuses on the intended approach for implementation of the Transport Strategy for the City of Hobart.

The draft Transport Strategy actions will help manage and improve Hobart’s current transport system and move it closer to the future system with more public transport options, walking and cycling facilities.

Other actions are focused on reducing congestion in the city, smart parking for residents and visitors, improved land use planning outcomes and the provision of data and information to allow travellers to make better transport choice decisions.

To implement the draft Transport Strategy, project funding has been allocated in the Council’s ten-year budget.

The Tasmanian State Government and the Australian Government need to invest in public and active travel services and solutions for Greater Hobart in order to deliver this strategy.

Download the draft Transport Strategy(PDF, 6MB) 

Have your say on the draft Transport Strategy 

The City of Hobart thanks the community and stakeholders for their invaluable contribution during the engagement process conducted in 2016-2017 and invites them to provide feedback on the aspects of the draft Transport Strategy that are most relevant to them.

Information relating to the project and the draft Transport Strategy are available on the Your Say Hobart website. Please submit your comment online before Friday 24 August. 

If you are not able to access the Your Say Hobart website, request a printed copy of the draft Transport Strategy and fill out a paper feedback form at the Hobart Council Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Mon–Fri, 8.15 am – 5.15 pm. Alternatively, call (03) 6238 2711 for the documents to be posted to your home address.

Following the engagement period, a final report on the results of the engagement will be provided to the Council for a final decision on the adoption or otherwise of the City of Hobart Transport Strategy 2018-2030. 

Information sessions

To provide more information about the draft Transport Strategy, the City of Hobart will be holding a series of information sessions during the week commencing 23 July. Sessions will be facilitated by John Hepper from Inspiring Place and City of Hobart officers. Everyone is welcome to drop in to ask their questions about the Strategy and provide feedback.

Date: Monday 23 July, from 4-6 pm with the draft Transport Strategy presented at 4.15 pm and 5.15 pm.

Location: South Hobart Living Art Centre, 14 Weld Street, South Hobart 7004.

Date: Tuesday 24 July, from 4-6 pm with the draft Transport Strategy presented at 4.15 pm and 5.15 pm.

Location: Derwent Sailing Squadron, 23 Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay 7005.

Date: Wednesday 25 July, from 4-6 pm with the draft Transport Strategy presented at 4.15 pm and 5.15 pm.

Location: Lenah Valley Community Hall, 22 Creek Road, Lenah Valley 7008.

The first hour of the Monday to Wednesday sessions will have a focus on school communities. The second hour will be devoted to enquiries from the general community.

Date: Thursday 26 July

Lunch session for the city business community – from 1-2 pm.

Evening session for general community – from 5-7 pm.

The draft Transport Strategy will be presented at 1.15 pm, 5.15 pm and 6.15 pm.

Location: Town Hall Ballroom, 50 Macquarie Street, Hobart 7000.