City of Hobart Transport Strategy 2018-30

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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 in relation to transport issues. The City of Hobart then undertook the Hobart Vision process to document the communities desires for the future of Hobart. 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)

Community briefing sheet(PDF, 373KB)

School briefing sheet(PDF, 750KB)

Business briefing sheet(PDF, 235KB)

Community engagement

The Council approved the Draft Transport Strategy to be open for community and stakeholder engagement at their meeting on 9 July 2018. The engagement was open on Your Say Hobart from 10 July - 24 August 2018, during that time community members were asked to view the Draft Transport Strategy and provide feedback.

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.