Central Hobart Precincts Plan

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The City of Hobart and the Tasmanian Government are working in partnership, along with the community, to develop a holistic plan to guide future development of Central Hobart.

Hobart is growing. The purpose of the Central Hobart Precincts Plan is to guide future growth in a way that will strengthen what's great about Hobart and will build on its position as a vibrant, liveable and connected city.

The plan will ensure that as Central Hobart evolves it remains a place that supports the community’s growth and continues to develop as a great place to live, work and visit into the future.

The final document will include recommendations for policies, strategies, development controls and projects to guide planning and sustainable growth. It will address land use, built form, transport integration, open space provision and infrastructure, guided by specific precinct visions. It is expected that the development of this plan will consider key issues such as building heights, housing and homelessness, transport and access.

The Central Hobart area covers 64 city blocks (study area) bounded by Davey Street to the south, Burnett Street to the north, the Brooker Highway to the east and Molle and Harrington streets to the west.

Central Hobart study area  


Plan Development and Community Engagement

The development of the plan will be undertaken in phases following extensive project scoping, planning and analysis occurred in 2019. This work resulted in the production of a Baseline Report, which analyses the current conditions, issues and opportunities in the area and presents the economic, demographic and employment profile of Central Hobart as well as a future projection of what Central Hobart will be like in 2041.

The Baseline Report will serve as a resource document to inform a series of discussions with the community to gather further input for the preparation of the precincts plan.

The first round of engagement will start in March 2020 and will include fact sheets, an online survey and mapping tool for the public to learn about the findings of the Baseline Report and to share their ideas and visions for Central Hobart. For more information about the project and engagement opportunities, please visit the City's Your Say Hobart website.

The Central Hobart Precincts Plan is expected to be developed by the end of 2020.

The project is conducted in partnership between the City of Hobart and the Tasmanian Government.