Annual Budget - Your Priorities

Thank you for participating in the City’s 2019-20 Annual Budget Survey.

All responses have been reviewed and detailed in a feedback report which was presented to the Finance and Governance Committee on 12 June 2019. The report was approved by Council at its meeting on 17 June 2019.


Submissions for this project are now closed. We will report back soon with the results of this engagement.


As our City grows, it is important for us to understand what our community’s priorities are when we consider the services and infrastructure we will provide.

That's why we are inviting you all to make a written submission or complete the budget survey with thoughts and ideas for the 2019-20 City of Hobart operating and capital works budget. We want to know what is important to you, where we should spend your money and how we can better deliver services and meet your needs.

The engagement process will encompass the core areas of responsibilities funded by the City’s operating and capital works budget.


How will my feedback be used?

Feedback received will be collated and provided to the Council to help develop budget priorities for 2019-20, within the context of the Community Vision, the Council's Capital City Strategic Plan 2015-2025 and Long-Term Financial Management Plan 2020-2040.


Get involved and have your say in the following ways:

  1. Find out more about the proposed budget allocations by viewing the:
  2. Share your priorities by completing the ANNUAL BUDGET SURVEY .
  3. Submissions can also be made in writing to:

When making a written submission please consider the following questions:

  1. What programs and services do you believe are most important for the City of Hobart to deliver?
  2. How can the City deliver our current program and services in ways that better meet the needs of our community?
  3. Are there particular programs or services that you think the City should stop delivering or should deliver in a different way?
  4. What new ideas should the City consider to meet emerging or evolving community needs?


The budget engagement is open for comment until Monday 8 April 2019.


Thank you for participating in the City’s 2019-20 Annual Budget Survey.

All responses have been reviewed and detailed in a feedback report which was presented to the Finance and Governance Committee on 12 June 2019. The report was approved by Council at its meeting on 17 June 2019.


Submissions for this project are now closed. We will report back soon with the results of this engagement.


As our City grows, it is important for us to understand what our community’s priorities are when we consider the services and infrastructure we will provide.

That's why we are inviting you all to make a written submission or complete the budget survey with thoughts and ideas for the 2019-20 City of Hobart operating and capital works budget. We want to know what is important to you, where we should spend your money and how we can better deliver services and meet your needs.

The engagement process will encompass the core areas of responsibilities funded by the City’s operating and capital works budget.


How will my feedback be used?

Feedback received will be collated and provided to the Council to help develop budget priorities for 2019-20, within the context of the Community Vision, the Council's Capital City Strategic Plan 2015-2025 and Long-Term Financial Management Plan 2020-2040.


Get involved and have your say in the following ways:

  1. Find out more about the proposed budget allocations by viewing the:
  2. Share your priorities by completing the ANNUAL BUDGET SURVEY .
  3. Submissions can also be made in writing to:

When making a written submission please consider the following questions:

  1. What programs and services do you believe are most important for the City of Hobart to deliver?
  2. How can the City deliver our current program and services in ways that better meet the needs of our community?
  3. Are there particular programs or services that you think the City should stop delivering or should deliver in a different way?
  4. What new ideas should the City consider to meet emerging or evolving community needs?


The budget engagement is open for comment until Monday 8 April 2019.


  • Corporate Governance & Administration

    5 months ago
    Corporate

    The Council comprises 12 elected members elected by the community to make decisions about the management of the City of Hobart.

    The General Manager is responsible for implementing Council decisions and policies and managing the operation of the City of Hobart.

    This includes the following services:

    • customer contact centre
    • management and delivery of Council and Committee meetings
    • workforce management including workplace health and safety, recruitment, training and payroll services
    • corporate property


    The Council comprises 12 elected members elected by the community to make decisions about the management of the City of Hobart.

    The General Manager is responsible for implementing Council decisions and policies and managing the operation of the City of Hobart.

    This includes the following services:

    • customer contact centre
    • management and delivery of Council and Committee meetings
    • workforce management including workplace health and safety, recruitment, training and payroll services
    • corporate property


  • Parks & Recreation

    5 months ago
    Parks image

    The City of Hobart manages and maintains an extensive network of parks, gardens, bushland reserves, sports fields, recreational facilities and streetscapes.

    This includes:

    • management of Hobart’s unique natural and cultural heritage bushland
    • services, recreational facilities and programs, including the Bush Adventures program and Bushcare volunteer program
    • Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre
    • maintenance of 130 parks and reserves, including 48 playgrounds,19 sports fields, BBQ's and picnic shelters
    • operating an industry-accredited nursery to grow trees, shrubs and seedlings
    • management of walking and cycling tracks
    • management of the City's public toilet networks
    • ...

    The City of Hobart manages and maintains an extensive network of parks, gardens, bushland reserves, sports fields, recreational facilities and streetscapes.

    This includes:

    • management of Hobart’s unique natural and cultural heritage bushland
    • services, recreational facilities and programs, including the Bush Adventures program and Bushcare volunteer program
    • Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre
    • maintenance of 130 parks and reserves, including 48 playgrounds,19 sports fields, BBQ's and picnic shelters
    • operating an industry-accredited nursery to grow trees, shrubs and seedlings
    • management of walking and cycling tracks
    • management of the City's public toilet networks
    • 18,000 street trees
    • fire protection of the city.
  • Community Development

    5 months ago
    Community

    The City of Hobart delivers services and programs for older people, young people, children and families, people with disabilities and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

    We are responsible for community facilities, including the Youth Arts and Recreation Centre and Mathers House, as well as neighbourhood halls. A major part of our work is delivering a community grants program to fund projects, services and events, organise citizenship ceremonies and has a key role in delivering community safety projects.


    The City of Hobart delivers services and programs for older people, young people, children and families, people with disabilities and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

    We are responsible for community facilities, including the Youth Arts and Recreation Centre and Mathers House, as well as neighbourhood halls. A major part of our work is delivering a community grants program to fund projects, services and events, organise citizenship ceremonies and has a key role in delivering community safety projects.


  • Economic Development, Tourism, Art & Events

    5 months ago
    Taste of tas

    Economic development seeks to engage with business; facilitate quality development and investment; support the retail sector; attract students and international visitors, and contribute to the economy through international relationships.

    Tourism and major events

    These functions promote Hobart as a destination of choice for tourism, as well as contributing to a more vibrant and active city for residents.

    They include the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre in Hobart, Salamanca Market, and the annual Taste of Tasmania.


    Image credit: Natasha Mulhall


    Economic development seeks to engage with business; facilitate quality development and investment; support the retail sector; attract students and international visitors, and contribute to the economy through international relationships.

    Tourism and major events

    These functions promote Hobart as a destination of choice for tourism, as well as contributing to a more vibrant and active city for residents.

    They include the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre in Hobart, Salamanca Market, and the annual Taste of Tasmania.


    Image credit: Natasha Mulhall


  • City Planning

    5 months ago
    City planning

    The Hobart City Council is the planning authority for the Hobart local government area.

    City Planning provides assessment services to make sure that planning, plumbing and building applications comply with the law.

    City Planning activities include:

    • assessment of development applications
    • help in assessing planning applications with heritage implications
    • promoting awareness of Hobart's heritage
    • planning scheme review and amendments
    • assessment and inspections of regulated plumbing works
    • action on unlawful or unacceptable building and plumbing works.
    City Planning also works to reduce the City’s greenhouse gas emissions and helps the community to prevent or adapt to climate change impacts.

    The City... Continue...

    The Hobart City Council is the planning authority for the Hobart local government area.

    City Planning provides assessment services to make sure that planning, plumbing and building applications comply with the law.

    City Planning activities include:

    • assessment of development applications
    • help in assessing planning applications with heritage implications
    • promoting awareness of Hobart's heritage
    • planning scheme review and amendments
    • assessment and inspections of regulated plumbing works
    • action on unlawful or unacceptable building and plumbing works.
    City Planning also works to reduce the City’s greenhouse gas emissions and helps the community to prevent or adapt to climate change impacts.

    The City... Continue reading

    The Hobart City Council is the planning authority for the Hobart local government area.

    City Planning provides assessment services to make sure that planning, plumbing and building applications comply with the law.

    City Planning activities include:

    • assessment of development applications
    • help in assessing planning applications with heritage implications
    • promoting awareness of Hobart's heritage
    • planning scheme review and amendments
    • assessment and inspections of regulated plumbing works
    • action on unlawful or unacceptable building and plumbing works.
    City Planning also works to reduce the City’s greenhouse gas emissions and helps the community to prevent or adapt to climate change impacts.

    The City Design Team has an important role in the development of the Inner City Action Plan (ICAP) and a number of the Transforming Hobart projects.


  • Environmental Health & Animal Management

    5 months ago
    Animal
    The animal management program is responsible for dog licensing and control. Activities include dog registrations, applications for kennel licences, investigation and action on complaints about barking dogs, roaming animals or dog attacks.


    The environmental health program provides inspection and assessment services to protect public health and includes the following activities:

    • food safety
    • noise nuisance management
    • disease prevention and control
    • public health education and promotion
    • assessment of applications for public gatherings such as festivals
    • unhealthy premises
    • cooling towers and warm water systems
    • public health risk activities
    • administering school and community immunisations programs
    • ...
    The animal management program is responsible for dog licensing and control. Activities include dog registrations, applications for kennel licences, investigation and action on complaints about barking dogs, roaming animals or dog attacks.


    The environmental health program provides inspection and assessment services to protect public health and includes the following activities:

    • food safety
    • noise nuisance management
    • disease prevention and control
    • public health education and promotion
    • assessment of applications for public gatherings such as festivals
    • unhealthy premises
    • cooling towers and warm water systems
    • public health risk activities
    • administering school and community immunisations programs
    • exhumations
    • onsite waste water management
    • recreational and bathing water quality
    • responding to public and environmental health complaints
    • air, water and land pollution
    • smoke-free public places


  • Roads, Footpaths, Stormwater & infrastructure

    5 months ago
    Footpath

    The City is responsible for maintaining roads and footpaths and traffic management.

    The road and footpath network includes:

    • more than 280 kilometres of sealed roads
    • over 5 kilometres of unsealed roads
    • more than 425 kilometres of footpaths
    • 67 bridges.

    The City's inspection program identifies hazards, such as uneven footpath surfaces, damaged signs, potholes and trees overhanging the footpath.

    The City also owns and manages more than 339 kilometres of stormwater mains, more than 550 other stormwater assets such as kerb and gutters, and 60 kilometres of rivulets and creeks.

    An in-house design and project management...

    The City is responsible for maintaining roads and footpaths and traffic management.

    The road and footpath network includes:

    • more than 280 kilometres of sealed roads
    • over 5 kilometres of unsealed roads
    • more than 425 kilometres of footpaths
    • 67 bridges.

    The City's inspection program identifies hazards, such as uneven footpath surfaces, damaged signs, potholes and trees overhanging the footpath.

    The City also owns and manages more than 339 kilometres of stormwater mains, more than 550 other stormwater assets such as kerb and gutters, and 60 kilometres of rivulets and creeks.

    An in-house design and project management unit supports the Transforming Hobart 10 year capital works program.


  • City Innovation, Technology & Parking

    5 months ago
    Parking
    Hobart is at a significant tipping point in its history. Local government is increasingly being asked to consider both local and global change, responding to what’s happening now and planning for what could happen in the future.

    Innovation will allow our city to improve and enhance the way we sense and respond to, then predict and act on, today’s challenges – and those awaiting us in the future – across areas as diverse as public safety, security, lighting, transport, energy, parking, signage, information and communication assets and services.

    The City manages parking on public streets in the Hobart city centre...

    Hobart is at a significant tipping point in its history. Local government is increasingly being asked to consider both local and global change, responding to what’s happening now and planning for what could happen in the future.

    Innovation will allow our city to improve and enhance the way we sense and respond to, then predict and act on, today’s challenges – and those awaiting us in the future – across areas as diverse as public safety, security, lighting, transport, energy, parking, signage, information and communication assets and services.

    The City manages parking on public streets in the Hobart city centre and suburban areas, as well as multi-storey car parks placed in strategic locations throughout the city centre offering over 2300 parking spaces. Expediture indicated in the Budget Information Sheet is offset by parking revenue.



  • Waste & Recycling

    5 months ago
    Recycling unit
    Waste is collected weekly and recyclables and green waste are collected fortnightly. In total, the City of Hobart has more than 1.5 million bin collections every year. The City is also responsible for:

    •emptying public litter bins
    •managing the McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre,
    •working to improve waste management
    •recycling unit for difficult to recycle items
    •waste education activities.

    Waste is collected weekly and recyclables and green waste are collected fortnightly. In total, the City of Hobart has more than 1.5 million bin collections every year. The City is also responsible for:

    •emptying public litter bins
    •managing the McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre,
    •working to improve waste management
    •recycling unit for difficult to recycle items
    •waste education activities.

  • City Cleansing

    5 months ago
    Cleansing

    The City has a comprehensive cleaning regime to prevent pollution, maintain clean public spaces and reduce public health risks.

    Sweeping streets, footpaths and other paved areas is a vital frontline operation in preventing leaves, cigarette butts, litter, drink cans, bottles and debris entering our waterways and catchments.

    All City of Hobart streets and footpaths are cleaned regularly, with street sweepers travelling around 3000 kilometres per month.

    City cleansing is also responsible for all our public toilets, sporting facility change rooms and removing graffiti.

    The City has a comprehensive cleaning regime to prevent pollution, maintain clean public spaces and reduce public health risks.

    Sweeping streets, footpaths and other paved areas is a vital frontline operation in preventing leaves, cigarette butts, litter, drink cans, bottles and debris entering our waterways and catchments.

    All City of Hobart streets and footpaths are cleaned regularly, with street sweepers travelling around 3000 kilometres per month.

    City cleansing is also responsible for all our public toilets, sporting facility change rooms and removing graffiti.