Project background

over 1 year ago

To ensure the height of development in the central area of Hobart and Sullivans Cove makes a positive contribution to the streetscape and townscape values, and meets community expectations, in June 2018, the City of Hobart commissioned an architect and urban design consultant Leigh Woolley to undertake a review of its current building height standards.

Leigh Woolley prepared a Building Height Standards Review, which was used by the City of Hobart to develop the Central Hobart Building Height Standards Review Project - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendments report and associated attachments. The report presents the outcomes of the review and outlines appropriate maximum (non-discretionary) height limits for inclusion in the Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 (HIPS 2015) and the Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997 (SCPS 1997). The suggested planning scheme amendments are summarised below.

Both documents have been published on the agenda of the City Planning Committee agenda held on Monday, 27 August 2018.


At its meeting held on Monday 3 September, the Council received the Building Height Standards Review and Proposed Planning Scheme Amendments and endorsed these reports to be released for community engagement. The community were invited to get involved and have their say in the following ways:

Public Submission

To make a formal submission, please register with Your Say Hobart, then complete the online submission form by 17 October 2018.

Alternatively formal submissions can be posted to:

City of Hobart
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001

Public Forum

To provide more information about the Building Height Standards Review project, the City of Hobart hosted a public forum with a presentation from Leigh Woolley, followed by a public Q&A session.

Drop-in Information Session

The City hosted a public drop in session for the community to find out more about the building height review and the suggested amendments to the planning scheme.

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