Building Height Standard Review

Council met on the 15 of April and subsequently again on the 6 May 2019 to affirm its decision to work with the State Government to develop a Precinct Plan for Central Hobart.

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 a report – Central Hobart Building Height Standards Review Project - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendments. 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 Building Height Standards Review and Proposed Planning Scheme Amendments reports were endorsed by the Council to be released for community engagement from 5 September 2018 until 17 October 2018.

On 10 December 2018, following the engagement process, the City Planning Committee proposed to lower the height limits in Hobart’s city centre from the 60 metres recommended in the planning scheme amendment report to 45 metres. It was also proposed to lower the height limits in four of other height areas.

Subsequently, the 45 metre height limit was not approved and the recommendation to seek further expert advice was made.

On 4 March 2019 the Hobart City Council voted to defer consideration of the matter to allow for further discussions between Council and the State Government, as requested by the Minister for Planning.

On 10 December 2018, following the engagement process, the City Planning Committee has proposed to lower the height limits in Hobart’s city centre from the 60m recommended in the planning scheme amendment report to 45m. It was also proposed to lower the height limits in four of other height areas.

To keep up to date with this project in the future refer to information on the City's website, view here.

View the full report.

View the Agenda for the 10 December City Planning Committee Meeting.

Council met on the 15 of April and subsequently again on the 6 May 2019 to affirm its decision to work with the State Government to develop a Precinct Plan for Central Hobart.

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 a report – Central Hobart Building Height Standards Review Project - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendments. 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 Building Height Standards Review and Proposed Planning Scheme Amendments reports were endorsed by the Council to be released for community engagement from 5 September 2018 until 17 October 2018.

On 10 December 2018, following the engagement process, the City Planning Committee proposed to lower the height limits in Hobart’s city centre from the 60 metres recommended in the planning scheme amendment report to 45 metres. It was also proposed to lower the height limits in four of other height areas.

Subsequently, the 45 metre height limit was not approved and the recommendation to seek further expert advice was made.

On 4 March 2019 the Hobart City Council voted to defer consideration of the matter to allow for further discussions between Council and the State Government, as requested by the Minister for Planning.

On 10 December 2018, following the engagement process, the City Planning Committee has proposed to lower the height limits in Hobart’s city centre from the 60m recommended in the planning scheme amendment report to 45m. It was also proposed to lower the height limits in four of other height areas.

To keep up to date with this project in the future refer to information on the City's website, view here.

View the full report.

View the Agenda for the 10 December City Planning Committee Meeting.

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