Building Height Standard Review

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.

The Council will meet on Monday 17 December 2018 to consider the proposed recommendations.


The City of Hobart thanks all those who provided feedback during the engagement period. During the engagement period we received 319 submissions. The key conclusions can be found below:

  • 275 (86%) respondents support the concept of including absolute maximum height limits in the planning schemes.
  • 22 (7%) respondents did not support the concept of including maximum height limits in the planning schemes and in the remaining 21 (6.5%) it was unclear whether height limits were supported or not.
  • Of the respondents that supported maximum height limits, 83 (30%) supported the limits suggested in the draft planning scheme amendments, 69 (25%) did not support the limits suggested, 22 (8%) expressed partial support and in the other 101 (37%) submissions support for or against was not clear.
  • Of the respondents that did not agree with, or only partially agreed with, the limits suggested in the draft planning scheme amendments, 89 (98%) considered that the limits were too high.
  • 21 (7%) respondents specifically stated that a maximum building height of 60m was too high.
  • A number of suggestions were made as to what the maximum height limits should be; these ranged from a maximum of 15m for the whole city to a maximum of 75 m. In Sullivans Cove suggested maximum heights ranged from 12m to 18m.

View the full report.

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

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.

The Council will meet on Monday 17 December 2018 to consider the proposed recommendations.


The City of Hobart thanks all those who provided feedback during the engagement period. During the engagement period we received 319 submissions. The key conclusions can be found below:

  • 275 (86%) respondents support the concept of including absolute maximum height limits in the planning schemes.
  • 22 (7%) respondents did not support the concept of including maximum height limits in the planning schemes and in the remaining 21 (6.5%) it was unclear whether height limits were supported or not.
  • Of the respondents that supported maximum height limits, 83 (30%) supported the limits suggested in the draft planning scheme amendments, 69 (25%) did not support the limits suggested, 22 (8%) expressed partial support and in the other 101 (37%) submissions support for or against was not clear.
  • Of the respondents that did not agree with, or only partially agreed with, the limits suggested in the draft planning scheme amendments, 89 (98%) considered that the limits were too high.
  • 21 (7%) respondents specifically stated that a maximum building height of 60m was too high.
  • A number of suggestions were made as to what the maximum height limits should be; these ranged from a maximum of 15m for the whole city to a maximum of 75 m. In Sullivans Cove suggested maximum heights ranged from 12m to 18m.

View the full report.

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

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