Central Hobart Precincts Plan

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Feedback on this project has now closed. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the engagement process. Our team are currently reviewing the feedback and will report back soon.

Project Overview


Hobart is growing.

The city is on the brink of a period of transformation, one that will be defined by embracing opportunities for growth aligned with our community vision.

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 to build on its position as a vibrant, flourishing, sustainable and globally appealing capital city, without compromising those qualities which already make the city unique.

The Central Hobart Precincts Plan study area covers 64 blocks bounded by Davey Street to the South, Burnett Street to the north, the Brooker Highway in the east and Molle and Harrington streets to the west.

Significant outcomes will include identifying opportunities to increase the population and commercial activities in the area, the provision of open space, and the community, transport and commercial infrastructure required to meet the needs of a growing population.


The Discussion Paper


The City of Hobart has released its Central Hobart Precincts Plan Discussion Paper to help inform conversations about the future of the City of Hobart. The discussion paper ponders topics related to Central Hobart’s land use, built form, public realm, connectivity and investment. At the same time, the City has also released an Economic, Demographic and Employment Study – COVID-19 update and a report on development contributions for shared infrastructure.

In Central Hobart, in addition to a Central precinct (sometimes called the CBD), four future ‘urban neighbourhoods’ are suggested as areas for potential renewal and revitalisation.

Over the next few months, the City will be talking to a wide range of stakeholders, from homeowners and retailers to developers and investors, to gather their ideas and opinions of the concept. Once that input has been received, compiled and evaluated, we will develop the draft Central Hobart Precincts Plan, which will be released for further community engagement in 2022.

The draft precincts plan will provide guidance and clarity on preferred design outcomes for different parts of the city and how each area’s heritage, landscape, sustainability, economic growth and liveability can be enhanced.


Having your say


We encourage you to join the conversation and make your voice heard by:

  1. Reviewing the discussion paper, summary paper, development contributions paper, and other supporting information in the document library (including a Word version of the discussion paper and the summary paper)
  2. Contributing feedback to our online survey (if you would like to complete this survey over the phone, please contact the City of Hobart's community engagement team via (03) 6238 2711).
  1. Uploading a submission through the Upload a Submission tool.
  2. Providing feedback directly via email to coh@hobartcity.com.au, or in writing to City of Hobart, GPO Box 503, Hobart TAS 7001.
  3. Subscribe for project updates (via the Stay Informed feature to the right)


The engagement period for this stage of engagement will close 5pm, Friday 17 December 2021

Feedback on this project has now closed. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the engagement process. Our team are currently reviewing the feedback and will report back soon.

Project Overview


Hobart is growing.

The city is on the brink of a period of transformation, one that will be defined by embracing opportunities for growth aligned with our community vision.

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 to build on its position as a vibrant, flourishing, sustainable and globally appealing capital city, without compromising those qualities which already make the city unique.

The Central Hobart Precincts Plan study area covers 64 blocks bounded by Davey Street to the South, Burnett Street to the north, the Brooker Highway in the east and Molle and Harrington streets to the west.

Significant outcomes will include identifying opportunities to increase the population and commercial activities in the area, the provision of open space, and the community, transport and commercial infrastructure required to meet the needs of a growing population.


The Discussion Paper


The City of Hobart has released its Central Hobart Precincts Plan Discussion Paper to help inform conversations about the future of the City of Hobart. The discussion paper ponders topics related to Central Hobart’s land use, built form, public realm, connectivity and investment. At the same time, the City has also released an Economic, Demographic and Employment Study – COVID-19 update and a report on development contributions for shared infrastructure.

In Central Hobart, in addition to a Central precinct (sometimes called the CBD), four future ‘urban neighbourhoods’ are suggested as areas for potential renewal and revitalisation.

Over the next few months, the City will be talking to a wide range of stakeholders, from homeowners and retailers to developers and investors, to gather their ideas and opinions of the concept. Once that input has been received, compiled and evaluated, we will develop the draft Central Hobart Precincts Plan, which will be released for further community engagement in 2022.

The draft precincts plan will provide guidance and clarity on preferred design outcomes for different parts of the city and how each area’s heritage, landscape, sustainability, economic growth and liveability can be enhanced.


Having your say


We encourage you to join the conversation and make your voice heard by:

  1. Reviewing the discussion paper, summary paper, development contributions paper, and other supporting information in the document library (including a Word version of the discussion paper and the summary paper)
  2. Contributing feedback to our online survey (if you would like to complete this survey over the phone, please contact the City of Hobart's community engagement team via (03) 6238 2711).
  1. Uploading a submission through the Upload a Submission tool.
  2. Providing feedback directly via email to coh@hobartcity.com.au, or in writing to City of Hobart, GPO Box 503, Hobart TAS 7001.
  3. Subscribe for project updates (via the Stay Informed feature to the right)


The engagement period for this stage of engagement will close 5pm, Friday 17 December 2021

Page last updated: 30 Mar 2022, 10:40 AM