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.
The Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre is the largest in Tasmania. It offers:
- an Olympic size pool
- large modern gym
- wide variety of classes, including a highly-subscribed Learn to Swim program
- spa, sauna and steam room
A project to redevelop the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre has been funded, with the development application planned for advertisement in the coming months.
The City of Hobart manages and maintains an extensive network of parks, gardens, bushland reserves, sports fields, recreational facilities and streetscapes.
- management of 4500 hectares of Hobart’s unique natural and cultural heritage bushland
- services, recreational facilities and programs, including the Bush Adventures program and Bushcare volunteer program
- 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.
The City of Hobart operates high-quality sporting ovals and venues of state significance.