North Hobart Place Vision and Access & Parking Plan


Engagement

In early 2021, the City of Hobart released the following consultants’ reports offering recommendations for the future of the North Hobart retail and restaurant strip.

We then asked the businesses, residents and visitors of North Hobart to provide their feedback and level of support for these recommendations via an online survey. The survey received 295 responses which have been summarised in an Engagement Summary Report.

Engagement Outcomes

At its meeting on Monday 20 September 2021, the Council was presented with the survey results, along with a report detailing the City’s engagement with the North Hobart community over the past 18 months and a number of recommendations for the future of the project.

A key outcome of the meeting, was approval from Council to develop a Precinct Plan for North Hobart in consultation with key organisations and stakeholders including North Hobart traders, landowners and residents.

This Plan will ensure, that as North Hobart evolves, it remains a place that supports the area’s growth and continues to develop as a great place to live, work and visit into the future.

The Plan will address land use, built form, transport, public spaces and infrastructure. Importantly, it will also provide a collaborative approach for how the City will work with the North Hobart entire community (property owners, businesses, residents and visitors) to guide decision making now and into the future.

The Council also endorsed a number of other resolutions as detailed below. The full Council report can be viewed on the City of Hobart website.

  1. Approve the preparation of a Precinct Plan for North Hobart to be developed in consultation with key agencies and stakeholders including North Hobart traders, landowners and residents.
  2. Facilitate place-making activities across North Hobart that are community driven; and deliver on feedback received during the period of community consultation.
  3. Authorise the CEO to hood the parking meters in Elizabeth Street, between Burnett and Federal Streets, North Hobart until such time as other supports to enhance the North Hobart precinct are achieved; in consultation with traders, landowners and residents; with progress reports provided to Council at key milestones.
  4. Authorise the CEO to make any necessary amendments to parking times and signage in Elizabeth Street between Burnett and Federal Streets, North Hobart in in consultation with traders.
  5. Explore and implement enhanced mobility options; to encourage visitors into the precinct using alternate modes of transport; including trialling low-cost micro mobility modes.
  6. Authorise the CEO to undertake all necessary actions to pursue opportunities to increase off street car parking stock within the coming months to accommodate future growth and install dynamic signage to alter motorists to available on street and off street parking.
  7. Engage with North Hobart Traders to design and implement a marketing campaign; as part of Hello Hobart to promote (NoHo) and encourage visitation.
  8. Continue to advocate to the Hon Michael Ferguson MP Minister for State Growth; Minister for Infrastructure and Transport for increased regulation around social food delivery vehicles.



Engagement

In early 2021, the City of Hobart released the following consultants’ reports offering recommendations for the future of the North Hobart retail and restaurant strip.

We then asked the businesses, residents and visitors of North Hobart to provide their feedback and level of support for these recommendations via an online survey. The survey received 295 responses which have been summarised in an Engagement Summary Report.

Engagement Outcomes

At its meeting on Monday 20 September 2021, the Council was presented with the survey results, along with a report detailing the City’s engagement with the North Hobart community over the past 18 months and a number of recommendations for the future of the project.

A key outcome of the meeting, was approval from Council to develop a Precinct Plan for North Hobart in consultation with key organisations and stakeholders including North Hobart traders, landowners and residents.

This Plan will ensure, that as North Hobart evolves, it remains a place that supports the area’s growth and continues to develop as a great place to live, work and visit into the future.

The Plan will address land use, built form, transport, public spaces and infrastructure. Importantly, it will also provide a collaborative approach for how the City will work with the North Hobart entire community (property owners, businesses, residents and visitors) to guide decision making now and into the future.

The Council also endorsed a number of other resolutions as detailed below. The full Council report can be viewed on the City of Hobart website.

  1. Approve the preparation of a Precinct Plan for North Hobart to be developed in consultation with key agencies and stakeholders including North Hobart traders, landowners and residents.
  2. Facilitate place-making activities across North Hobart that are community driven; and deliver on feedback received during the period of community consultation.
  3. Authorise the CEO to hood the parking meters in Elizabeth Street, between Burnett and Federal Streets, North Hobart until such time as other supports to enhance the North Hobart precinct are achieved; in consultation with traders, landowners and residents; with progress reports provided to Council at key milestones.
  4. Authorise the CEO to make any necessary amendments to parking times and signage in Elizabeth Street between Burnett and Federal Streets, North Hobart in in consultation with traders.
  5. Explore and implement enhanced mobility options; to encourage visitors into the precinct using alternate modes of transport; including trialling low-cost micro mobility modes.
  6. Authorise the CEO to undertake all necessary actions to pursue opportunities to increase off street car parking stock within the coming months to accommodate future growth and install dynamic signage to alter motorists to available on street and off street parking.
  7. Engage with North Hobart Traders to design and implement a marketing campaign; as part of Hello Hobart to promote (NoHo) and encourage visitation.
  8. Continue to advocate to the Hon Michael Ferguson MP Minister for State Growth; Minister for Infrastructure and Transport for increased regulation around social food delivery vehicles.


  • Project background

    In February 2020 we invited North Hobart residents, traders and visitors to share their thoughts on the future of the Elizabeth Street, North Hobart retail and restaurant strip. This was in response to the growing popularity of the area, and the increased pressure on parking, traffic and general amenity.

    We received more than 735 responses from people sharing their ideas and opinions through surveys and face-to-face workshops facilitated by place making and transport consultants Village Well and MRCagney. These contributions have helped the consultants shape the following reports:

    In considering the Village Well and MRCagney reports, the Hobart City Council at its meeting of Monday 7 December 2020, approved a series of questions that seek feedback on a number of shorter (quick wins) and longer term proposals flowing on from the consultant’s recommendations. This survey received 295 responses, the results of which are reported in the Engagement Summary Report.

  • Reporting Error - 5 March 2021

    On 5 March 2021 consultants MRCagney acknowledged that two reports prepared for the City of Hobart include a minor numerical drafting error relating to the quoted number of on-street parking spaces on Elizabeth Street used in conjunction with commercial floor area estimations to compare the existing rate of parking provision in North Hobart with current planning scheme requirements. The two reports affected are:

    1. North Hobart Retail and Entertainment Precinct, Part B – Access and Parking Plan (Revision C - 29 April 2020)

    2. North Hobart Retail and Entertainment Precinct, Condell Place Recommendations (Revision C - 29 April 2020)

    MRCagney advise that the error impacts the analysis of the estimated rate of parking supply for businesses on Elizabeth Street between Federal Street and Tasma Street only.

    The error does not impact reporting of the existing supply or utilisation of parking throughout the entire study area.

    MRCagney also advise that the error identified does not have a material impact on the conclusions and recommendations previously provided by MRCagney.

    MRCagney have reviewed both reports in full, and have issued revised reports to the City of Hobart to correct these minor errors. The amended documents can be found in the document library and are also linked below:

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