Smoke-free Hobart

Community engagement for this project has now concluded

The City of Hobart has reviewed your responses and a summary of the consultation feedback has been used to inform a report that was presented to the City of Hobart Planning Committee on Monday the 8th April, 2019.

The Expansion of Smoke Free Areas Report has recommended that:

1. Under the provisions of 67B(1)(c) of the Public Health Act 1997, Council resolve to declare the following areas as smoke free;

  • Franklin Square with the exception of a ‘smoking area’ as outlined in Attachment A to this report, and;
  • Soldiers Memorial Oval Community Hub as outlined in Attachment B to this report, and;
  • University Rose Gardens as outlined in Attachment C to this report.

2. The Council collaborate with the State Government to consider the boundaries, implementation and enforcement of a smoke-free central business district as outlined in Attachment D to this report and report back to the Council to consider its formal declaration under the Public Health Act 1997.

3. Consideration be given to employ a suitably qualified person for an initial period of 12 months to effectively implement the new smoke-free areas and enforce these and existing smoke free areas.

4. Council lobby the State government to increase the smoking distance from doorways from 3 metres to 4 metres in support of local retailers.

You can view the full report here

Community engagement for this project has now concluded

The City of Hobart has reviewed your responses and a summary of the consultation feedback has been used to inform a report that was presented to the City of Hobart Planning Committee on Monday the 8th April, 2019.

The Expansion of Smoke Free Areas Report has recommended that:

1. Under the provisions of 67B(1)(c) of the Public Health Act 1997, Council resolve to declare the following areas as smoke free;

  • Franklin Square with the exception of a ‘smoking area’ as outlined in Attachment A to this report, and;
  • Soldiers Memorial Oval Community Hub as outlined in Attachment B to this report, and;
  • University Rose Gardens as outlined in Attachment C to this report.

2. The Council collaborate with the State Government to consider the boundaries, implementation and enforcement of a smoke-free central business district as outlined in Attachment D to this report and report back to the Council to consider its formal declaration under the Public Health Act 1997.

3. Consideration be given to employ a suitably qualified person for an initial period of 12 months to effectively implement the new smoke-free areas and enforce these and existing smoke free areas.

4. Council lobby the State government to increase the smoking distance from doorways from 3 metres to 4 metres in support of local retailers.

You can view the full report here

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