Development of a Transport Strategy for the City of Hobart

The City of Hobart is preparing a Transport Strategy that will enable the City to identify and plan for future transport demands to 2030 and beyond. The strategy will support growth in our population, our economy and improve social and environmental outcomes for the City.

All engagement modules are now closed. The community's input will guide the development of the draft Transport Strategy to address the most pressing issues within the control of the City of Hobart. The community will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft strategy later in 2017.


We want the community's help to identify the most important issues that the Transport Strategy will need to tackle.

In considering how to progress the development of a new Transport Strategy, the Council has decided to approach the task using a series of modules which will be worked on separately. The outcomes of each will then be integrated as part of the final Transport Strategy. Whilst all the modules are inter-related some separation will assist in ensuring all relevant issues are captured – not just congestion. The four modules selected are detailed below.

The consultation modules will be progressively released during 2016 and 2017. Specific opportunities will be available for the community to contribute issues, concerns and ideas. The City of Hobart has engaged an independent consultant, Inspiring Place to conduct the engagement and document the feedback received.

Not all transport issues and problems are within the control of the City of Hobart. As such the consultation will explain roles and responsibilities of the various bodies involved, including the state government and neighbouring councils.


The engagement period for the Local Area Traffic Management is now closed. The results of this consultation will be available soon.

The City of Hobart is preparing a Transport Strategy that will enable the City to identify and plan for future transport demands to 2030 and beyond. The strategy will support growth in our population, our economy and improve social and environmental outcomes for the City.

All engagement modules are now closed. The community's input will guide the development of the draft Transport Strategy to address the most pressing issues within the control of the City of Hobart. The community will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft strategy later in 2017.


We want the community's help to identify the most important issues that the Transport Strategy will need to tackle.

In considering how to progress the development of a new Transport Strategy, the Council has decided to approach the task using a series of modules which will be worked on separately. The outcomes of each will then be integrated as part of the final Transport Strategy. Whilst all the modules are inter-related some separation will assist in ensuring all relevant issues are captured – not just congestion. The four modules selected are detailed below.

The consultation modules will be progressively released during 2016 and 2017. Specific opportunities will be available for the community to contribute issues, concerns and ideas. The City of Hobart has engaged an independent consultant, Inspiring Place to conduct the engagement and document the feedback received.

Not all transport issues and problems are within the control of the City of Hobart. As such the consultation will explain roles and responsibilities of the various bodies involved, including the state government and neighbouring councils.


The engagement period for the Local Area Traffic Management is now closed. The results of this consultation will be available soon.

  • Module 4 - Local Area Traffic Management

    12 months ago
    Local area traffic management plan

    Survey is now closed. This consultation occurred between July and August 2017.

    Local area traffic management covers a wide range of topics associated with the management of the road and transport network - including on street parking and control, pedestrian crossings and school zones. This is an area where the City of Hobart has more substantial powers and can more readily affect change in local communities. Some aspects of local area traffic management are regulated and authorised by the State Government – including speed limits and traffic lights.

    The City of Hobart has ownership of the local road network and has delegated and legislative powers to control:

    • Parking including residential parking schemes and yellow lines

    • Traffic calming, such as road humps (with State Government approval)

    • Shopping precinct and streetscape upgrades

    The background paper will also discuss including local area traffic management plans and land use planning.

    The Local Area Traffic Management background paper is available here.


    Survey is now closed. This consultation occurred between July and August 2017.

    Local area traffic management covers a wide range of topics associated with the management of the road and transport network - including on street parking and control, pedestrian crossings and school zones. This is an area where the City of Hobart has more substantial powers and can more readily affect change in local communities. Some aspects of local area traffic management are regulated and authorised by the State Government – including speed limits and traffic lights.

    The City of Hobart has ownership of the local road network and has delegated and legislative powers to control:

    • Parking including residential parking schemes and yellow lines

    • Traffic calming, such as road humps (with State Government approval)

    • Shopping precinct and streetscape upgrades

    The background paper will also discuss including local area traffic management plans and land use planning.

    The Local Area Traffic Management background paper is available here.


  • Module 3 - Public Transport

    12 months ago
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    The current public transport system in Hobart includes buses, taxis, community transport and ferry services. Public transport relies on third party providers to operate the transport mode and associated services.

    This consultation occurred between April 2017 and June 2017.

    The City of Hobart has limited influence on the operational decisions of public transport providers. The City of Hobart can however assist public transport operations by:

    • providing road space for the operation of public transport vehicles

    • in certain instances provide associated infrastructure such as higher quality waiting facilities

    • advocate for improved funding and support for public transport from State and Federal Governments.

    The background also included references to studies undertaken into light rail, ferry systems, park and ride and bus system improvements.

    To find out more view the Public Transport Background Paper now!

    The engagement period for the Public Transport is now closed. The results of this consultation are available in the Public Transport Consultation Report.

    The current public transport system in Hobart includes buses, taxis, community transport and ferry services. Public transport relies on third party providers to operate the transport mode and associated services.

    This consultation occurred between April 2017 and June 2017.

    The City of Hobart has limited influence on the operational decisions of public transport providers. The City of Hobart can however assist public transport operations by:

    • providing road space for the operation of public transport vehicles

    • in certain instances provide associated infrastructure such as higher quality waiting facilities

    • advocate for improved funding and support for public transport from State and Federal Governments.

    The background also included references to studies undertaken into light rail, ferry systems, park and ride and bus system improvements.

    To find out more view the Public Transport Background Paper now!

    The engagement period for the Public Transport is now closed. The results of this consultation are available in the Public Transport Consultation Report.

  • Module 2 - Private Transport

    12 months ago
    Private transport

    The private transport module covers the modes of transport that individuals have absolute control over. As individuals we can decide to walk, ride a bicycle, ride a motor cycle and drive a car or a mobility vehicle – subject to the standard road rules, licensing and applicable regulations - and at the time we choose.

    This consultation occurred between early December 2016 and March 2017.

    The private transport background paper will provide information on the current modal split in the City of Hobart and illustrate the differing levels of infrastructure provided in the City. The background paper will also provide information on other areas of interest for the City relating to private transport such as:

    • Parking

    • Peak hour traffic congestion

    • Health and aging population needs

    • Active transport - cycling and walking

    • Environmental considerations

    • Major developments

    • Future Transforming Hobart projects

    • Land use planning, the road hierarchy and the Victorian model of SmartRoads

    To find out more view the Private Transport Background Paper now.

    To understand the result of the consultation read the Private Transport Consultation Report.

    The private transport module covers the modes of transport that individuals have absolute control over. As individuals we can decide to walk, ride a bicycle, ride a motor cycle and drive a car or a mobility vehicle – subject to the standard road rules, licensing and applicable regulations - and at the time we choose.

    This consultation occurred between early December 2016 and March 2017.

    The private transport background paper will provide information on the current modal split in the City of Hobart and illustrate the differing levels of infrastructure provided in the City. The background paper will also provide information on other areas of interest for the City relating to private transport such as:

    • Parking

    • Peak hour traffic congestion

    • Health and aging population needs

    • Active transport - cycling and walking

    • Environmental considerations

    • Major developments

    • Future Transforming Hobart projects

    • Land use planning, the road hierarchy and the Victorian model of SmartRoads

    To find out more view the Private Transport Background Paper now.

    To understand the result of the consultation read the Private Transport Consultation Report.

  • Module 1 - Freight, Port and Air

    12 months ago
    Toll truck in front of cascade

    Every home and business in Hobart uses the freight network. Goods are delivered to shops and businesses via air, port, rail and road transport chains. Population and business growth may continue to increase the amount of freight needing to be moved to and through Hobart.

    This consultation occured in late September and October 2016.

    The Freight, Port and Air background paper explains the freight task and it’s relevance to the City of Hobart. Relevant documents, information and related startegies can be found within the background paper. The background paper also provides information on other areas of interest for the City in relation to freight such as:

    • Loading zones

    • Major construction works in the City

    • Hobart Port access

    • Land use planning and the road hierarchy

    To find out more read the Freight, Port and Air Consultation Background Paper.

    To understand the result of the consultation read the Freight, Port and Air Consultation Outcomes Report now.

    Every home and business in Hobart uses the freight network. Goods are delivered to shops and businesses via air, port, rail and road transport chains. Population and business growth may continue to increase the amount of freight needing to be moved to and through Hobart.

    This consultation occured in late September and October 2016.

    The Freight, Port and Air background paper explains the freight task and it’s relevance to the City of Hobart. Relevant documents, information and related startegies can be found within the background paper. The background paper also provides information on other areas of interest for the City in relation to freight such as:

    • Loading zones

    • Major construction works in the City

    • Hobart Port access

    • Land use planning and the road hierarchy

    To find out more read the Freight, Port and Air Consultation Background Paper.

    To understand the result of the consultation read the Freight, Port and Air Consultation Outcomes Report now.