Why is the City of Hobart developing a Transport Strategy?

The City needs to plan for its future transport needs. The development of a Transport Strategy is a critical part of that planning and will guide the City's priorities to 2030 and beyond. 

Not all transport issues and problems are within the control of the City of Hobart so the strategy will also outline how the City will need to work with other Councils and the State Government to resolve issues.

Without this work the City of Hobart will not have articulated - with the community's assistance - a vision for how the City will operate in the future.

What will the Transport Strategy achieve?

The Transport Strategy will set priorities, guide project development and focus the work of the City in achieving solutions to the transport issues which were identified with the assistance of the community.  

Who is responsible for transport in Tasmania?

All levels of government as well as businesses and individuals have a part to play. The Tasmanian Government sets statewide policies and regulations, Councils manage local road networks and individuals make choices about how they travel.

More information about responsibilities for Transport is contained in the background paper.

How will the Transport Strategy deal with regional issues?

Not all transport issues and problems are within the control of the City of Hobart so the strategy will also outline how the City will need to work with other Councils and the State Government to resolve issues.

The strategy will be developed with the understanding that decisions made on a state wide basis or in our neighbouring Council areas will have an impact on the City of Hobart, which is southern Tasmania's major destination for workers, students, shoppers and tourists.

Why will the Transport Strategy extend to 2030?

Transport issues are often complex and may involve the participation of many levels of Government to resolve, which can take time.

By setting 2030 as an end date for the strategy it sets a realistic timeframe to complete the actions identified to achieve the aims of the strategy.

Technology is changing quickly and future advances will shape our transport system, 2030 is only 14 years away.

As such, 2030 is not too soon and not so far away that it can't be reasonably imagined and planned for.