Development of a Transport Strategy for the City of Hobart

The City of Hobart is developing a Transport Strategy that will plan for Hobart’s future transport needs and guide how improved transport will be delivered through until 2030. The strategy will support growth in the city’s population and the economy.

The community's input informed the development of the draft Transport Strategy to address the most pressing issues within the control of the City of Hobart. During 2016 and 2017 the City undertook an extensive engagement process and the community contributed issues, concerns and ideas. A summary of the community engagement is available here.

The Council approved the Draft Transport Strategy to be open for community and stakeholder engagement at their meeting on 9 July 2018. The engagement was open on Your Say Hobart from 10 July - 24 August 2018, during that time community members were asked to view the draft Transport Strategy and provide feedback in an online form.

Thanks to all those who provided feedback on the draft Transport Strategy. A report on the results of the community engagement is being prepared to be presented to the City Infrastructure Committee meeting on 19 September 2018.

The City of Hobart is developing a Transport Strategy that will plan for Hobart’s future transport needs and guide how improved transport will be delivered through until 2030. The strategy will support growth in the city’s population and the economy.

The community's input informed the development of the draft Transport Strategy to address the most pressing issues within the control of the City of Hobart. During 2016 and 2017 the City undertook an extensive engagement process and the community contributed issues, concerns and ideas. A summary of the community engagement is available here.

The Council approved the Draft Transport Strategy to be open for community and stakeholder engagement at their meeting on 9 July 2018. The engagement was open on Your Say Hobart from 10 July - 24 August 2018, during that time community members were asked to view the draft Transport Strategy and provide feedback in an online form.

Thanks to all those who provided feedback on the draft Transport Strategy. A report on the results of the community engagement is being prepared to be presented to the City Infrastructure Committee meeting on 19 September 2018.

  • Draft Transport Strategy - Open for comment

    5 months ago
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    The draft Transport Strategy was presented in a report at the Council Meeting on 9 July 2018. The report can be viewed under the City Infrastructure Committee Agenda on the City of Hobart website. Alternatively the draft Transport Strategy can be downloaded here.

    The Council approved the Draft Transport Strategy to be open for community and stakeholder engagement at the meeting on 9 July 2018. The engagement opened on Your Say Hobart on 10 July 2018, and those who participated in the engagement were able to view the Draft Transport Strategy and provide feedback in an online form.

    To provide more information about the draft Transport Strategy, the City of Hobart held a series of information sessions during the week commencing 23 July in Sandy Bay, South Hobart, Lenah Valley and in the City. The sessions were facilitated by John Hepper from Inspiring Place and City of Hobart officers. Briefing sheets were available for attendees focusing on Community, Schools and Business – to assist those who may not have had time to read the entire strategy. These briefing sheets are available here:

    Community briefing sheet

    School briefing sheet

    Business briefing sheet

    A briefing session attendee provided the Council with their sketch notes from the session. That sketch note is available here.


    The draft Transport Strategy was presented in a report at the Council Meeting on 9 July 2018. The report can be viewed under the City Infrastructure Committee Agenda on the City of Hobart website. Alternatively the draft Transport Strategy can be downloaded here.

    The Council approved the Draft Transport Strategy to be open for community and stakeholder engagement at the meeting on 9 July 2018. The engagement opened on Your Say Hobart on 10 July 2018, and those who participated in the engagement were able to view the Draft Transport Strategy and provide feedback in an online form.

    To provide more information about the draft Transport Strategy, the City of Hobart held a series of information sessions during the week commencing 23 July in Sandy Bay, South Hobart, Lenah Valley and in the City. The sessions were facilitated by John Hepper from Inspiring Place and City of Hobart officers. Briefing sheets were available for attendees focusing on Community, Schools and Business – to assist those who may not have had time to read the entire strategy. These briefing sheets are available here:

    Community briefing sheet

    School briefing sheet

    Business briefing sheet

    A briefing session attendee provided the Council with their sketch notes from the session. That sketch note is available here.


  • Module 4 - Local Area Traffic Management

    about 2 years 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.

    The engagement period for Local Area Traffic Management is now closed. The results of this consultation are available in the Local Area Traffic Management Outcomes Report.

    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.

    The engagement period for Local Area Traffic Management is now closed. The results of this consultation are available in the Local Area Traffic Management Outcomes Report.

  • Module 3 - Public Transport

    about 2 years 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

    about 2 years 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

    about 2 years 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.