The 2022 federal election presents an opportunity for investment in key strategic infrastructure that will ensure Greater Hobart, and the southern electorates of Clark and Franklin, not only recovers from COVID-19, but thrives into the future.
The Greater Hobart Strategic Partnership – comprising the councils of Hobart, Glenorchy, Kingborough and Clarence – is seeking election commitments towards investment in high-value infrastructure and digital connectivity projects that will stimulate the recovery of our city, create local jobs, and position Tasmania as a knowledge economy.
The Partnership will seek commitments from candidates in the federal seats of Clark and Franklin, and Tasmanian Senate candidates, on the following five city-shaping projects:
- $20 million over three years to support the expansion and ongoing operation of ferry services on the River Derwent, supported by integrated bus services and active transport pathways. Includes four all-weather floating jetties and ferry terminals at new multi-stop locations on the river at Bellerive, Lindisfarne, Sandy Bay and Wilkinsons Point.
- $18 million for delivery of shovel-ready projects under the Greater Hobart Active Transport Network Plan, comprising linked and accessible pathways throughout Greater Hobart to encourage greater uptake of active travel options and reduce reliance on motor vehicles.
- $9.6 million to deliver the Our Digital City Greater Hobart virtual planning tool to enable better planning and maximise opportunities for smart and sustainable development.
- Delivery of a world-class Antarctic and Science Precinct to advance scientific research, education and international engagement, and expand Hobart’s capacity as a premier gateway to the Antarctic and Southern Ocean.
- Activation of the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor as a key initiative of the Hobart City Deal to address congestion and enhance connectivity along this major growth corridor.