Council seeks feedback on building height standards

MEMBERS of the Hobart community are invited to have their say on the review and proposed amendment to building height standards in the central area of Hobart and Sullivans Cove.

The City of Hobart has reviewed the standards to ensure the height of development makes a positive contribution to the streetscape and townscape values, as well as meets community expectations.

Leigh Woolley, an architect and urban design consultant, prepared a Building Height Standards Review report defining the urban context of the city centre.

The review identified design principles for new buildings to be included in the Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 and the Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997.

The Building Height Standards Review report and the City of Hobart’s suggested planning scheme amendments in response to the report were endorsed by the Council on 3 September 2018.

Members of the community are invited to view the documents and provide their feedback on the Your Say Hobart website.

To provide more information about the Building Height Standards Review project, the City of Hobart will host a public forum on Thursday 13 September in the Hobart Town Hall Ballroom, located at 50 Macquarie Street, from 6pm.

For more information, visit hobartcity.com.au/buildingheights.

Caption: Building Height Standard Review. Photo credit: Leigh Woolley.