Working together to plan for the future
Kingborough Council has endorsed a motion to support the Greater Hobart Act 2018 at a special Council Meeting on 17 December, and will write to the Minister for State Growth to comment on the draft Bill. The Council has also voted to support the Greater Hobart City Deal in principle.
“This Council has committed to support the Bill and the City Deal, as well as an initial $11 million commitment to progressing its initiatives. The pressure is now on the State and Federal Governments to invest in our future,” Mayor of Kingborough, Cr Dean Winter said.
“We have a unique development opportunity within central Kingston to stimulate and create a revitalised central business district. The Kingston Park project has recently received the confidence of successful developers and investment within the centre is critical for this to succeed.
“Council will be investing in local infrastructure to stimulate this investment in jobs, such as the major upgrade of the Channel Highway and surrounding pathways into central Kingston.
“Councils working together to develop strategies for the greater good of the region provides us with an opportunity grow and become thriving centres, taking the pressure off central Hobart.
“Council will continue to advocate for the transport infrastructure that is so desperately needed for our growing area.
“The coordination of transport, including public transport, across greater Hobart is critical as traffic issues become more and more prevalent.
“The collaboration with Metro and the State Government is vital, however, we must not lose sight of a whole of region plan, and that the solutions are not just how to move people into Hobart more efficiently but should also include how to increase jobs locally and keep people employed locally. Improving local services and increasing jobs both need to be high on the agenda.”