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Hobart City Deal

Activating the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor

City Deal Partners are committed to activating the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor through transit-oriented development that prioritises urban renewal and improves housing supply, affordability and diversity.

This will include the delivery of the most cost-effective public transport solution on the corridor, which refers to the existing rail corridor, within 5 to 10 years.

A fact sheet outlining the actions under this key focus area can be found here.

The first action under this key focus area was to obtain an independent assessment of transport options along the Corridor, which has now been undertaken by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers. The assessment considered three options – light rail, bus rapid transit and trackless tram – and assessed these against three criteria – city-shaping, transport service and deliverability/affordability. The assessment is significant in considering, for the first time,
both the transport and city-shaping potential of developing the Corridor.

The complete set of assessment reports and findings are available below.

Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor Transport Mode Study (Final Summary Report)


Appendix A – Strategic Options Assessment

Appendix B – Options Assessment Final Report (Aurecon)

Appendix C – Transport Modelling Technical Report

Appendix D – Part A – Urban Development Analysis (LUTI)

Appendix D – Part B – Land Use Scenarios (Cox)