The City Deal is a 10-year partnership between the Australian and Tasmanian Governments, and Glenorchy, Hobart, Clarence and Kingborough councils that was signed in February 2019.
Under the Hobart City Deal, the Federal Government agreed to provide funding for a range of significant projects for the Greater Hobart area.
After the City Deal was signed, our Mayor and staff worked closely with representatives from the State and Federal Governments and the other three Greater Hobart councils to develop an action plan to support the delivery of the commitments made in the City Deal. This resulted in the Hobart City Deal Implementation Plan, which was signed on 3 October 2019.
What does the City Deal mean for Glenorchy?
We are aiming for $25 million allocated to the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor (the disused railway lines that run through the northern suburbs) be used to establish passenger rail services between Granton and the Hobart CBD. The activation of the rail line will improve access to Glenorchy and its suburbs, reduce traffic congestion and drive investment in our City.
We also want to make sure that replacement of the Bridgewater Bridge does not divert too much money from other important projects which will have more benefits for Glenorchy and the rest of the Greater Hobart region (for example, by upgrading the existing bridge for a lower cost, rather than building a new one).
We will continue to discuss all aspects of the City Deal with state and Federal governments to make sure the City Deal improves the lives of our ratepayers.