Rail Corridor Public Forum


Integrated Transport, Urban Development and Affordable Housing Public Forum

The Hobart and Glenorchy City Councils will host a public forum on integrated transport, urban development and affordable housing in Hobart on 15 February 2018.

The forum will feature:

James McIntosh, Urban Economist and Director at LUTI Consulting

James is an urban economist who is currently working on integrated transit urban renewal projects in NSW and Queensland including Sydney Metro West, Cross River Rail and Gold Coast Light Rail. James will discuss the economics of urban regeneration and the potential economic gain for greater Hobart from a City Deal. Read more on James here.

Brendan Leary, Head of Economics at Corview

Brendan is a NSW based consultant who has advised the NSW Government on City Deals. In his former role as an executive director at NSW Treasury and Infrastructure NSW, Brendan was responsible for NSW’s infrastructure investment fund. He will discuss the potential scope of integrated urban renewal and transit projects for Hobart under a City Deal and outline what Hobart has to do to be ready. Read more on Brendan here.

Peter Anderson, Executive Director Communities Plus at the New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation

Peter is an executive director with Communities Plus within the NSW Land and Housing Corporation. Peter will discuss how major social and affordable housing is delivered through urban renewal in NSW at no direct financial cost to government and how this could be implemented in Hobart as part of a City Deal framework. Read more on Peter here.

Emma Riley, Senior Urban Planner and Director, Emma Riley and Associates

Emma is a Tasmanian land use planner who runs her own firm Emma Riley and Associates. Emma is also a member of Tasmanian Planning Reform Taskforce and previously managed the Southern Tasmania Regional Planning Project as part of the Tasmanian Government’s planning reform agenda. Emma will discuss the current and future land use planning requirements to enable urban renewal and affordable housing to be delivered along the Hobart Light Rail corridor.

The forum will discuss the benefits of integrated urban renewal and transit projects and the city shaping benefits they will bring. The recent announcement of a Heads of Agreement for a Hobart City Deal includes the creation of a Greater Hobart Transport Vision to assess the feasibility of public transport opportunities as well as examining options to support affordable housing in the Greater Hobart area.

Forum Details

Thursday 15 February 2018
Hobart Town Hall, Macquarie Street, Hobart

If you are interested in attending the forum, please RSVP to 03 6238 2428.

The information above can be downloaded here.