Tasmania’s capital city required systems-wide fresh thinking to transition into sustainable growth patterns.

Client Challenge: The Tasmanian government is preparing the ‘Hobart MetroPlan’ – a Hobart City Deal initiative with the goal of bolstering infill rates. To facilitate more productive and efficient land use. Rather than mandating planning outcomes, the government sought advice on ways to implement change across the whole city-shaping spectrum – traversing business, community, and government.

What we did: Future State investigated best practice initiatives across Australian and international jurisdictions.  

We compiled a catalogue of implementation measures across planning, governance systems and processes, infrastructure and service delivery, market engagement, priority site mobilisation and community participation. 

Our Impact: Future State compared best practice methods with existing systems in Hobart. We proposed a series of actionable and appropriate priority measures to adapt existing systems, integrate and align initiatives, to better engage with the community and industry. 

Our advice is being used by the Department of State Growth to guide the implementation and preparation of the MetroPlan, sparking further discussions on potential major reforms.

Future State has set in motion intelligent implementation measures for Hobart’s new metropolitan plan.