A city deal for Hobart should be finalised by the end of the year.
New Cities Minister Alan Tudge met with State Growth Minister Peter Growth and the mayors of Hobart, Clarence, Glenorchy and Kingborough in Hobart on Thursday to discuss the deal.
There was no announcement on any funding for the 10 year vision for Hobart.
Mr Tudge described the meeting as “very good” and said the city deal was a “fantastic opportunity” for Hobart.
He said the deal would focus on transport, housing and Macquarie Point but did not outline any funding details.
“This is a terrific city, it’s growing rapidly now and we need the three levels of government to work together to cater for that growth while maintaining the liveability of the city,” Mr Tudge said.
Mr Gutwein said the Tasmanian Government was fully committed to the deal.
“Today’s constructive meeting provided an opportunity for all three levels of government to come together to review the work that has been undertaken to date and continue work on the development of a city deal for Hobart,” he said.
“City deals provide the ideal framework to deliver transformative outcomes for cities, which has been seen in northern Tasmania with the signing of the Launceston City Deal in April 2017.
“This is an important deal for Hobart, and Tasmania more widely.”
Labor’s infrastructure spokesman David O’Byrne said it was time for government action, particularly after recent major regional funding announcements for Geelong and the Gold Coast.
“The Cities Minister Alan Tudge essentially snuck into town today with precious little detail about what plans – if any – are being discussed for Tasmania,” Mr O’Byrne said.
“Tasmanians deserve to know if crucial issues like public transport and traffic congestion were discussed and what solutions – if any – the Morrison and Hodgman Governments have.”