Reasons Council should support the recommendations:
Absolute maximum building heights will strengthen the protection of Hobart’s heritage, view lines and streetscapes, preventing Council, now and in the future, from approving buildings taller than these limits.
The 50 plus recommendations made by the City’s expert planning officers will protect Hobart’s heritage, view lines and streetscapes.
Many residents have said, on numerous occasions, that they don’t want high-rise towers, and they want heritage buildings, view-lines, and streetscapes to be protected.
Maximum building heights give certainty, and reduced costs, to all involved (developers, architects, valuers, City planners, Aldermen, the public, and the Tasmanian Planning Commission).
High rise buildings are out of character with Hobart and will impact on the heritage values of the city.
High-rise buildings will impact on pedestrian comfort by increasing shadows, and creating wind tunnels.
Views of the water and the mountain are important to Hobart’s residents and visitors, and high-rise buildings are likely to interrupt these views.
Many cities around the world have preserved their historic centre and character by having strict height limits. That’s what makes them special. The existing scale and charm of Hobart is attractive to residents and visitors alike.
Low and medium rise development will allow growth without impacting on the character of Hobart.