Releasing more land to increase supply of homes for Tasmanians

Roger Jaensch,Minister for Planning

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is progressing the rezoning of more surplus government land to boost the supply of affordable housing in Tasmania.

The Housing Land Supply Order for Huntingfield, tabled today for the consideration of Parliament, will support the supply of affordable homes in an area where people need it.

Once finalised, it would see a further 34 hectares of land become available for the construction of more than 450 homes, open space and local business zones to serve the needs of this new community, which means more jobs for more Tasmanians, and ongoing employment opportunities in this growing area of Greater Hobart.

Furthermore, the Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to delivering on the Greater Hobart Traffic Solution, including a corridor planning study for the Channel Highway between Margate and Kingston to identify passenger transport solutions for Kingborough area.

We recognise there is significant public interest in this project and the Order only relates to the first rezoning stage; it does not provide for the subdivision of the land or the development of any buildings, which will proceed through the normal development assessment process.

This Order delivers on the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s commitment to deliver major investment in affordable housing options; to date, this Act has already allowed for housing land supply orders to be passed with rezoned land for housing in Rokeby, Moonah, Devonport and Newnham.

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