Department of State GrowthTransport

Plans and Strategies

Austroads Congestion and Reliability Review

The Review proposes an approach to identifying and assessing congestion interventions and overlays the key areas of focus for road and transport agency capability development in order to assist agencies in developing a congestion mitigation roadmap.

The full report is available here

Hobart traffic origin-destination report June 2017

The Department of State Growth has conducted a study of traffic movements passing through inner Hobart. It showed that during the morning peak time more than three quarters of journeys that start in the east, north or south of Hobart, end in the city. Further, during the afternoon peak time, more than two thirds of journeys that end in the east, north or south of Hobart, began in the city. This shows that, predominantly, commuters from all regions in greater Hobart are travelling to and from inner Hobart.

The full report is available here.

Launceston Traffic Origin-Destination Report May 2018

In August 2017, the Department of State Growth conducted a study of traffic movements passing through inner Launceston.

The study showed that in the morning peak just over half of all journeys from each of the outer regions (north west, north east, east, west and south of Launceston) ended in inner Launceston. It also showed that in the afternoon peak, for each of the outer regions, about half of the traffic began in inner Launceston.

The full report is available here

Midland Highway – Pioneer Avenue Management Guidelines

The Department of State Growth is committed to ensuring that the Pioneer Avenue is retained into the future, and ensuring that Pioneer Avenue trees will be replaced, where it is both practical and feasible.  These Guidelines outline how the Department will consider the Pioneer Avenue plantings through the design and construction of the upgrades under the Midland Highway Action Plan.

Hobart Congestion: Traffic Analysis 2016

A report into Hobart traffic congestion commissioned by the Department of State Growth has been released. The Minister for Infrastructure and the Government will consider the report ahead of future traffic congestion summit meetings.

The report full report is available here (PDF) (WORD).

Northern Integrated Transport Plan

The plan is a collaborative initiative of the Tasmanian Government and Northern Tasmanian Development (NTD), including the eight member councils (Break O'Day, Dorset, Flinders, George Town, Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands and West Tamar). The Plan provides a strategic framework to address transport issues in the Northern Region over the next twenty years, focusing on the future of the Northern Region and the challenges and opportunities which may exist.

Southern Integrated Transport Plan

The Southern Integrated Transport Plan is a collaborative initiative between the Tasmanian Government, Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority, and twelve member councils. It provides a coordinated and strategic framework to recognise and address transport issues within the Southern Region over the next twenty years.

Cradle Coast Integrated Transport Strategy

The Strategy was developed under the Cradle Coast Partnership Agreement and is informed by wide community and stakeholder consultation. It provides a co-ordinated and strategic framework to address Regional transport issues over the next 20 years, and identifies objectives and outcomes to be achieved in addressing these issues.

Brooker Highway Transport Plan

The Brooker Highway Transport Plan sets a shared vision for the future of the Brooker Highway. The Plan delineates objectives and principles for future investment in the highway for the short,medium and long term, to enable the highway to cater for current demand and future transport needs.

Richmond Bridge Conservation Management Plan

A Conservation Management Plan has been prepared for the Richmond Bridge. The Plan considers the various values associated with the bridge and recommends a series of strategies to assist in future management.

Huon Highway Corridor Road Strategy

A 30 year strategy for the Huon Highway based on current and future business and community needs.

Channel Highway Margate-Oyster Cove Reference Group

The final report of the Channel Highway (Margate-Oyster Cove) Reference Group. The Reference Group was established to enable joint State and Local Government investigation of the function and performance of this section of the Highway with respect to current and future needs.

State Road and Bridge Emergency Management Plan

The aim of this plan is to describe the roles and responsibilities, governance and coordination arrangements for emergency management across the four areas of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery in the State Roads Division (State Roads) of the Department of State Growth.

Strategic Asset Management Plan (PDF 985KB) - (WORD 1.2MB)

The Plan sets directions and establishes what we should be doing - in a strategic context - to better manage our road and bridge asset and in doing so it identifies those management activities necessary for ensuring the asset is functional and provides the Tasmanian community with a safe, efficient and sustainable road network.

Review of Gazetted High Productivity Vehicle Route Network

High Productivity Vehicles (HPVs) were introduced into Tasmania to improve productivity in the transport sector and they have operated on Tasmanian roads since trials in 1993.

Tasmanian Roadside Signs Manual

This Manual is designed to be an information resource for administrators in State and Local Government, whose role is to approve or administer signage issues.

Congestion, Noise and Travel Times