Greater Hobart Mobility Vision panel announced

The RACT has announced the members of its Greater Hobart Mobility Vision panel, who will review public submissions to create a shortlist for discussion at a public forum later this year.

The Mobility Vision aims to create a 30-year plan for the future of Greater Hobart, particularly to address the growing issue of congestion.

We have chosen the panelists for their expertise in a range of areas, including urban planning, engineering, future mobility, social and economic impacts and public and active transport.

We have received a large number of responses to the Greater Hobart vision so far, with submissions closing at the end of this week. If you have any questions about how to make a submission, please email

The panelists are:

Jason Byrne speaks to the media today.Jason Byrne, Professor of Human Geography and Planning

University of Tasmania, Hobart

Dr Jason Byrne researches urban political ecologies of green-space infrastructure, cities and urban landscapes, urban and environmental planning, park and recreational planning, climate change adaptation, environmental health and justice as well as healthy cities.

Rocco Zito, Professor of Transport Engineering

Flinders University, Adelaide

Professor Rocco Zito studies the use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) for transportation applications, the evaluation of the environmental impacts of transportation, transport modelling and Intelligent Transport Systems.

Anna Lyth, Sustainable Cities Expert

Red Sustainability Consultants, Hobart

Anna Lyth has more than 26 years of experience in sustainable urban development and resilient systems research, practice, and education. Her skills include sustainable and resilient cities, urban transport and urban social change. This includes understanding societal travel behaviours in order to develop policy and planning responses around sustainable transport planning. 

Adrian Bitzios, Principal Traffic Engineer and Transport Planner

Bitzios Consulting, Gold Coast

Adrian Bitzios has 20 years’ experience in transport planning and traffic engineering. His skills include project management, traffic management, transport planning, intelligent transport systems planning and network performance evaluation. He is a highly experienced project manager of a number of traffic and transport projects.

Steven Burgess, Principal of Urban Strategy

MRCagney, Melbourne

As a transport engineer and urban strategist, Steven Burgess is a leading contributor to the planning, design and development of liveable cities. A principal with boutique Australasian transportation consultancy MRCagney, Steven brings 30 years’ experience as an engineer and urban strategist to his understanding of long-term relationships between urban form, mobility and vitality.

For further details, or to make a submission, go to