High-rise developments above 60 metres in Hobart are still a possibility after the city’s council planning committee failed to recommend height limits be implemented.

The four Hobart City Council alderman on the planning committee were split on the motion to recommend the full council introduce a 60-metre building height limit in the inner city, and lower caps throughout 10 different height zones.

The committee chairman Alderman Jeff Briscoe, as well as Alderman Eva Ruzicka, voted to recommend the full council adopt proposed limits, but the motion was defeated when Alderman Helen Burnet and Alderman Tanya Denison voted against it.

The committee was considering a 107-page report by architect and urban design consultant Leigh Woolley on building heights.

Mr Woolley’s recommendations, and amendments by council planning officers, will now go to the full council without endorsement from the planning committee …

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