Greater Hobart Mobility Vision

Expert Panel

To assist us to develop a long-term vision, RACT will work closely with a group of independent experts that specialise in a range of topics including infrastructure, future mobility and emerging technologies, engineering, urban planning, active and public transport as well as social and economic studies.

The panel will help to refine the submissions into a selection of proposals, and ultimately a final vision. The shortlisted submissions will be presented at a free public forum on 19 November 2018 at the Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay. You must register to be able to attend the forum. For details on how to register click here. There will be multiple opportunities for interested community members to provide input throughout the process.


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.

His research addresses the spatial and social distribution of urban greenspace and green infrastructure, examines how marginalised and disadvantaged communities are affected by greenspace access and service provision (environmental justice) and how the deployment of green infrastructure as a climate change adaptation strategy may affect urban residents – both human and non-human.

Jason has been an advocate for Smart Roads systems, a multi-mode public transport system to provide an integrated ticketing system, removing car parks in favour of pedestrian malls, moving workplaces out of the CBD, and building housing near transport services.


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.

Steven has been an advocate for major mixed use developments including town centre redevelopments as well as land use and transport policy integration. Having worked extensively on the long-term relationships between urban form, transport, parking and vitality, Steven has been at the forefront of private and public sector collaboration on urban revitalisation, and is an experienced facilitator and public speaker.

Steven has worked on many village, town and city transformation projects in Australia, (New Farm Melbourne CBD, Byron Bay, Mooloolaba), New Zealand (Auckland, Queenstown, Whangarei) and the Middle East (Al Ain).   Steven regularly provides comments to the media about street design, city shaping, walking and parking, and is also regularly engaged by organisations and industry associations to run masterclasses on these topics. His speaking topics include street marking, town centre revitalisation, parking and managing growth.


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.

His other supervisory interests include the environmental impacts of transport, transport modelling and transport systems. He is also a supporter of research into connected and autonomous vehicles, the Australian Driverless Vehicle program as well as transport and accessibility in remote locations.

Rocco is also a key player to Flinders’ Future Mobility Lab, which delivered the Flex bus trial between train stations in Adelaide.


Anna Lyth

Sustainable Cities Expert
Red Sustainability Consultants, Hobart

Anna 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.

Anna has served as Urban Planning Manager with NRMA and as a researcher and teacher at the University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie University.  In Tasmania, she has held research positions at the University of Tasmania and private sector consulting roles.

Having lived in Hobart now for more than 10 years, Anna is particularly interested in the development of vibrant and sustainable small cities, recognising the different developmental challenges smaller cities have compared to Australia’s large metropolitan regions.

Examples of recent works include the biennial University of Tasmania Travel Behaviour Survey, which helps inform transport planning for UTAS. She also worked with the Menzies Institute for Medical Research on understanding links between public transport use and physical activity.


Adrian Bitzios

Principal Traffic Engineer and Transport Planner
Bitzios Consulting, Gold Coast

Adrian 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.

Adrian has published and presented a number of papers nationally on traffic network performance, intelligent transport systems, traffic signal operations and integrated planning topics. His skills include: Light rail signalling, Traffic Management Centre operations, Project management for planning and infrastructure projects, Town Centre Master Planning, ITS planning, design and operations, Traffic signal design and coordination, Highway corridor planning, Traffic impact assessments, Road safety audits and Network operations performance evaluation.