29 November 2018
This afternoon, the Macquarie Point Development Corporation Amendment Bill 2018 passed the Legislative Council.
This now means the potential of one of the most attractive, centrally located capital city development sites in the country is closer to realisation.
The Bill also paves the way for a Hobart City Deal to be signed incorporating an Antarctic and Science precinct on the site.
This Bill allows for the re-set of the Macquarie Point masterplan in line with the Mona vision, where open space, arts and culture are at the heart of the site.
Under the new masterplan, community space accounts for more than 50 per cent of the site, which will be available for events and festivals.
The new masterplan also allows for a range of uses which will ensure the precinct is a vibrant cultural hub with 24/7 life on the site, not just during events.
The new planning framework will enable the development of the site including a world leading Antarctic and Science precinct, whilst drawing from the MONA vision, to bring the site to life.
Once the new masterplan receives approval, the Hobart City Council will be the Planning Authority for all development on the site.
Combined with the Hodgman Majority Liberal Government’s commitment to remove the Macquarie Point Waste Water Treatment plant, the new masterplan signals an exciting future ahead for one of Hobart’s key precincts.