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Old October 11th, 2017, 12:11 AM   #1081
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Ali's project at 51 Sandy Bay Road is slowly coming along but one thing I had not noticed before is the unusual method of construction. It appears to be being built in 2 halves.

They are finishing off the Western end with one more floor to go and then they will make a start on the Eastern end. I can only assume they are building it like that because the site is so constrained that there simply isnt enough room to build it completely. Cant see it being finished before April next year at this rate.

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Old October 17th, 2017, 01:56 AM   #1082
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From The Mockery:

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Hobart Airport forced to upsize its expansion amid ‘unprecedented’ growth in passenger numbers
CHRIS PIPPOS, Mercury
October 16, 2017 11:00pm
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RECORD numbers of flights and inbound tourists at Hobart International Airport have forced a rethink of its $25 million terminal redevelopment and contributed to its delay.

The airport’s new departure area, initially scheduled to be completed this year, is yet to go out to tender.

And the airport is now revisiting its redevelopment plans to accommodate the “unprecedented growth’’ experienced since the design was first approved.

This follows recent announcements including imminent direct Jetstar flights from Hobart to Adelaide, direct Tiger*air flights from Hobart to the Gold Coast and more seats on Qantas aircraft flying between Hobart and Sydney and Melbourne.

It is understood the passenger boom has triggered a departure hall design rethink that has also stretched contractual talks with the airlines involving their financial contribution.

“This is a complex redevelopment, compounded by an unprecedented growth in the numbers of the travelling public as well as balancing the need to continue to operate the airport while undertaking these works,’’ a Hobart International Airport spokesman said.

“We anticipate this fantastic growth will continue into the future, and so have taken the opportunity to revisit our terminal plans, mindful of our forecasted demand, and are continuing to negotiate these plans with our airline partners.

“Our aim is to provide sufficient space and facilities to provide for this ever-growing demand.’’

The spokesman said the airport had recorded a 34 per cent increase in passenger numbers since 2012, which had “exceeded expectations’’.

Redevelopment delays now mean special measures are needed at the airport this peak season.

“With this in mind, Hobart airport is making arrangements to ensure that the departures hall and southern arrivals area can cope with demand over the busy summer period,’’ the spokesman said.

“These arrangements will roll out over the coming weeks and ensure there is enough space to cope with capacity, while also allowing for the actual redevelopment to occur.

“The redevelopment of this area is the final part of a seven-year, $100 million investment in Hobart airport, which has seen an extensive redevelopment of the facility as well as the extension of the runway. Our intention has been to complete the redevelopment by the first half of 2018 and we are still on track to achieve this.’’
It's good they're rethinking the 2015 master plan ( https://hobartairport.com.au/wp-cont...d__smaller.pdf ).

See page 36 for all inclusions (taxiways, extra departure spur) in the 2009 Master Plan.



On page 56 of the 2015 Master Plan document:

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Aerobridges are not envisaged within this Master
Plan horizon due to the current and forecast
passenger numbers not being great enough to warant
aerobridges, their significant cost along with the
associated development of an upper level mezzanine
floor and vertical circulation to enable access for
passengers to/from the future aerobridges. New
developments within the Master Plan will consider the
ability to introduce aerobridges is protected for the
long term future.

See Figure 6.b for a plan of the 2020 terminal design
for Hobart Airport’s passenger terminal.
The current 2020 plan is on page 57.
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Old October 17th, 2017, 02:17 AM   #1083
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Its good they are rethinking but if I know Macquarie Bank/RBF they will be focussing on how to do it as cheaply and nastily as possible. I have no confidence based on past behaviour that they will come up with a spectacular plan for a much improved terminal.

It will be another patched up job with a cheap airside addition.

And that $100 miilion 'investment' figure is absolute bollocks - the actual cost of bricks and mortar is probably closer to $40 million with the rest being clever accounting descriptors for amortizing and profits 'forgone' on the capital for the redevelopment plus no doubt large sums representing heavy tax write offs. This is the 'Millionaires Factory' we are talking about after all...they are spinning like crazy because they will suck every dollar they possily can out the airport to maximise their profits and leave just enough behind to keep it ticking over.

So I certainly dont expect this review to result in Hobart Airport being substantially improved.
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Old October 17th, 2017, 03:19 AM   #1084
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From today's Mercury. Bunch of old farts...

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ANTI-skyscraper group Hobart Not Highrise has now set its sights on the State Government and its proposed major projects legislation.

After collecting the 1000 ratepayer signatures required for the Hobart City Council to hold a public meeting — held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor last night — group president Brian Corr said they would not pursue a non-binding electors poll that could cost ratepayers $150,000.

“We can revisit it pretty quickly if we want to,” he said.

“But we don’t want to burden a cost on the ratepayers.”

Mr Corr said the group — which has been campaigning against plans by the Singapore-based Fragrance Group to build a 210m-high hotel on Davey St and another on Collins St — would remain active.

He said their activities would focus on urban design consultant Leigh Woolley’s reports for the council, and the major projects legislation that would give the Government the power to “call in” certain developments from councils for assessment.

“The policy gives too much power to the [Local Government] Minister,” Mr Corr said.

“Having such power in the hands of one person is not democratic, and leaves it open to corruption.”

Head of the Tasmanian Conservation Trust Peter McGlone said the legislation was too broad.

“There is nothing in the legislation that rules out a very tall building,” he said.

Mr Corr and Mr McGlone were among numerous speakers to discuss the increasingly divisive issue of building heights in Hobart, with a near full house in the Grand Chancellor’s ballroom.

A song by the Hobart Not Highrise choir, urging the city to stay low, was also played.

Hobart Lord Mayor Sue Hickey said it was great to see so many of the city’s citizens turn out for an issue that could shape the city, but she said aldermen were bound by their obligations as a planning authority.

Hobart director of city planning Neil Noye said the council was still seeking some more information from the Fragrance Group regarding the two developments, including on hydraulic infrastructure given the Hobart Rivulet’s proximity.

The council is expected to vote on Monday on whether to include modelling for maximum building heights in areas of the city in the brief for Mr Woolley.
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Old October 18th, 2017, 01:08 AM   #1085
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Wow, they're writing their own songs now too? Get a life people. I'd love to get 2000 signatures for pro development and put a stop to this. Unfortunately I don't have the time these retirees do
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Old October 18th, 2017, 05:04 AM   #1086
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Www.facebook.com/hobartandhighrise

It is a start and happy to run it. Just need people to assist.

You just never know... we may gain some traction here too.
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Nice work. I have removed myself from fb so couldn't get something like this up and running, nor can I offer my support
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I heard some activity in the old ANZ building today. Does anyone know if it's being renovated as part of Harris Scarfe or will still be a separate development? Sounds like it's under way, either way.
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Pretty sure its still a separate development for that Melbourne businessman who said he will be converting it into 4 retail tenancies. Hutchies is still the builder, I think.
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