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Old June 27th, 2017, 01:10 AM   #1041
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I always thought it meant above sea level - which would be consistent with Woolley's extreme conservatism...with 0.00 being set as the Australian Height Datum based on the placement of 30 tide guages around Australia.

So you pick the Tide Guage on Hobarts waterfornt and go straight up 75 metres then draw a horizontal plane so that would result in an overall lowering of building heights in Hobart due to its general rise up from the waterfront.

But this is just my theory...I am sure someone else will know for sure.
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Old June 27th, 2017, 02:54 AM   #1042
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Sea level would be an odd choice I think. The tower on Mt Wellington is the highest tower in/around Hobart in that case! My vote is for height above existing ground level.

So a 75m tower could be extended by lowering the ground a bit during the building stage.
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Old June 27th, 2017, 05:59 AM   #1043
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There's a bit to wade through, but here's a start:

http://www.hobartcity.com.au/files/6...March_2015.pdf

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“height” means:
(i) in respect of buildings, that maximum vertical
distance measured between the natural surface
level and topmost habitable floor level of a
building at any point of any part of a building;
(ii) in respect of a balcony, verandah or other open
or partially open living space not classified as a
habitable room pursuant to the Building
Regulations 2004, that maximum vertical
distance measured between the natural surface
level and its floor level at any point;
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(iii) in respect of structures, that maximum vertical
distance between the natural surface level and the
highest point of the structure.
See also:

http://www.hobartcity.com.au/Develop...ng_Scheme_2015

http://iplan.tas.gov.au/pages/plan/b...66893&s=height
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Old June 28th, 2017, 01:05 AM   #1044
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Thanks Idiom - that suggests RL not AHD - so Comrade Woolley's height limit would be 75 metres above the natural surface level of the ground on which the building is being constructed?
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Old July 6th, 2017, 07:28 AM   #1045
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Some interesting stuff announced by David Walsh including this beast at Berridale... more news to come.

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Old July 6th, 2017, 11:33 AM   #1046
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David Walsh has "fuk you" money
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Old July 6th, 2017, 11:39 PM   #1047
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Old July 7th, 2017, 06:36 AM   #1048
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And the reality is he will probably get this built before we even see anything built at Macquarie Point, especially the way they are mucking around.
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Old July 7th, 2017, 06:40 AM   #1049
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Looks great!
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Old July 12th, 2017, 01:29 AM   #1050
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Although in and of itself, the redevelopment of 92 Argyle Street, Hobart which will see the current builidng extended on all sides plus the addition of a lift is not that big a deal density or skyline wise but as it is going to be the new Tasmanian Headquarters for Hutchinsons Builders I think its a pretty significant development.

There is no way a private builder would spend, I am guessing around $3 million plus, on a new building if it did not think that it had a very bright future in Hobart and Tas generally.
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Old July 17th, 2017, 08:24 AM   #1051
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From the Herald Sun as Google hasn't indexed the story from the Mock yet.

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Green light likely for $70m Table Cape resort plan at Waratah-Wynyard Council meeting
NICK CLARK, Mercury
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A $70 million resort in one of Tasmania’s most picturesque coastal areas is expected to be approved by the Waratah-Wynyard Council at a meeting tonight.

The luxury resort, restaurant and function centre is earmarked for the eastern side of Table Cape near Wynyard and would feature views across Bass Strait and the North-West Coast towards Devonport.

Table Cape also features a lighthouse and a popular tulip farm which attracts thousands of tourists to an annual floral festival.

The development — planned for a patch of prime agrictural land — is tipped to create 116 jobs in construction and 84 full-time positions when completed.

A cost-benefit analysis says it would generate $77.8 million over 20 years.

Council staff have recommended approval for the development, which is being proposed by Table Cape Enterprises.

Planned for a 47ha site in Ransleys Rd, it has attracted five representations with most citing water usage, wastewater disposal and traffic concerns.

The proposal is for 50 rooms, including 26 deluxe rooms, 16 premium suites and 8 villa suites.

It also includes a restaurant and lounge bar.


An artist’s impression of the development site. Picture: SILVESTER FULLER/MIR

“A 250-seat farmer’s restaurant will be accessible to resort guests and visitors,” the council’s agenda says.

“A dedicated function centre will have a capacity of 150 people and a smaller function space capable of holding 80 people in addition to a wellness spa with eight treatment rooms.”

Table Cape Enterprises Pty Ltd directors are the landowner, Kenneth Ransley, Sheree Andersen, of Melbourne, and Narelle Woodhouse, of Table Cape.

Last year, a Table Cape Enterprises spokeswoman said the project was financed to development application approval stage and a number of funding options were being evaluated to deliver the project once it received the green light.


The development comes at a time of unprecedented growth in Tasmanian tourism from both international and domestic markets.

Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh said the council was very excited about the plans and regarded the development as a vote of confidence in the area.

“The potential benefits for employment, visitors and other on-flow effects will be significant,” Councillor Walsh said.

“With an increase of offerings to the premium end of the market in our area, and neighbouring King Island, it is welcoming to see this resort being put on the table.”

He said subject to community consultation and approvals through normal planning processes, the resort could act as a catalyst for a number of other developments.


The dramatic site earmarked for the $70m high-end resort. Picture: SILVESTER FULLER/MIR

“Council is always open to talking to other developers about proposals that leverage off our natural assets, and there is no doubt that this resort does this,” he said.

“This development responds to a number of the future needs of our area that have already been raised as part of our Sustainable Murchison Community Plan.

“Pending approval, it will become a major drawcard for our area which will no doubt benefit many other local companies.”

Other recent tourism proposals for the North-West region include golf courses on King Island and the revamp of Cradle Mountain visitor facilities
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Old July 17th, 2017, 10:07 AM   #1052
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I work with a guy who lives across the road from that. Exciting times for the local area. I like this design; the low rise design won't disturb the existing sillouete of Table Cape, and it's pointed toward the best views - possibly as far as Cradle Mountain on a good day...?

Link to the Council page with the Agenda + attachements for tonight's council meeting here.

My internet currently isn't fast enough to download the big documents in reasonable time...
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Old July 20th, 2017, 01:58 AM   #1053
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Application lodged with the HCC for some works at the existing 5 level office building at 80 Elizabeth Street, Hobart. This little project will help service the current tourism boom in Hobart but unfortunately will have no effect on the skyline or density...from the Planning Application.

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The proposal involves the conversion of the existing 5 storey concrete building from its current use as office space into 68 self serviced apartments. This will consist of a reception on the ground floor with existing commercial tenancies with the 4 storeys above containing 17 self serviced suites each per floor.
Externally, a new awning is applied to both street frontages. This awning is proposed to wrap and continue along the adjoining arcade with new larger skylights to invigorate and brighten the laneway. Some futher minor changes to the glass facade at ground floor are also proposed and made for operational purposes only. New windows are added to the east facade to provide amenity to apartments.
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Old July 20th, 2017, 02:35 AM   #1054
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The offices are currently used by the Department of Treasury and Finance and (I think) the Department of State Growth, so this is obviously a result of the Parliament Square move. The Mercury reported in January that it had sold for $11m.

That little block of Elizabeth St is in serious need of activation and rejuvenation (in the language of bureau-speak). It has a mix of poorly designed street frontages, uninhabited shops and fairly narrow footpaths that make it very uninviting, especially when compared to the nearby blocks of Liverpool St and the mall.
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Ah yes, it just occurred to me what building this is - the small one next to the Midcity Motel. When I heard of the sale of the site I was hoping for demolition and rebuild as it's a perfect central site for a decent size building.

Oh well!
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Old July 22nd, 2017, 11:20 AM   #1056
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The Table Cape resort has made it into the architectural media, along with some concept sketches...

http://architectureau.com/articles/p...sort-approved/

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So did the proposed new Cradle Mountain Visitor's Centre

http://architectureau.com/articles/s...ntre-approved/



Link to relevant Kentish Council Agenda
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Although Ali has run into trouble with his Montpelior Retreat development, no such problems with his mini project at 51 Sandy Bay Road - which is tucked in behind the historic Gatton Side Bed and Breakfast place.

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Not much to be seen from this image taken over the weekend from the street of progress to date but I can reliably advise that we should see some concrete form work appearing above the fence line soon.

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