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Old February 14th, 2020, 04:31 AM   #1941
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A few shots of the extra level being placed on top.of the new Fitzgerald offices. O1, I assume you can count this crane now as it's used to add levels to an existing building. 😁







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Old February 14th, 2020, 04:40 AM   #1942
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Lol! Sure can ibuidlrocketships.

So Hobart crane count stands at 5 which is still a healthy number.

But I reckon it will be down to only 1 in 6 months time with just 179 Macquarie Street on the go....will be a long time before I get to revisit my official Hobart Escalator Count though!
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Old February 15th, 2020, 12:58 AM   #1943
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Do you think ghosts live in the hundreds of ghost apartments now clogging Hobart’s planning pipeline? Who thinks any of these will be built?

At $36m I would say this is likely 100+ dwellings. Large vacant site near St Michael’s Collegiate.
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Old February 15th, 2020, 01:24 AM   #1944
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And from our northern cousins: https://instagram.com/hotelverge

I was in Launceston recently and was quite surprised to see construction so advanced and how big it appears in context. Could be quite a good product.
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Old February 16th, 2020, 11:45 PM   #1945
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Do you think ghosts live in the hundreds of ghost apartments now clogging Hobart’s planning pipeline? Who thinks any of these will be built?

At $36m I would say this is likely 100+ dwellings. Large vacant site near St Michael’s Collegiate.
Mmm. It does seem to be a bit of a case of smoke and mirrors with this Council when it comes to apartments.

The Council claim its doing its bit in approving apartments but we know from monitoring the actual scene on the ground that (a) a lot are lodged but dont end up being advertised either for a long time or never which suggests the Council is holding them up or canning them in pre-planning and (b) even if they pass the planning hurdles and are approved nothing comes from them due to third party appeals or other reasons...

There is an old saying about someone being 'all mouth and no trousers' and it seems like this Council under Reynolds and Burnett is just that.
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Old February 16th, 2020, 11:52 PM   #1946
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Hutchinson signage and construction hoardings have now been installed on the western corner of the Hobart Showgrounds site and demolition of some of the old weatherboard exhibition sheds is underway.

Hard to imagine that this is anything other than either preliminary work or actual construction of the new Spotlight/Anaconda complex which if true might bring forward Ali Sultan's redevelopment plans for the old Spotlight store in the Hobart CBD.

Would be good to see Ali back in the Hobart development scene in a major way again.
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Old February 17th, 2020, 02:08 AM   #1947
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Further to the above - a topical article in today's Mercury. No mention about current works so am guesing that sits outside of what the masterplan is aimed at which is the balance of the site?

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ONE of Australia’s leading architects has been appointed to create a concept masterplan for a new Hobart showground precinct – with a new visitor centre, emergency centre for natural disasters and housing.

The first meeting of the $300 million Royal Hobart Showgrounds transformation will be held on Monday.

Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania director Richard Dax said the deal paved the way for the biggest and most exciting redevelopment of the venue for the 198-year-old Hobart Show.

“Agricultural shows are done in Australia, they need modern appeal,” he said.

Hobart-based Partners Hill have been chosen to provide a concept masterplan for the 12ha site, and design for a new dynamic pavilion.

Partners Hill, led by Timothy Hill, was chosen by a panel including an expert architectural adviser for the Royal Hobart Showgrounds redevelopment.

Project concepts include a new showground precinct, a new visitor centre, an emergency centre for people and animals in times of natural disaster, as well as housing.

“Several architectural firms were invited to an expressions of interest process, and Partners Hill, led by Timothy Hill, was chosen by a panel including an expert architectural adviser whose own career spans the UK, Germany and Australia,” said Mr Dax.

“We are very proud that Timothy has taken on our brief and understands what we want to achieve.

“We want it to be multifunctional and flexible, and at the same time be an innovative, beautiful space for connection for the community and visitors.”

Mr Hill, a multi-award winning architect, is the recipient of the national 2019 Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture. The Australian Institute of Architects awarded him the prize for his Daylesford Longhouse in rural Victoria.

Mr Hill said the precinct would become “a part of town” – a visitor and educational destination showcasing Tasmania’s excellence in agriculture, food and wine production.

“A place for communities to live, cultivate, celebrate, trade, learn, eat and visit throughout the year, not just for show time,” he said.

“It’s a great time to reimagine Hobart Showground.”

Mr Hill is preparing several designs to discuss with stakeholders and the community.

The Tasmanian Government has confirmed $1.5 million towards the pavilion and surrounds.
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I understand that Spotlight expects to be out of central Hobart by the end of this year. Tight schedule but achievable in a hurry.
Spotlight in Liverpool St is quite a large site and the buildings are well past saving. Ali has known for quite a while he was going to have to redevelop the site, so let's hope a project emerges soon.
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Old February 18th, 2020, 03:07 AM   #1949
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Great intel tasrepat. Given that the new Spotlight store will be just a big warehouse, I reckon Hutchies will knock it over by Christmas which will be perfectly timed for festive season trading.
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Old February 19th, 2020, 03:24 PM   #1950
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Interesting plan for Tranmere peninsula:


https://www.themercury.com.au/news/t...7f4b403976b604

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Droughty Point land set for major development under the guidance of American urban planning firm DOZ Co-Design
A masterplan is being developed for a 350ha site near Hobart, currently being used as farmland. Read details on the plans for the area, which is five times the size of Battery Point.

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A SITE in Clarence five times the size of Battery Point could be the future home of a sustainable community under the direction of a leading American urban planning company.

Co-land owner Greg Carr, whose father bought the 350ha site in 1971, has engaged Florida-based urban planning company DPZ Co-Design to oversee the masterplanning of the land which is located at Droughty Point, near Tranmere.

“We are very interesting in making the best out of that property, not just for our family, but for the council, the community and everyone,” Mr Carr said.

“It has such potential, it would be a tragedy to waste it.”

DPZ Co-Design partner Marina Khoury is in Hobart this week to meet with stakeholders to discuss plans for the “awe-inspiring” site, which has the working title of Skylands.

“Not only do you see it from everywhere you go in Hobart, once you’re on the site, the scale of it is tremendous and it’s a beautiful property with water on all three sides,” Ms Khoury said.

“For this project to be successful we want to design it in the presence of the community. We want people to come tell us the type of growth they want to see.”

Ms Khoury said there would be a week-long intensive planning workshop for community consultation which will be held on a yet to be decided date this winter.

The long term project will be planned and delivered over a 20 year time frame.

Ms Khoury said Skylands, which is currently used as farmland, would be planned on the principles of new urbanism.

“That means connectedness, streets that feel like outdoor rooms, buildings that present a pedestrian friendly facade to the streets, finding ways to hide garages so they don’t overwhelm the facade, streets for people to linger in,” she said.

“We want the commercial nodes to be convivial places with cafes that spill out onto sidewalks – the places people naturally want to be.”

There are Aboriginal heritage sites on the land, which were intended to be incorporated into the design.

“Any heritage asset will enhance the site,” Ms Khoury said.

“There are many opportunities for wildlife corridors throughout the site – when you have a site this size, you can do it all – there’s no reason to narrow the choices.”

Clarence City Council is in the process of creating a structure plan for the area which aims to manage residential growth and guide future development of the Tranmere, Droughty Point and Rokeby peninsula.

Mayor Doug Chipman said the council was working closely with the land owners and all other interested stakeholders in the development of the plan.

“This collaborative process continues with the major land owners and their internationally recognised urban design consultants. At the end of the day, council wishes to see the best possible outcomes for this most significant of places in the state,” he said.
For those wondering exactly how big 350 ha is - the polygon enclosed in red in the pic below is 363 ha. So this area is pretty much all the rest of the Tranmere peninsula. An excellent opportunity if done correctly!

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The Goulburn street block moving along.



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