Ho­bart wa­ter­front vi­sion

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THE Tas­ma­nian tourism in­dus­try has un­veiled a vi­sion for Ho­bart’s wa­ter­front in which a par­cel of prime govern­ment land would be trans­formed into a pub­lic space cel­e­brat­ing the is­land’s seafood, pro­duce and mar­itime his­tory.

De­vel­oped by Des­ti­na­tion South­ern Tas­ma­nia (DST), the con­cept has been pre­sented as an op­tion for Castray Es­planade, close to the Sala­manca mar­kets, which may be­come avail­able if cur­rent CSIRO op­er­a­tions move.

Likened to Syd­ney’s Baranga­roo head­land park, the con­cept in­volves open spa­ces, a wa­ter­front prom­e­nade and ca­pac­ity for pub­lic events.

It would also in­volve in­te­gra­tion of the Princess Wharf shed as a year-round mar­ket for Tas­ma­nian food pro­duc­ers and fish­mon­gers.

DST ceo Alex Heroys said the plan would en­gage lo­cals year- round and at­tract sig­nif­i­cant pub­lic events.

“There will be a re­ac­ti­va­tion of the Syd­ney to Ho­bart yacht race, and the mar­itime his­tory, which we’re al­ready fa­mous for, will be con­cen­trated at this point,” Heroys said.

The Tas­ma­nian Govern­ment has wel­comed the plan.

“The tourism in­dus­try’s vi­sion for the Castray Es­planade area is well worth con­sid­er­ing, es­pe­cially as we con­tinue dis­cus­sions with the Fed­eral Govt about the de­vel­op­ment of a ma­jor sci­ence and Antarc­tic precinct as part of the Mac­quarie Point de­vel­op­ment,” said Tas Min­is­ter for Growth Peter Gutwein.

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