An article was published in the Mercury about the proposed Antarctic and Science Precinct:
“ENTICING more countries to base their Antarctic programs in Hobart is unlikely to succeed without improved facilities, says TasPorts.
In a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Australian Antarctic Territory, TasPorts said developing better port infrastructure would help Hobart become a greater international hub for countries conducting Antarctic research….
TasPorts has done work to enable more flexible use of the working berths at Macquarie Point for cruise ships, cargo ships and Antarctic vessels.
Macquarie Wharf 2 already houses the Australian Antarctic Division’s cargo and biosecurity centre but now TasPorts is investigating how a proposed Antarctic and science precinct could be implemented at Macquarie Point.”
Read the full article here.