The Macquarie Point Development Corporation will open a registration of interest process for interim development on the former cold store site on the corner of Davey and Evans Streets.
This presents an exciting opportunity for a range of arts, cultural and tourism activation activities to unlock a large concrete hardstand area of about 4000 square meters in a prime location in Sullivans Cove, on the fringe of the CBD.
Interim uses could include pop-up facilities for design studios, performance spaces and collective hubs as well as community gardens, art exhibitions and community events.
Macquarie Point Development Corporation CEO Mary Massina encouraged a broad cross section of individuals, groups and organisations to register their interest for this unique opportunity.
“We hope to see a creative mix of prototype uses, transforming the site into a dynamic tourism and community asset,” Ms Massina said.
“It will mean that the entire length of Evans St, from Red Square to Davey St, has life.”
Since January 2017, the corporation has been pro-actively engaging with key stakeholders and thrown open the gates at Macquarie Point, encouraging the community to use the site. This has engendered a high level of community engagement and laid the foundations for ownership and connection to the site in the long term.
The evaluation process will be completed by an expert evaluation panel and overseen by an independent probity advisor.
All submissions will be assessed against the same criteria ensuring an open and transparent process
The former cold store site is the entrance to Macquarie Point and will eventually be redeveloped into the Gateway Park however, in the meantime, it will be available for interim uses.
The corporation will be concurrently pursuing development of the Antarctic and Science Precinct as this is a priority project for the Hobart City Deal.
The registration of interest will open on Monday and submission close on 23 October. Check back on Monday to download the forms.
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