MAC POINT VISION AND MASTERPLAN
mac point VISION
Adjacent to a working port
Arts & Culture Precinct
50 per cent public space
Mac Point adjoins the Hobart waterfront and sits adjacent to the Regatta Grounds, the Cenotaph and the Queens Domain.
Situated within close proximity to Hobart's CBD and all major tourist attractions including the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Salamanca Place.
Mac Point will be the place where Tasmania’s past, present and future meet.
Its development will deliver an arts, culture, tourism and science precinct, building on Tasmania’s internationally renowned reputation.
It will be a place recognised for its integrated and innovative Antarctic and science research, for culture, reconciliation, inspiration and innovation.
This vibrant extension of the Hobart CBD and Sullivans Cove is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, set to deliver an extraordinary precinct.
It will be a place for people to connect, where Tasmania meets the world, and the world meets Tasmania.
CONCEPT TO DEVELOPMENT
MONA VISION 2016-17
The Mona vision set out an overall aspiration for the Macquarie Point site and beyond. The vision provided a concept for the State Government to consider in planning for the future of the site.
In order to encapsulate the Mona Vision, the communities views, the State Government's priorities and establish a cohesive framework for the development, a Masterplan was created.
MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2020-30
The Master Development Plan provides a clear direction for the stages of construction to be undertaken onsite, ensuring alignment with the statutory planning framework and the Government's plan.
You can find more information on the Concept to Development plan here.
Artists impression only
master development plan
1. THE ESCARPMENT
This development site is zoned Mixed Use under the Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997 and will be privately developed. Permitted uses can include residential, visitor accommodation, shops or office accommodation.
The Escarpment also incorporates two pedestrian linkages to connect the entire precinct to the Cenotaph and broader city amenities.
2. THE PRECINCT
This development site is zoned Arts and Institutional Area under the Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997 and is being progressed to create an innovative, state-of-the-art Antarctic and Science Precinct which continues to position Hobart as the premier gateway to Antarctica for science operations. The Precinct will provide public facing elements to become a destination location for arts, culture, science and tourism experiences.
3. THE GATEWAY
This development site is zoned Mixed Use under the Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997 and will become the main gateway to the site from Davy Street. Permitted site uses can include arts and cultural centres, function centres and shops. No residential is permitted within this district.
4. THE PROMENADE
This development site is zoned Mixed Use under the Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997 and offers a complimentary extension to the Escarpment. The Promenade forms the natural linkage to and sight lines through to the Hobart Cenotaph. Permitted uses include residential, visitor accommodation, shops or office accommodation.
5. THE GOODS SHED AND YARD
This existing structure will be enhanced to provide ongoing site-wide activation and will be a hub for local, national and international events and markets.
6. THE UNDERGROUND
This underground development will provide site-wide opportunities to potentially centralise car parking under a staged development.
Bike storage and other micro mobility initiatives will also form part of the site.
7. THE PARK
The development is zoned Open Space under the Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997 and will provide Hobart with a new premiere parkland. The truth and reconciliation art park (The Park) will be a centre of community activity that will cater for large events while providing the city with a connection between the waterfront, the Queens Domain and the CBD. This public open space will facilitate connectedness through play, interpretation installations, public art, green and cultural spaces. A designated building envelope has been set aside for a potential aboriginal heritage centre.
*Decommissioning of the TasWater Waste Water Treatment Plant is scheduled to be completed in 2023. The decommissioned site will enable a northern access to the Hobart Port and provide greater amenity to the entire precinct.
*The final transit zone alignment is subject to the outcome of a study commissioned by the State Government.
*Plan graphic shown for buildings and open space is an artist impression only. Further information supporting development uses and limitations can be found under the Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997.
*A printable version of the Master Development Plan can be found here.