What's happening at Mac Point?

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From winter festivals to retail pop-ups and permanent tenants such as a hairdresser, a bike mechanic, and one of Hobart's best craft brewers, there is always lots happening at Mac Point.

Use this page to find out what’s going on on site, in the news and on social media.

Explore the places that are now open for you to eat, drink, shop, exercise and relax in, which are at the beginning of our mixed use precinct.

Get Involved:

Stay informed about events and happenings onsite through subscribing or follow our Red Square and the Goods Shed Facebook page here.

Do you have a great idea for an event? We have three spaces on site for hire - Red Square outdoor area and the historic Goods Shed. Fill out this form and one of our staff will get back to you shortly.


From winter festivals to retail pop-ups and permanent tenants such as a hairdresser, a bike mechanic, and one of Hobart's best craft brewers, there is always lots happening at Mac Point.

Use this page to find out what’s going on on site, in the news and on social media.

Explore the places that are now open for you to eat, drink, shop, exercise and relax in, which are at the beginning of our mixed use precinct.

Get Involved:

Stay informed about events and happenings onsite through subscribing or follow our Red Square and the Goods Shed Facebook page here.

Do you have a great idea for an event? We have three spaces on site for hire - Red Square outdoor area and the historic Goods Shed. Fill out this form and one of our staff will get back to you shortly.


  • Meet Me at Mac Point Open Day!

    about 2 months ago
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    Come on down to Mac Point to celebrate our open day, MEET ME AT MAC POINT on 25 MAY from 8am onwards.

    This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome. It's time to invite the public to walk the Mac Point site and experience some of the exc

    iting activities this major urban renewal project has to offer.

    We've been working with our tenants to create a special event for the community celebrating everything that is unique about Mac Point. The day will feature a mammoth program of FREE events including live music, a range of food and drink,...

    Come on down to Mac Point to celebrate our open day, MEET ME AT MAC POINT on 25 MAY from 8am onwards.

    This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome. It's time to invite the public to walk the Mac Point site and experience some of the exc

    iting activities this major urban renewal project has to offer.

    We've been working with our tenants to create a special event for the community celebrating everything that is unique about Mac Point. The day will feature a mammoth program of FREE events including live music, a range of food and drink, local radio broadcasts, cultural events, treasure hunts, fitness classes, displays, tours, horse and carriage rides, skateboarding demonstrations, and a range of other activities for everyone.

    The day marks a significant milestone with the opening of mixed use creative hub the Long.House, which will house start-ups, arts, cultural and tourism offerings. As well as the official launch of Australia’s largest Edible Precinct with tours of the precinct from its creators, Gardening Australia personalities Tino Carnevale and Angus Stewart and Aboriginal horticulturalist Kris Schaffer.

    Come and meet the community of tenants, businesses, neighbours and not-for-profit groups who make up the fabric of Mac Point. The diverse mix of people who use the site are ready to share this day with you and show how vibrant Mac Point is becoming. It’s time to celebrate that more and more people are meeting at Mac Point.

    Mac Point is situated on the land of the Muwinina people of lutruwita/Tasmania. We acknowledge today's Tasmanian Aboriginal community as the ongoing custodians of this land and pay respect to elders past and present.

    Please click this link to find the program.
  • Gov to sell Elizabeth St Pier to fund Mac Pt progress

    7 months ago
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    An article published in The Mercury on 19 November 2018 writes: "THE sale of Hobart’s Elizabeth Street Pier will attract strong interest in a booming property market, Treasurer Peter Gutwein says.

    The Government has announced the sale of the pier, which is home to several restaurants, a convention centre and an apartment hotel.

    The proceeds will be used to offset part of the $140 million cost of moving the wastewater treatment plant at Macquarie Point."

    An article published in The Mercury on 19 November 2018 writes: "THE sale of Hobart’s Elizabeth Street Pier will attract strong interest in a booming property market, Treasurer Peter Gutwein says.

    The Government has announced the sale of the pier, which is home to several restaurants, a convention centre and an apartment hotel.

    The proceeds will be used to offset part of the $140 million cost of moving the wastewater treatment plant at Macquarie Point."

  • Opportunity knocks at Mac Point

    7 months ago
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    An article published in the Tasmanian Business Reporter on 1 November 2018 writes: "Macquarie Point offers a once in a generation opportunity for Hobart, with the residential component key to ensuring the mixed use development has vibrancy and life day and night.

    That’s the firm view of Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Michael Bailey, who said he believed the $2 billion plan had the capacity to change the capital for the better."

    An article published in the Tasmanian Business Reporter on 1 November 2018 writes: "Macquarie Point offers a once in a generation opportunity for Hobart, with the residential component key to ensuring the mixed use development has vibrancy and life day and night.

    That’s the firm view of Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Michael Bailey, who said he believed the $2 billion plan had the capacity to change the capital for the better."

  • Government to move Macquarie Point sewage plant

    7 months ago
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    An article published in The Mercury on 18 September 2018 reads: "THE State Government will spend $140 million to move the sewage treatment plant at Macquarie Point to make way for the area’s redevelopment, says Treasurer Peter Gutwein.

    Mr Gutwein today said the State Government would work with the TasWater and make funding available to move the plant.

    Moving the plant would free up the site for development, he said.

    The State Government wants to see the wastewater treatment plant removed at the earliest possible time,” he said."


    An article published in The Mercury on 18 September 2018 reads: "THE State Government will spend $140 million to move the sewage treatment plant at Macquarie Point to make way for the area’s redevelopment, says Treasurer Peter Gutwein.

    Mr Gutwein today said the State Government would work with the TasWater and make funding available to move the plant.

    Moving the plant would free up the site for development, he said.

    The State Government wants to see the wastewater treatment plant removed at the earliest possible time,” he said."


  • Macquarie Point edible precinct to open early next year

    10 months ago
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    An article published in The Mercury on 7 September 2018 writes: "THE development of Macquarie Point continues to move ahead, with an ‘edible precinct‘ set to open early next year.

    Billed as Australia’s largest edible precinct, it will be open to the public and used by nearby restaurants.

    Native bush foods will be planted alongside European species to “begin the story of reconciliation”.

    An article published in The Mercury on 7 September 2018 writes: "THE development of Macquarie Point continues to move ahead, with an ‘edible precinct‘ set to open early next year.

    Billed as Australia’s largest edible precinct, it will be open to the public and used by nearby restaurants.

    Native bush foods will be planted alongside European species to “begin the story of reconciliation”.

  • Intercity Cycleway to extend through Macquarie Point precinct

    10 months ago
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    An article published in The Mercury on 4 September 2018 writes: "AN extension of the Intercity Cycleway through Macquarie Point is one of 13 projects planned for the dockside precinct this financial year.

    The $700,000 cycleway will open the 9.3ha former industrial area to the public for the first time since 1850 and aims to offer a safer path than the Tasman Highway route."


    An article published in The Mercury on 4 September 2018 writes: "AN extension of the Intercity Cycleway through Macquarie Point is one of 13 projects planned for the dockside precinct this financial year.

    The $700,000 cycleway will open the 9.3ha former industrial area to the public for the first time since 1850 and aims to offer a safer path than the Tasman Highway route."


  • REVEALED: Pop-up restaurant and cultural space for Macquarie Point

    11 months ago
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    An article published in The Mercury on 19 August 2018 writes: CHANGE is coming to Macquarie Point.

    The first new development at the Hobart site can be revealed today, with influential chef Luke Burgess the headline tenant of the Long.House community cooking and pop-up restaurant earmarked for the area.

    An article published in The Mercury on 19 August 2018 writes: CHANGE is coming to Macquarie Point.

    The first new development at the Hobart site can be revealed today, with influential chef Luke Burgess the headline tenant of the Long.House community cooking and pop-up restaurant earmarked for the area.

  • Mac Point’s Truth and Reconciliation Art Park seeks input from international forum

    12 months ago
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    An article from The Mercury published in June 2018 writes: "INTERNATIONAL experts in creating memorials to difficult histories will visit Tasmania to advise on how to transform Macquarie Point into a space for remembrance and healing.

    Designers, artists and historians are gathered in Melbourne to collaborate on how to create community-led memorials to genocide, trauma and frontier violence."

    An article from The Mercury published in June 2018 writes: "INTERNATIONAL experts in creating memorials to difficult histories will visit Tasmania to advise on how to transform Macquarie Point into a space for remembrance and healing.

    Designers, artists and historians are gathered in Melbourne to collaborate on how to create community-led memorials to genocide, trauma and frontier violence."

  • Macquarie Point set for showcase at international conference

    12 months ago
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    An article in The Mercury in June 2018 writes: "HOBART will host two major international Antarctic conferences in 2020, as the push for a science precinct at Macquarie Point is showcased in Switzerland this month."


    An article in The Mercury in June 2018 writes: "HOBART will host two major international Antarctic conferences in 2020, as the push for a science precinct at Macquarie Point is showcased in Switzerland this month."


  • Macquarie Point on the move.

    about 1 year ago
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    An article from The Mercury newspaper in February 2018: "WORK could begin on a reconciliation-themed park at Macquarie Point in 12 months as the site forges ahead with its Mona-inspired vision."

    An interim Truth and Reconciliation Park will be discussed with the Aboriginal and wider communities over the next 12 months as plans are put in place to produce a final design.

    Macquarie Point Development Corporation (MPDC) chief Mary Massina said a formal partnership with Aboriginal groups would be established to guide the development of the prime city site.


    An article from The Mercury newspaper in February 2018: "WORK could begin on a reconciliation-themed park at Macquarie Point in 12 months as the site forges ahead with its Mona-inspired vision."

    An interim Truth and Reconciliation Park will be discussed with the Aboriginal and wider communities over the next 12 months as plans are put in place to produce a final design.

    Macquarie Point Development Corporation (MPDC) chief Mary Massina said a formal partnership with Aboriginal groups would be established to guide the development of the prime city site.