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Contractor announced for Stairlink Stage 1

The Macquarie Point Development Corporation has selected Tasmanian firm, Batchelor Construction Group, to construct the first of two pedestrian linkages providing access between the Macquarie Point site and the Hobart Cenotaph.

The linkage, referred to as the Stairlink, will be located adjacent to the slip road access from the Tasman Highway into Macquarie Point, creating safe community passage between the two sites for the first time.

Chief Executive Officer, Mary Massina, said the connection will work as a valuable link and enhance safety for both pedestrians and cyclists.

“The Stairlink will provide a strategic and convenient link for pedestrians travelling to Macquarie Point and the Hobart waterfront from the Cenotaph, the Bridge of Remembrance and the Rose Garden Bridge.

“Part of the construction will also involve removing an existing blind spot that is created by the embankment on the corner of the Tasman Highway and the slip road, which will improve visibility for cyclists using the pathway.”

The construction works will include excavation, balustrading, lighting and the development of the new concrete stairs.

The Stairlink design was developed by Architects Designhaus and Pitt and Sherry, with the Development Application being approved by the City of Hobart in March 2021.

Construction is expected to commence in July 2021 and take around three months to complete.

A second pedestrian link between Macquarie Point and the Cenotaph will be designed and constructed as part of The Escarpment development.

Media contact: Ashlea Carr – 0439 822 049

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