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March 2023 Newsletter

Historical Fuel Pipeline Remediation Work

The Corporation is progressing the removal of historical fuel pipelines and redundant infrastructure which lays beneath the south-east corner of the site.

Following the Searoad Shed demolition and removal of the below ground infrastructure, works will start shortly to investigate the extent of potential contamination to determine the most suitable remediation method of the surrounding soil.

A contractor has been engaged to begin investigative works, and remove the oil and diesel pipelines, and anticipated fuel contaminated soil, and lead impacted soil.

The Evans Street car park access has be relocated to allow safe entry to the public.

For a daily schedule of when works will be occurring and the potential impacts, please refer to our upcoming Works and Event page at What's Happening at Mac Point (

Royal Engineers Building Conservation Works

Stone Masons are currently working on restoring the sandstone exterior of The Royal Engineers Building which has deteriorated over years of weather and traffic pollution.

This building was erected in the early 1840s and served as the Royal Engineers headquarters at Mac Point. The Royal Engineers were responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of all convict and military buildings, fortifications and hospitals. Their work extended from Hobart to Launceston, including the towns of Ross, Campbell Town, George Town, Westbury, Richmond, New Norfolk and the penal settlements on the Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas.

Banh Mi ‘n’Grill Welcomed to Red Square

In late 2022 Mac Point sought Expression of Interest for Red Square. As a result, Mac Point is pleased to announce that Banh Mi ‘n’ Grill have been successfully appointed as a new Red Square tenant. Banh Mi ‘n’ Grill offer Vietnamese street food such as artisan pork rolls and grilled skewers.

Hobart Airport Marathon Road Closures

On Sunday 2nd of April the Hobart Marathon will take place between 5.00 AM and 1.00 PM. Evans Street will be closed between 5.00 AM and 8.00 AM. For a full list of road closures please visit the Hobart Marathon Website for more details at:


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