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Popular Hobart live events space goes to market


The Goods Shed during Dark Mofo | Lusy Productions

One of Hobart CBD’s last remaining live gig venues will be taken to market to find a suitable operator for the site.


The Goods Shed at Mac Point has hosted a range of events, including gigs, art exhibitions, theatre performances, and the launch of countless fine food and beverage offerings.


Located in the exciting major urban renewal development at Mac Point, The Goods Shed will play a crucial role in drawing visitors to the site throughout its development life and completion.


“Built in 1914 and consisting of heritage values, it is our intention for The Goods Shed to remain in public hands. However, we want to find a suitable operator to take on a long-term lease of the building,” Mac Point CEO Mary Massina said.


While the venue is currently operated by Mac Point, the release to the market will ensure this popular live events space continues to be open to the public and provide ongoing site-wide activation at Mac Point.


“We have seen considerable interest in the site, including as a live music and festival space as well as a venue to showcase Tasmanian produce,” Mary said.


“What Mac Point is really excited to see from this process will be what each applicant has planned for the site and how they would activate this space beyond events on weekends to become a destination used daily by the public.”


This will be the first time in The Goods Shed’s history the space will be long-term leased for public use.


The Goods Shed will be for the first time in its history be offered for a long-term lease.

“Given there is a 10-year lease on offer, we want to see proposals that will be established during the development life of Mac Point,” Mary said.


The 2,500sqm space will be a hub for local, national, and international events that acknowledge and promote the cultural and historic heritage of the building and the wider Mac Point site and will be a central space in the urban renewal project at Mac Point.


Knight Frank Tasmania will take The Goods Shed to market through a Request for Proposal process from 19 August. Submissions close on 1 October 2021.


Following an evaluation process, it is expected a lease will be entered into in early 2022.


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