From its original shoreline, mud flats and deep-water bay, to reclaimed land with a long industrial past leaving layers of forgotten pipes, tanks, foundations and polluted soil and groundwater, Mac Point carries a long history.
We aspire to build the Mac Point Precinct into a place to gather, to celebrate and to reflect, through the arts, culture, sport, events and entertainment.
What is planned for the site?
Mac Point will be a place for Tasmanians, a place for visitors, a place to do business and a place to come together. It will include:
A multipurpose stadium as a hub for arts, entertainment and sport offerings. The multipurpose stadium will support Tasmania’s participation in the AFL, but this is only a small part of what it can be. It can offer a space to host a range of events, exhibitions, festivals, performances and experiences all year, and will be a place for businesses and organisations to flourish.
A Truth and Reconciliation Park will be developed at Mac Point guided by the original owners of lutruwita, the palawa people. We will work with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community directly to progress this project.
We will also make sure there is space for the development of an Antarctic and Science hub as part of Tasmania’s unique role as Australia’s Gateway to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
A well designed residential development that includes affordable housing.
We’d like to hear from you to help us shape this special Tasmanian space
How should the site look and feel? What opportunities could it unlock? What would you like to see as part of the Precinct? What story will it tell?
Your feedback will help us to prepare a Precinct Plan for the site, which will be a visual plan that will capture key use areas and show how to access the site. This will build on the feedback that helped shape the site masterplan, and inform an update to capture emerging ideas. It will also be used to help prepare a design brief for the multipurpose stadium.
Tasmanians have made it clear they expect Mac Point to move on from its past. We have carefully cleaned up the site to make it safe and we are now ready to lay the foundations for its next life.
We are seeking your ideas and aspirations to help shape Mac Point, as a uniquely Tasmanian place
SHAPING THE MAC POINT PRECINCT
Share your ideas and have your say. Here’s how:
Comment on the questions below to share your ideas. You are welcome to complete as many or as few of the questions below as you like. Add your comments and click submit
You can also send us a written submission* to share your thoughts.
Are you a visual person? You can also send us a drawing, sketch, image or photo of your ideas
Written submission or images can be sent to email@example.com or by mail to:
Mac Point Precinct Plan
41 Evans Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Your feedback is encouraged by Sunday, 13 August 2023 to ensure it can inform the development of the Precinct Plan
*Please note any written submissions may be published. If you would like all or part of your submission to be kept confidential, please advise us when you make a submission. Please note any personal contact information, defamatory or offensive material will not be published.
Information and feedback collected through this process will help inform a Precinct Plan for Mac Point.
The Precinct Plan will be published and supported by more detail through updates to the existing Masterplan. There will be further opportunities for consultation once proposed updates have been made to the Masterplan.
The Precinct Plan and your feedback will also inform design principles for the multipurpose stadium that will be developed at Mac Point.
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