MAC POINT DRAFT PRECINCT PLAN
We have been working on the development of a refreshed Precinct Plan to support the urban renewal of the Mac Point site.
We aspire to build the Mac Point Precinct into a place to gather, celebrate and reflect, through the arts, culture, sport, events and entertainment.
We will create a mixed-use precinct that is accessible to all people, offers vibrant experiences and destinations, and contributes to the delivery of the 30-Year Greater Hobart Plan.
The Macquarie Point Development Corporation is a Statutory Authority responsible for the remediation, redevelopment and transition of Mac Point into a vibrant mixed-use precinct.
As part of the development of this plan, we were asked to consider how the site can support: a multipurpose stadium, a Truth and Reconciliation Park, an Antarctic facilities zone, and a residential development that includes affordable housing for key workers in the health sector. More detail on
this request is available in the Ministerial Direction available at macpoint.com/reporting.
The Mac Point Draft Precinct Plan has been informed by:
more than 2000 written submissions
meetings with more than 100 local organisations, businesses and individuals
collaboration with and input from TasPorts, the Department of State Growth (including Infrastructure Tasmania (ITas)), Stadiums Tasmania, Brand Tasmania, Homes Tasmania and the Department of Health.
A summary of the key themes from our consultation and a copy of written submissions received are available below.
What we found
Mac Point can deliver a mixed-use precinct with discrete but connected Zones.
there is space and capacity to not only deliver the projects planned for the site, but for these to thrive as part of a well-designed and integrated precinct.
the site must be a place that is accessible for all Tasmanians, and an iconic destination for visitors.
the development should acknowledge and share the site’s Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural and European industrial history.
design guidelines will be important to develop Mac Point in keeping with the character of the site and surrounding areas.
the community is passionate about the site. The majority of responses expressed excitement for the plans and, in particular, the opportunities a multipurpose stadium may offer the city, region and State. However, others expressed concern and strong opposition. It will be important to continue to listen to the views in the community and to explore opportunities to deliver the Zones set out in this plan in a way that is sympathetic to issues raised.
A summary of our consultation to inform the draft precinct plan can be found here: Consultation Summary
Written submissions received in response to our public consultation process are also available below. Please note, these do not include submissions where the author requested that their input be kept in confidence.
Volume 1: Questions 1-8
Volume 2: Questions 9-14
Submissions made via a third party website
Other written submissions
Consultation on the Draft Precinct Plan
Further feedback was sought on the Mac Point Draft Precinct Plan after it was released on Sunday 15th October.
Thank you for your feedback
We are currently reviewing all feedback recieved.
This plan has been supported by expert and specialist advice, including working with:
Cox Architecture as the principal consultant in the preparation of this plan including architectural, urban planning and stadium expertise.
Jacobs to prepare sustainability principles for our site - Paper
Inkhorn Projects to support engagement with the creative sector - Report
Burbury, in collaboration with Infrastructure Tasmania, to progress a concept design for the northern access road outlined in the plan - Road concept
Stadiums Tasmania and Cox Architecture, to identify a ground-level footprint for a multipurpose stadium - Stadium Footprint Test Fit
PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE
A Project Steering Committee has been helping inform the development of a draft Precinct Plan for Mac Point. The terms of reference can be found below.