At 2.7 hectares, The District forms part of Tasmania’s largest urban regeneration project. Interest is being sought from proponents with the capability to deliver a world class, mixed-use precinct in accordance with the Macquarie Point Vision and Master Development Plan.


The District land release provides a rare opportunity for a large scale developer and/or consortia to be part of a premiere development initiative which includes three consolidated land parcels; The Gateway, The Promenade, and The Underground.


The Gateway is situated at the entry to Macquarie Point, offering street prominence with the potential to include visitor accommodation, an arts and cultural space, function centre and retail.


The Promenade offers a complimentary extension to The Escarpment, currently under negotiation, with the potential to include residential, visitor accommodation and commercial opportunities.


The Underground offers developers the opportunity to construct a centralised carpark to service The District and the whole of site.

The Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) process is due for release in early-2022​




Arts & Institution


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The Master Development Plan establishes seven precincts within the 9.3-hectare site:

  1. The Escarpment;

  2. The Precinct;

  3. The Gateway;

  4. The Promenade;

  5. The Goods Shed;

  6.  The Underground; and

  7.  The Park.


These precincts are specifically designed to underpin the planning scheme framework and includes a range of mixed use and arts and institutional development including, the Hobart City Deal initiative for the Antarctic and Science Precinct to promote Hobart’s position as the gateway to the Antarctic and Southern Ocean.

The centrepiece will be the creation of The Park (truth and reconciliation art park) – a 13,000 square metre public open space important for large scale events and festivals, providing a meaningful and culturally respectful space to create a sense of connectedness through play, public art, green and cultural spaces.