SCIENCE, CULTURAL OR TOURISM OPPORTUNITIES

Mac Point is a place where Tasmania's past, present and future meet, and will be enjoyed by all who visit this site.

Science, culture and tourism is a major component of Mac Point and will be celebrated through opportunities incorporated across the development.

 

Work is underway to bring the vision for the site to life, and as a result, many significant projects are nearing completion or currently underway.

The Macquarie Point Development Corporation is seeking science, cultural or tourism operators to be located in one or more of the buildings proposed at Mac Point.

It is expected the operator will emphasise Tasmania’s rich heritage and highlight the precinct’s connection to the Antarctic region. By integrating with the broader Mac Point development, it is envisaged the proponent will encourage activation and enhance the vibrancy of the area through provision of an arts, cultural, tourism, scientific, or other public facing operation.

These science, cultural or tourism operations are expected to act as a major attractor to not only Mac Point, but to the City of Hobart and Tasmania more broadly.

 

Accordingly, the Corporation is seeking responses from interested parties with a diverse range and scale of operational focus including, but not limited to, science, technology, sustainability, arts, culture, tourism and history.

 

As part of this process, the Corporation is undertaking a pre-Registration of Interest process, where parties are invited to outline their proposed operation of the space that would compliment the surrounding Mac Point site.

Mac Point will be the home of the  truth and reconciliation art park and aboriginal culture will be an important element of the site’s development.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders creative and cultural practitioners are encouraged to submit a ROI.

To download the ROI, follow the link below.

SITUATED WITHIN HOBART'S ICONIC
WATERFRONT PRECINCT

24,000M
GROUND FLOOR
ACTIVATION ACROSS MAC POINT

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$1 BILLION
TOTAL INVESTMENT
POTENTIAL

45,000m
open space

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MAC POINT'S FUTURE

MDP cutout

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.