Parliament Square, Hobart (Winter 2010)

A proposed re-development of Hobart’s Parliament Square would have resulted in several 20th Century buildings being demolished, including the 1960s office block 10 Murray Street, and the 1950s Art Deco former Government Printing Offices. The proposal has now been rejected after RMPAT (the Resource Management Planning Appeal Tribunal) refused the application for development. For a full description of the decision, …

Parliament Square, Hobart (Autumn 2010)

The re-development of Parliament Square in Hobart has just received a planning permit, but the project includes the demolition of 3 buildings, including the former Government Printing Office of 2-4 Salamanca Place. The building is described as ‘a rare intact Tasmanian example of the Interwar Art Deco style’ and a challenge is being mounted against its demolition.