The bathing pavilion at Long Beach in Hobart has been added to tthe Tasmanian Heritage Register. It was designed in 1962 in the Hobart suburb of Sandy Bay by prominent Tasmanian architect, Dirk Bolt, who designed many mid-20th century buildings in Hobart, including the 10 Murray Street Governement Office tower block that is approved for demolition.
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.
Portside, Burnie (former Burnie Technical School) (Summer 2008)
After an extensive review, Heritage Tasmania advises that Portside will be added to the Tasmanian Heritage Register in its entirety. This represents a significant victory for ADS and a group of dedicated Burnie residents, and hopefully will inform local government in Tasmania about the processes to be followed when dealing with public land.
Portside, Burnie (former Burnie Technical School) (Winter 2008)
Following Heritage Tasmania’s recent recommendation that Portside (the former Burnie Technical School) be added to the Tasmanian Heritage Register in its entirety, the owners, the Burnie Council, have declared the outcome undemocratic (!) and are currently deciding whether to appeal the decision.
Taroona Hotel, Channel Highway, Taroona (Summer 2008)
Another major battle fought in Tasmania was the retention of the Taroona Hotel, near Hobart. Whilst originally planning to demolish the hotel (c. 1949), the owners eventually agreed to incorporate it into the proposed develpopment and work has been steadily progressing.
Portside, Burnie (former Burnie Technical School) (September 2007)
ADS has nominated the Portside building for listing on the Tasmanian Heritage Register. Advice received is that it will be listed but not to the extent that was sought.
Portside, Burnie (former Burnie Technical School) (Autumn 2007)
The proposed demolition of the former Burnie Technical School (now called Portside) has been averted after concerted opposition by ADS, members of ICADS and local members of the community. The property developer has withdrawn his Land Use Application that would have resulted in demolition and, for the moment, the building will continue to serve the community as home for a …
Taroona Hotel, Channel Highway, Taroona (April 2006)
The Planning Tribunal rejected the claim by ADS for preservation of the hotel on historic grounds but rejected the application by the developer on planning grounds. A new design was proposed. However, the acquisition of adjacent land enabled a design that incorporated and provided for adaptive re-use of the existing building. A further outcome is that the City of Kingborough …
Taroona Hotel, Channel Highway, Taroona (Winter 2004)
For the last nine months, ADS has been fighting to prevent the demolition of the Taroona Hotel, just outside Hobart, Tasmania. Following a three-day Planning Tribunal hearing, we now await anxiously the decision regarding the fate of the hotel. During the process, ADS received letters of support from other Societies in response to an ICADS alert, and we thank them …