Published on 16 January 2019

Devonport City Council’s Best Street Pay-As-You-Leave (PAYL) Car Park will be closed from Monday 28 January 2019, to allow work to begin on a waterfront hotel development planned for the site.

Hotel developer Fairbrother Pty Ltd will begin its project by demolishing the old Harris Scarfe building, on the corner of Best and Rooke Streets. Fairbrother is well underway with planning for the construction of a five-storey hotel and apartment complex on the site.

The ground floor is proposed to incorporate the hotel reception, restaurant and car parking, which will be split over two levels. Levels1, 2 and 3 will consist of a 137-room hotel and levels 4 and 5 will comprise 12 residential apartments.

A waterfront parkland is proposed to be developed north and west of the hotel. That application is expected to be considered by Council in the near future.

Nearby Car Parks include the CBD Multi-Level Car Park, on the corner of Best Street and Fenton Way, the Edwards Street Car Park, Formby Road (CMax) Car Park and the Fenton Way Car Park. Off street parking is also available in the southern CBD area at Car Parks in Payne Avenue, Steele Street and Wenvoe Street.

From Tuesday 29 January the Merseylink Bus Interchange for its local services will be temporarily relocated to the western side of Rooke St in front of the paranaple centre. The stop for Merseylink’s regional services and other services will remain on the eastern side of Rooke Street.

The Mayor Cr Annette Rockliff welcomed the beginning of work on the site, given it represents the commencement of private investment in the LIVING CITY project.

“Council is pleased to have secured a developer of the calibre of Fairbrother to undertake this project, which realises Council’s vision to have the LIVING CITY project developed with a mix of both public and private investment,’’ she said.

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Media Contact

Nigel Tapp |Media & Communications Officer Devonport City Council

03 6424 0562 | 0427 132 972 |ntapp@devonport.tas.gov.au

            

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