The Civic Precinct, or Stage 1 of LIVING CITY, comprises the multi-purpose civic building, 500 space multi-level car park, Food Pavilion and a market square.  The site is bounded by Best Street, Fenton Way, Rooke Street and Oldaker Streets.  

Construction of Stage 1 commenced in June 2016 and was completed in August 2018.  The multi-purpose building, known as the paranaple centre is home to the Devonport Library, Service Tasmania, community meeting rooms, Online Access Centre, Hudsons Coffee and a 800-seat conference and convention centre. 

The Food Pavilion is known as Providore Place and features a Mexican restaurant “Pinctada Kitchen”, Southern Wild Distillery, Redline Coaches, Drysdales newest training facility and an indoor market and function space. 

Stage 1 was built by Fairbrother and completed under budget.  Whilst LIVING CITY Stage 1 required Council to make a significant investment , the final borrowings were $6M less than originally forecast ($33M rather than $39M) and debt was secured at lower than expected interest rates.

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