Published on 01 July 2015
“It will be unlike anything else in the State” is Devonport Mayor Alderman Steve Martin’s impression on the LIVING CITY Food Pavilion plans unveiled today.
The Food Pavilion is set to become a tourist beacon which will attract both visitors and locals who want to experience the best of the region’s produce in an authentic and interactive environment.
The proposed contemporary structure has been designed to encourage visitors coming off the Spirit of Tasmania to visit the city centre and experience our region’s local produce.
A flexible approach to the architectural design of the Pavilion will provide opportunities for both permanent retail tenancies and casual uses.
“The open plan area in the middle of the Pavilion will be an ever changing market and for example, will allow local farmers to promote and sell seasonal produce or trial new products”.
“It will also be a perfect venue to host events as part of established festivals or new opportunities in conjunction with the planned conference centre”.
“A cooking school facility is a potential exciting addition on the mezzanine level that will enable visitors and locals to learn more about the tastes and stories of our wonderful producers, as well as how to prepare and cook the produce.”
Mayor Martin said “The Food Pavilion will represent the ‘food bowl’ of Tasmania and focus on Tasmanian and North West produce”.
“There has been strong interest from industry, who see this as the first major step for improving food tourism in the Region as well as a new way for local residents to access locally grown produce”.
The Food Pavilion is an integral part of Stage One of LIVING CITY, with construction set to commence in early 2016.
Plans for the Food Pavilion and Stage One of LIVING CITY can be viewed at Council’s Customer Service Centre, Devonport LINC and online at www.speakupdevonport.com.au, as part of a three week community consultation period from 1-21 July 2015.
Mayor Martin said “We welcome the comments and feedback of the community and look forward to speaking with people about their thoughts on the plans and how they form part of the bigger LIVING CITY plan over the coming weeks”.