LIVING CITY Devonport
LIVING CITY is the largest urban renewal project ever undertaken in regional Tasmania.
It is a unique opportunity for Devonport.
LIVING CITY will transform Devonport through the creation of new retail, business/service and waterfront precincts focused on highlighting our tourism, arts, food and services.
It’s a project that will benefit the entire NW region and is estimated to generate $250 million in construction investment over the next decade and provide up to 830 on-going jobs.
The Devonport City Council has officially opened Stage 1, a $71.1 million investment in Devonport and incorporates the impressive new multi-purpose civic building, the paranaple centre, which is home to a state-of-the-art Library, integrated customer service centre including Service Tasmania, a café, Devonport Online, Council offices and an 800-seat conference centre.
It also includes a multi-level car park and a food pavilion which will showcase the region’s premium produce through restaurants, a distillery, accredited training facilities and market spaces.
At the beginning of November 2018, the Devonport Art Gallery, Visitor Information Centre and the former Devonport Entertainment Centre relocated to an adjoining site. This refurbished building is known as the paranaple arts centre and completed the precinct.
Stage One has been a collaboration between the three tiers of government with funding provided by the Devonport City Council, and the Tasmanian and Australian Governments.
Construction of The Waterfront Precinct is currently underway. Council’s contractor has started the $17M Waterfront Park, and adjacent a private developer is currently constructing a $40M hotel. Both are due for completion at the end of 2021.
LIVING CITY is more than new buildings. LIVING CITY provides new opportunities, new tourist drawcards and new experiences.
Devonport City Council is committed to LIVING CITY and setting our City on a path for the future.
LIVING CITY aims to:
- Provide a significant economic stimulus to the whole of the NW Region;
- Implement the long held community vision to open up the city to the waterfront;
- Create a cultural heart for the region focused on arts and food;
- Establish the City as a retail destination, complementing existing retail and limiting further fragmentation;
- Create a destination where produce from North West Tasmania, one of the greatest food producing regions of the world, can be showcased;
- Give a purpose to the southern part of the CBD, consolidating a critical mass of business and professional service uses; and
- Raise the standard for tourist services, attracting more visitors who will spend longer in the region.