$1.3m Hotel land sale settlement

In accordance with contract terms settlement has occurred on the land sale for the $40m LIVING CITY Hotel.
Excited Devonport City Council Mayor, Cr Annette Rockliff confirmed that the $1.298m payment for the purchase has been received.
The contract executed between Devonport City Council & Fairbrother Pty Ltd in October 2018, allowed provision for final settlement to occur with the end owner, Fragrance Tas – Devonport Pty Ltd, a company owned by Singapore Based hotel giant, the Fragrance Group.
The hotel which is expected to open in early 2022 will consist of around 200 rooms in various configurations offering a 4.5-star brand.
Fairbrother Pty Ltd are undertaking the build and have approximately a dozen workers currently on site.
Fairbrother Business Development Manager, Darryn Smith said, “Our focus has been on progressing the design while the in-ground works are done, however, work is now starting to ramp up on site and at the peak of construction over 100 local tradesmen and apprentices will be employed.”
The hotel and the adjacent Waterfront Parkland redevelopment, are integral parts of the LIVING CITY Master Plan, and will generate over $57m in construction activity in the CBD of Devonport – $40m of it from private enterprise, and $10m from Federal Government funding.
Cr Rockliff is excited to see activity starting to increase on site and said, “this work will be vital in supporting the community’s recovery from COVID. Whilst Council has been required to do the heavy lifting with Stage 1, LIVING CITY has always been about unlocking this sort of private investment and it couldn’t have come at a better time for our recovering local economy.”
Coming up to four years into the decade long LIVING CITY Master Plan, the Waterfront Precinct represents the second major phase of development and will add much needed higher-end hotel accommodation along with attractive parkland and public open space.
Media Contact:
Jacqui Surtees |Executive Officer Devonport City Council
03 6424 0560|0427 132 972 |jsurtees@devonport.tas.gov.au
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Bass Strait Maritime Centre reopening Thursday, 1 October 2020

The reopening of the Bass Strait Maritime Centre has been scheduled for Thursday 1 October 2020 to align with the expected increase in tourist and visitor numbers.
The Centre is one of Devonport’s significant cultural facilities, and Council appreciate that many people in our community are looking forward to when the facility will reopen.
Staff at the facility have been working tirelessly throughout the temporary closure, undertaking much needed work on the historic and social history collections in the care of the Centre.
Convention and Art Centre Director, Geoff Dobson said, “Staff have been regularly posting content to social media channels, providing behind the scenes insight into the extent of the collections.” This practice will continue throughout the extended closure period.
An online shop has also been launched via the Bass Strait Maritime Centre website, through which people can purchase many of the items available in the retail section of the Centre.
The on-site café, Marion Storm remains open for business 7 days per week.
Media Contact:
Jacqui Surtees |Executive Officer Devonport City Council
03 6424 0560|0427 132 972 |jsurtees@devonport.tas.gov.au
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