Parliament Square, Hobart facts for kids
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Artist's impression of the Parliament Square Development
|Area||7,322 m2 (78,810 sq ft)|
|Operated by||Citta Property Group|
Parliament Square is a historic city block, located directly behind the Tasmanian Parliament House in Hobart, Tasmania. It is presently under redevelopment, and upon completion will include Marriot International hotel, seven retail spaces, state government office building and plaza.
In April 2009 the Tasmanian Government shortlisted three proposals for the redevelopment of the area. The Government announced Citta Property Group as the preferred company to undertake the project. Citta plans to give the area a Federation Square feel with the demolition of the State Offices at 10 Murray Street and the opening up of the Murray Street side. The plan will upgrade and maintain the older Davey Street facing buildings, as well as building a new seven-storey building facing Salamanca Place. There will also be shops, cafes and an amphitheatre with a large screen for public events.
The proposal is subject to a planning appeal lodged by members of the "Save 10 Murray" group on the grounds that 10 Murray Street is a historically and culturally significant building. The group also objects to the demolition of the former Government Printing Office, a heritage-listed art deco building.
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