2-4 Salamanca Place /10 Murray Street, Hobart Decision:
As many Docomomo friends and members are aware the decision has been made by the Tasmanian Resource Management Planning Tribunal in February to uphold the development application for the ‘Parliament Square’ scheme in Hobart. This scheme entails the demolition of 10 Murray Street (designed by Dirk Bolt) & 2-4 Salamanca Place buildings (both of which are heritage listed).
Last year Docomomo Australia responded to a request by the “Save 10 Murray Street” group to write a submission asking for reconsideration of the
proposed demolition, to reconsider the options for retention and adaptive reuse in the brief for the site’s redevelopment, or at least request a
thorough documentation of the building to be carried out if demolition was the outcome. Since this time, the scheme has been under planning review,
with a thorough and informed process of consultation and investigation regarding the design competition, planning issues and heritage concerns
In response to the Planning Tribunal decision in February which now permits the new development of the Parliament Square scheme to occur, there is currently a push to take the matter to the Tasmanian Supreme Court. If you, as an individual, are interested in supporting this initiative and possibly donating funds for the appeal, details can be found on here: