Kingborough Council is calling for expressions of interest from developers for development opportunities in Kingston Park.
Kingston Park is an 11-hectare parcel of land within the central Kingston area that is to be developed for a mix of residential, commercial, community and recreational purposes.
Located only 15 minutes south of the centre of Hobart, Kingston has experienced sustained population growth for many years. It is the civic and commercial centre of a thriving south coast municipality that enjoys high levels of natural amenity and is one of the most attractive locations to live in Tasmania.
Consistent with existing trends, the population is expected to continue to grow by almost 40 per cent over the next 25 years.
The Kingston Park development will contribute to the continued growth and revitalisation of the central Kingston area. It will create a more diverse and vibrant town centre that is able to attract and retain investment, underpinned by a catchment that includes the whole region south of Hobart.
Kingston Park is a planned development that will feature many new facilities – including a large community centre and the Kingston Health Centre – to be constructed by both local and state government during 2018.
A major children’s playground adjacent to the community centre is to follow and the whole area will be fringed by three-hectares of landscaped parkland, including places for quiet enjoyment or public events.
There are views to Kunanyi/Mt Wellington and walking/cycling paths to neighbouring suburbs.
Within this setting of public realm and infrastructure projects, there is ample space for private development and investment.
A higher density inner-city living environment is being encouraged, plus the establishment of local business and entertainment opportunities.
Council is facilitating this by providing all services to the site, constructing the main through roads and pedestrian links, together with the extensive areas of public open space and community facilities.
New residents will be attracted by the easy access to many services and they will in turn activate central Kingston, building an even stronger cohesive local community.
This high quality public infrastructure will be the catalyst to create excellent private development and investment opportunities on adjoining properties set aside for such purposes.
These commercial and residential land parcels within Kingston Park will be sold by Council for private development.
In order to achieve its vision for Kingston park – and in addition to all of the public realm and infrastructure it is delivering – Council is willing to be a patient seller to developers whose proposals are consistent with Council’s vision for Kingston Park.
Expressions of Interest close at 5pm on Wednesday 9 May 2018.
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