8 May 2018
At a Council meeting last night, Clarence City Council awarded preferred developer status to Hunter Developments for the development of the Boulevard site at Kangaroo Bay.
The boulevard is the second development in the activation of Kangaroo Bay into a vibrant multi-use space for residents and visitors.
The proposal for the boulevard site includes residential apartments and townhouses, a black box theatre, commercial retail spaces at street level along Kangaroo Bay Drive, and car parking for the use of residents, visitors and the public.
The proposal addresses both public and private parking requirements, providing approximately 280 parking lots over the site and it is expected that in excess of 90 of the car spaces will be public car parks.
The boulevard site is located on Kangaroo Bay Drive and comprises a 13,400m2 site currently being used for additional car parking.
“It’s great to see the proposal for the site progressing and the Council looks forward to receiving a detailed plan through the development application process,” Mayor of Clarence, Alderman Doug Chipman said.
“We have listened to the community and as part of the awarding of preferred developer status, Council has insisted that the proponent conduct community consultation on the proposed development prior to the development application being submitted.”
This decision to grant Hunter Developments preferred developer status follows a public expression of interest process for the site to activate the Kangaroo Bay development precinct.
Preferred developer status will provide Hunter Developments with exclusive rights to submit a planning application for the site and to develop the site if the planning application is approved.
The Council expects that a DA will be submitted in a timely fashion. While this is to be negotiated as part of a preferred development agreement, it is expected that a development application would be submitted within 12 months.
A copy of the Council report from 7 May 2018 can be found at www.ccc.tas.gov.au/agendas&minutes.