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The contested hearing regarded the ‘Parliament Square’ development application (by Citta Property Group) began at the Resources Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal in Hobart on 6 October 2010 and witnesses gave evidence until 12 October.

The appeal hearing continued on 14 October with final submissions but was halted due to a point requiring clarification.  The hearing has been scheduled to resume on 22 and 23 November 2010.  For procedural queries contact the tribunal: http://www.rmpat.tas.gov.au/contact

 

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The contested hearing regarded the ‘Parliament Square’ development application (by Citta Property Group) began at the Resources Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal in Hobart on 6 October 2010.

The hearing began with the developer’s expert witnesses, followed by the Sullivans Cove Waterfront Authority’s witnesses, with the Save 10 Murray group’s expert witnesses commencing their evidence on Friday 8 October.

The appeal hearing continues next week, from 9 am Monday morning, beginning evidence from one of the original design architects of 10 Murray Street, Dirk Bolt.  The hearing is open to the public, see http://www.rmpat.tas.gov.au/contact

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10 Murray is ‘inappropriate’

THE MERCURY   | October 08, 2010 08.39am

AN architect who did the conservation management plan for Hobart’s Parliament Square site says the 10 Murray St building dominated the area and was inappropriate for its setting.

Jennifer Hill also did a report on heritage and urban design principles for the square site.

She was engaged by a consultant commissioned by Tasmania’s Department of Treasury and Finance.

The Save 10 Murray group has appealed against the approval by the Sullivans Cove Waterfront Authority of a $100 million redevelopment by Citta Property Group.

The appeal, being heard by the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal, started on Wednesday and is likely to continue into next week.

Under cross-examination from Shaun McElwaine, lawyer for the Save 10 Murray group, Ms Hill said she did not engage a social historian to report on 10 Murray St.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE:  http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2010/10/08/177665_tasmania-news.html

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10 always for demolition

by CHARLES WATERHOUSE   |

The Mercury, October 07, 2010 12.01am

THE retention of 10 Murray St was not considered to any great degree in designing the Parliament Square development, an architect told an appeal hearing yesterday.

But Richard Francis-Jones said the removal of the top four floors was considered, and expanding remaining floors.

Mr Francis-Jones, who helped design developer Citta’s proposal, was the first person to give evidence at a hearing by the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal into objections to approval of the development by the Sullivans Cove Waterfront Authority.

The main objector is the Save 10 Murray group.

Mr Francis-Jones said it would be possible to refit 10 Murray St for office space but limitations existed to recycling the building, although it would be technically feasible.

He disagreed with a proposition from Shaun McElwaine, appearing for the objectors, that 10 Murray St had a “very strong, solid form which defines the building edge of Murray St”.

Mr Francis-Jones said if the former government printery building at 2-4 Salamanca Place and 10 Murray St were retained, “you probably don’t end up with the public open space” that is intended by the Citta development.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE:  http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2010/10/07/177431_tasmania-news.html

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