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It’s city versus suburbs

The Mercury, 12 July, 2010

by MEGAN McNAUGHT

THE battle is on to house Hobart’s public servants.

A plan to relocate sections of some government departments from the inner city has pitted the city against the outer suburbs, with both claiming to be the ideal location.

Employees of health and infrastructure, energy and resources departments have been told not to automatically expect to stay in the CBD when their Murray St office block is demolished.

Cambridge, Dowsings Point, Huntingfield and Rosny have all been mooted as possible new homes.

While the idea is still in its infancy, it has been welcomed in the suburban areas that would benefit from lucrative lunch-hour spending.

But it was met with frustration in the city centre, where traders rely heavily on public-sector employees.

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