Tasmania’s tourism industry is booming and the continuing rise in visitor numbers is a great demonstration of how our ongoing commitment to our heritage-based tourism industry is attracting people from all over the world.
A key reason 1.3 million people visited Tasmania last year was to see our unique landscape and remarkable historic heritage properties across the State, including Hobart’s Treasury Building complex.
While it has served the Department of Treasury and Finance for many decades, the buildings are no longer well suited to office accommodation.
In recent years, there has been much public debate and suggestions about the uses for the Treasury Building. However, we understand that there are also significant heritage and conservation issues that need to be considered, given it is one of the oldest heritage buildings in the state.
Conserving, protecting and re-imagining our heritage listed places is vitally important to their longevity and the future success of our tourism and hospitality industry, however the Tasmanian Government believes that these beautiful Treasury buildings could provide the perfect opportunity for a potential investor to take full advantage of its heritage character and prime CBD location.
On that basis, the Tasmanian Government is taking the first step towards seeking proposals through an Expressions of Interest process later this financial year for alternative uses for the Treasury building.
The Hodgman Liberal Government will have more to say on the EOI process in coming months.