New future for The Goods Shed

THE Macquarie Point Development Corporation is seeking pre-registration of interest for a leasing and operating opportunity for The Goods Shed.

Chief executive officer Mary Massina said the popular event space had become a main fixture of Hobart’s thriving festival scene.

“The venue is currently used for a range of popular events including concerts, art exhibitions, markets, theatre and music performances, and wine and gin launches,” she said.

“We have built up a good base and feel that this is the right time for a venue operator to manage the space – with great potential for commercial opportunities to complement the venue.”

The Goods Shed is located within the major urban renewal project currently underway at Macquarie Point, which is set to deliver a precinct encapsulating arts, culture, Antarctic research and science.

“The leasing and venue management of The Goods Shed will complement our planned developments currently underway at Mac Point and continue to draw people to the site which is set to begin a rapid transformation,” Ms Massina said.

“The shed is historically significant – it dates back to 1914 and was primarily used for the temporary storage of goods entering or leaving the railyards.

“The heritage shed still features its original oregon roof beams and has the capacity, pre-COVID, to hold up to 1,555 people.”

The pre-registration of interest process will be managed by local firm Knight Frank Tasmania, with submissions closing 26 March 2021.

A Request for Proposal stage is expected to be run soon after.

For more information, visit https://www.macquariepoint.com/leasing-opportunity.

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