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Brooke Street Pier

The Project Agreement for the $50 million Australian Government grant to remediate the Macquarie Point railyards site includes the provision of funding to support the redevelopment of public infrastructure at Brooke Street Pier.

This funding commitment recognises that the current facilities at Brooke Street Pier do not meet existing needs, requiring redevelopment to accommodate anticipated future growth in the ferry and local cruise market.

The need to redevelop Brooke Street Pier was also recognised in Tasmania’s Infrastructure Australia submission: Hobart: a world-class liveable waterfront city.

A consortium of local ferry and cruise operators has already been granted planning approval to redevelop Brooke Street Pier. The proposal includes ticketing and office space to service ferry and cruise operations, cafés/restaurants and other associated facilities, all of which will be funded privately.

A business case is being developed to inform decisions about the public infrastructure aspects of the proposal, which include the pier, wharf and services such as electricity, water and sewerage infrastructure. It will also support commercial decisions regarding the ongoing operation and management of Brooke Street Pier.

Preparation of the business case will be followed by more detailed design and engineering assessments to further refine the proposal.

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