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Rail yard exit delay disappoints

Posted December 13, 2012 12:07:18

Contractors are disappointed about a likely delay in redevelopment work at Macquarie Point in Hobart.

Macquarie Point tenant Toll yesterday announced it would not leave the site and pave way for clean-up until 2014 when its new Brighton hub home was ready.

The Civil Contractors Federation's Tony Cook says the industry had its hopes pinned on starting the work much sooner.

"On one hand we're very pleased that a decision has been made to exit the site, on the other hand we are somewhat disappointed that a decision couldn't have been made a lot earlier," he said.

"2014 is a long way off in a slowing economy.

"We would have like to have seen some activity no later than say, February next year."

Topics: urban-development-and-planning, states-and-territories, hobart-7000