Site Opportunities & Project Goals

Site Opportunities

  1. The shores of the peninsular are known to have been used by Aboriginal tribes gathering shellfish. A whaling station was active for at least a couple of seasons and its believed firewood for the whaling station and the jam factory in Hobart was taken from the hills. The result was the barren slopes we see today. The Chipman family farmed the land for many years and some remains of their farmhouse exist on the southern slopes
  2. It’s one of the largest undeveloped parcels under single ownership in Tasmania today.
  3. The peninsular, bordered by X linear meters of water on 3 sides, presents exciting opportunities for wildlife preservation and extensive trails /promenades and boat ramps providing sensitive and necessary growth opportunities for Clarence, Hobart, and Tasmania.
  4. Its’ form, a long hilly peninsular is dramatic and provides spectacular views for residents and those who enjoy walking and cycling.
  5. Its’ location brings many important advantages to residents 
    • Just 15 minutes from Hobart by ferry (anticipated soon) and 25 minutes by road.
    • 35 minutes from Hobart International Airport with hourly flights to Melbourne and Sydney
    •  Close to the University of Tasmania, ranked in the top 2% of Universities worldwide, and a premier research institution
  6. Large enough to create an important community complete with most of what’s necessary to be relatively self-supporting, a very important attribute in any future pandemic.

Project Goals

The Carr Family Estate’s long-standing vision for this truly unique piece of land is to design a community as attractive and enduring to its residents and visitors, as the wilderness and natural beauty of Tasmania is to all.  A magnet and inspiration for creative people of all interests from the Arts to Technology.”

With the Community, we’ll master plan it in a way that is truly sustainable and will ensure it endures and increases in desirability and value over time

We are committed to planning the site following principles of new urbanism and smart growth, which means it must be:

  1. Complete and Compact: planned to have a mix of uses and housing: including live-works and neighborhood-scaled retail that provide people with access to their daily needs within close proximity.
  2. Connected: planned on a network of safe streets that are also walkable and bikeable.
  3. Complex: planned as life-long communities where people of all ages reside and work, with places where the elderly can age in place gracefully.  Providing people with access to jobs close to their housing presents opportunities to explore the provision of a center for innovation, a center of technology, job incubators and more.
  4. Convivial: planned to have meaningful open spaces, recreational trails and promenades and community amenities woven into the design of the community.  
  5. Conserving: planned to preserve natural and heritage site features.
  6. Cost-effective; planned to be economically viable over the long-term with a common-sense vernacular architecture of Tasmania.