Wilkinson Point Precinct
Fender Katsalidis along with landscape architects Oculus and local planners Ireneinc were engaged by LK Property Group to create a masterplan for Wilkinsons Point. The aim is to transform the underdeveloped waterfront site along the River Derwent into a hub of sports and activity.
LK Property Group
Tasmanian Awards for Planning Excellence, Winner - Best Planning Ideas, 2020
Australian Urban Design Awards for Leadership, Finalist - Advocacy & Research Local & Neighbourhood Scale, 2020
This prominent and complex site in the Hobart suburb of Glenorchy has been shaped by its estuarian setting and industrial past. The masterplan responds to the challenges of scale and topography, respecting existing forms and delivering a mix of uses and opportunities.
This includes a 12-storey, 250-room hotel which will add approximately 120 student accommodation units, as well as a multi-purpose community centre with basketball courts and gyms, waterfront food and beverage facilities, sports-related retail, public spaces and trails.
The proposal for this 15-hectare site creates a covetable space in a prime location with purposefully designed buildings linked with landscaping to protect against the natural elements, while enhancing and extending the river setting and restoring the site’s natural wonders.
The precinct will prioritise pedestrian movement and activity through designed landscaped areas and integrated infrastructure, as well as complement the nearby Museum of Old and New Art. The extension of a public walkway along the foreshore to the proposed ferry terminal makes a valuable public contribution with a park-and-ride facility providing a linkage to existing ferry services and Mona. Also within Montrose Bay is a recreation reserve and Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park (GASP!).
The goal for this vibrant and engaging precinct is to create for sports and entertainment what Mona has done for culture and arts.