Tasmania

Approval granted for $85m Claremont Golf Club development

THE Tasmanian Planning Commission has issued a permit and rezoned land to allow Claremont Golf Club to proceed with a proposed $85 million residential, tourism and sporting development on the Claremont Peninsula.

A combined permit issued by the Commission allows for the subject land to be used for the purpose of multi-storey dwelling units and to be developed by construction of 50 three bedroom and 25 two bedroom apartments in 5 residential towers, with car parking and associated site works.

The land, at 109 Cadbury Road and 1 Bourneville Crescent, Claremont, has a total area of 40.96 hectares and is currently used by Claremont Golf Club and Claremont Bowls Club. The rezoning changes the zone from Open Space to Claremont Peninsula Specific Area Plan.

A major expansion of the golf club, including a hotel and a marina are also planned as part of the staged development.

Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings welcomed the Commission's approval of the proposal, which she said is one of the most significant residential developments in southern Tasmania in recent times.

Ms Giddings congratulated the Claremont Golf Club on its plans and said she now looked forward to the project coming to fruition, adding that there have been 11 expressions of interest from potential developers locally and nationally.

"This is a great sign of confidence in the Tasmanian economy and I would like to thank the proponents for the commitment they have shown to this project, on such a unique and attractive site."

Deputy Premier and Planning Minister Bryan Green said the project had been approved by Glenorchy City Council but was subject to approval by the Tasmanian Planning Commission to re-zone the land.

"The Government is working hard to ensure we have a contemporary planning system which is making Tasmania a more attractive place to live and invest," Mr Green said.

"This is extremely positive news and I am confident the work we are doing to streamline our planning laws will encourage further development," he said, citing recent government initiatives such as a state-wide planning template, a new residential building code and regional land use strategies.

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