A Tasmanian developer and an architecture firm have filed plans for a retail and commercial marketplace in Kingston, Tasmania.
Tipalea Partners and i2C Architects plan to develop an eat-play village named Spring Farm Village in a fast-growing area.
Tipalea Partners chief executive Scott Spanton said the vision for Kingston was to create an activity centre that would foster economic independence with great access to transport.
“Our vision was to create a vibrant, sustainable neighbourhood activity centre in Kingston, to ensure a thriving hub of community life that fosters economic independence, active transportation, and a welcoming environment for residents and visitors alike,” Spanton said.
The Sydney-based developer is no stranger to the Tasmanian market after acquiring a 3.3ha Devonport site, adjacent to the Devonport Homemaker Centre, from vendor Bunnings in 2021.
The centre would include medical spaces and be tenanted by major retailer Coles supermarket.
Developers have dubbed this as a ‘neighbourhood activity centre’ for local residents in the newly developed estate on Spring Farm Road, as well as the local community.
According to planning documents an outdoor dining and communal space would be included in the development for a community feel.
Project designer for i2C Architects, Fraser Moy said local accessibility was a really important part of the design process to fit seamlessly into the growing Kingston community.
“Kingston, whilst only 15 minutes away, has formed an independent identity to that of Hobart, with rich access to nature and a coastal feel,” Moy said.
“We were inspired by the colours of the natural bushland to the North and West, as well as the views of Mount Wellington.
“Incorporating the eucalypt green tones into the canopy of the structure and earthy tones to the base helps settle the development into its surroundings.”