The University of Tasmania has released the Heads of Agreement (HoA) it signed with Burnie City Council which covers the proposed education precinct at West Park.
The HoA forms the basis of a legally binding agreement between the two parties over a project incorporating the Makers’ Workshop and disused School of Domestic Arts building.
University of Tasmania Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Janelle Allison said the release of the HoA was a small but important step in the life of the project.
“We made a commitment to the community to release the Heads of Agreement and today we honour that commitment,” Professor Allison said.
“Meanwhile, our focus has remained very much on working with the community about the potential of the West Park site, the possible future of the Makers’ Centre and the Makers who work within it.”
The University has conducted a series of workshops with the arts and cultural community, tourism operators and its own staff to develop concepts for the West Park site.
The project includes an accommodation block of 40 units, teaching and learning facilities, landscaping and pathways linking walk and cycle ways to the east and west of the site.
In December, 2013, the University of Tasmania was granted an extension to the deadline to complete the development application (DA) for student accommodation
at Burnie’s West Park. Professor Allison said that the Burnie City Council had agreed to extend the deadline within the Heads of Agreement to March 31 2014.
If you wish to see details of the HoA, click here