Council has approved the first stage of the residential development in Kingston Park by Traders In Purple at tonight’s Council Meeting.
“We are very excited to announce that the first stage of the residential development on Kingston Park has been approved,” said Mayor Winter.
“With the best playground in Southern Tasmania being built next door, Kingston Park is quickly revitalising central Kingston.
“This residential development is already attracting significant interest and will provide jobs and economic growth for Kingborough. It also adds much needed housing supply and options for people in greater Hobart.
“Added to that, Traders in Purple will also be opening a sales office, with a cafe, in the Kingborough Community Hub for the next two years.”
Traders In Purple’s Development Director – Tasmania, Ms Jennifer Cooper, said that she welcomed Kingborough Council’s approval for stage one of the $300m Kingston Park project, which will be known as Kings Quarter when it is established.
“We anticipate commencing sales at Kings Quarter early in the new year and breaking ground in mid 2020,” Ms Cooper said.
“Planning for other elements of the 8 – 10 years Kings Quarter development, which includes a mix of around 300 residences, complimentary retail outlets, and commercial office space; as well as extensive recreational and lifestyle facilities is also under way.
“Kings Quarter represents a departure from standard community planning in Tasmania, where Traders In Purple and Kingborough Council are considering the needs of the existing community, along with the expectations of people and families moving into the area.
“The mix of different residential options, open spaces, recreational facilities, and employment opportunities all in one location, is designed to create better work-lifestyle outcomes for everyone. Less travel for work, more time with family, and open spaces for residents and employees to enjoy, makes for stronger, more vibrant communities.
“Traders In Purple is particularly proud of its attention to the natural environment, as well as the built environment at Kings Quarter. Stage one alone will include planting more than 150 native and ornamental trees to augment the extensive open spaces located in and around phase one of the development,” Ms Cooper said.