Kingborough Council is focusing on planning for the future and adapting to a growing community that brings with it a number of challenges and pressures.
A strategic vision for Kingborough’s communities is vital for the region to secure a prosperous social and economic future. Council has a unique development opportunity within central Kingston, which will be a critical element in achieving this future.
The vision for the Kingston Park development is that it will contribute to the stimulation and creation of a revitalised central business district and will lead to a viable self-sustaining community. It is the most critical single project for the economic future of the Kingborough municipality.
An economic assessment was prepared by independent consultants, which found that this project will help to create 600 new jobs in Kingston and inject more than $80 million a year into the local economy, once completed.
It is the right time to seize the opportunity to generate more home grown development in the region, preventing the need for people to travel into Hobart or other areas for employment, education and health.
The Kingborough Community Hub and the State Government’s Community Health Centre were completed early in 2019. The development is soon to gain further momentum with the playground construction due to start early in 2020. The development application for stages and 1 and 2 of the residential and commercial developments have been submitted, with a view to starting construction in 2020.
Kingston Park is being developed as a self-funding project, which will be covered by future residential and commercial developments within the site.
Heart and Soul
Placemaking is an important element in the revitalisation of central Kingston, which is creating public spaces that promote health, connectivity and well-being. The new Kingborough Community Hub in Kingston Park will encourage both community and economic activity, which will in turn support local initiatives and build community capacity.
The community hub is a striking building that will be an effective re-use of the old gym, while providing a new facility that is flexible for future changing demands. For more information about the Hub, visit Kingborough Community Hub, or contact the Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org.