123 Paterson Street Launceston TAS 7250

Visitor Accommodation, Food Services, General Retail and Hire, Community Meeting and Entertainment, Sports and Recreation and Vehicle Parking - Construction of a hotel and mixed use development including signage, and consolidation of lots (re-advertised) at 123 Paterson Street, 270 Brisbane Street, 18 Margaret Street, 125-133 Paterson Street and 16 Margaret Street, Launceston

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 3 months ago. It was received by them 22 days earlier.

(Source: Launceston City Council, reference DA0127/2019)

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  1. Justin Byrne commented

    This is an absolutely amazing opportunity for Launceston to be placed on the hospitality map..
    Launceston desperately needs ongoing investment and new infastructure projects to both retain and attract back our states skilled young work force. Approve and give our beuatuful city the future it deserves.

  2. Lisa Citizen commented

    The development applications is a voluminous 500+ pages long.
    Have not read it all.
    From what I have read it looks good. I hope that the bold aesthetic design stays and is not watered down. The height and sightlines are very bold and if the height is contested that the development still continues.

    Will the hotel have natural airflow into the rooms? Launceston temperatures and clean air make air conditioning unnecessary on many days.

    Is this hotel being built for a cableway, are there any design provisions on the building for a future application of a cableway?
    Document is so long to read all of it.

  3. Pierre Richardson commented

    My concern is the height of the hotel. Especially given the area and existing buildings, putting a high rise hotel in this area seems to me incongruous. For example the TRC is in keeping but the new hotel would dominate and spoil the historic feel of the area. If it were 3 stories high however, then that should be OK in my opinion. I would certainly accept that sort of development near the Silo Hotel or the area around the Waterfront.

  4. S. Page commented

    The visual bulk of the building is concerning. It will definitely impact the look of the area. Maybe if the height of the building was more modest, it wouldn’t be so out of character and overshadow it’s surroundings?
    In addition, the traffic in the area is already heavy with the West Tamar Highway and Launceston College at it’s doorstep. This will only increase. I hope there are long term strategies to deal with the extra strains on the area (such as an increased need for parking) stemming from a development like this.

  5. Allan Miller commented

    I am pleased to see that the deco TRC facade is being retained, although it could be argued that the aesthetics and sheer bulk of what is proposed doesn't fit the character of the area. The gorge is a natural feature in Launceston, and to have it ruined with a building this tall in front of part of it is something that people in Launceston will regret for years to come. Indeed the people in the houses on the hill in West Lton must be thrilled at the thought of being able to see into the hotel rooms from their windows, and having their view dominated by an oversize mirrored tower. During the last demolitions this developer has already shown that they have little concern for the history of the site, and the LCC's apparent fear of the developer also seemed to be a factor. Given the sites history regarding brewing beer in the early 1800s (James Boags Juniors house was one of the houses demolished to make way for the carpark) and the close by female factory, it would be good to see at least some archaeology before it is transformed. Launceston (at least parts of it) are still unique and I believe it is time for the LCC to demand a better outcome for Launceston from developers looking only at their bottom line, and stop the current transformation into a mini Melbourne.

  6. Allan Miller commented

    I am copy and pasting my previous submission, as I was informed tha the DA was re submitted to council due to a technicality and, therefore, all submissions need to be resubmitted. As the actual DA number seems to have remained the same, I am guessing that I can do it this way ?

    I am pleased to see that the deco TRC facade is being retained, although it could be argued that the aesthetics and sheer bulk of what is proposed doesn't fit the character of the area. The gorge is a natural feature in Launceston, and to have it ruined with a building this tall in front of part of it is something that people in Launceston will regret for years to come. Indeed the people in the houses on the hill in West Lton must be thrilled at the thought of being able to see into the hotel rooms from their windows, and having their view dominated by an oversize mirrored tower. During the last demolitions this developer has already shown that they have little concern for the history of the site, and the LCC's apparent fear of the developer also seemed to be a factor. Given the sites history regarding brewing beer in the early 1800s (James Boags Juniors house was one of the houses demolished to make way for the carpark) and the close by female factory, it would be good to see at least some archaeology before it is transformed. Launceston (at least parts of it) are still unique and I believe it is time for the LCC to demand a better outcome for Launceston from developers looking only at their bottom line, and stop the current transformation into a mini Melbourne.

  7. LISA commented

    This hotel development is out of proportion to the area and will be blocking the view from West Launceston for many residents.
    The developer owns much land behind the building and should build a hotel with a lower profile by using some of the car park land to make it less obtrusive in the environment.
    The developer should not be given any favours as in recent years some very beautiful homes were demolished and once the car park was established all Paterson st in that area now have 3 hour parking and you have to pay l -this is very unfair for the students who study at Launceston College.
    The proposed carpark needs to stay a single story so that it doesn't overwhelmed the houses that are in its vicinity.

  8. Allan Miller commented

    I am copy and pasting (again) my previous submission, as I was informed tha the DA was re submitted to council due to a technicality (again) and, therefore, all submissions need to be resubmitted. As the actual DA number seems to have remained the same, I am guessing that I can do it this way ?

    I am pleased to see that the deco TRC facade is being retained, although it could be argued that the aesthetics and sheer bulk of what is proposed doesn't fit the character of the area. The gorge is a natural feature in Launceston, and to have it ruined with a building this tall in front of part of it is something that people in Launceston will regret for years to come. Indeed the people in the houses on the hill in West Lton must be thrilled at the thought of being able to see into the hotel rooms from their windows, and having their view dominated by an oversize mirrored tower. During the last demolitions this developer has already shown that they have little concern for the history of the site, and the LCC's apparent fear of the developer also seemed to be a factor. Given the sites history regarding brewing beer in the early 1800s (James Boags Juniors house was one of the houses demolished to make way for the carpark) and the close by female factory, it would be good to see at least some archaeology before it is transformed. Launceston (at least parts of it) are still unique and I believe it is time for the LCC to demand a better outcome for Launceston from developers looking only at their bottom line, and stop the current transformation into a mini Melbourne.

  9. Jarad Murray commented

    I've had a brief read of the DA and the proposed plan. I support the design and the height of the design. Yes it is taller than anything near by, but as the renders in the DA show, it's size will not be too significant from any distance and frankly, i'm sick of seeing good modern designs opposed because they don't fit in. Maintain the heritage we have and keep the areas where it is significant in tact, but this is not one of those areas and we don't live in the 1800s anymore. God forbid we end up with another Grand Chancellor monstrosity that is poor piece of architecture with a lame attempt at character.

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