The Kings Quarter development at Kingston Park is expected to bring more homes, job security and growth to Kingborough as Stage 1 commences construction next year.
Mayor of Kingborough, Cr Dean Winter said that the development of Kingston Park is precisely the type of inward investment regional Tasmania needs to continue to grow and maintain Tasmania’s place as Australia’s best performing economy.
“Our investment in infrastructure and community spaces will balance the residential and commercial developments, which will transform Kingston into being a place to work, shop, and play,” Mayor Winter said.
Kingborough Council believes that the economic stimulus to Kingston and the Kingborough region from the development at Kingston Park cannot be overestimated.
Long-term projects, such as the Kings Quarter revitalisation, are expected to bring a high number of meaningful jobs to the region and allow for further development throughout the Kingborough area.
Other anticipated benefits include increased employer confidence to offer traineeships, greater job security to contractors, including electricians, plumbers and associated trades and acting as a catalyst for further investment in the area.
Traders in Purple has officially opened its Kings Quarter display at Kingston Park which showcases planned community development, beginning with Birches Row in 2021.
Traders In Purple’s Development Director for Tasmania, Ms Jennifer Cooper said that Stage One of the Kings Quarter project at Kingston Park is under-way in partnership with Kingborough Council and that it represents the beginning of the revitalisation of the Kingston Park precinct into an exciting new community for everyone.
“Birch Row at Kings Quarter comprises the construction of 80 new, free-standing homes and town-houses, adjacent to Kingborough Council’s award-winning Community Hub, new park and playground,” Ms Cooper said.
“The Kings Quarter project is designed to attract residents of all ages to live in Kingston, close to great shopping centres, local services and the beach, while remaining within commuting distance to Hobart.”
Kings Quarter will encompass a diverse mix of housing types, as well as retail, dining, entertainment and office space, centred around the Kingborough Council’s multimillion dollar public park and playground area.
Along with the significant private investment into the state by developers Traders in Purple, the Tasmanian and Australian Governments have contributed funding to support projects and access in the region.
The Kingston Park project has received a $2.8 million commitment through the Building Better Regions Fund and the Tasmanian Government is contributing$72.3 million to a package of initiatives that will support improved southern transport access to Hobart city, a key component of the Hobart City Deal.