Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein
Treasury Building To Be Opened For The Public
Victor P Taffa
Hobart’s iconic Treasury Building complex will be opened to the public on the weekend of 10 and 11 November, Treasurer Peter Gutwein said.
“Hodgman Government understands that the future of the Treasury Buildings is an important community conversation that we need to have and one that the Government welcomes.” Treasurer Gutwein said.
However, the majority of the buildings are virtually off limits to all but a handful of people, meaning many people that want to contribute to the debate have probably never set foot inside the buildings.
Treasury Building is one of Hobart’s landmarks and an iconic heritage asset but it is no longer well suited for contemporary office accommodation, which is why it’s time to consider other uses for the Treasury Buildings.
Open weekend will help to inform the public conversation, with guided tours and key heritage areas to be opened to the public that will allow the community to enjoy this remarkable piece of Tasmania’s heritage while better informing them of its potential for other uses.
“I encourage anyone who is interested to go to the Open House Hobart website for more details when the full program is announced in early October.” Treasurer Gutwein said.