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Woolley Report causes concern

The Master Builders Association and the Property Council are calling on the Hobart City Council to address grave concerns regarding the Woolley Report into building heights and proposed changes to Hobart City Council’s planning scheme. The Council’s Planning Committee is due to consider the proposed changes tonight. The Tasmanian Executive Director of the Property Council,…

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Bag search plan to thwart thieves

Shop owners will have the right to search shoppers’ bags under new rules being considered by the State Government. Building and Construction Minister Sarah Courtney said the Security and Investigations Agents Amendment Bill 2018 fulfilled the Government’s election commitment to support local businesses by cracking down on shoplifting.

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Cutting-edge timber projects

The durability of Tasmanian timber will be increased and technology will be enhanced under a new $5.5 million research program for the forestry sector. The inaugural round of projects funded by the Launceston centre of the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation has been announced.

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New life planned for city hotel

A $30 million development will transform the Welcome Stranger site on the corner of Hobart’s Harrington and Davey Streets. The 45m-high plan would see the Welcome Stranger will be replaced by a new development combining retail space, inner city living, and public open space.

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