C.H. Smith car park set to open to general public next year
Published on 05 September 2018
The City of Launceston will today take possession of the newly developed car park at the C.H. Smith site, which is expected to open to the public early next year.
The Council-owned car park was developed by the JMC Property Group following a City of Launceston move to secure a $9 million interest-free loan from the State Government.
Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said the Council was expected to move its city vehicle fleet into the new car park by the end of September.
Mayor van Zetten said the move would enable the Council to open up more parking spaces in the Cimitiere Street car park for public use.
"Almost 80 parking spots will be available to the public at the Cimitiere St Car Park once the Council fleet is moved in to the new C.H. Smith facility in the coming weeks.
"That means an extra 80 car park spots will be available to the public within a short walk to the City Park, and just two blocks from the CBD," Mayor van Zetten said.
Once redevelopment work is complete at C.H. Smith early next year, spaces in the ground floor level of the C.H. Smith car park will be available to the public based on the same fee structure as the Paterson St East and West multi-storey car parks.
Mayor van Zetten said the move would not impact the hugely successful Harvest Market, although there will be a reconfiguration of the existing Cimitiere Street layout to accommodate the new Verge Hotel development.