Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tepid Baths - Hobart
The plaque at the front entrance of abandoned Art Deco building reads that the stone to commemorate its opening was laid by Sir Ernest Clark, the Governor of Tasmania, 1928. I am sure that this building was not in the bad state is it now just a few years ago. The owners of the building and the Tasmanian Heritage Council went through an appeal tribunal last year. The outcome of the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal (RMPAT) suggests that, at least the building facade will be retained, if not the rest of the building:
That the central façade element of approximately 11 metres in width is to be retained and refurbished as shown in drawings SK38 and SK43B. Detailed design of the main entrance, including access ramps, is to be provided to the satisfaction of the Works Manager of Heritage Tasmania prior to the lodgement of the Building Application.
The entire Hazel Bros v Tasmanian Heritage Council  TASRMPAT 145 document can be viewed by clicking here
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