New vision for Castray Point

Cumulus Studio has presented a new vision for Castray Point at today’s Destination Southern Tasmania Summit following the proposed relocation of CSIRO laboratories.

Working with Destination Southern Tasmania and Tourism Industry Council Tasmania, we have prepared a series of potential options designed to activate and enhance the historic site.

With a maritime museum, water-edge swimming pool and improved spectator infrastructure for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the proposal revolves around reconnecting the site with the waterfront.

Following the release of the tourism industry proposal, Director and Principal Architect, Peter Walker said he is looking forward to conversations about the potential future of Castray Point.

“Our aim is to encourage Tasmanians to start thinking about the proposed relocation of CSIRO and the extension of the Salamanca esplanade,” said Mr Walker.

“Opening this site to the people of Tasmania presents a ground-breaking opportunity to reshape our waterfront, our city and our state.

“By embracing our maritime history, world-class produce, cultural identity and visitor economy, we can create uniquely Tasmanian infrastructure that enhances our global brand.

“Our new vision represents a series of vibrant, engaging public spaces, activated by Tasmanians and welcoming to visitors.”

The new vision for Castray Point includes three options ranging from adaptive reuse of existing buildings to major redevelopment of the site.