GASP! Stage 2 Update
The Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park (GASP!), located on approximately nine hectares of public foreshore at Elwick Bay, aims to be a place for imagination and wonder, rich in creativity and history and inspirational environmental renewal.
GASP! Stage 1 provided 2.5km of new linkages including the new boardwalk, foreshore paths and a link along the Brooker Highway in Berriedale.
Stage 2 continues the transformation by continuing the crescent shaped paths through to Wilkinson’s Point connecting to the new ferry jetty.
GASP! encourages active and passive participation...The distance from Wilkinson’s Point to MONA using the new links will be approximately 4km...but then again you can always take the ferry or ride a bike!
Stage 2 includes:
760m of new shared paths
Native grass and tree planting
Constructed wetland area filtering storm-water from the DEC car parks
Short section of boardwalk
Protected courtyard and toilet facilities
Ferry jetty connection
Construction is due to commence in May 2012 and be completed by September 2013. The ferry jetty will be operational once Stage 2. Will assist transport options to the DEC, Race course, showgrounds, GASP and to Hobart.
The Stage 2 building project is being funded by the Australian Government as an important regional development initiative. It is supported by the State Government and Glenorchy City Council.
- A significant amount of consultation and information dissemination occurred from 2008 to 2011 with forums, seminars, working groups, site visits and public presentations including super markets and libraries
- GASP aims to compliment MONA, Tasmania’s most visited tourism attraction (415,000 visitors in one year of operation)
GASP short and long terms benefits to Glenorchy:
- Creates progressive image for Glenorchy through:
- World class design and architecture;
- Environmental renewal and transformation;
- Compliments MONA;
- Long term community engagement in social enterprises;
- Encourages healthy lifestyles; and
- Socially inclusive.
- Creates employment opportunities during construction as well as in visitor services
- Increases ‘liveability’ and social capital