Showground closures as demolition starts

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Hobart Showground users are asked to observe and obey all signs at the Showground, as demolition begins ahead of the site’s major redevelopment.

Entry to parts of the Showground will become restricted after Easter, with heavy engineering equipment in use.

Showground tenants have now vacated the site, and some salvage work is already underway. The Sunday Market will cease after Easter Sunday and demolition at the Showground will commence soon after.

Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania CEO Scott Gadd said the site will be off-limits to the public at times for safety reasons.

“While we have full safety protocols in place, we want local users to be fully aware that the status of the Showground is now changing to a building site and that caution should be exercised at all times,” he said.

“Many local people use the Showground for walking their dogs, cycling and other activities.

“We’d ask them to be aware of the changed environment with heavy machinery, heavy vehicle movements and major works occurring at the Showground.

“We don’t recommend they try to use the Showground for their recreational pursuits.”

The Royal Hobart Show will continue to be held each October at the Hobart Regatta Grounds until 2025 when the new Showground complex opens.

“We shall look forward to welcoming the public back to an attractive and modern Showground complex when the new pavilion and arena are complete,” Mr Gadd said.

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