Devonport’s $40 million Stony Rise Village retail development has been delayed in the Tasmanian Planning Commission with two appeals against the Devonport City Council’s approval of the development application.
The project, immediately South of the existing Devonport Homemakers Centre, was intended to start this year and open in the middle of next year, but developers, Sydney-based Tipalea Partners, say the project will now be delayed by at least six months.
On a post on the Stony Rise Village Facebook page, Tipalea says the objections have come from the existing owners of Coles and Woolworths Devonport supermarkets and the Goodstone Group, which owns a number of hotels and bottle shops in Devonport, Ulverstone, Penguin, Somerset and Smithton.
This is despite Woolworths already announced as the anchor tenant for the development.
Tipalea says the matter has already been part-heard by the planning commission and adjourned until December.
It’s hopeful the matter can be resolved at that time for construction to commence early next year and by completed by the end of the year.
Tipalea says leasing is progressing and it’s hoping to reveal more details soon.
The project is expected to create 700 jobs.