U Tas and the arts of urban renewal

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein officially opens the $110m Hedberg complex in Hobart city

The Hedberg will further enhance Tasmania’s position as a leader in the creative, performing and digital art,” he says.

The complex, in business since last year, also extends U Tas’ reach into the city centre. The complex includes the city’s Theatre Royal, the state museum and gallery and university teaching and performance spaces.

It’s another stage of the U Tas plan to take gown to town by 2030 – transferring much, most, of the university from suburban Sandy Bay to the city.