Mona principal David Walsh has announced plans to take over the former Treasure Island Caravan Park in Berriedale.
Glenorchy Council says their intention to lease the site, which is located on the foreshore adjacent to Mona, will now be advertised for public comment, and the project will then undergo a formal development approval process.
Located in Hobart’s north, the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), has built a reputation for it’s avant-garde art installations. Whether the revamped caravan park will echo the museum’s penchant for thinking outside the box is unknown.
If successful, the re-developed site will feature onsite retro caravans, imaginatively themed accommodation pods, camping and campervan sites, communal cooking, laundry and activity facilities, and administration and service buildings.
Mark Wilsdon, Mona’s Business Manager, says he and the Mona team are keen to hear what the public thinks about their proposed development – currently known under the working title Moab (MOna Accommodation Berriedale).
“Mona is pleased to have been chosen by the Glenorchy City Council to take our plans for the Berriedale Treasure Island Caravan Park to the next phase,” he said.
“We’ve worked closely with two local companies who are well known for their strong design and sensitive developments – Liminal Studio and Inspiring Place, and we are looking forward to working with Glenorchy City Council on the next stage to finalise our ideas.”
Subject to approval, the project is scheduled for completion by late 2016 and is expected to cater to up to 50,000 visitors annually.