The official launch of Tamar Street

Multicap Tasmania recently opened a new Community Access facility at 31 Tamar Street in Launceston. This centre replaced the previous hub at 1 Blaydon Street in Kings Meadows. His Worship The Mayor of Launceston Albert van Zetten launched the new facility at an event on Wednesday, 31 July 2019.

The guest list included Multicap Tasmania Board members, staff, clients and their family supports, elected alderman within the City of Launceston, as well as a number of key stakeholders in the disability sector, including the NDIS and Baptcare – the Local Area Coordination partner of the NDIS.

Mayor Albert van Zetten, City of Launceston

Multicap Tasmania is making a serious commitment to Launceston. In addition to providing a fresh and engaging space for clients and staff, the Community Access facility in Tamar Street is the base for key new roles in the organisation. Greg Boon joined Multicap Tasmania in May as Executive Manager, People Culture and Capability and will be shortly joined by a Launceston Regional Manager and administration staff in the space. These roles have been created to significantly increase the quality support provided to staff and clients in the region.

Multicap Tasmania 31 Tamar Street Launceston

Since the late 1980s Multicap Tasmania has operated two group homes in the Launceston suburb of Summerhill and a small community access facility in a nearby property.

With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Tasmania, Multicap Tasmania moved its day service location to 1 Blaydon Street, Kings Meadows and has operated from that site for the last few years. With continued growth in the Launceston area, Multicap Tasmania has outgrown the previous property in Kings Meadows.

In early 2018 the search commenced for a new site that would enable Multicap Tasmania to service their existing and future client base in the Launceston area. After an exhaustive search, Multicap Tasmania settled on the property at 31 Tamar Street. The site has previously been used as a motorcycle dealership. This new site of 320m2 has been transformed through works that provide support services and social activities for persons with disabilities.

Above: Luke and Cindy Spencer
Left: Coby Harris, Andrew Wing and Brett Dransfield
Right: Andrew Tilt, Unify SDA Housing, Tom Tasker, Unify SDA Housing and Donna Bain, Self Help Workplace – General Manager and Chair – NDS State Committee

The project was managed by 6tyo on behalf of Multicap Tasmania. 6tyo managed the architectural drawing, development application and engagement and management of the builders.

RMB Construction was appointed as the builder, undertaking tasks and managing sub contractors during the building process.

Left: Janelle Smith and Mandi Williams
Right: Glenda Scaddan, Multicap Tasmania Board Member and Dr Mary Duniam, Multicap Tasmania Board Member, Councillor and Deputy Mayor with Waratah-Wynyard Council

The project was completed in May 2019 and Multicap Tasmania have been using the site since that date.

Multicap Tasmania is dedicated to providing high quality care and support to clients with disability, allowing them to live the life they wish, maximizing their full potential and enhancing their quality of life. The new hub and key roles based in the space further drive this dedication witin the Launceston region.

31 Tamar Street

Top image: Councillor Andrea Dawkins, City of Launceston and Mayor Albert van Zetten, City of Launceston
Published on 06 Aug 2019