Supreme Court of Tasmania


Hobart Supreme Court

The Final Report of the Hobart Supreme Court Conservation Management Plan, prepared by Peter Freeman Conservation Architects + Planners, was released in May 2012. Volume 1 The Plan includes:

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Historical Overview
  • Physical Overview
  • Assessment & Statement of Cultural Signifance
  • Conservation Management Policy; and
  • Conservation Management Policy Strategies

Volume 2 Appendices consists of:

  • Appendix A - Hobart Supreme Court Options Study 2011
  • Appendix B - Peter Partridge: A Brief Background to the Design Philosophy for the Supreme Court Complex
  • Appendix C - Peter Partridge: Initial Comment on the Options for Redevelopment
  • Appendix D: A Brief Personal Introduction and Outline of the PWD in 1969
  • Appendix E - The Supreme Court Complex and Tasmanian Public Architecture of the 1970s.

The Australian Institute of Architecture's 2010 National Architecture Awards jury citation for the Supreme Court complex in Hobart:

An exemplary, enduring piece of public architecture that makes a poised contribution to the city of Hobart. The plaza between the two court buildings opens up a diagonal landscape link between St David's Park and the adjacent Parliament Square and the Sullivans Cove waterfront. From Salamance Place a slate base folds up like a piece of carved landscape and supports two sandstone-clad pavillions. This is a building that is indebted to classicism but carries the burden of a period of architecture much maligned for its material brutality. The use of materials here is super-direct and the detailing is studious.