ERA Planning was engaged by Bentwood Coffee to assist them in obtaining development approval for a temporary shipping container café, at the Springs site on Mount Wellington/kunanyi.
The site was challenging, owned by Hobart City Council, and regulated by not only the Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015, but also the Wellington Park Management Plan.
Approval for the development required land lord consent from Council, and close negotiation with Council’s Parks division, Planning and Heritage officers, as well as the Wellington Park Management Trust. Following approval being granted, carefully considered construction management requirements applied to obtain building and plumbing approval with ongoing negotiations with both Council and the Trust.
Lost Freight was then established on site in late summer and is being well supported by locals and tourists alike. It represents the first established café facility at Mount Wellington/kunanyi since 1967.