APPM Redevelopment a Great Outcome

The redevelopment of the Australian Pulp and Paper Manufacturers (APPM) Administrative and Services Building in Burnie is a great example of adaptive reuse breathing new life into Tasmania’s historic heritage places.

"This is an excellent outcome for the APPM site and Burnie, given that the story of the Pulp and Paper Manufacturers is so important to the people of Burnie and the surrounding area", said Ms Brett Torossi, Chair of the Tasmanian Heritage Council.

"This redevelopment is also a great example of how adaptive reuse can breathe new life into a building in a way that gives it character and creates a meaningful connection to the past.

"It is also a good example of how our Works Guidelines and the free pre-lodgement advice Heritage Tasmania provides can help to facilitate development that respects heritage values.

"This redevelopment is a good example of how the Burnie community has found a contemporary use for some redundant industrial administrative buildings and given them a relevant future."

The building is now home to the Tasmanian Family Medical Centre. Many of the building’s Art Deco features have been retained, and displays of historic images and objects from the site helps reveal the intriguing stories behind the fabric.


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