A redeveloped Launceston eyesore is on track to be open in March.
The CH Smith site is “going along pretty nicely”, developer Errol Stewart said.
“We’ll complete the building towards the end of March and then we’ll have 30 days to get the fit out done for the state government to move into the building,” he said.
“There is a lot already inside, but we’ve got to get desks, computers and everything in there so they can walk out of one building and into another and continue operating.”
Mr Stewart said the promise was to have the government operating out of the building at the end of April.
“We’ve got a commitment to have them in prior to the end of April and we think we might be a little bit ahead of schedule,” he said.
Government facilities, like Service Tasmania will operate from the redeveloped site.
It is unknown what will operate from from Service Tasmania’s current site in Henty House.
A cafe, a restaurant, and a council-owned 300-space car parking facility is also going to be on site, along with a number of other offices. Roberts Real Estate already operate from the site.
Mr Stewart said the entire project, including the purchase of the site, had a budget of $20 million.