TM Management Group is a proud Tasmanian owned & operated company. Tom McDevitt and his team look forward to working with all event organisers from an array of industries in helping them make all events held at PW1 (no matter the type or size) an overwhelming success.
TM Management Group have a strong Tasmanian focus, in promoting all our wonderful industries to support the Tasmanian products and businesses and increase our tourism industry through events. Our entire team are dedicated to working hard to maximise the utilisation of PW1. Under our management, PW1 will remain Tasmania’s premier venue and continue to engage with our community to create further spark around the Hobart waterfront.
As we tell all our clients, “we love new events coming to PW1, we love the challenge of ‘putting them on’ and helping you, the client, make it a fantastic experience for everyone involved”.
Princes Wharf was originally known as ‘New Wharf’ which was created in the 1830’s to serve a rapidly growing fleet of local & overseas whale ships. The original waterfront extended all the way to the Salamanca Place sandstone warehouses & over subsequent decades the land was filled in & levelled.
It soon became the hub of the southern hemisphere shipping ports. Berthed along its length were whale ships as well as trading vessels bound for Europe with whale oil, timber and coal from the local Tasmanian suppliers. The shed was also as a temporary shelter for wharf workers.
New Wharf was renamed in 1902, in honour of Prince George the Duke of York, who visited Australia to open the country’s first parliament at Federation. The Royal Yacht Ophir, brought him to Hobart and tied up at New Wharf. By this time whaling had finished and finger piers had been built into deeper waters on the Cove to cope with larger vessels & increasing trade.
Repairs & expansion of Princes Pier – between 1936 & 1939 the whole wharf was rebuilt in concrete including the building now renovated to form today’s PW 1.
In 2010, the Tasmanian Government announced the Princes Wharf Renewal Project.
After consultation with numerous stakeholders, it was decided that the venue should maintain its heritage façade, and the internal space be redesigned as a first class multi-purpose function and events venue, suitable for a variety of types and sizes of events, designed to benefit the entire Tasmanian community.