Catholic Diocesan Centre

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The central location for the services provided by the Archdiocese of Hobart is the Catholic Diocesan Centre (CDC) located in New Town.  

This complex houses many of the services provided by the Archdiocese. It includes the Archbishop's Office, Church Ministries, Administrative Areas, CatholicCare Tasmania Family and Community Services and the Catholic Development Fund. The Spirit of God Chapel located within the complex provides an area of reflection and prayer for staff.

On the same grounds, but separate to the Catholic Diocesan Centre, is the D'Arcy Centre which is the home of the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office.

The buildings now occupied by the Catholic Diocesan Centre began life in 1955 as the New Town Park Maternity Hospital and an associated nurses home. In the early 1970s they became the Douglas Parker Rehabilitation Centre, used for the care and rehabilitation of adults and children.

In 2001 the property was purchased from the Motor Accident Insurance Board by the Catholic Church in Tasmania. From early 2004 the building was extensively renovated internally as office accommodation and the surrounds were re-developed to provide car-parking for visitors and staff.

The transformation of the building was completed with the Blessing and Official Opening on Friday, 9th September 2005. The building was Blessed by the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell and Officially Opened by the Governor of Tasmania, the Hon. William Cox.