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The former Rebels clubhouse in North Hobart has been demolished. Picture: NIKKI DAVIS-JONES.

THE former Rebels bikie clubhouse in North Hobart is no more.

The building, on the corner of Burnett and Letitia streets, has been demolished after Hobart City Council earlier this year gave the developers the all-clear to do so.

A special meeting in July saw council vote 6-3 to grant developer Drew Ketley the ability to knock down the 1906 brick house, voting against the recommendation of the council’s heritage officer.


The former Rebels clubhouse in North Hobart has been demolished. Picture: NIKKI DAVIS-JONES

The building is not individually heritage listed but had formed part of the North Hobart Heritage Precinct.

The property had been used by the Rebels since the early 2000s.

Rebels HQ

The former Rebels motorcycle gang headquarters on the corner of Burnett and Letitia streets in North Hobart. Picture: MATHEW FARRELL.

Mr Ketley plans to build four townhouses on the site, one of which will be for himself, and another for his elderly parents.

Following council’s decision earlier this year, Mr Ketley said he was “ecstatic” with the news.

“It’s great work by the aldermen to stick to their guns and realise there had to be some grey area,’’ he said at the time.


The proposal by Ketley Investments was to demolish all existing buildings, fencing and landscaping on the corner block to make way for four modern townhouses, a pool and an underground carpark.


Ketley Investments bought the 815sq m property for $1.25 million in November last year.

The Rebels continued to lease the property following the sale, but vacated the property earlier this year.

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