Historic infrastructure investment into Launceston

01 June 2019

The University of Tasmaniaís expanded $344 million Northern Transformation program, focussing on the redevelopment of the Inveresk precinct, is the single largest infrastructure investment in Launcestonís history, and provides a major boost for the regionís economy.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of the relocation of the UTAS campus, and has invested $60 million into the project.

I welcome the release of the expanded plans for the universityís $344 million project to attract interstate and international students to Launceston, while improving access to higher education for Tasmanian.

The updated plans provide even greater connection between the campus and the city centre, enhancing Inveresk as a cultural and sporting hub for the entire Launceston community.

The updated and expanded plans for the Inveresk campus as well as the further development at the Maritime College at Newnham demonstrates the Universityís, the Commonwealth and Tasmanian governmentsí, and Launceston City Councilís commitment to advancing educational outcomes in the region.

The Tasmanian Government is also supporting the revitalisation of UTASís Burnie campus, with a $15 million investment into the relocation of the campus from Mooreville Road, to West Park.

The new campus will incorporate world-class research and teaching facilities and enable cohesion between the university, business and community use of the site.

The Development Application for the West Park campus has been approved by the Burnie City Council and construction is scheduled to commence later this year, with completion in October 2021.

 

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