Launceston Gains From Expanded University Campus

Launceston Gains From Expanded University Campus

Tasmania Minister for State Growth Peter Gutwein

Historic Infrastructure Investment Into Launceston

Victor P Taffa

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

University of Tasmania’s expanded $344 Million Northern Transformation program, focussing on the redevelopment of the Inveresk precinct, is the single largest infrastructure investment in Launceston’s history, and provides a major boost for the region’s economy.

“I welcome the release of the expanded plans for the university’s $344 million project to attract interstate and international students to Launceston, while improving access to higher education for Tasmanian.” Minister for State Growth Peter Gutwein said.

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.

Updated and expanded plans for the Inveresk campus as well as the further development at the Maritime College at Newnham demonstrates the University’s, the Commonwealth and Tasmanian governments’, and Launceston City Council’s commitment to advancing educational outcomes in the region.

Tasmanian Government is also supporting the revitalisation of UTAS’s Burnie campus, with a $15 Million investment into the relocation of the campus from Mooreville Road, to West Park.

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

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.

Abbreviations:

UTAS              University of Tasmania