Significant Progress Made On Education Partnership Plan

Significant Progress Made On Education Partnership Plan

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman

Education At The Heart Of Tasmania’s Future

Victor P Taffa

Hodgman Government is committed to working with the University of Tasmania to put education at the heart of Tasmania’s future.

Last year, we signed a 10 year partnership agreement to reflect the joint commitment of the Government and the University of Tasmania to education in the State, Premier Will Hodgman said.

“Over the last 12 months, significant progress has been made and in accordance with AGENDA 2016, we are today releasing an update on the partnership.” Premier Hodgman said.


Key highlights include:

  • A $300 Million investment for campus redevelopments in Launceston and Burnie;
  • Agreement to develop a Creative Industries and Performing Arts precinct in Hobart;
  • Establishment of the Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment and its various programs;
  • Renewed partnership between the University and TasTAFE;
  • Continued joint support for research institutes, initiatives and programs particularly in the areas of agriculture, aquaculture and medical research;
  • Completion of the Tasmanian Premier’s Scholarship fund;
  • Appointment of senior officers by both parties to work together and lead activity relating to the partnership across each organisation.

“Hodgman Government and the University of Tasmania will continue to work together on joint priorities in 2017 under the partnership boost Tasmania’s economy, improve education levels and raise productivity.” Premier Hodgman said.