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Northern Transformation

Transforming Lives. Transforming Cities

The Northern Transformation is a $300 million project that will see new campuses built at West Park in Burnie and Inveresk in Launceston in a partnership between the University and local, state and federal governments.

We want to create a campus experience which is loved by all. A place where everyone in the community is welcome. To connect our cities and regions so we can learn together.

There will be more flexible learning options so you can integrate study into your lifestyle. Opportunities to collaborate with industry leaders and state of the art research facilities.

“It will be a very visible and accessible development that puts education at the heart of our community. We see the new campuses as being central to the life of the city – a place which brings together academics and students, business and industry, along with community.”

University Pro Vice-Chancellor (Community, Partnerships and Regional Development) Professor David Adams

What's the latest?

Following a series of community consultations, key principles were developed including community, aesthetic, distinctiveness, technology and function.

Internationally renowned John Wardle Architects (JWA) has been appointed as the principal consultant for the Northern Transformation project. JWA will partner with three Tasmanian practices founded and run by University of Tasmania alumni: Room11, 1+2 Architecture and Philp Lighton Architects.

The co-design process will see a range of opportunities for the community to provide input to the final detailed designs.

GASP Ferry Room. 11 Architects.
Wellspring Anglican Church. 1+2 Architecture.
Monash U, Learning & Teaching Building. John Wardle Architects.
New lifestyle
Creating jobs

Our Partners

The Northern Transformation Program is a partnership between the University, TasTAFE and local, state and federal governments. The Federal Government is contributing $150 million in funding, while the State Government and the University are each contributing $75 million. The City of Launceston and the Burnie City Council are making strategic land allocations and investment in associated public infrastructure.

City of Launceston
Burnie City Council
Cradle Coast Authority
Tasmanian Government
Australian Government