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PUBLIC FORUM | Tides of Change: The Future of Launceston's Waterfront



Start Date

13th Sep 2016 6:00pm

Launceston is a small regional city and one with a rich history. As is the case for all settlements, its physical form has been shaped by the natural, cultural, political and economic environments in which it was established.

One key natural feature that shaped Launceston's development is the river system on which is is located. Recent waterfront projects such as Seaport and Inveresk are converting former industrial sites into places for sport. education, housing, tourism and business. A number of additional projects are soon to commence on site or are in planning. It is timely, therefore, that we consider how the city might develop over coming years to improve its liveability by improving the wellbeing of its citizens.

The forum will explore the future of Launceston, its waterfront and its built environment through the lenses of social, cultural and ecological amenity and history, climate change and the political and economic opportunities and constraints afforded by business.


Emeritus Professor Roger Fay - School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania


Kim Seagram - Launceston business leader and owner

James McKee - Director, Northern Cities Major Development Initiative, Office of the Coordinator-General

Dr Helen Norrie - Lecturer, School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania

Joining the Conversation

Robert Dobrzynshki, General Manager, Launceston City Council

Tuesday, 13 September 6.00pm, refreshments from 5.30pm 

Academy of the Arts, Inveresk campus 

REGISTER or 6324 3290 

Event Flyer (PDF 1.16MB)