Transforming our Newnham campus

A vibrant future ahead.

Expansion and repurposing Newnham

As the University of Tasmania transitions to its new campus at Inveresk, a bright future for Newnham is taking shape as a key commitment under the Launceston City Deal.

Work is underway to create a vibrant, mixed-use Newnham Precinct which supports research and industry engagement, in addition to community facilities and new housing.

Newnham will be home to a range of industry-led facilities including:

  • Expansion of Australian Maritime College infrastructure; and
  • A new $30 million Defence and Maritime Innovation and Design Precinct to foster maritime-specific solutions as well as a broad range of science and technology capabilities, drawing academics from across the country to support Defence Science and Technology
  • A new $15 million Defence Cadet facility
  • A new multi-million-dollar Agricultural Precinct including headquarters for Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture to drive regional innovation and research

Community facilities will also be embedded across Newnham to support a vibrant and sustainable population in the Northern suburbs.

Affordable housing

Affordable housing will be delivered by Communities Tasmania for residents in a newly developed subdivision

Remediation works

Remediation works are planned for the Newnham Creek to regenerate the environmental habitat and create functional green space

Community services and facilities

The oval, UniGym and Lady Gowrie childcare are expected to remain onsite to provide services and facilities to the community as it continues to grow

Newnham Concept Masterplan

Next steps

Plans for Newnham’s future development are well underway. The concept masterplan has been approved by the State Government and early planning processes are in train to enable development of the Defence Cadet Facility and Communities Tasmania housing projects.

Lead consultants Hassel Studios are drafting a detailed development strategy to include potential options for reuse of other existing buildings at Newnham, following the University’s final stage of transition to Inveresk in early 2025.

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