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West Park Expansion

A new campus at West Park

The University will build a new $48 million campus at West Park in the heart of Burnie. A development application has been approved by Burnie City Council and construction has commenced.

Check out the campus designs Follow the progress on site

Based on extensive consultation with the community, this will include:

  • World-class facilities
  • Easy pedestrian access options with public transport and ample car parking available
  • A focus on enabling industry and community use of the site, with sensitivity to the natural environment

The first stage of this development is complete, in the shape of student accommodation, teaching facilities in the old Domestic Arts Building and the iconic Makers’ Workshop.

Play YouTube video of Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rufus Black sharing his vision for the West Park campus.

Community-focussed design

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rufus Black shares his vision for the West Park campus.

Key achievements & milestones

Achievements to date:

  • Stage 1 complete with student accommodation and renovations to Makers’ Workshop and the former Domestic Arts Building
  • Masterplan released following extensive community consultation
  • Funding secured for the project from State and Federal Governments
  • Principal consultant architect appointed for detailed design of the campus
  • Development application submitted to Burnie City Council and approved
  • Commencement of construction

Next steps:

  • Detailed co-design process, including extensive consultation with University staff to create world-class spaces for teaching and learning
  • Staged construction timeline to be released

Get involved

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To provide feedback, ask questions or join the mailing list for project progress, you’re welcome to Contact Us

Email northern.expansion@utas.edu.au or write to us at: Northern Transformation, Locked Bag 1321, Launceston TAS 7250.