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 Australian governments.
The new campuses will become central to the life of each city and region – vibrant places where the community, business and industry, and the University can connect and collaborate.
The Northern Transformation will improve educational attainment in Tasmania by providing flexible, accessible learning options which focus on the strengths of the region.
Economic, social and health outcomes will be improved by creating new jobs, supporting entrepreneurship and attracting and retaining talent in the state.
What's the latest?
At Inveresk in Launceston, early works including piling for the first building commenced in January 2020. Work begins in March 2020 for the pedestrian and cycle bridge linking Inveresk to the city. Check out the full schedule of key dates and register for updates.
Work commenced at West Park in Burnie in late 2019, with the new waterfront campus to be completed in 2021.
Internationally renowned John Wardle Architects (JWA) are the principal consultants for the Northern Transformation project, partnering with three Tasmanian practices founded and run by University of Tasmania alumni: Room11, 1+2 Architecture and Philp Lighton Architects.
The Northern Transformation Program is a partnership between the University, TasTAFE and three levels of government. The Australian 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.