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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 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?

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

A development application for the new campus at West Park in Burnie has been approved, with construction expected to start in Q3 2019. The Inveresk Precinct Plan has been released for Inveresk, including designs for the first stage. The development application will be submitted end June 2019.

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

Artist’s Impression: New campus at West Park
Artist’s Impression: Library and Student Experience at Inveresk

Our Partners

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.

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