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Inveresk Campus

A new campus at Inveresk

The University is building a new campus at Inveresk in the heart of Launceston. The campus will become central to the life of the city – a vibrant place where the community, business and industry, and the University can connect and collaborate.

Features include:

  • Easy pedestrian, bike and public transport access, high visibility and integration with community and industry
  • A new pedestrian and cycle bridge will increase accessibility
  • Student hubs and innovation spaces, purpose-built for effective teaching and learning
  • State-of-art research facilities, including a new Institute for Applied Science and Design
  • Clusters of small, townhouse style student accommodation on both sides of the river

The newly designed facilities will complement the School of Architecture and Design, the School of Creative Arts and Media and the 120-bed student accommodation development already at the site. The Australian Maritime College will remain at Newnham.

From an original $260 million, the Northern Transformation in Launceston is now a project worth $344 million.

The Northern Transformation is attracting additional funding for University developments in Launceston with another $84 million identified for further infrastructure.

Student accommodation on the campus and in the city will be funded in partnership with the private sector with an estimated investment of $54 million. The Australian Government has also committed $30 million for a Maritime and Defence Innovation and Design Precinct at Newnham.

Project milestones

The story so far:

  • Community engagement and master planning
  • Project funding and land transfers
  • Principal consultant architect appointed to undertake detailed design of the campus
  • Inveresk Precinct Plan developed
  • Course redevelopment commenced
  • Development applications submitted for first building and bridge (June 2019)

Next steps:

  • Internal space planning for Stage 1
  • Detailed design for future stages
  • Commence construction (2020)
  • Ongoing community consultation

Get involved

We are keen to get your input into the Inveresk Precinct Plan as the design process continues.

Community sessions are being held monthly at Station Cottage, Inveresk (corner Invermay Rd and Lindsay St). Pop in for a chat with the project team about the future for the University and the precinct:

  • Tuesday 3 September, 4-6pm
  • Tuesday 1 October, 4-6pm
  • Tuesday 5 November, 4-6pm

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions

To provide feedback, ask questions or join the mailing list for project updates, 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.