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Construction updates

Works notices

From late July, work commences on the Urban Realm outdoor spaces

Landscaping works across the Precinct will be undertaken between July 2021 and early 2022 to create a series of new outdoor spaces which will be available for community use.

From August, the easterly half of the Inveresk circular car park will be permanently closed, and the area fenced off for work throughout the rest of 2021.

The remainder of the circle car park will still be available for commuter parking, including those using the Tiger Bus service and visitors to the Inveresk precinct, including QVMAG .

Key points regarding parking and access:

  • Access to the QVMAG will be maintained with a walkway created linking through to the remaining available parking
  • The main tramline will remain open for Tramways use and as a pedestrian walkway
  • Access to Barnards Way will be available as needed
  • Disability parking and access will remain available at all times
  • Additional parking is available in the new northern car park via Forster Street
  • The Tiger Bus will be rerouted accordingly

From late April, work commences on the Willis Street development

The Council-managed Willis Street car park with 165 spaces is permanently closed from mid-April to facilitate the University’s development. Foundation works including demolition of the old National Automobile Museum of Tasmania building will prepare the site for new facilities to support allied health, nursing, food, science and physical education as part of the Northern Transformation, supported by the Launceston City Deal. Works are scheduled as follows:

  • Willis Street site preparation and foundation works – April to May 2021
  • Piling – completed 7 September 2021
  • Full construction – Late 2021 until end 2023

FAQs for residents and businesses - April 2021 (PDF 2.2 MB)

Alternative parking options nearby include:

  • Cimitiere St car park
  • Inveresk circular car park (entry via Invermay Rd)
  • Northern Inveresk car park (entry via Forster St)

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Willis Street car park notifications - April 2021 (PDF 159.9 KB)

Library and Student Experience building

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Campus Construction

Pedestrian and cycle bridge across the North Esk

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Footbridge Construction

Rivers Edge building

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Campus Construction

Willis Street

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Willis Street Construction

Inveresk Northern Carpark

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Carpark Construction

Key dates

Library and Student Experience building

  • Early works including piling January - March 2020 
  • Contract awarded to Vos May 2020
  • Full construction commenced June 2020
  • Planned for completion end 2021 

Pedestrian and cycle bridge

  • Construction March 2020 - early 2021 (first stage to Boland St, second stage will go over road and link through to plaza)
  • Open from September 2021

River's Edge building

  • Development application submitted June 2020 and approved November 2020
  • Contract awarded to Fairbrother February 2021
  • Early works commenced February 2021
  • Full construction commenced mid 2021
  • Planned for completion early 2023

Willis St building

  • Development application submitted June 2020 and approved November 2020
  • Early works commenced April 2021
  • Planned for completion early 2024

Additional works

  • Northern car park: construction commenced November 2020, partially reopen and available February 2021
  • Revitalisation works to upgrade existing Architecture and Design and Stone buildings commenced in mid-2021
  • Urban Realm including landscaping, community recreation and event spaces, edible gardens and learning trails across the precinct: design commenced June 2020 in consultation with precinct users and development application submitted October 2020. Works commenced mid-2021.
  • Student accommodation: development application submitted November 2020