My Place, My Future to kickstart Launceston jobs and economy
The new community hub will bring together services including sporting facilities, offices for community organisations and provide pathways for employment and recreational opportunities for young people.
The Australian Government has committed $15 million towards the hub, which will connect young people living in the northern suburbs with the services they need to thrive.
As well as the new hub, the My Place My Future plan will also deliver new investment into the northern suburbs. It will support improved lifestyle, social and economic outcomes in areas including Invermay, Mowbray, Newnham, Mayfield, Rocherlea, Ravenswood and Waverley, which account for almost a third of Launceston's population.
The plan identified six strategic action areas to achieve real change:
- enterprise growth;
- employment and wages growth;
- the celebration of community strengths;
- strengthening the next generation; and
- improved access.
The My Place My Future plan was launched at RANT Arts in Invermay to coincide with the opening of a photographic exhibition showcasing the people who live, work and play in the northern suburbs. Featuring more than 80 photos by local photographer, Chris Crerar, the exhibition represents the core focus of the plan: ‘Celebrating the strengths of the communities as we look to the future’.
City of Launceston will work together with the community to implement the My Place My Future plan, and ensure it continues to align with their aspirations.
To find out more visit the My Place My Future project page.