The redevelopment of the Inveresk precinct represents the single largest infrastructure investment in Launceston’s history and presents an intergenerational opportunity to redefine the future of our city and region.
The new University of Tasmania Inveresk campus will attract local, national and international students, creating a vibrant city campus initially for 10,000 students by 2032 and ultimately 16,000 students and staff.
To ensure the campus delivers the best result for the community, the university precinct plan and design approach have been revised after community consultation processes. The design now sits well within the existing precinct and complements the existing uses and architecture of the site, making it easily accessible with a strong connection to the city.
Construction of the campus will be staged to maximise the benefit to local companies and provide ongoing employment for apprentices and other workers. Stage one includes the library and student services building and the bridge over the North Esk connecting the Inveresk precinct to Willis Street.
The expansion will create a new student population who will live and work in Launceston.
Contemporary course delivery and world class research facilities will attract national and international students to study in our city and encourage more young Tasmanians to pursue tertiary education to gain skills and qualifications for a fulfilling career.