The University of Tasmania will develop a community led masterplan for its existing Newnham campus site, in collaboration with the City of Launceston.
The masterplan will identify opportunities to support the continued growth of the Australian Maritime College on the site and identify preferred uses of the vacant land and buildings.
The masterplan will support the objectives of the Northern Suburbs Revitalisation Plan.
An initial Newnham campus masterplan and associated strategy has been developed and canvased with key stakeholders. This has resulted in the need to develop a further level of detail to enable the best outcomes for the site and the Northern Suburbs.
This will include a wider public consultation process along with consultation with the market and a strong interaction with the Newnham Defence Innovation and Design Precinct strategy.
The masterplan will link closely with the Northern Suburbs Revitalisation Plan and the Greater Launceston Metropolitan Passenger Transport Plan.
Next Steps and Milestones
End of Q2 2018: Commenced community consultation process in conjunction with the Northern Suburbs Revitalisation Plan.
Q3 2018: Market consultation underway.
Q4 2018: Release final Draft Masterplan for the City of Launceston plan approval process.
Costs associated with delivering the community led master plan for the University of Tasmania's (UTas) Newnham Campus will be funded through UTas’ existing resources.
The University of Tasmania (UTas) will develop the master plan in consultation with the City of Launceston and the Tasmanian Government.
UTas will report to the Launceston City Deal Executive Board on progress in developing the master plan.
The Commonwealth Department of Defence will continue its strong support for the Australian Maritime College, through board membership, the Defence Science Partnership and contracts such as training for Pacific Islanders as part of the Pacific Patrol Boat Program.