Leanne HurstDirector, Development Services
City of Launceston
1:40 PM CASE STUDY: Opportunities for Growth at the City of Launceston: Working with the University of Tasmania to Develop the $15.7 million Inveresk Student Apartments
In 2014, the University of Tasmania lodged a development application with the City of Launceston to build 120 student apartments beside the Inveresk Campus. Opened in 2016, the building was Tasmania’s first prefabricated timberframed development, and continues to enhance its place in the Launceston city context with its underlying urban structure, heritage and natural amenity. Funded under the National Rental Affordability Scheme, the apartments also aligned with the council’s bid to increase the CBD vibrancy and support the Inner City Action Plan. In this session, Leanne will discuss the importance of support from city councils to address the shortfall of accommodation and enhance city liveability.
- Assessing how City of Launceston worked to establish high-quality student accommodation to sustain the city’s long-term economic growth while still catering to international student life
- How the proposed projects aligned with UTAS and community requirements and students to easily integrate into city life
- How developers and universities can make use of council incentives to accelerate planning approvals for projects