The first annual progress report for the Launceston City Deal signed by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments and the City of Launceston in April 2017 has been released, outlining results of the program over its first year including the current state of individual commitments.
In February 2018, the Australian and Tasmanian Governments committed to a joint investment to deliver projects recommended by the Tamar Estuary Management Taskforce in its River Health Action Plan. $95 million has been allocated to improve the health of the Tamar Estuary under the City Deal.
Stage 1 of the City Heart project has passed the halfway mark with completion of the Civic Square reconstruction and progress on other projects, including commencing the Brisbane Street Mall redevelopment.
funding and land titles to support the University of Tasmania to relocate its main campus from Newnham to Inveresk. The project is receiving a total of $260 million, the largest single infrastructure investment in Launceston’s history.
The $3.5 million Greater Launceston Transformation Project, which includes development of five 3D digital city models, analysis of people movement around the city to support planning and other decision-making, and an intelligent digital city roadmap. Other developments include completion of a new Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LoRaWAN) and other ‘smart city’ and data related commitments, including the release of 34 Launceston datasets on data.gov.au, supporting city planning.
The report also sets out key actions over the next 12 months under the City Deal.
The Launceston City Deal Annual Progress Report is available here.