Strategies and reports
The Launceston City Council prepares a number of strategic plans, budgets and reports which guide and direct the future direction of the Council and the municipality. It is important for the Council to have a clear view of its priorities and strategic directions. It is also important for the community to have input to the priorities and directions of the Council and to be aware of the Council's priorities.
Launceston Vision 2020 (PDF 7.69MB)
2014/15 Annual Plan
An important part of Council's planning process is its Annual Plan. The Annual Plan details the major actions the Council will undertake in a financial year to work towards achieving the strategies outlined in the Council's five-year Strategic Plan.
The plan is released annually at the beginning of the financial year and the Council reports on progress against the Annual Plan every quarter.
Annual Plan 2014/15 (PDF 2MB)
City of Launceston Strategic Plan 2014-2024
The City of Launceston's Strategic Plan has been designed to provide direction for the Council as the major provider of services and facilities in Northern Tasmania.
Strategic Plan 2014-2024 (PDF 16MB)
Strategic Plan 2008-2013
In January 2008, a community survey was undertaken to identify what Council is doing well, what needs the most improvement and what the community's priority actions are for the next five years. This survey has assisted Council's Aldermen and Executive in preparing the Strategic Plan 2008-2013.
Strategic Plan 2008-2013 (PDF 77KB)
The Council delivers and supports a huge range of local services, including more than $850 million of community assets and undertakes an annual capital works program of around $50 million. The Council has allocated more than $373 million in major works in our City over 10 years (including $116 million for water and sewer works which transferred to the new corporation).
Launceston City Council Annual Report - Full Financials 2011/12
Other associated Annual Reports
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Annual Report 2011/12
Launceston Flood Authority Annual Report 2011/12
York Park and Inveresk Precinct Authority (YPIPA) Annual Report 2011/12
Annual Report 2007/08 (PDF 5.01MB)
DRAFT Tourism Strategic Plan (February 2012)
Following industry and stakeholder consultation the Launceston City Council has released its DRAFT Tourism Strategic Plan. Please visit http://yourvoiceyourlaunceston.com.au/strategictourismplan for more information on the Open Forum and how you can provide feedback on priority activities.
DRAFT Tourism Strategic Plan
The Launceston City Council's Events Strategy (January 2012)
The purpose of the Event Sponsorship Program is to support, and provide incentive for, community events held in the Launceston City Council Municipality that contribute to a diverse, vibrant and strategically balanced City events program and which result in social, economic, environmental and city image outcomes for the Launceston community.
Events Strategy Brochure (4.26MB)
Community Plan 2010 (PDF 3MB)
On-Street Trading Policy Review Report - Community Survey
Click here to view the above report. (PDF 662 KB)
Open Space Strategy (June 2007)
Open Space Strategy (PDF 7MB)
Introduction (PDF 2.8MB)
Part 1(PDF 375KB)
Part 2a(PDF 3.3MB)
Part 2b(PDF 4.7MB)
Part 3(PDF 1.6MB)
Residential Strategy 2009-2029
Part 1 (PDF 4.5MB)
Part 2 (PDF 225KB)
Part 3a (PDF 4.5MB)
Part 3b (PDF 2MB)
Part 4 (PDF 174KB)
Attachment 1 and 2 (PDF 2.4 MB)
Attachment 3 (PDF 9.5 MB)
Attachment 4a (PDF 8.6 MB)
Attachment 4b (PDF 9.7 MB)
Attachment 5 and 6 (PDF 5.6 MB)
Launceston Central Area Development Strategy
Launceston Central Area Development Strategy (PDF 248 KB)
Launceston Resource Recovery and Waste Management
Interim Strategy and Action Plan (PDF 727KB)
In September 2012 the Launceston City Council asked the Launceston community for feedback on the best ways to recover recyclables from waste generated by the community. This report is in response to a consultancy firm - Blue Environment - commissioned by Council to investigate the feasibility of achieving 90% diversion from landfill with an emphasis on local jobs, local business and industry growth and the environment. Council at its 10 December 2012 Meeting, voted to consider the outcomes from the community consultation and to adopt this Interim Strategy and Action Plan with its proposed initiatives.
Launceston Pedestrian Strategy
Pedestrian Strategy May 2013 (PDF 2KB)
In June 2012 the Launceston City Council asked the Launceston community to help determine the future direction for pedestrians in Launceston. 582 people visited Your Voice. Your Launceston to take part in a conversation with others, complete surveys and download documents. Comments received were supportive of ensuring Launceston becomes a great walking city. A city with a friendly traffic system and a place where people like to and choose to walk. Council at its meeting on 10 December 2012 voted to adopt this Launceston Pedestrian Strategy.
Parking and Sustainable Transport Strategy
Parking and Sustainable Transport Strategy (PDF 1.63 MB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011
Survey from (PDF 136KB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 overview (PDF 3.5MB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 Report
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 - Introduction pp1-10 (PDF 2.22 MB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 - Study area pp11-16 (PDF 967 KB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 - Analysis overview pp17-20 (PDF 1.12 MB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 - Analysis - amenities pp21-30 (PDF 2.83 MB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 - Analysis - traffic pp31-38 (PDF 3.15 MB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 - Analysis - walking pp39-52 (PDF 4.01 MB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 - Analysis - functions pp53-62 (PDF 2.4 MB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 - Analysis - public realm pp63-80 (PDF 5.23 MB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 - Recommendations 81-98 (PDF 1.7 MB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 - Data - introduction pp99-101 (PDF 302 KB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 - Data - Summer, weekday pp102-113 (PDF 5.73 MB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 - Data - Summer, Saturday pp114-125(PDF 5.68 MB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 - Data - Winter, weekday pp126-137 (PDF 5.95 MB)
Launceston Public Spaces and Public Life 2011 - Data - Activity pp138-150 (PDF 4.96 MB)
Launceston Street Tree Strategy
Launceston Street Tree Strategy January 2012 (PDF 8.5MB)
This strategy has been developed to provide a coordinated, strategic approach to the planting of street trees in Launceston.