Greater Launceston Plan
The Greater Launceston Plan is a major planning initiative being undertaken by the Launceston City Council in conjunction with the Tasmanian State Government, the Australian Government (through the Department of Infrastructure, Liveable Cities Program) and with the support of the surrounding municipalities including the West Tamar, George Town, Meander Valley and Northern Midlands Councils.
The focus of the Plan is on the suburbs of central Launceston but includes consideration of the communities either side of the Tamar Valley to George Town and Greens Beach as well the southern settlements of Longford, Evandale, Perth and Hadspen. Importantly, it also considers the relationship between greater Launceston and the whole of Northern Tasmania.
The Greater Launceston Plan will reflect the aspirations of the residents for the development of Launceston and the surrounding communities.
Based on the communities input, the Plan will provide a long term strategy for sustainable land use planning and management to inform a co-ordinated approach for municipal planning and investment in the greater Launceston area built on:
- A unifying greater Launceston vision.
- A clear statement of strategic principles and directions that reflect National Urban Policy and best practice in regional urban planning.
- The dynamics and needs of the communities that comprise the greater Launceston area.
- An understanding of the land and water ecology and the conservation and heritage values that provide the environmental and cultural context for the strategy.
- An understanding of the economic resources, competitive advantages and opportunities of greater Launceston.
- The long term transport needs of the region within a state and national context.
DRAFT work program indicating the timing of the Greater Launceston Plan project component