The Launceston City Deal

Launceston City Deal Update

The Australian Government announced on 26 June 2017 that it will seek to progress the redevelopment of historic Paterson Barracks site under the Launceston City Deal to help deliver wider economic benefits to Launceston and contribute to the vibrancy and renewal of the city. Paterson Barracks is heritage listed and the Government will work with the Tasmanian Government, City of Launceston and the community on any re-development proposal to ensure heritage values are protected.

The Government also announced it will invest around $5million to build new fit-for-purpose facilities for 16 Troop at the larger Youngtown Barracks site and provide $250,000 to support the development of a business case for a defence Innovation and Design Precinct. This investment will be matched by an additional $125,000 each from the Tasmanian Government and the University of Tasmania.

The City Deal is a living strategic plan. The announcements today build on the commitments already made through the Launceston City Deal and will help to achieve key City Deal objectives including supporting jobs and skills growth, encouraging industry development, and improving vibrancy across the city.


Shaping a vibrant city with a strong economic future

The Launceston City Deal was signed by the Commonwealth Government, Tasmanian Government and City of Launceston on 20 April 2017 – Tasmania’s first City Deal, and the second for Australia.

The Launceston City Deal is a five-year plan (from 2017 to 2022) to position Launceston as one of Australia’s most liveable and innovative regional cities.

For further information, please see the Snapshot and the Launceston City Deal.

The Commonwealth Government, Tasmanian Government and City of Launceston will work together with local partners to achieve this shared vision for Launceston.

The Launceston Chamber of Commerce, Northern Tasmania Development Corporation Ltd, NRM North, Regional Development Australia - Tasmania and Cityprom signed a joint statement of support for the Launceston City Deal on 20 April 2017.

The City Deal commitments maximise Launceston’s potential through targeted investment to deliver:

  • jobs and skills growth

  • business, industry and population growth

  • a vibrant, liveable city

  • innovation and industry engagement

  • a healthy Tamar Estuary.

The Launceston City Deal marks the start of the next positive chapter for Launceston—enhancing the city’s reputation as an attractive place to live, work, invest in and visit.

While the City Deal has a Launceston focus, the local region will also benefit from, and has a significant role to play in, ensuring the City Deal’s success.

Memorandum of Understanding

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 29 September 2016 between the Commonwealth and Tasmanian governments, committing to work together to partner in City Deals, the first step to deliver a City Deal for Launceston.


Launceston City Deal Update

The Australian Government announced on 26 June 2017 that it will seek to progress the redevelopment of historic Paterson Barracks site under the Launceston City Deal to help deliver wider economic benefits to Launceston and contribute to the vibrancy and renewal of the city. Paterson Barracks is heritage listed and the Government will work with the Tasmanian Government, City of Launceston and the community on any re-development proposal to ensure heritage values are protected.

The Government also announced it will invest around $5million to build new fit-for-purpose facilities for 16 Troop at the larger Youngtown Barracks site and provide $250,000 to support the development of a business case for a defence Innovation and Design Precinct. This investment will be matched by an additional $125,000 each from the Tasmanian Government and the University of Tasmania.

The City Deal is a living strategic plan. The announcements today build on the commitments already made through the Launceston City Deal and will help to achieve key City Deal objectives including supporting jobs and skills growth, encouraging industry development, and improving vibrancy across the city.


Shaping a vibrant city with a strong economic future

The Launceston City Deal was signed by the Commonwealth Government, Tasmanian Government and City of Launceston on 20 April 2017 – Tasmania’s first City Deal, and the second for Australia.

The Launceston City Deal is a five-year plan (from 2017 to 2022) to position Launceston as one of Australia’s most liveable and innovative regional cities.

For further information, please see the Snapshot and the Launceston City Deal.

The Commonwealth Government, Tasmanian Government and City of Launceston will work together with local partners to achieve this shared vision for Launceston.

The Launceston Chamber of Commerce, Northern Tasmania Development Corporation Ltd, NRM North, Regional Development Australia - Tasmania and Cityprom signed a joint statement of support for the Launceston City Deal on 20 April 2017.

The City Deal commitments maximise Launceston’s potential through targeted investment to deliver:

  • jobs and skills growth

  • business, industry and population growth

  • a vibrant, liveable city

  • innovation and industry engagement

  • a healthy Tamar Estuary.

The Launceston City Deal marks the start of the next positive chapter for Launceston—enhancing the city’s reputation as an attractive place to live, work, invest in and visit.

While the City Deal has a Launceston focus, the local region will also benefit from, and has a significant role to play in, ensuring the City Deal’s success.

Memorandum of Understanding

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 29 September 2016 between the Commonwealth and Tasmanian governments, committing to work together to partner in City Deals, the first step to deliver a City Deal for Launceston.