Over 150 members of the community, staff and students gathered at Inveresk today for a community BBQ to celebrate construction starting for the new campus.

Piling work has started to prepare the foundations, undertaken by local specialists BridgePro Engineering, and is due to be completed in early March. Full construction will commence in mid-2020, with completion at the end of 2021. Follow the progress on site.

“This project is about improving education, creating a University that serves this place and its community, boosting the region’s economy and connecting the Inveresk Precinct to Launceston’s CBD.

Developed with the community in collaboration with all levels of government, this shared vision is the foundation of the project. So, it is wonderful to be here with our partners and the community as work begins on the foundations of the first new building at the Inveresk Precinct.””  ~ University Vice-Chancellor Professor Rufus Black

Stage one also includes a new bridge across the North Esk, which will be completed by the end of this year. Latrobe-based BridgePro Engineering will be building the pedestrian and cycling bridge.

By 2024, Inveresk will be a vibrant precinct in Launceston, providing a unique lifestyle and experience for students, staff and the community in a place of inspiration.

Mayor Albert Van Zetten, The Hon Alan Tudge MP, Professor Rufus Black, Bridget Archer MP and Minister Michael Ferguson

Mayor Albert Van Zetten, The Hon Alan Tudge MP, Professor Rufus Black, Bridget Archer MP and Minister Michael Ferguson

Site for the new Library and Student Services

Site for the new Library and Student Services

Community BBQ at Inveresk to celebrate works starting

Community BBQ at Inveresk to celebrate works starting

BPS at Community BBQ