Update on work at Inveresk

Published 4 weeks ago

See below an update from the North Transformation Program.

Library and Student Services building

Early works to prepare the foundations for the new Library and Student Services building at Inveresk is planned for completion by the end of March, rather than Friday 6 March as previously advised. This is due to several underground utility services being located on the development site. Some weekend work will be required.

Residents and businesses located near this area will experience noise associated with piling works and other construction activities. Light and heavy construction vehicles and machinery will access the work area off Invermay Rd via the site access road which runs between Launceston Big Picture School and UTAS Stadium.

Pedestrian and cycle footbridge

Construction of the pedestrian and cycle footbridge linking Inveresk to the city has started with a work zone based on the south side of the North Esk River. A 40km/hr speed limit is in place along a small section of Boland St. The bridge is scheduled for completion in December 2020.

The University of Tasmania apologises for any inconvenience and thanks the local community for their cooperation during these important works.
For further information about the Northern Transformation, visit www.utas.edu.au/transformation or get in touch with the Project Team via email at northern.expansion@utas.edu.au for any enquiries.

Kind regards,

Phil Leersen – Executive Director & Sam Tucker – Construction Manager
University of Tasmania Northern Transformation Program

Map showing site establishment by BridgePro Engineering on Boland St and work zone across the North Esk.
This first stage of the bridge will span from bank to bank, with ramp exits to ensure ease of access onto the existing pathways on either side of the river. It will be open to the public in December 2020.

Once the University’s building on Willis Street is constructed, the bridge will then be extended over Boland St and continue onto a plaza pathway through to Cimitiere Street.