Tasmanian  Newsroom

In the same way as Launceston's UTAS campus redevelopment is expected to be transformative, Hobart's now much further down the same path after Infrastructure Australia today announced support for a new university precinct in the CBD.

It's declared the establishment of a science technology engineering and maths nerve centre on the corner of Argyle and Melville Streets a project of national significance.

Tasmanian Independent Andrew Wilkie is elated at what it'll ultimately do for Tasmania.

"It's going to bring thousands of students and researchers and academics into the CBD and what that will do is really turn Hobart into a university city and there are so many examples around the world where it changes the nature of the city."

He's mooted the Commonwealth funding half of the $400 million dollar cost with the Prime Minister for some time, but now talks can get even more serious.

"I'll now ramp up my efforts and try and close the deal in Canberra."

 

You may also like...

LaBeouf takes anti-Trump art to New Mexico

LaBeouf takes anti-Trump art to New Mexico

US actor Shia LaBeouf has brought a performance-art piece against President Donald Trump to New Mexico's largest city. The Albuquerque Journal...

Two youths sought over Hobart bushfire

Two youths sought over Hobart bushfire

Detectives want to speak with two youths over a blaze that raged through suburban Hobart. More than 1000 emergency calls were made to authorities...

Passenger-carrying drone to fly in Dubai

Passenger-carrying drone to fly in Dubai

Up, up and away: Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline of this futuristic city-state in July. The...

Uni city vision

Uni city vision

The work on a special package to nurture Launceston into a prosperous future is well advanced, according to the Federal Government. A Memorandum of...