THE Launceston Tram Society's North Bank tram line proposal has received state political backing.
The society will approach the Launceston City Council to include the 1.2-kilometre line to run along Lindsay Street in its $7.8 million redevelopment of North Bank.
The project's cost is estimated to be $3 million and would rely on volunteer staff for labour and maintenance when operational.
Council general manager Robert Dobrzynski said the North Bank master plan did not include provision for trams.
Bass Liberal MHA Michael Ferguson said the party would take a close look at the Launceston Tram Society's proposal and would invest in tourism infrastructure for Northern Tasmania if elected to government next year.
Bass Greens MHA Kim Booth said he believed that the tram line would add value to North Bank's redevelopment.
He said the project was achievable and a logical step in a staged approach to having tram lines operating once more around Launceston.
"Genuine old trams are to be used and it is a real credit to the Launceston Tram Society," Mr Booth said.
"The project is not only practical but achievable and does not require dislocation of other services."
Tourism Minister Scott Bacon was unavailable for comment yesterday.