THE City of Launceston has endorsed a recommendation that a representation compiled by council officers be provided to the Tasmanian Planning Commission for consideration in the final Tasmanian Planning Scheme.
The representation covers 89 issues identified with the scheme by Launceston council officers, and was approved unanimously during Monday’s council meeting.
Alderman Hugh McKenzie commended council officers for the work they put into drafting the representation, and said he hoped the state government would consider the suggestions.
The council has also agreed to hold a public meeting on June 7 for residents concerned about the University of Tasmania land deal.
Deputy Mayor Rob Soward raised concerns about handwritten notes that appeared on the UTAS petition presented to council, as well as the accuracy of the estimated land value in the document.
General Manager Robert Dobrzynski said even if the petition did not strictly meet criteria set out in Tasmania’s Local Government Act he would still recommend a public meeting be held.
An amended community grant recommendation was passed, which removed a recommended grant for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra from the list. Five other recommended grants were approved.
Aldermen also passed the CBD promotional service grant agreement for for Cityprom in 2016-2018.