The Tamar Estuary is one of many priority projects identified by the City of Launceston on a new list, created to solidify the future strategic direction of the council.
At Monday’s meeting a raft of initiatives were formally recognised in an effort to better inform both the community and council of the organisation’s goals.
The priorities are broken down into four catergories of projects; funded, planning process nearly complete, committed to with policy, and future projects.
One such project, which would require funding from the state and federal governments, could see $85 million spent on the Tamar Estuary.
City of Launceston general manager Michael Stretton said a range of solutions would be developed as part of the Tamar Estuary Management Taskforce’s River Health Action Plan.
The taskforce was formed as part of the City Deal and its report is due at the end of 2017.
“No stakeholders have committed to funding as yet, as the report is yet to be finalised and released,” Mr Stretton said.
“The City of Launceston and Taswater have been working for several months on a detailed report into the city's combined drainage system, which the taskforce will use to formulate its own report, and we have recently handed our report to the taskforce.”
The Tamar works identified included $5 million towards the diversion of West Tamar/Trevallyn separated sewerage direct to Ti Tree Bend, a $27 million Margaret Street pump station upgrade, $25 million for extra storage, and diversion of South Launceston separated sewerage, worth $18 million.
A major upgrade to the Albert Hall was also listed at a cost of $5.5 million.
“[The upgrade] would allow the council to bring facilities and services within the iconic Albert Hall to a contemporary standard, and include a loading dock upgrade, expanded patron amenities, upgrades to the café, energy efficiency upgrades, acoustic enhancements, and expansion of the basement storage area,” Mr Stretton said.
Alderman Danny Gibson said there had been concern the upgrades were to make the hall into a lecture theatre for the University of Tasmania, which was not the case.
“I would certainly never be looking to allow permanent seating to be in the [hall] and whatever work is undertaken, in terms of the rejuvenation of that space, it will be a flexible, open space for a number of uses,” he said.