A lung clinic could soon open in South Launceston if a development application lodged with the City of Launceston council is approved.
The application would see a house on Normanstone Road at South Launceston converted into the clinic.
Tasmanian Lung Service is behind the application. The service currently operates from Frederick Street.
The Normanstone Road site is currently a house, with only internal modifications required.
“Very minor external changes are proposed to the existing building, thus preserving the character and residential appearance of the building,” the development application said.
Two carports will be demolished to make room for a car park.
Four off-street parking spaces are provided in the proposal. Clinic appointments are for one hour on average.
“With two practitioners operating, with two patients, and two patients waiting – typically demand would be four to five spaces per hour,” the application said.
About 10 on-street spaces are also available within walking distance.
The proposed four off-street parking spaces, together with on-street spaces within 40 metres of the clinic easily satisfy expected demand, the application said.
“The design and layout of the proposed parking complies with the council planning scheme requirements and is considered workable,” the application said.
The clinic will operate with one full time registered practitioner, two part time practitioners and one administrator. A maximum of two practitioners will operating at the clinic at one time.
“It is foreseen that the average number of patients visiting the facility per week would be a maximum of 60,” the application said.
“Activity is limited to business hours, and an average running day would see 12 patients visit the site.”
Operation hours of the proposed development are 9:00am to 5:00pm.
The application is open for comment until Monday, July 30. It was received by the City of Launceston council in April.
It was submitted by S. Group on behalf of the lung service.