UTAS urban design researcher says Launceston CBD comparatively well placed to handle retail downturns

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated March 7 2019 - 8:18am, first published 7:30am
While many regional Australian cities lost historic architecture in the 1970s and 80s, Launceston retained its colonial buildings.

A University of Tasmania lecturer researching urban design issues in regional Australia says Launceston's CBD is comparatively well placed to handle downturns in retail because of its geography, heritage streetscapes and lack of competing nearby shopping centres.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010