City of Launceston council is recommended to approve the proposal of a new University of Tasmania campus.
The contentious $260 million campus would be constructed at Inveresk over a number of years.
Just 10 representations against stage one of the proposal, which includes the library and a pedestrian bridge, were received by the council.
Issues with climate change considerations, parking, traffic impacts, heritage and building heights, were raised. A site-specific flood emergency management plan is required to support subsequent applications for development and floor levels are not to be less than two metres above ground.
A number of conditions have been imposed on the development and the proposed demolition of a concrete annexe to the main workshop and Stone building was not approved by the council.
However, the panels may be modified for new openings and amended plans must be submitted and endorsed by Heritage Tasmania.
An archaeological method statement must be prepared and endorsed by Heritage Tasmania, and a report detailing the findings of the investigations must be submitted to the heritage council within six months of completed excavations.
The rest of the application is recommended for approval, including the removal of five Lombardy poplar trees. However, replacement plantings are proposed.
The proposed new building has a floor area of 3360 square metres and will be three storeys high. The first and second levels of the building will consist primarily of library space.
"The Launceston City Deal determines the relocation of the UTAS campus to the Inveresk Precinct ... as a priority," the application said.
The report also states the university must find solutions to parking issues as a condition, after the Glebe Farm deal did not go ahead. The council meeting is on Thursday at the Town Hall.
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