City of Launceston council has approved the first stage of the University of Tasmania's relocation to Inveresk.
The construction of the library and the bridge is the first stage of the development.
The application was approved nine votes to one.
Councillor Paul Spencer was the only councillor to vote against the application.
Tourism operator Josef Chromy was among nine members of the public who spoke for the application.
He said he failed year three and had to repeat, which was why he was so passionate about supporting "good education".
No members of the public spoke against the motion.
Just 10 representations were received against the proposal.
The contentious $260 million campus would be constructed at Inveresk over a number of years.
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.
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.
Councillors Tim Walker and Rob Soward were not at the meeting.
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