The final project yet to be approved in stage one of the University of Tasmania's relocation to Inveresk is set to be discussed by council.
The library and a pedestrian bridge form part of the stage one relocation, and at Thursday's City of Launceston council meeting the bridge development application will be assessed.
A development application for the library has already been approved. The $5 million bridge aims to connect the Willis Street site, running from Boland Street, across the river and into the campus.
The proposed bridge will connect the existing viewing platform on the northern side of the river, east of the UTAS Inveresk Student Accommodation building, and an area west of the Scotch Oakburn College Rowing Club building on the southern side of the river.
It would have a four-metre wide deck, with pedestrian hand rail, and bike safety rails on both sides.
The bridge would be about 4.5-metre and 7.5-metre above the typical water level of the river.
The bridge would end in line with the council-owned access road leading to Scotch Oakburn College's Rowing Club. It has been designed to enable a connection across Boland Street, to the second floor of a future UTAS development.
"The ultimate development of the Willis Street site forms a part of the UTAS Northern Transformation Project and it is appropriate that the design for the future connection to the site be planned at this stage," the development application said.
Despite five representations, the bridge is recommended to be approved.
Concerns were raised over the bridge being a design and construct tender, and possible damage to railway infrastructure of which the Don River Railway holds a lease. Flood risk and bridge height were also questioned.
The council will discuss the development application at its meeting on Thursday at the Town Hall. The meeting will start at 1pm.
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