An independent planner has recommended stage two and three of the University of Tasmania's move into Inveresk for approval.
The City of Launceston council will make a decision on the development applications on Thursday for stage two and three of UTAS' Inveresk campus plans - its River's Edge and Willis Street buildings.
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The DA for the Willis Street building is for the demolition of existing infrastructure at the site, construction of a three-storey building for science, health and research, 21 car spaces and a temporary 49-lot car park.
The DA for the River's Edge building, at 2-4 Invermay Road, is for construction of a four-storey learning and teaching facility. It will sit between the existing Architecture and Design building and the railway workshops.
The planner recommended both for approval subject to 21 conditions for RE and 23 conditions for WS. Four standards for WS and 14 for RS were not met and required council's discretion.
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Both DAs received five representations against them. They all feature on concerns about UTAS' relocation and attendance levels, unsustainable sites due to flood risk, traffic and parking issues and neither having a 'social license', meaning the public did not support the move.
However the response noted all of these matters were either addressed in the DA or were not able to influence a decision on a DA under legislation.
Despite the recommendation from the independent planner, the council will have the final say when it votes separately on both DAs at its meeting on Thursday.
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