New data released by the City of Launceston shows planning applications are continuing at record levels.
More than 800 applications for development were lodged this calendar year, compared with 651 this time last year.
Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten said it was clear from the figures that the COVID-19 pandemic had not slowed development.
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"In a period when many of us might have expected the number of planning applications in Launceston to fall, they've not only continued strongly, but we've actually recorded a significant increase," he said.
In November alone, the council approved 93 separate planning applications.
"This represents the highest number of planning applications processed by the City of Launceston in a single month in more than a decade," Cr van Zetten said.
"After a year filled with so many challenges, this is a really pleasing result because the end result of approved planning applications is jobs and economic activity.
"The development projects that get underway in the next 12 to 18 months are going to be critical to Tasmania's economic recovery.
"It's exciting to see investor confidence is continuing strongly in Launceston."
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