Launceston commuters will no longer be able to park at the Willis Street car park after April 11.
The car park, which is located on the former National Automobile Museum site, will be closed permanently to facilitate works for the University of Tasmania's expansion.
The Willis Street car park has 165 car spaces and is managed by the City of Launceston council. It will be permanently closed to allow for foundation works for UTAS' Willis Street building.
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The works include the demolition of the old National Automobile Museum of Tasmania building and will prepare the site.
The Willis Street site is the largest of the three buildings commissioned by UTAS for its new campus.
It will house several disciplines, student and teaching areas and the Launceston Institute research centre.
Willis Street will house allied health, food, science and physical education. A significant feature will be the physical education running track on the ground floor, which floor-to-ceiling windows will highlight to showcase the research done there to the public.
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A development application for Willis Street was lodged with the City of Launceston council in June 2020 and approved in November 2020.
Alternative parking options nearby include the Cimitiere St car park, the central Inveresk circular car park (entry via Invermay Rd) and the redeveloped Inveresk Northern car park (access via Forster Street).
The Willis Street building is the last building on UTAS' plan to redevelop the Inveresk campus and is expected for completion in 2024. It is the most complex and largest of the three buildings.
Works are continuing on the pedestrian bridge connecting Willis Street to the Inveresk site, along with the library and student services building. Initial construction work on the River's Edge building has also started.
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