The University of Tasmania has taken community concerns into consideration in the development of a revised Heads of Agreement with the Burnie City Council.
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Regional Development) Professor Janelle Allison said UTAS has consulted with a range of community leaders and interested parties in recent months about the West Park proposal.
The West Park arrangement was initially proposed as a handover of West Park land and the Makers’ Workshop from council to the University, a proposition which caused concern in sections of the community. In the amended Heads of Agreement the ownership of the Makers' Workshop remains with the Burnie City Council, and a prime portion of the West Park land will be made available for a commercial enterprise through a public expression of interest process.
Professor Allison said the University will submit its development application for a 40-unit accommodation block and educational precinct to the Council on Friday. Once the development application is lodged, plans for the UTAS development and associated works will be on display at the Makers’ Workshop and the University’s Mooreville Road campus.
For the full media release regarding the Heads of Agreement click here
For further information contact:
Jason Purdie, UTAS Director Corporate Affairs