The University of Tasmania is committed to providing high quality facilities. To that end, the University is investing significant amounts in teaching and research facilities as well as student accommodation. In 2018, the Media School’s new campus was opened in Salamanca Square on Hobart’s waterfront, putting the University’s journalism, media and communications students in the heart of Hobart’s cultural precinct. The Media School has state-of-the-art media technologies and is in the centre of Tasmania’s media and film industries. UTAS has also invested AUD50 million in new CBD student accommodation in Hobart.
These latest projects add to the University’s rapidly expanding property portfolio, which includes the AUD96 million Hedberg, a creative industries and performing arts project, encompassing the Theatre Royal and the University Conservatorium of Music, the world leading Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies waterfront complex, and expansions at University’s Sandy Bay campus in Hobart.
In 2017, the University also unveiled plans for a AUD260 million redevelopment of its Launceston campus, with the eventual footprint of the Inveresk site being larger than that of the University of Melbourne. The grand vision will be home to around 16,000 students and staff.