Launceston Launches Plans for $90m Arts Hub

Two high profile sites in Launceston’s CBD will be redeveloped into a $90 million creative precinct, bus interchange and undercover arcade.

Council purchased the former Birchalls building and a share of Paterson Street Central car park as part of larger plans for the Launceston City Heart Project.

The vacant Birchalls building will become a ground-level arcade and public thoroughfare linking the Brisbane Street Mall to the proposed bus interchange.

The new bus interchange would be located at the carpark, with the remainder developed by the New Creative Group—comprised of education institute Foundry, design agency For the People and newly-incorporated developer Creative Property Holdings—to turn it into a $90 million mixed-use creative precinct. Continue here

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