Major reforms to the planning system and private investments worth more than $100 million have been welcomed in one area.
Tasmania’s Launceston City Council new planning scheme has been put into place this week, with an expectation of immediate stimulus for the region, said deputy premier Bryan Green.
"With developments worth more than $100 million already on the drawing board this is the breakthrough investors have been waiting for," Mr Green said.
"The day after Launceston's new scheme was declared Bunnings announced plans for a $45 million warehouse that will create 180 new jobs,” he said.
Projects in the pipeline include a 500 lot residential subdivision and a retirement village in, student accommodation in Inveresk, 25 rural living lots in , 15 industrial lots in Waverley and a Hazell Bros. Group Pty Ltd recycling/concrete proposal in .
Two multi-million dollar developments, a Target and a Boags Brewery, would encourage 135 jobs.
"There are further major developments in the pipeline and I look forward to more announcements in the near future.
"I am confident the investment trend we are seeing in Launceston will flow to other areas of the State as all Tasmanian councils work towards rolling out new planning schemes. The reform of our planning system is delivering greater consistency, certainty and clarity for investors and developers,” he said.
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