The UTas Southern Infrastructure Strategic Master Plan is a culmination of the combined efforts of The University of Tasmania (UTas), North Projects, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and McBride Charles Ryan (MCR) over a two-year period. As the sole University in the state, UTas has a critical role to play in leading innovation and building human capital in Tasmania. With the Sandy Bay campus infrastructure aging, the University has capitalised on the opportunity to reconsider the future of the University’s infrastructure in Southern Tasmania by engaging a team of experienced consultants to develop a comprehensive Strategic Master Plan.
Staged in two phases, initial work involved the creation of an Academic Vision and Framework Report to guide the future strategy of UTas’ Southern infrastructure. This process resulted in the endorsement of an evolutionary proposal to relocate the University from its dated Sandy Bay to Hobart CBD. The second phase sits in response to the Frame Report and comprises two main parts to be developed in parallel; a commercial plan and a spatial Master Plan.
The Spatial Master Plan has been developed to align with the University’s guiding principles and provides a clear set of objectives and actions to guide future investment in campus infrastructure in Southern Tasmania while ensuring UTas remains commercially and financially viable. More specifically, the Spatial Master Plan identified key potential of the University’s relocation and growth in Hobart CBD over the next 40-50 years.