Launceston Technopark Precinct

Precinct Information

Precinct Type

Technology Businesses, Professional Services

Vacant Parcels

5 (can be subdivided if smaller lots required)

Vacant Hectares

18

Land Price

From $15 per square metre ($150,000 per hectare)

Lot sizes

Small to Medium

Gas

No. There is no access to the gas network or gas pipeline.

Water

Yes. Mains water is accessible at frontage.

Sewage

Yes. Mains sewage is accessible at frontage.

NBN

Yes. NBN roll out is completed and available.

Electricity 400 v supply

Yes

Electricity 22 kv supply

Yes

Electricity 110 kv supply

Not at present, however close by connection available at Norwood

Proximity to Highway

2.8 kilometres from Midland Highway via Kings Meadows Link (4 minutes)

Proximity to CBD

7.6 kilometres from Launceston (15 minutes)

Proximity to Airport

9.5 kilometres from Launceston Airport (11 minutes)

Access by HML Route Vehicles, HPV and B Doubles

No

24/ 7 access and operation

No

Mobile phone coverage

Telstra coverage 4GX

Current business types present

Professional services, call centres, childcare centre

Estimated employment in precinct

500+

Fast tracked planning

Yes (simple planning, government ownership)

Statutory Planning Provisions

Particular Purpose Zone 1 (32.0)- Techno Park

Planning fee, building fee and rates schedule

Planning, building and rates schedules vary depending on what is being proposed. Please contact Bruce Williams from Launceston City Council on +61 3 6323 3529 or [email protected] with specific information requests.

Rate subsidy

No

Permitted land uses

See below

 

Strategic Positioning

The Launceston Techno Park at Kings Meadows has been developed as a location for large footprint commercial buildings (call centres and research facilities). Originally a live animal quarantine station, it is set in a parkland environment and is surrounded by parcels of land that are not suitable for large footprint developments.

The Launceston Techno Park is owned by Tasmanian Development and Resources which is administered by the Department of State Growth. It is an investment-ready site, serviced with optic fibre and is occupied by a number of Contact Centres including Westpac (two centres and 550 employees) and Centrelink (125 employees). Childcare is provided on site by ABC Learning Centres Pty Ltd. Techno Park is relatively flat with a gradual southerly slope, in a rural, bushy setting. All of the sites have onsite parking and loading facilities with wide roads for easy manoeuvrability of vehicles. Much of the land remains undeveloped, though some of this area is reserved for the future expansion of the existing businesses. The site is ideal for research-based industries.

Statutory Planning

Launceston Techno Park’s Purpose Statement as set out in the Particular Purpose Zone is to::

  • provide for a range of uses and developments for research, development and assembly of high technology goods, information technology and communication services, and
  • provide for complementary uses and developments that support the above purpose.
  • Use and Development Standards are provided in the Launceston City Council Interim Planning Scheme 2015, which can be found here.

    The following table outlines the uses that are permitted within the Techno Park Particular Purpose Zone.

    Uses under Particular Purpose Zone 1- Technopark

    No permit required

  • Natural and cultural values management
  • Passive recreation
  • Permitted

  • Business and professional services (If for a call centre)
  • Research and development
  • Utilities (If for minor utilities)
  • Discretionary

  • Business and professional services
  • Educational and occasional care
  • Utilities (If for minor utilities)
  • Food services (If not for a restaurant)
  • Manufacturing and processing (If for electronic technology, information technology or biotechnology)
  • Service industry (If for electronic technology, information technology or biotechnology)
  • Prohibited

  • All other uses
  • Source: Launceston Interim Planning Scheme 2015

    Address

    Technopark Drive, Kingsmeadows

    Local Government Area
    Launceston City Council
    Contact Name
    Bruce Williams
    Contact Phone Number
    +61 3 6323 3529 or +61 427 640 150
    Contact Email
    [email protected]

     

    Investment contact

    Office of the Coordinator General, State Government of Tasmania

    Contact Phone Number
    +61 3 6777 2786
    Contact Email
    [email protected]