The TRANSlink precinct is rapidly developing as a high quality industrial, business and transport location. The precinct is adjacent and surrounding Launceston Airport – the largest freight operation in Tasmania.
Many companies have already identified and taken advantage of TRANSlink’s strategic location and its user-friendly planning scheme, and highly competitive rating and fees schedule.
The Climate Futures for Tasmania Project has modelled climate change in Tasmania and predicts that the general long term influence of climate warming in the Northern Midlands municipality is a slight increase in annual average rainfall by the end of the 21st century.
Although there will only be a slight annual increase in rainfall, it is anticipated that rainfall events will tend to be heavier, interspersed by longer dry periods.
The existing TRANSlink stormwater infrastructure was designed and constructed in the 1980’s with sufficient capacity to deal with the run-off from a 1 in 5 year flood event.
A review of the stormwater infrastructure at TRANSlink has been completed and National Stronger Regions funding is currently being sought to undertake the necessary infrastructure works to meet the demands of the anticipated changes to climatic events in our region.
Council aims to provide:
In order to further future proof TRANSlink these assets will be sized to accept runoff from an expansion of development areas within this precinct.
Council’s Stormwater upgrade project, part of a larger renewal program, will vastly improve services in the precinct. Planning is well advanced. Council encourages new business to hold early planning discussions with General Manager, Des Jennings, to take advantage of this sought after space.
TRANSlink’s emergence as a business, industry and transport cluster close to the airport provides a crossroads to all Tasmanian Ports, building future economic stability.
Application was made to the National Stronger Regions Funding Program in March 2016. Not letting the grass grow under their feet, Council committed $1.865m to the project in July 2015, secured two cash partners, and set to work on this very desirable strategy.
The project will future proof the precinct against the threat of a 1-in-100-year storm event.
Lots of work is already happening! The project design combined works to provide the most effective stormwater strategy.
Works may commence sooner if required to accommodate a new business locating to the precinct. Discussion with the General Manager is welcome.
Gordon Williams Executive Officer Northern Midlands Business Association (NMBA)
Phone: 1800 192 297 Mobile: 0402 636 769
Rent, Buy, Invest Now:
"The idea of TRANSlink was to have a zoning and an area in place where the normal procedures for applications and permitted uses were streamlined dramatically, for instance, when we started out subdivision there we were able to put an application into Council and at the same time one of the purchasers was able to put in their building application."
Robert Harrison, Launceston Airport Industrial Park
"It’s a great transport hub, with access to the south and north west of the state via road/air access and the potential for rail access to the ports."
Ben Humphreys, Harrison Humphreys Real Estate
"We find in this location that we can doing a lot of work for other companies in the area such as transport companies and freight companies. It’s a hub here."
Russell Fyfe, Cosway Project Services