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Greater Launceston Metropolitan Passenger Transport Plan

A draft of the Greater Launceston Metropolitan Passenger Transport Plan has been developed by the Department of State Growth in conjunction with representatives from Metro Tasmania and the three Greater Launceston Councils (Meander Valley, West Tamar and City of Launceston).

The Plan is a key initiative under the Tasmanian Urban Passenger Transport Framework which sets the future direction for passenger transport in Tasmania's urban areas.

The Plan is a ten-year strategic document to guide investment in passenger transport in Greater Launceston.  It includes a five-year Action Plan. The Plan contains strategies to improve walking, cycling and public transport, support better integration of transport and land use planning and creating a passenger transport culture.

Improving access to public transport, walking and cycling will help reduce car dependency and enhance access to employment, education and training.

The Plan focuses on a number of key opportunities and initiatives, including: 

  • improving bus frequency by making the network more efficient
  • exploring opportunities for integration of urban fringe and urban services
  • examining opportunities to create greater network efficiencies by combining student and general access services;
  • improving conditions for walking and cycling
  • creating stronger links between land use and public transport planning to improve transport accessibility.

Public Consultation

The Department of State Growth is seeking public comment on the draft Plan:

Members of the public and interested stakeholders are encouraged to make comments on the Plan during the public consultation phase.

Public comments should be lodged by Friday, 10 April 2015 and can be emailed to: greaterlaunceston@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

or posted to:

Greater Launceston Metropolitan Passenger Transport Plan
Department of State Growth
GPO Box 536

If you would like to discuss this project further, please contact the Department by email greaterlaunceston@stategrowth.tas.gov.au 

Next Steps

After public consultation has closed, a Public Response Report will be developed based on the comments received and a final plan prepared.


The development of the Plan has been guided by two key reports;

  • Background Report: describes the passenger transport system and the factors that influence its use. 
Background Report (PDF 12MB)
Background Report (WORD 13MB)
  • Problem Identification Paper: Problem Identification Paper: provides a summary of the challenges and problems which were identified in the Background Report and by stakeholder input.
Problem Identification Report (PDF 644KB)
Problem Identification Report (WORD 461KB)

Relationships to other projects

The development of the Plan relates closely to the development of other plans occurring in the Northern Region including: