Improving traffic flow in Invermay

Consultation has concluded

The Draft Invermay Traffic Master Plan - Major Initiatives


Major developments and relocations of large businesses mean the Invermay area is about to undergo significant change!

The City of Launceston (in partnership with the Department of State Growth and external consultants) have developed a number of major transport initiatives to address the short, medium and long term transport issues created by the major developments, the relocations of the University of Tasmania and the general growth in the Launceston transport network.

This change brings significant opportunities for the Invermay area to address existing concerns around traffic and pedestrian and cycling safety. The Master Plan also considers opportunities to improve local street amenity and to address concerns with street lighting, street trees, signage and general landscaping.


Follow the steps below and tell us what you think of the DRAFT Master Plan...


STEP ONE: Look at the Major Developments/Relocations map that shows the developments that are about to get underway in the area

STEP TWO: Check out the Five Transport Objectives for the Invermay area

STEP THREE: Read the FAQ's

STEP FOUR: Look at the areas marked for improvement on the Interactive Map, and have your say by completing the surveys of most interest to you!


REMEMBER: We are holding Community Information Sessions so come along and listen to Rob Anderson, the City of Launceston's Manager of Technical Services explain this project in greater detail!


What happens following this?
The Invermay Traffic Master Plan will be finalised following this community consultation period and then made available to the public.


Your Voice, Your Launceston!


The Draft Invermay Traffic Master Plan - Major Initiatives


Major developments and relocations of large businesses mean the Invermay area is about to undergo significant change!

The City of Launceston (in partnership with the Department of State Growth and external consultants) have developed a number of major transport initiatives to address the short, medium and long term transport issues created by the major developments, the relocations of the University of Tasmania and the general growth in the Launceston transport network.

This change brings significant opportunities for the Invermay area to address existing concerns around traffic and pedestrian and cycling safety. The Master Plan also considers opportunities to improve local street amenity and to address concerns with street lighting, street trees, signage and general landscaping.


Follow the steps below and tell us what you think of the DRAFT Master Plan...


STEP ONE: Look at the Major Developments/Relocations map that shows the developments that are about to get underway in the area

STEP TWO: Check out the Five Transport Objectives for the Invermay area

STEP THREE: Read the FAQ's

STEP FOUR: Look at the areas marked for improvement on the Interactive Map, and have your say by completing the surveys of most interest to you!


REMEMBER: We are holding Community Information Sessions so come along and listen to Rob Anderson, the City of Launceston's Manager of Technical Services explain this project in greater detail!


What happens following this?
The Invermay Traffic Master Plan will be finalised following this community consultation period and then made available to the public.


Your Voice, Your Launceston!


  • 1. Lindsay Street (West) - Street Improvements

    Lindsay Street is the gateway to the North Bank / Lindsay Street precinct. Although currently only servicing the Bunning’s retail complex, in the future Lindsay Street will service the new Silos Hotel development, relocation of the National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, further industrial/commercial developments and the new North Bank Park and rowing precinct.

    Lindsay Street will continue to cater for high volumes of vehicle traffic, and with the upcoming developments, it will also cater for significant increases in pedestrian and cycling movements.

    The Council proposes to upgrade the street over the next 12 months, including improvements

    Lindsay Street is the gateway to the North Bank / Lindsay Street precinct. Although currently only servicing the Bunning’s retail complex, in the future Lindsay Street will service the new Silos Hotel development, relocation of the National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, further industrial/commercial developments and the new North Bank Park and rowing precinct.

    Lindsay Street will continue to cater for high volumes of vehicle traffic, and with the upcoming developments, it will also cater for significant increases in pedestrian and cycling movements.

    The Council proposes to upgrade the street over the next 12 months, including improvements to street lighting, paths, street trees and landscaping, signage and reconfiguration of on-street parking. We are seeking input into the key elements the community believe are critical to the delivery of safe and attractive street for all road users.


    Consultation has concluded
  • 2. New Link Road - Lindsay Street to Gleadow Street

    The North Bank/Lindsay Street Precinct is about to undergo significant development over the next one - two years.  This will include the subdivision of a large area of vacant land between Lindsay Street and Gleadow Street.  The development of this vacant land enables the creation of a new road between Lindsay Street and Gleadow Street. The new road will improve the circulation within the precinct (remembering that Lindsay Street - West is currently a no through road) and reduce congestion on the Goderich Street / Lindsay Street intersection.

    This new Link Road is an important element

    The North Bank/Lindsay Street Precinct is about to undergo significant development over the next one - two years.  This will include the subdivision of a large area of vacant land between Lindsay Street and Gleadow Street.  The development of this vacant land enables the creation of a new road between Lindsay Street and Gleadow Street. The new road will improve the circulation within the precinct (remembering that Lindsay Street - West is currently a no through road) and reduce congestion on the Goderich Street / Lindsay Street intersection.

    This new Link Road is an important element in servicing new development within the precinct and will also provide broader benefits for existing businesses and visitors to the precinct.


    Consultation has concluded
  • 3. Gleadow and Montagu Streets - Street Improvements

    Gleadow Street and Montagu Street are well used streets within the broader Invermay employment area and play an important role for business traffic and customer parking.

    Both streets have wide road reserves with generous sealed streets, however no kerb and channel and very few street trees and landscaping.

    Portions of Gleadow Street will be upgraded as a result of the proposed development of vacant land to the south, however the balance of the works will be facilitated by the Council.

    It's proposed that Gleadow Street and the southern portion of Montagu Street be upgraded over the next two

    Gleadow Street and Montagu Street are well used streets within the broader Invermay employment area and play an important role for business traffic and customer parking.

    Both streets have wide road reserves with generous sealed streets, however no kerb and channel and very few street trees and landscaping.

    Portions of Gleadow Street will be upgraded as a result of the proposed development of vacant land to the south, however the balance of the works will be facilitated by the Council.

    It's proposed that Gleadow Street and the southern portion of Montagu Street be upgraded over the next two - three years, including improvements to street lighting, paths, street trees and landscaping, signage and reconfiguration of on-street parking. 

    To ensure the success of the project the Council is seeking input into the key elements the community believes are critical to the delivery of safe and attractive streets for all road users, particularly local businesses.

    It is proposed that the northern end of Montagu Street (in green on map) be upgraded over the medium term, including improvements to street lighting, street trees and landscaping.

    Consultation has concluded
  • 4. Goderich Street/Gleadow Street Intersection - New Traffic Lights

    Goderich Street is part of the State Highway network and plays a critical role in facilitating efficient access in and out of Launceston, as well as a major through corridor for intra-city traffic and regional freight and tourism traffic.

    The intersection currently only allows 'left in' and 'left out' access from Gleadow Street, but has the ability to play a complementary role to Lindsay Street and Forster Street in managing the movement of North Bank / Lindsay Street Precinct traffic.

    It's proposed that new traffic lights be constructed at the intersection (as a T-intersection only), including the

    Goderich Street is part of the State Highway network and plays a critical role in facilitating efficient access in and out of Launceston, as well as a major through corridor for intra-city traffic and regional freight and tourism traffic.

    The intersection currently only allows 'left in' and 'left out' access from Gleadow Street, but has the ability to play a complementary role to Lindsay Street and Forster Street in managing the movement of North Bank / Lindsay Street Precinct traffic.

    It's proposed that new traffic lights be constructed at the intersection (as a T-intersection only), including the provision of a double right turn out of Gleadow Street. The new traffic lights, in partnership with the proposed Link Road (Lindsay Street to Gleadow Street), will enable the safe circulation of traffic within the precinct and cater for north and southbound visitors (e.g, southbound visitors can now use the new traffic lights rather than travel all the way to Lindsay Street to turn right).

    The proposed traffic lights will maintain the closure of Gleadow Street (east) and function solely as a T-intersection.


    Consultation has concluded
  • 5. Forster Street - Goderich St to Invermay Rd - Traffic Flow Improvements

    In the Draft Invermay Traffic Masterplan, Forster Street plays an important role in carrying future traffic to the Inveresk Precinct.

    The Inveresk Precinct is already a busy environment, particularly during major events.  However, with the relocation of the University of Tasmania and continued improvement to the facilities within the Precinct, additional car parking will be required.  To meet this demand the Inveresk Precinct will include the establishment of a large carpark to the north of the Precinct, resulting in increased traffic flow along the Forster Street corridor.

    In the short term, the proposal is to add an additional lane to Forster

    In the Draft Invermay Traffic Masterplan, Forster Street plays an important role in carrying future traffic to the Inveresk Precinct.

    The Inveresk Precinct is already a busy environment, particularly during major events.  However, with the relocation of the University of Tasmania and continued improvement to the facilities within the Precinct, additional car parking will be required.  To meet this demand the Inveresk Precinct will include the establishment of a large carpark to the north of the Precinct, resulting in increased traffic flow along the Forster Street corridor.

    In the short term, the proposal is to add an additional lane to Forster Street for eastbound traffic (catering for high AM peak traffic flows) and to change the current 90 degree on-street car parking on the north side into parallel parking.  The proposal will not impact any of the street trees along the length of the project or any on-street car parking on the south side.

    The concept design for the Forster Street corridor also protects a long term option for an additional lane on the south side.  The long term option is to cater for the likely increase in traffic flow along Forster Street and to maintain the continued safe and efficient operation of the street.

    Consultation has concluded
  • 6. Pedestrian/Cycling connectivity across Invermay Road

    Several projects are proposed within the Invermay area relating to improvements to pedestrian and cycling infrastructure along Lindsay Street (East), Holbrook Street and Gleadow Street (East).

    One project in particular, Gleadow Street (East), aims to connect the current University Bike Trail along Goderich Street (West side) to the Inveresk Precinct. The western access to Gleadow Street (East) will be via the new traffic lights at Goderich Street /Gleadow Street, however the ultimate connection across Invermay Road needs to be considered.


    Several projects are proposed within the Invermay area relating to improvements to pedestrian and cycling infrastructure along Lindsay Street (East), Holbrook Street and Gleadow Street (East).

    One project in particular, Gleadow Street (East), aims to connect the current University Bike Trail along Goderich Street (West side) to the Inveresk Precinct. The western access to Gleadow Street (East) will be via the new traffic lights at Goderich Street /Gleadow Street, however the ultimate connection across Invermay Road needs to be considered.


    Consultation has concluded
  • 7. Invermay Road/Lindsay Street - New Traffic Lights

    The Invermay Road/Lindsay Street intersection is one of only two northern gateways into the Launceston CBD, and is the main access point to the Inveresk Precinct and venues such as the Queen Victoria Museum, the Tramway Museum, the Tramsheds Function Centre and the University of Tasmania.

    The intersection, currently a roundabout, is unable to prioritise peak traffic flows such as the AM Peak on Invermay Road. The intersection is also an unsafe environment for pedestrians and cyclists, with this concern only being made worse by the relocation of the University of Tasmania.

    The proposal is to install traffic lights at the intersection

    The Invermay Road/Lindsay Street intersection is one of only two northern gateways into the Launceston CBD, and is the main access point to the Inveresk Precinct and venues such as the Queen Victoria Museum, the Tramway Museum, the Tramsheds Function Centre and the University of Tasmania.

    The intersection, currently a roundabout, is unable to prioritise peak traffic flows such as the AM Peak on Invermay Road. The intersection is also an unsafe environment for pedestrians and cyclists, with this concern only being made worse by the relocation of the University of Tasmania.

    The proposal is to install traffic lights at the intersection and enable prioritisation of movements and traffic flow, as well as the provision of a safe environment for pedestrians and cyclists to cross. 


    Consultation has concluded
  • 8. Forster Street - Right Turn Lane

    The Forster Street corridor is proposed to be the primary access route into the northern area of the Inveresk Precinct and the proposed location of the large majority of precinct car parking.

    To improve the functionality and safety of the Inveresk northern access point, it's proposed to construct a right-turn lane in the centre of the road. 

    The Forster Street corridor is proposed to be the primary access route into the northern area of the Inveresk Precinct and the proposed location of the large majority of precinct car parking.

    To improve the functionality and safety of the Inveresk northern access point, it's proposed to construct a right-turn lane in the centre of the road. 

    Consultation has concluded
  • 9. Lower Charles Street Bridge - Goderich Street/Lindsay Street Intersection

    The State Government has committed $40M to expand capacity of Charles Street Bridge for through-traffic and redesign the local Invermay network.  This is to address congestion from major new commercial developments including the relocation of University of Tasmania to Inveresk.  This will be delivered under a five year Government program.

    The State Government will investigate opportunities to widen the bridge, reduce major flood impact on the structure/road and generally improve the long term performance of the Goderich Street/Charles Street corridor for all road users.

    This investigation, and final adopted design, will have an impact on the

    The State Government has committed $40M to expand capacity of Charles Street Bridge for through-traffic and redesign the local Invermay network.  This is to address congestion from major new commercial developments including the relocation of University of Tasmania to Inveresk.  This will be delivered under a five year Government program.

    The State Government will investigate opportunities to widen the bridge, reduce major flood impact on the structure/road and generally improve the long term performance of the Goderich Street/Charles Street corridor for all road users.

    This investigation, and final adopted design, will have an impact on the functionality of the Goderich St/Lindsay St intersection and limit many short term opportunities to modify the intersection, without costly re-work of the intersection.

    The elements currently identified as important to protect are the east-west and north-south pedestrian and cycling movements, and general access for local residents and businesses.


    Consultation has concluded
  • 10. Lindsay Street (East) - Street Improvements

    Lindsay Street (east) is an important link between Goderich Street and Invermay Road and provides access to the central Invermay residential and commercial area.

    The street connects the Launceston Levee Trail and will provide an attractive green corridor for pedestrian and cyclists moving between North Bank, the Lindsay Street Precinct and the Inveresk Precinct.

    It is proposed that Lindsay Street (east) be upgraded over the medium term, including improvements to street lighting, signage, street trees and landscaping.


    Lindsay Street (east) is an important link between Goderich Street and Invermay Road and provides access to the central Invermay residential and commercial area.

    The street connects the Launceston Levee Trail and will provide an attractive green corridor for pedestrian and cyclists moving between North Bank, the Lindsay Street Precinct and the Inveresk Precinct.

    It is proposed that Lindsay Street (east) be upgraded over the medium term, including improvements to street lighting, signage, street trees and landscaping.


    Consultation has concluded
  • 11. Holbrook Street (south) - Bike lanes and Street Improvement

    Holbrook Street (south) runs north to south between Forster Street and Lindsay Street (east) and has attractive tree lined medians along the full length of the street.

    It is proposed that Holbrook Street (south) be upgraded over the medium term, including improvement to bike lanes, street lighting, street trees, landscaping, signage and reconfiguration of on-street parking. 


    Holbrook Street (south) runs north to south between Forster Street and Lindsay Street (east) and has attractive tree lined medians along the full length of the street.

    It is proposed that Holbrook Street (south) be upgraded over the medium term, including improvement to bike lanes, street lighting, street trees, landscaping, signage and reconfiguration of on-street parking. 


    Consultation has concluded
  • 12. Gleadow Street (East) - Bike Trail and Street Improvement

    Gleadow Street (east) runs between Goderich Street and Invermay Road and largely services local traffic. The street has two prominent sections, one being the western residential end that is a no-through road, and the eastern end that services a mix of local businesses.

    The aim of the Gleadow Street (east) project is to connect the current University Bike Trail along Goderich Street (west side) to the Inveresk Precinct. 

    It's proposed that Gleadow Street (east) be upgraded over the medium term, including construction of a bike trail or shared path, as well as improvements made to street

    Gleadow Street (east) runs between Goderich Street and Invermay Road and largely services local traffic. The street has two prominent sections, one being the western residential end that is a no-through road, and the eastern end that services a mix of local businesses.

    The aim of the Gleadow Street (east) project is to connect the current University Bike Trail along Goderich Street (west side) to the Inveresk Precinct. 

    It's proposed that Gleadow Street (east) be upgraded over the medium term, including construction of a bike trail or shared path, as well as improvements made to street lighting, street trees and signage.


    Consultation has concluded