18 November 2019

What does a University City look like? (COMPLETED)

Presented by Professor Dom Geraghty, UTAS Pro Vice-Chancellor (Launceston).

PLACE: Macquarie House

TIME: 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Professor Dom Geraghty is the University of Tasmania’s inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor (Launceston), driving delivery of the University’s Northern Transformation vision and strategic objectives for the city and region.

Originally from Ireland, Dom is deeply connected with the University and Launceston, having researched and taught there for almost three decades. He started lecturing at the Newnham campus in 1991, just six weeks after the Tasmanian State Institute of Technology amalgamated with the University.

Dom is a highly regarded and widely published pharmacologist and a passionate science communicator. He has presented public lectures on health awareness and been a ‘guest scientist’ on radio. The first in his family to attend university, Dom is passionate about growing the University’s presence and increasing educational access and attainment and is excited to engage with the Northern Tasmanian community in this capacity.

No event registration required.

19 November 2019

Prosperity in our City, shopping in the CBD... what's really going on (COMPLETED)

Presented by Bruce Williams, City of Launceston Senior Economic Advisor.

PLACE: Macquarie House
TIME: 7.00pm - 9.00pm

The economic performance of the City of Launceston and Northern Tasmania is poorly understood. However it is the performance of the local economy which underpins the business activity in our CBD. What are the long term economic trends in the economy? How are these trends effecting you now and what is likely to happen into the future?

The City of Launceston recently released a retail research study "Shopping in the City" produced by Dr Louise Grimmer, School of Business UTAS. What did the "Shopping in the City" find? How is it related to the underlying economic trends?

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25 November 2019

Growing our population, has the Government lost the plot (COMPLETED)

Presented by Bruce Williams, City of Launceston Senior Economic Advisor.

PLACE: Macquarie House
TIME: 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Targets have been set for significant population growth in Tasmanian. Why would the Government set these targets? Do they know what they are doing? How might this impact me? What are the implications of business as usual? What should we do?

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26 November 2019

The kanamaluka/Tamar - Where to from here? (COMPLETED)

Presented by Kathryn Pugh, City of Launceston Environmental Scientist.

PLACE: Macquarie House
TIME: 7.00pm - 9.00pm

The residents of Launceston have long had a complicated relationship with the mudflats of the upper estuary. Many myths and misconceptions abound, and we’ve made a number of attempts to manage the sediments. This presentation will discuss some of the drivers of mudflat formation, addressing some of the myths and misconceptions, present the findings from a review of the sediment raking program and the potential future works.

No event registration required.

28 November 2019

Place DNA - what makes Launceston, Launceston. (COMPLETED)

Presented by Tracey Mallett, City of Launceston Manager Community and Economic Development.

PLACE: Macquarie House
TIME: 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Join us for a fascinating presentation on the results of our research into how locals view Launceston, how we project ourselves to others, and what others think of us. For many years, we have tried to be everything to everyone but now the evidence is very clear on what our strengths are and therefore what stories we should tell about our place - to ensure we are authentic in all our messaging.

No event registration required.