The Great Regional City Challenge

Play video

YOUR PROJECT could help LAUNCESTON become one of the GREAT REGIONAL CITIES OF THE WORLD.

AND there’s $100,000 + support to help you


The bigger, the more congested, the less affordable Sydney and Melbourne become, the ‘prettier’ major provincial cities look. Ballarat and Bendigo are rocketing forward … Maybe beyond sea-change and treechange there lies another movement … where everything is just right to tempt Millennials and others out of their metropolitan homelands and unto the provincial-city promised land.

Bernard Salt, 2019


Launceston is a regional city with an enviable lifestyle.

Our city has a lot to be proud of. We have many fantastic natural and built assets. We are blessed with many great facilities and businesses, and lest we forget, we are home to a wonderful and diverse mix of people.

We are also lucky to have many game changing projects happening in our region - Greater Launceston Plan, City Deal, UTAS redevelopment, City Heart projects, Northern Suburbs Revitalisation, Coordinator General Northern Cities and the NTDC Futures Plan to name a few.

With tourism fuelling our service and retail sectors - not to mention a state economy renowned for its agriculture, manufacturing, construction and forestry - Launceston is for many a great place to live, work and visit.

Yet we have an underperforming economy and high levels of community disadvantage.

Launceston is, compared to Hobart, on average older, less formally educated, less employed, earns less and is more disadvantaged. Employers often find it difficult to recruit suitable workers for the growing knowledge economy.

Productivity is low due to the high percentage of low and semi-skilled jobs. It is often said that communities in general tend to be passive recipients or critics of government initiatives rather than active citizens.

The Great Regional City Challenge Vision

We believe that communities are capable and willing to tackle the challenges and opportunities that matter to them, and that's why YOUR PROJECT could get part of a $100,000 prize fund plus project support.


Our vision is that the Launceston community play an active part in making Greater Launceston one of the great regional cities of the world; a city that is creative, innovative, liveable, diverse and better connected.

Owen Tilbury, Director, CLIP (Community-Led Impact Partnerships)


The Great Regional City Challenge warmly invites you and your community to become actively engaged in making Launceston one of the great regional cities of the world. So please, if you're not already, help to make this region the best it can be.

Interested?

Find out more 


For more information about The Great Regional City Challenge, please contact:

An individual

View member profile "Owen Tilbury"

Owen Tilbury

General Manager, Community Led Impact Partnerships

Co-founder of Community Led Impact Partnerships (CLIP), and co-developed the CLIP process...

An individual

View member profile "Peter Murden"

Peter Murden

Supporting / activating communities and networks

Peter is a highly experienced economic, regional and community development practitioner,...

Please sign in or register

Search activities

Search activities   |   Search members   |   Search guide pages
in

Advanced search

Search members

Search activities   |   Search members   |   Search guide pages
in

Advanced search

Search project teams

Search activities   |   Search members   |   Search project teams Search guide pages   |  

Search guide pages

Search activities   |   Search members   |   Search guide pages
in

Advanced search

Search Launceston Together