50 PROJECTS have been submitted to help LAUNCESTON become one of the GREAT REGIONAL CITIES OF THE WORLD.
AND there’s $100,000 + support for the best ones!
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.
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. Voting opens from 1st April, 2020.So please, if you're not already, help to make this region the best it can be.
For more information about The Great Regional City Challenge, please contact: