University Of Tasmania Legislation Tabled

Madeleine Ogilvie, Liberal Member for Clark

The University of Tasmania (Protection of Land) Bill 2024 has been tabled in the House of Assembly, delivering on the Government’s First 100 Day Plan commitment.

Liberal Member for Clark, Madeleine Ogilvie, said the proposed legislation removes the University of Tasmania’s right to dispose of land at its Sandy Bay site, unless explicitly agreed to by both Houses of Parliament.

“The Tasmanian Government respects the rights of the University to choose where it establishes its facilities, however, we have also listened to the community,” Minister Ogilvie said.

“As part of our 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future, we are ensuring the community view is considered when it comes to the University’s Sandy Bay Campus.”

The University has a long and proud history as the only tertiary institution in our state.

“This land was originally gifted to Tasmanians for the purpose of education in 1951 and we are committed to ensuring the community has a voice in its future,” Minister Ogilvie said.

“The University of Tasmania is incredibly important to all Tasmanians, and our government wants to work with them to secure federal funding for much-needed STEM upgrades.”

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