Launceston Heritage Under Threat

Launceston faces the loss of two important heritage buildings.

Launceston faces the loss of two important heritage buildings, an Edwardian Arts & Crafts Movement timber villa at 11 Spencer Street and the James Nelson weaving company headquarters, an important International Modern Movement industrial complex at 298-308 Invermay Rd, Mowbray. Neither of these buildings is heritage listed and the Tasmanian Planning Scheme that came into effect in 2017, does not protect individual, unlisted properties.

Launceston City Council is working with owners of heritage properties to explore the creation of heritage precincts within the city to give greater assurance and protection for the overall urban environment. This will foreground quality design for Launceston residents and visitors including in new developments.

For further information, please go to www.launceston.tas.gov.au/heritage
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A long white building in International Modern Movement style, with a blue sign saying 'James Nelson (Tas) pty ltd
The James Nelson weaving company headquarters, at 298-308 Invermay Rd, Mowbray.