Prospect, Tasmania

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Population 1,439 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 7250
Location 4.1 km (3 mi) from Launceston
LGA(s) City of Launceston
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) Bass
Suburbs around Prospect:
Summerhill West Launceston South Launceston
Prospect Vale Prospect Kings Meadows
Prospect Vale Youngtown Youngtown

Prospect is a small suburb of Launceston.

The Mount Pleasant Laboratories[2] are Tasmanian government laboratories located in Prospect and include:

  • Diagnostic Services - Researching the Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease
  • Animal Health Laboratory
  • Water Microbiology Laboratory
  • Veterinary Pathology and Fish Microbiology
  • Seed Laboratory and Certification

A sawmill, stonemason, Tasmanian Independent Retailers[3] state distribution centre dominate the area. There are a number of restaurants and shops along Westbury Road - Prospect's main commercial corridor - including Supa IGA. The Silverdome Complex[4] is a multi use facility incorporating an indoor cycling track, netball courts and concert seating. The home of the Tasmanian Institute of Sport Offices.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Prospect (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  2. ^ "DPIWE Biosecurity". Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Tasmanian Independent Retailers". Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Silverdome Tasmanias Premier Sports and Entertainment Centre". Retrieved 7 July 2009. 

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