Thyne House

Thyne House, York Street Launceston

The building is located on the fringe of the Launceston CBD in an area characterised by light industrial businesses, education facilities, residential accommodation and commercial businesses.

This area of Launceston has been earmarked as a ‘Youth Precinct’ and is close to Launceston College, a campus of the Tasmanian Polytechnic and other education facilities. The location makes it an ideal accommodation option.

The development provides long term affordable accommodation for young people. It is not short term, crisis or transitional accommodation.

It aims to assist young people to stabilise their lives and develop the skills to engage with education and training and connect with families, the community and social and economic networks.

There are up to 30 self-contained units which provide a range of recreational, leisure, learning and other spaces for young people.


Thyne House has a variety of open and private outdoor spaces, gardens and terraces, and a parking area.

The independent units comprise a mix of one bedroom and studio units, which are of high quality with full kitchens and ensuites.

The universal design features for the units are readily modifiable, and some rooms are accessible for people with physical disabilities. These units are based on design principles that maximise resident privacy and independence.

The communal areas for residents include:

  • A laundry
  • Kitchen and dining area
  • Common/lounge room (such as TV/games room)
  • Low maintenance garden with seating and private open spaces
  • training/learning room with Information Technology infrastructure

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