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Department of State Growth

Current list of boards and committees

Government Business Enterprises

Hydro Tasmania Board

Hydro Tasmania generates electricity in Tasmania through hydropower, wind and gas. It trades in the wholesale electricity and gas markets and in environmental energy products, selling retail electricity and gas in mainland states through its subsidiary, Momentum Energy. Hydro Tasmania’s consulting arm, Entura, offers power engineering, renewable energy, water and environment solutions.

Motor Accidents Insurance Board

The Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB) operates the Tasmanian compulsory third party personal injury insurance scheme. The scheme provides medical and income benefits on a no-fault basis to persons injured in motor accidents whilst enabling access to common law. MAIB also indemnifies vehicle owners or drivers who may have been negligent in a motor accident in which another person was injured.

Sustainable Timber Tasmania Board

Sustainable Timber Tasmania is responsible for managing public production forests to maintain wood resources and other environmental, cultural, and economic values.

State-owned companies

Aurora Energy Pty Ltd Board

Aurora Energy Pty Ltd provides electricity and gas retail services to more than 279,000 customers throughout mainland Tasmania. As part of its retail offering, Aurora Energy offers a range of electricity and gas products tailored to the needs of customers through tariffs, market contracts and payment options. Aurora Energy is also responsible for the provision of metering services to its customers.

Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd (Metro) Board

Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd provides passenger transport services in Tasmania. It operates public bus services in the urban centres of Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.

Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd (TasNetworks) Board

To undertake the transmission and distribution of electricity and related activities, including connecting customers to the network. The business transmits electricity from generation sources in Tasmania to homes and businesses through its network of transmission towers, substations and distribution powerlines, and it facilitates the transfer of electricity between Victoria and Tasmania via Basslink, the sub-sea interconnector. The business also provides telecommunications and technology services. TasNetworks is also the Tasmanian jurisdictional planner in the National Electricity Market.

Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd (TasPorts) Board

TasPorts is responsible for eleven Tasmanian ports and the Devonport airport. TasPorts is a vertically integrated organisation, providing a diverse range of operations and services around Tasmania. Ninety-nine per cent of Tasmania’s freight moves through TasPorts’ multi-port network.

Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd (TasRail) Board

TasRail is one of Tasmania’s largest freight businesses, providing rail logistics services to Tasmania’s heavy industries and freight forwarders. TasRail also provides bulk minerals and shiploading services to the west coast mining industry. Along with the provision of these services, it is responsible for managing and maintain a safe and reliable rail network.

TT-Line Company Pty Ltd Board

TT-Line Company Pty Ltd provides passenger, passenger vehicle and freight services to and from Tasmania on its twin vessels, Spirit of Tasmania I and II.

Statutory and other boards

Forest Practices Authority Board

Administers the Tasmanian forest practices system on both public and private land.  Its primary responsibility is regulating the management of forest and threatened non-forest vegetation.  The Board’s statutory responsibilities are outlined in the Forest Practices Act, 1985. The seven board members are appointed on the basis of their expertise and applied knowledge by the Minister in accordance with s.4A of that Act.

Macquarie Point Development Corporation Board

The principal objectives of the Corporation are –

(a) to plan, facilitate and manage the remediation of the Macquarie Point land in accordance with the Intergovernmental Agreement; and

(b) to plan, facilitate and manage the redevelopment of the site so as to ensure that the site (i) is redeveloped as a vibrant and active area, with a mix of uses, that connects with and complements adjacent areas within Hobart; and (ii) encourages inner-city living; and (iia) encourages pedestrian and bicycle traffic; and (iib) allows for public transport; and (iic) provides for public open space; and (iii) is redeveloped so as to deliver sustainable social and economic benefits to Hobart; and (iv) is redeveloped in accordance with sound planning, urban design and environmental principles; and (b)a to plan, facilitate and manage temporary and longer term use of the site; and

(c) to the extent practicable, to make a profit from carrying out its functions.

Marine and Safety Authority Board

The Board is responsible to the Minister for (a) the performance by the Authority of its functions; and (b) ensuring that the business and affairs of the Authority are managed and conducted in a manner that is in accordance with sound commercial practice. Functions of the Authority include ensuring the safe operation of vessels, providing and managing marine facilities and managing environment issues relating to vessels.

Private Forests Tasmania Board

The objectives and functions of Private Forests Tasmania are set out in the Private Forests Act 1994. The objective of PFT is to facilitate and expand the development of the private forest resource in Tasmania in a manner which is consistent with sound forest land management practice. Board members are appointed by the Minister in accordance with S.8 of the Act.

Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board

The Board was established under the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Act 1990 to facilitate quality training for the building and construction industry.

Tasmanian Development and Resources Board

The Board supports the industry development activities of the Department of State Growth. The Board's primary focus is the creation of investment and associated employment through supporting the implementation of government policies. The Board has specific areas of responsibility under the Tasmanian Development Act 1983 and has governance of the legal entity Tasmanian Development and Resources. The Board provides independent advice to the Minister on matters relating to this portfolio and its associated responsibilities.

Board of Trustees of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Board 

The Board of Trustees is a body corporate that continues under the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Act 2017, under which TMAG transitioned to become a statutory authority. The Board determines the strategic direction of TMAG in accordance with the Act and a regular letter of Ministerial Expectations. TMAG is a combined museum, art gallery and herbarium which cares for, develops, researches, and interprets the State Collection of Tasmania.

Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board

The Board is a body corporate established by the Timber Promotion Act 1970. The aim of the Board, as set out in the Act, is to promote the use of wood in Tasmania and elsewhere. It is charged particularly with promoting wood produced in Tasmania.  The Board carries out research into the uses of wood and wood products; markets wood and wood products; and disseminates information on using wood and wood products.

Theatre Royal Management Board

Enables provision to the community of culturally enriching performing arts

Councils and committees

Forest Practices Advisory Council

The Council consists of 12 members who advise the FPA Board on reviews of the Forest Practices Act and Forest Practices Code, financial matters, effectiveness of forest practices administration, operations and research. The current criteria for appointment to FPAC is a hybrid of knowledge / expertise and representation of key stakeholder bodies. The FPAC members are appointed by the Minister in accordance with s.37A of the Forest Practices Act 1985. The functions of the FPAC are prescribed in s.37C of the Act.

Road Safety Advisory Council

The Road Safety Advisory Council (RSAC) oversees advertising campaigns, makes recommendations to Government about road safety policy, best practice infrastructure, community, school-based and public education programs, and expenditure of the road safety levy. The Council meets quarterly and its work is guided by the Towards Zero Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy 2017-2026.

Tasmanian Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Advisory Committee

To be the authoritative source of advice to the Tasmanian Government on training and workforce development priorities in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Provide direct input and oversight of major projects and programs relative to the Energising Tasmania initiative.

Tasmanian Traineeships and Apprenticeships Committee

TTAC was established under the Training and Workforce Development Act 2013. TTAC is a seven person committee. It issues guidelines and procedures for the operation of vocational placements and training contracts for apprentices and trainees, and provides advice to the Minister on these matters. The committee may conciliate or arbitrate disputes arising from the terms, conditions and operation of training contracts.

Tasmanian Tourism and Hospitality Workforce Advisory Committee

To advise the Secretary of the Department of State Growth and the Minister for Education and Training on the annual priorities to best meet the workforce development needs of tourism and hospitality businesses across Tasmania. The advice of the Committee will inform the priorities and investment in workforce development and training, and may also inform broader government policy and directives.