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Department of State Growth

Resources, Strategy and Policy

Resources, Strategy and Policy comprises the following divisions: Strategy, Policy and Coordination, Resources Policy, Mineral Resources Tasmania, Forest Practices Authority and Private Forests Tasmania.

Strategy, Policy and Coordination provides a centralised policy, project and strategy liaison service for the agency, and supports and leads the delivery of key projects such as the Hobart City Deal, Greater Hobart Committee, Population Growth Strategy (including Make it Tasmania) and Tasmanian Antarctic Gateway Strategy through Antarctic Tasmania.

Resources Policy is responsible for providing expert, high-level strategic advice on issues relating to Tasmania’s sustainable forestry policies and Tasmania’s natural resource industries, including mineral exploration, mining and forestry

The division also leads and manages the legislative and policy agenda for Resources (mining and forestry), as well as delivering a range of forest policy projects of strategic importance and specific programs to assist the development and growth of the forest industry.

Mineral Resources Tasmania provides essential information for land management in Tasmania. MRT produce and promote up-to-date geoscientific information on Tasmania as an aid to the mineral and petroleum exploration industries, other government agencies and the general public, in order to improve the State's economic position, and promotes sustainable land-use planning and environmental management. Find out more about MRT at www.mrt.tas.gov.au

Forest Practices Authority is an independent statutory body that 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. Find out more about the FPA at www.fpa.tas.gov.au

Private Forests Tasmania is a statutory authority that seeks to facilitate and expand the development of private forest resources in Tasmania through sound forest and land management practices. Find out more about the PFT at www.treealliance.com.au