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Advice and resources for Tasmanian businesses

All the information and services you need to help you start, run and grow your business in Tasmania.

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Grants and funding

Find grants or funding opportunities for your business or industry.

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Policies and strategies for growth

Policies and strategies designed to grow the economy for all Tasmanians.

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The Department of State Growth produces a variety of free corporate and industry publications.

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State Roads

Tasmania’s road network is managed to connect communities and enable the safe, reliable and efficient transport of people and goods.

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Vehicle registration and driver licensing

Information about registering or transferring vehicle(s) and holding a driver licence in Tasmania

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Increasing venue capacity

Public Health officials have increased capacity at venues and theatres, as well as further measures to support industry confidence so that events can proceed as planned.

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More export choices for Tasmanian businesses

Tasmanian businesses will have more choices to help get their products and services to international markets through the Tasmanian Trade Alliance Program.

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Supporting businesses through red tape reduction

New legislation will take effect next week that will remove red tape and streamline the regulatory approvals process minimising the burden of unnecessary regulation on businesses and reduce delays to approval processes.

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New Adult Learning Strategy for skills and jobs

The new Tasmanian Adult Learning Strategy – skills for work and life will support lifelong learning for all Tasmanians to improve the skills of individuals and help them find fulfilling careers.

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Forging a manufacturing future

The new Tasmanian Advanced Manufacturing Action Plan 2024 has been released to help guide the future of this sector for our state and economy.

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Cultural and Creative Industries Recovery Strategy launched

The Tasmanian Government understands the importance of Tasmania’s vibrant cultural and creative sector, and today I am proud to announce the launch of the Cultural and Creative Industries Recovery Strategy: 2020 and Beyond.

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Socialising in a Covid-safe way this summer

The Tasmanian Government’s Summer Social package contains an outline on how everyone can socialise safely this summer, including strengthening contact tracing and easing restrictions in a safe way.

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Helping more small businesses with their energy costs

The Tasmanian Government is providing a second round of $1000 one-off grants to support eligible businesses with energy costs.

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Mental health support for small businesses

Small businesses are one of our biggest employers and also one of the sectors hardest hit by the public health restrictions put in place to protect the community from COVID-19.

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Glamorgan Spring Bay - Visitor Gap Analysis

The Department of State Growth has undertaken a survey of local businesses and other stakeholders to identify any specific impacts on the local tourism and hospitality industry and visitor due to the closure of the East Coast Visitor Information Centres at Triabunna, Swansea and Bicheno.

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Consultation on Events Framework underway

The Tasmanian Government is developing the T21 Visitor Economy Action Plan which will provide event organisers with a framework to help support organisers plan and hold events from 1 December 2020 in a COVID safe way.

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Tree planting initiatives help farmers

Two new tree planting initiatives run through Private Forests Tasmania will deliver a win-win for the environment, society and landowners, with a strong focus on a sustainable and environmentally friendly way for landowners to expand their businesses.

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More Midland Highway safety upgrades delivered

A $39 million package of improvements to the highway between St Peters Pass and south of Tunbridge has been completed.

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Tassie’s Tourism sector releases a Safe Travel Campaign

The Tassie’s 5 for COVID Safe Travel campaign by the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania (TICT) highlights five ways to welcome visitors and run a business in a COVID safe manner.

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New grant program opens for the events sector

A new grant targeting businesses which provide critical event support infrastructure and other essential services related to the running of events as part of the visitor economy recovery opens on 19 October 2020.

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Tasman Bridge upgrades announced

The Tasman Bridge is set to undergo its first major upgrade since it was repaired following the Lake Illawara disaster in 1975. $65 million has been committed to this project through the Urban Congestion Fund.

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Energy and Infrastructure Funding Programs now open

Energy and Infrastructure Funding Programs now open

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Community feedback sought on Bridgewater Bridge Project

Four of Australia’s top construction companies have submitted proposals for consideration to build the $576 million Bridgewater Bridge.

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Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan 2020 – Giving Young Tasmanians Their Say

The Tasmanian Government thinks that renewable energy is vitally important. It is clean, sustainable and can help manage climate change.

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Training funds now available

Registered training organisations can now apply for funding through the latest round of the Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice).

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More small business support loans

To assist Tasmanian businesses impacted by the pandemic to recover, adapt and grow, a new round of low-interest loans of between $20,000 and $3 million is now open.

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Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding

Applications have now closed for the $50 million package of support measures to help activate renewable hydrogen industry development in Tasmania.

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Energy grants to assist small businesses

One-off grants of $1 000 are on offer to support eligible businesses with their energy costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Grants to help export businesses

The Accelerating Trade Grant Program has been increased to $500 000 for this financial year to encourage Tasmanian businesses impacted by COVID-19 to continue their export market development plans.

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Cambridge Link Road open

The new Cambridge Link Road connecting Richmond Road to the Tasman Highway Acton Interchange is now open to traffic.

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Designing the New Bridgewater Bridge

Newly release design options give a glimpse at what the New Bridgewater Bridge may look like.

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Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council interim report

The COVID-19 Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council has provided its interim report, including 64 recommendations, to the Tasmanian Government for consideration.

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Travel safe together – keeping everyone on our buses safe from COVID-19

When travelling on Tasmania’s buses there are some simple things we can all do to keep everyone safe.

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Draft Renewable Energy Action Plan released for comment

A draft Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan outlining the vision and actions to develop renewable energy generation in Tasmania over the coming 20 years has been release for public comment.

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Buy Something Tasmanian online marketplace

The new Buy Something Tasmanian internet marketplace helps customers find the best products and services local businesses have on offer, and you can search and purchase from your phone, tablet or computer at home.

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Skills Matching Service

The new Rapid Response Skills Matching Service to match displaced workers and to businesses who need new, work-ready employees is now operational.

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Supporting Tassie businesses to succeed online

The Digital Ready for Business program is ready to help more businesses rapidly transition to online and digital models of commerce, promotion and customer engagement.

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