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Department of State Growth

Archived news

Cultural and Creative Industries Recovery Strategy launched

16 Nov 2020

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.

Socialising in a Covid-safe way this summer

09 Nov 2020

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.

Helping more small businesses with their energy costs

05 Nov 2020

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

Mental health support for small businesses

02 Nov 2020

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.

Glamorgan Spring Bay - Visitor Gap Analysis

28 Oct 2020

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.

Consultation on Events Framework underway

26 Oct 2020

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.

Tree planting initiatives help farmers

16 Oct 2020

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.

More Midland Highway safety upgrades delivered

16 Oct 2020

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

Tassie’s Tourism sector releases a Safe Travel Campaign

16 Oct 2020

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.

New grant program opens for the events sector

16 Oct 2020

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.

Tasman Bridge upgrades announced

16 Oct 2020

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.

Energy and Infrastructure Funding Programs now open

16 Oct 2020

Energy and Infrastructure Funding Programs now open

Community feedback sought on Bridgewater Bridge Project

16 Oct 2020

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

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

22 Sep 2020

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

Training funds now available

15 Sep 2020

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

More small business support loans

15 Sep 2020

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.

Energy grants to assist small businesses

01 Sep 2020

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

STEM Excellence Awards 2020

29 Jul 2020

Nominations are now open for Tasmanians who have excelled in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in 2020.

Grants to help export businesses

24 Jul 2020

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.

Cambridge Link Road open

24 Jul 2020

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



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