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Department of State Growth

Archived news

The Taxi Safety Net

02 Apr 2019

The Government has announced that people who have a NDIS funded plan can keep their Taxi Smartcard until 31 December 2023.

Tasmanian produce showcased in Japan

08 Mar 2019

Tasmania’s valuable food and beverage industries have been centre stage at Tokyo’s annual FOODEX Expo.

Agricultural research MoU signed in Japan

08 Mar 2019

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Tasmanian Government and leading Japanese agricultural cooperative Japan Agriculture Biei (JA Biei) will provide new opportunities to expand Tasmania’s agricultural production and research industries.

Tasmanian wine the toast of Japan

08 Mar 2019

Our state’s growing wine industry received another boost with a showcase on Tasmanian sparkling and pinot noir presented to key Japanese customers as part of the Tasmanian Government’s Trade and Investment Mission to Japan.

Tasmania’s first Trade Strategy launched

08 Mar 2019

Tasmania’s first Trade Strategy will position Tasmania to be globally competitive, help our businesses expand their presence in markets around the world, attract more investment and create more local jobs.

Antarctic worth $186 million to Tasmania

20 Feb 2019

The value of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean sector to Tasmania’s economy has been valued at $185.9 million a year, a new report has found.

Release of Owner Operator Taxi Licences

31 Jan 2019

On 26 January 2019, the Commissioner for Transport approved the release of all unsold OOTLs left over from the 2018 tender for sale.

Southern region bus service changes

18 Jan 2019

Bus routes and timetables are changing in Southern Tasmania following a detailed review of existing services by the Department of State Growth.

Tasmanian Defence Industry Strategy launched

13 Dec 2018

Tasmania’s second defence industry strategy was launched in late November at the annual Defence Futures Forum, held in Launceston.

Tasmania’s quality produce hits Hong Kong shelves

06 Nov 2018

Tasmania’s acclaimed food and beverages are taking centre stage at a dedicated promotion in Hong Kong’s leading supermarket chain, ParkNShop.

Devonport City Abattoir

29 Oct 2018

JBS has advised the State Government of its intention to permanently cease being the operator of its Devonport City Abattoir on 15 November 2018.

White Ribbon workplace accreditation achieved!

15 Oct 2018

It's official. State Growth can now proudly be known as a White Ribbon accredited workplace.

Helping more learners get their Ps

04 Oct 2018

Six of Tasmania’s 16 Learner Driver Mentor Programs (LDMPs) can now help more disadvantaged Tasmanians get their licence in new ANCAP five star safety rated vehicles.

Proposed changes to the on-demand passenger transport industry

02 Oct 2018

The Department of State Growth has released a draft regulatory framework for the on-demand passenger transport industry.

State nomination visa program webinar

07 Sep 2018

The Department of State Growth will host a free online webinar on Tasmania’s state nomination visa program 2pm on Wednesday 26 September 2018.

STEM Excellence Awards 2018

21 Aug 2018

Nominations are now open for Tasmanians who have excelled in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in 2018.

Submissions invited for Solar Feed-in Tariff Review

06 Jul 2018

As part of the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to deliver secure and reliable electricity supply and lower the cost of electricity for Tasmanian households and small businesses, the current Solar Feed-in Tariff is being reviewed.

Critical safety issue - Takata Airbags

28 Jun 2018

Failure to take immediate action on vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbags is risking serious injury, death or registration suspension. Check your vehicle now.

Launceston Driver Assessment Centre on the move

19 Jun 2018

From Monday 9 September the Driver Assessment Centre in Launceston will move to the CH Smith Centre, 20 Charles Street, Launceston.

Asian trade and investment mission

28 May 2018

The Premier and the Minister for Primary Industries and Water will be leading an upcoming mission between 10 - 17 September 2018.



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