Tasmania's population growth strategy
The Tasmanian Government has set a target to grow the population to 650,000 people by 2050 to drive economic growth, create jobs and improve the standard of living for all Tasmanians.
The Population Growth Strategy outlines the Tasmanian Government's approach to growing our population in a balanced and sustainable way over the long term. It identifies 50 actions in three key areas:
- Job creation and workforce development: we will facilitate job creation and identify current and future employment opportunities to inform investment in education and training, and migration attraction strategies.
- Migration: we will actively pursue and facilitate overseas and interstate migration to Tasmania and encourage Tasmanians living elsewhere to come home.
- Liveability: we will build and promote Tasmania's liveability and foster a culture which is vibrant, inclusive, respectful and supportive.
The actions in the Population Growth Strategy build on the Tasmanian Government's existing investment in initiatives to grow jobs and the economy.
The Population Growth Strategy can be viewed here (12MB PDF).
An optimised, smaller file-size version of the Population Growth Strategy can be viewed here (2MB PDF)
The 2018 Annual Update on the Population Growth Strategy can be viewed here.
Tasmania's population growth strategy
Toward Infill Housing Development report
Infill housing has the potential to improve housing choice, accessibility and affordability for home owners and renters across Tasmania, however there are barriers to achieving a higher proportion of infill housing.
The Department of State Growth engaged Place Design Group (PDG) to provide advice on infill housing development opportunities in Tasmania’s key urban centres, focusing on Hobart and Launceston. The project was commissioned to inform the Tasmanian Government’s response to increased demand for well-located, affordable housing within the State’s urban centres, as part of the Population Strategy.
The 2019 Toward Infill Housing Development report can be viewed here.
Population Growth Strategy Small Grants Fund - Grant Recipients
On 8 January 2018, the Minister for State Growth launched the Population Growth Strategy Small Grants Fund as a one-off initiative to support businesses and organisations to implement and undertake projects, initiatives, events and/or services to help support population growth within the State.
A total of 11 applicants were awarded grants of up to $50 000 from a total of $400 000 through a competitive process designed to assess the merits of applications against the intent of the Population Growth Strategy. The successful applicants are listed below.
|Migrant Resource Centre Northern Tasmania Inc.||Cultural Diversity Training for Employers||$50 000|
|Susan Bell||Launceston Freelance Festival||$16 025|
|King Island Council||Workforce Retention Program||$45 000|
|Enterprize Tasmania||Brand Strategy||$39 243|
|Hair and Beauty Tasmania||Hair and Beauty Expo||$41 577|
|Flinders Island Tourism and Business Inc.||Populate Flinders||$15 600|
|Wide Angle Tasmania||Screen Enterprise||$49 700|
|Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council||Virtual and Augmented Reality Project (Workforce Development)||$50 000|
|Regional Development Australia (Tasmania)||Bell Bay Branding and Marketing Strategy||$41 000|
|Burnie Chamber of Commerce and Industry||Promote Burnie as a Place to Live and Work||$25 927|
|Launceston Chamber of Commerce Inc.||Promote Launceston as a Place to Live and Work||$25 927|
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