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State Growth


About us

About us

The Department of State Growth’s role is to support economic growth and facilitate the creation of jobs and opportunities for Tasmanians.

The Department is made up of four business areas each headed by a Deputy Secretary reporting to the Secretary.

We recognise and build on synergies that exist across government and work collaboratively to create opportunities for all Tasmanians.

Our structure includes the following business areas:

Industry and Business Development – a client-centric group that focuses on driving the development of industry capability and regional development for growth including small business support, workforce development, trade, resources and energy.

Cultural and Tourism Development – developing policy and programs to deliver economic and social outcomes through the cultural and creative sectors, encompassing Arts Tasmania, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Screen Tasmania, Events Tasmania and Tourism and Hospitality Supply-side Unit.

Transport Services – a key enabler for growth and services for the community that includes infrastructure delivery to support growth and an integrated customer service function for delivery and management of the all-important regulatory, road safety education and awareness services that underpins this.

Business Services – working with our partners to deliver quality financial, communication, human, information, asset management and portfolio services and leading the development of organisational culture and business improvement. Leading the development of innovative, outward and forward strategies to drive state growth.

The Department of State Growth also supports Infrastructure Tasmania and the Office of the Coordinator-General.

These key offices are important in providing a coordinated approach to the planning and delivery of all major economic infrastructure in Tasmania, and in attracting investment to Tasmania, facilitating major projects and cutting red tape.

Our Corporate Plan

The Department of State Growth’s Corporate Plan 2015-18 acknowledges the diversity of our activities and provides us with common objectives that we all contribute to. For each of the following objectives there are also a number of priority actions.

1. Work with Tasmanian businesses and industry to support growth and job creation.

2. Grow and support Tasmania’s visitor economy.

3. Build Tasmania’s brand as the best place in the country to live, work, invest and raise a family.

4. Support industry and business growth by strategically managing our infrastructure and transport systems.

5. Build organisational capacity.