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State Growth

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Routine disclosure

The Department of State Growth is committed to routinely disclosing information to the public that may be of interest. Information on this page will be regularly updated.

Organisational structure and functions

Organisational structure

An organisational chart that outlines the structure of the department's divisions and business units.

About us

Outlines the role of the department.

Our Ministers

Information about the ministerial portfolio responsibilities for the department.

What we do

An overview of the operations of the department.


The services the department provides with links to popular service sites.


The vision and strategic direction of the department.

Office of the Coordinator-General

Describes the role of the Office of Coordinator-General and provides a link for information on investment opportunities in Tasmania.

Infrastructure Tasmania

Describes the role of Infrastructure Tasmania and provides links to information on the department's infrastructure work program, strategies and proposals.

Departmental governance policies

Information disclosure policy (Word)

This policy applies to the department when responding to a formal or informal request for information, or publishing information under the Right to Information Act 2009.

Public interest disclosures (PID) policy (PDF)

This policy assists departmental staff to understand the way in which the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 operates and needs to be administered, and sets out how the department will respond if it receives a disclosure of improper conduct.

Gifts, benefits and hospitality policy (PDF)

This policy outlines the requirements in relation to the receiving and giving of gifts under the State Service Act 2000 and regulations.

Major policy and program initiatives and reviews

Corporate Plan 2015 - 2018 (PDF)

The Corporate Plan 2015-2018 outlines the strategic framework that will guide the department's activities over the next three years.

Plan for a Brighter Future: AGENDA 2016 (PDF)

AGENDA 2016 outlines the Tasmanian Government's practical work-plan for the year.

Plan for the Next 365 Days (PDF)

This plan provides a non-exhaustive snapshot of the Tasmanian Government's planned achievements in the year March 2015 to March 2016.

365 Day Plan: First Quarter Update - March to June 2015 (PDF)

This update outlines the progress of the Tasmanian Government's long-term work plan for jobs and economic growth in the March to June 2015 quarter.

365 Day Plan: Second Quarter Update - July to Sept 2015 (PDF)

This update outlines the progress of the Tasmanian Government's long-term work plan for jobs and economic growth in the July to September 2015 quarter.

365 Day Plan: Third Quarter Update - October to Dec 2015 (PDF)

This update outlines the progress of the Tasmanian Government's long-term work plan for jobs and economic growth in the October to December 2015 quarter.

Major news

Women in Tasmania

Women in Tasmania is a Tasmanian Government website that links women to policies, programs, resources and services in the state.

Brooker Highway, additional lanes and junction changes

The way traffic travels through the Elwick/Goodwood Road intersection and along the Brooker Highway has changed.

Investment in Tasmanian tourism infrastructure

This week it was announced that Hyatt Centric has committed to building a 221 room boutique hotel in Hobart’s CBD by 2019.

2016 Tasmanian Red Tape Audit Report

The report has been released with a total of 98 red tape issues identified. 72 have been addressed so far across a number of business sectors.

New Motorcycle Licensing Training and Assessment Program

From early May 2017 a new Motorcycle Training and Assessment Program will be implemented for all new motorcycle riders in Tasmania.

Citizen Science Grants available

The Australian Government has announced $4 million in Citizen Science Grants over the next four years to support more opportunities for the public to engage directly in exciting scientific research with a national impact.

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Current projects

Tasmanian Energy Strategy

The Tasmanian Government has developed an Energy Strategy to identify ways in which energy can be used as a key economic driver for Tasmania.

Tasmania's Population Growth Strategy

The Population Growth Strategy outlines the Tasmanian Government's approach to growing our population in a balanced and sustainable way over the long term.

Digital Ready for Business microsite

A microsite that encourages Tasmanian small businesses to take the next steps to get online.

China engagement

The Tasmanian Government’s engagement with China builds on the momentum and the personal, business, political and cultural opportunities arising from President Xi’s visit to Tasmania.

Road projects

Road projects

Provides information about current road projects and the State Road Network.

Employment and workforce statistics

These figures are updated at the end of April and October.

Department of State Growth workforce snapshot

A profile of the department's Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employee workforce as at 30 September 2016 (Word)

A profile of the department's Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employee workforce as at 31 March 2016 (Word)

Tasmanian State Service workforce profile

A profile of the Tasmanian State Service Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employee workforce.

General Government sector employment status update (PDF)

A summary update of General Government sector Full Time Equivalent (FTE) data.

Senior Executive Service information

This information is updated at the end of April and October.

Senior Executive Service (SES) workforce

Information on the Tasmanian Government's Senior Executive Service (SES) workforce.

Gifts and hospitality register

The information below shows gifts, benefits and hospitality and their value that have been declared by Department of State Growth employees and officers. A new whole of government gifts, benefits and hospitality policy was released on 17 November 2016. The next publication of gifts, benefits and hospitality information (December Quarter 2016) will reflect the new policy requirements.

Gifts and hospitality register – 1 February 2017 to 28 February 2017 (PDF)

Gifts and hospitality register – 1 January 2017 to 31 January 2017  – under the Whole of Government Policy, the Department has no reportable items for this reporting period.

Gifts and hospitality register – 1 December 2016 to 31 December 2016 (PDF)

Gifts and hospitality register – 1 October 2016 to 30 November 2016 (PDF)

Gifts and hospitality register – 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016 (PDF)

Gifts and hospitality register – 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 (PDF)

Telecommunications expenditure

These figures are updated at the end of April and October.

Expenditure relating to telecommunications and mobile devices

Departmental expenditure relating to telecommunications and mobile devices
April-September 2016 (Excel)

Departmental expenditure relating to telecommunications and mobile devices
October-March 2016 (Excel)

Contracts and consultancies

Contracts and consultancies awarded greater than $50 000

A centralised publication of Tasmanian Government Tenders.  Details regarding contracts and consultancies valued over $50 000 awarded by the department can be found by conducting a search on the ‘Contracts Awarded’ section of the web site.

How do I find further information myself?

We pro-actively provide a wide range of information mainly on our website but also in hard copy.Some information is not released pro-actively, either because it is not of general public interest, or because it is information we would need to assess against the exemptions in the Right to Information Act prior to disclosure. If the latter is the case, we can help you make an application for assessed disclosure. As a first step, you may find information you need on our website.If you can't find it on the web, contact us and we might be able to provide it to you. There are also other places you can check for the information you need:

If you cannot get the information you are looking for, you can make a formal application for assessed disclosure. Please note that you will need to have tried to obtain the information in other ways first.