The Hodgman Liberal Government’s number one priority is jobs, and we are continually looking at investment and development opportunities to create jobs and rebuild our regional communities.

Today the Government committed $40 000 for the George Town Council to conduct a Bell Bay Precinct development study and plan.

The Bell Bay Industrial Precinct is perfectly positioned to take advantage of its location, services’ capacity and access to key infrastructure, and will promote these exceptional features to investors.

The study and plan will provide a clear and logical way forward to capitalise on the opportunities that exist at the site, improve the site’s marketability, and provide a strategy for the precinct’s future direction.

Located in close proximity to George Town and the Tamar Valley, the Bell Bay Precinct offers job opportunities to the region, making it an exceptional place to invest.

A number of well-established businesses are currently operating in the precinct including Bell Bay Aluminium, which celebrated its 60th Birthday this year, as well as South32 TEMCO.

This hub of knowledge and expertise in light and heavy industry is a key selling point for the site.

The Office of the Coordinator-General is actively promoting, attracting and securing investment for Tasmania as well as facilitating major development projects.

The Coordinator-General’s Office has been working with a range of organisations including Regional Development Australia, Northern Tasmanian Development and the George Town Council on ways to best promote the extraordinary features of the Bell Bay Industrial Precinct.

The Government has been working with the George Town Council and other stakeholders to complete a prospectus aimed at highlighting these features to attract investment into the precinct.

The Tasmanian Government is committed to the promotion of the Bell Bay Industrial precinct and driving investment in the state and will work together with the George Town Council to achieve these goals.

A copy of the prospectus can be obtained from John Rowlings, Project Manager, Office of the Coordinator-General, by emailing
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer