'Light trails', Tasman Bridge, Hobart

CEO of Infrastructure Tasmania appointed

THE Tasmanian Government last week said it is getting on with its plan to make the state attractive for investment and to create jobs, following the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer for the newly created Infrastructure Tasmania (ITas).

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Pine Lake, Central Highlands, Tasmania

Two more tourism projects in Tasmania proceed to second stage of assessment process

TASMANIAN Environment, Parks and Heritage Minister Matthew Groom last week announced that two more proposals have been selected to proceed to the second stage of the government's Expressions of Interest process for sensitive and appropriate tourism offerings in National Parks and the World Heritage Area.

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Franklin River, Tasmania

Tasmanian Government receives 37 proposals for development in national parks

THE Tasmanian Government has received 37 expressions of interest from investors and tourism operators to develop new tourism infrastructure in the state's National Parks and World Heritage Area, with at least 24 of these proposals recommended for progression to the next stage of the process.

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Tasman Highway

Tasmanian Government releases 'State of our Roads 2014' report

THE Tasmanian Government last week released a new report that provides the results of a comprehensive audit of the state's roads, including age and asset replacement profiles for roads and bridges managed by the Department of State Growth.

Premier Will Hodgman and Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding said the 'State of Our Roads 2014' report provides a snapshot of Tasmania's state roads network and will form the basis of Infrastructure Tasmania's 2015 State Road Audit.

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Tasmania from Space

Tasmanian Government begins formal discussions with councils about voluntary amalgamations

TASMANIAN Planning and Local Government Minister Peter Gutwein last week said the government has begun formal discussions with councils about voluntary amalgamations, with all 29 mayors invited to attend and discuss the matter at regional meetings early next year.

"We know from informal discussions that there is an appetite for structural reform in Local Government to deliver improved services to communities," Mr Gutwein said in a statement.

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Reinforcing mesh

Next stage of review of Tasmania's Building Regulatory Framework begins

TASMANIAN Planning and Local Government Minister Peter Gutwein last week said the State Government is delivering on its promise to cut red and green tape, with the next stage of the review of Tasmania's Building Regulatory Framework now under way.

Following the release of an Issues Paper in July that outlined the challenges and obstacles holding back the state's building industry, the Director of Building Control has now released a Position Paper seeking feedback on 59 recommendations and options to cut red and green tape.

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Outskirts of Hobart city

First phase of planning reforms passed by Tasmanian Parliament

THE Tasmanian Government's first tranche of legislation that aims to make the state's planning system 'fairer, faster, cheaper and simpler' was last week passed by the Legislative Council, after having been passed by the House of Assembly earlier in the month.

In a statement, Planning Minister Peter Gutwein said the Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Streamlining of Process) Bill 2014 is a key part of the government's long-term plan for Tasmania to drive investment and create jobs.

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Launceston, Tasmania

Tasmanian Government appoints Coordinator-General

THE Tasmanian Government last week announced the appointment of the state's first-ever Coordinator General, who will help to streamline the business environment, promote competitiveness and assist with the assessment and approval of investment opportunities.

In a statement, Minister for State Growth Matthew Groom said he was very pleased to announce the appointment of John Perry to the position of Coordinator General, who will commence the Launceston-based role in January 2015.

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