Friday, 03 April 2020 Sydney

Premier of Tasmania Message 2010-11 Annual::

Tasmania’s size, natural resources and our safe location delivers a business opportunity and lifestyle that other locations simply can’t offer.

Many opportunities exist for further investment in those areas where the State has unprecedented natural and built advantages.

Tasmania's temperate climate, fertile soils, access to water and the absence of any major pests and diseases, provide excellent conditions for our thriving agribusiness industry.

Tasmania is also the first place in Australia to commence the implementation of the Australian Government’s National Broadband Network (NBN).

The NBN will deliver speeds of 100 megabits per second to 90 per cent of Tasmanian premises by 2014, making us a perfect place to test-bed new digital applications, services and products designed to be delivered over a high-speed digital network.

With 90 per cent of Tasmania’s energy derived from renewable sources such as hydro and wind, Tasmania is considered as a global leader in the development of renewable energy. World-class renewable energy resources still untapped include wave, tidal and geothermal.

Tasmania has a remarkable geological diversity and abundance of rich and high-grade mineral deposits and there remain many untapped opportunities for exploration, extraction and downstream processing of mineral resources. Those minerals currently extracted and exported are copper, gold, silver, iron ore, tin, lead and zinc.

We have spectacular wilderness, friendly people, a temperate climate, unique flora and fauna, superb fresh natural produce, low pollution, the lowest crime rates in Australia and a rich cultural heritage.

Why not contact us to find out what opportunities await you in Australia’s only island state, a small island with big ideas.

David Bartlett MP

Premier of Tasmania