Vibe hotel slated for Hobart CBD

Toga Far East (TFE) Hotels has secured the operating agreement for a new Vibe Hotel as part of a mixed-use development in the Hobart CBD, due for completion in 2017. Developer, Raadas Property has obtained development approval for a 15-storey redevelopment of 36 Argyle Street, which is currently an open air carpark opposite the Royal…


Grand plan for UTAS

By TOM O’MEARA A revolutionary concept to revamp education and business in Launceston and create a new $200 million University of Tasmania campus close to the Launceston CBD is now gaining momentum with the broader community and all political parties. New multi-storey buildings at Inveresk and nearby sites linked by a footbridge over the North…

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Incat bound for Sydney Harbour

Incat Tasmania’s Hobart shipyard has been awarded a contract to build six new ferries to operate on Sydney’s inner harbour by the NSW Government. The tender is part of the NSW Government’s Sydney Future Ferry project, to modernise and expand the Sydney Harbour ferry fleet, with the first of the new vessels on the water…

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Tasmania cleans up at Farmer of the Year awards

Fifth generation Dunalley farmer, Matt Dunbabin has been named the 2015 Farmer of the Year, one of three Tasmanian farmers to win four of the nine categories presented at the Farmer of the Year Awards in Sydney in early September. Together with his wife Vanessa, the Dunbabins took out both the overall award and the…

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PhD partnership welds research with industry experience

PhD candidate Curtis Armstrong has partnered with deepwater engineering specialists INTECSEA on a research project to get better performance from their riser flow line systems, the arteries of the oil and gas sector. Riser flow lines transport oil, gas and other chemicals through a hose-like system underwater and their effective and safe design is paramount…


Tasmanians offered lowest home loan rate in 50 years

Home ownership in Tasmania just became easier, with one of the lowest variable home loan interest rates that Australia has seen in the past 50 years. MyState Bank General Manager of Retail, Huw Bough, said the new rate of 3.99% was available with MyState’s new Special Residential Home Loan. “The new Special Residential Home Loan…


Boost for company directors

THE Australian Institute of Company Directors’ (AICD) Tasmanian Division is launching its latest round of not-for profit education scholarships on Monday, September 14. Among its membership of 36,000, the AICD has a large cohort of not for- profit directors and senior executives, and continues to evolve its education and event offerings to support this important sector. Initially, two Company Director Course (CDC) scholarships will be offered, followed by short course scholarships early in 2016. AICD…