In the lead up to local council elections, TCCI Chair Susan Parr says it’s time for Tasmania to ‘bite the bullet’ and reform local government to better serve the 500,000 people who live in the state.
Business has responded to the opportunity to open their doors to talented and enthusiastic international UTAS and TasTAFE students.
The formal launch of I-Prep at the IMAS Waterfront Building, Battery Point, recently welcomed the first 19 participating employers who are being encouraged to offer international students internships.
Work will start on a major expansion of Tasmania’s port infrastructure later this year, after TasPorts outlined a $200 million Port Master Plan.
TasPorts Chair Stephen Bradford said the developments would help the company meet customer demand, attract new business and provide the best value for customers.
Tasmanian building approvals and construction activity are through the roof with statistics indicating the boom with continue for the foreseeable future.
Commercially, $1.8 billion worth of commercial projects are under construction across the state and a further $2.8 billion are in the planning stages, Building and Construction Minister Guy Barnett said.