Northern Tasmania, like many regional areas, has struggled with a changing economy. For that to improve, we must be agents of our own success.
To drive discussion about improving economic performance in our region, examine the challenges and issues of Northern Tasmania’s economy, and highlighting the innovators injecting fresh ideas into our region, The Examiner launched the Driving Our Future campaign.
The fundamental question we are asking is: What will future proof Tasmania for the next generation?
North driving change
Northern Tasmania, like many regional areas, has struggled with a changing economy. For that to improve, we must be agents of our own success, writes Fairfax Tasmania managing editor Mark Baker.
State’s plan for the year ahead
The state government has released its planned projects for the next 12 months, the bulk of which fall into the ‘jobs and economic growth’ category.
Change will support the region: NTDC
Northern Tasmania’s economic status and unemployment rate has been described as “unacceptable” by the region’s peak development corporation.
Tourism jobs beckon
Passengers flying between Launceston and Melbourne increased 5.9 per cent to 918,500 in the year to September, aviation statistics show. Flights taking the route grew 4.5 per cent from 690 in September last year to 721 in the same month during 2016.
Revamp plans to create a new city
University of Tasmania’s ambitious campus move may be a cornerstone of Launceston’s impending City Deal but federal Assistant Cities Minister Angus Taylor says it is only one way to transform the area.
Carving its own future
When one door closes, a window often opens.
The national and statewide manufacturing industry has been undergoing immense change, with the loss of car manufacturing in Australia. The final car manufacturing plant, Toyota’s Altona plant in Victoria, closed its doors last year.
However, in a back room of a small office space in Launceston, the revolution of manufacturing in Tasmania is taking place.