Department of State Growth (Tasmania)
|Formed||1 July 2014|
The Tasmanian Department of State Growth is the Tasmanian Government department with responsibility for driving state growth and to implement the government's long term plan for creating jobs, growth and opportunities for all Tasmanians, in Australia.
The department was established on 1 July 2014 through the amalgamation of the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources and the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts.
The Department is led by its Secretary, Kim Evans. The Secretary is responsible to the Minister for State Growth and the Minister for Energy, presently the Hon. Matthew Groom MP; supported by the Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events, presently the Hon. Will Hodgman MP; the Minister for Information Technology and Innovation, presently the Hon. Michael Ferguson MP; the Minister for the Arts, presently the Hon. Dr Vanessa Goodwin MLC; the Minister for Planning and Local Government, the Minister for Forestry, and the Minister for Building and Construction, presently the Hon. Peter Gutwein MP; and the Minister for Infrastructure and the Minister for Mining, presently the Hon. Rene Hidding MP.
The Department of State Growth is responsible for the following statutory and non-statutory bodies: Antarctic Tasmania, Arts Tasmania, Business Tasmania, Events Tasmania, Forest Practices Authority, Forestry Tasmania, Hydro Tasmania, Infrastructure Tasmania, Metro Tasmania, Mineral Resources Tasmania, Office of the Coordinator-General, Private Forests Tasmania, Racing Services Tasmania, Screen Tasmania, Skills Tasmania, Tasmanian Development Board, Tasmanian Institute of Sport, TasRail, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Tourism Tasmania, TT-Line Company, and the West Coast Wilderness Railway.
- Groom, Matthew (19 May 2014). "Department of State Growth" (Press release). Premier of Tasmania, Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
- "Organisational structure" (PDF). Department of State Growth. Tasmanian Government. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
- "Our Ministers". Department of State Growth. Tasmanian Government. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016.