“Delivering a vision for growth, competitive advantage and sustainability”


About Northern Tasmania Development Corporation

NTDC is funded by seven Council Members, City of Launceston, Northern Midlands, Meander Valley, Flinders, Break O’Day, George Town and West Tamar to facilitate significant improvement in prosperity in the North and North-East Tasmania. The seven Council Members established the newly reformed regional economic development agency (NTDC) in February 2017 to achieve the targets set out in the Northern Regional Futures Framework and are committed to move to a new era of collaborative, innovative and sustainable economic growth in the region.

NTDC is tasked with validating and actioning the valuable strategic planning work that has been undertaken in recent years to underpin effective and sustainable economic transition in Northern and North-East Tasmania whilst continuing to place the importance of education and health in our communities. This means finding ways to continually boost economic output, increase investment, create more jobs, and to raise average wage levels.

By 2026 NTDC’s goals are;

50% increase in GRP | 8000 new jobs | $100 per week increase in average weekly wage

To do this, the NTDC team will be pursuing a strategic and proactive role in identifying regional priorities and undertaking strong advocacy and collaboration with business, the community and the three tiers of government with the objective of significantly improving the prosperity of our region. Our shared vision and projects will have an emphasis on distinct regional ‘community attributes’ being; Start Ups & Entrepreneurship, Health Products & Services, Educations Services, Health: Wellness for Longer, Education: Learning Region & innovation. An essential element of our vision is;

“encouraging cultural change to attract key people to the cause and build a strong common purpose, confidence and social license.”

The NTDC team is supported by the appointed NTDC Board who hold a diversity of experience and industry focus and is representative of competitive manufacturing, tourism, food and agribusiness, entrepreneurship, education and health.

The Focus of Northern Tasmania Development Corporation


To encourage the expansion of current businesses and the attraction of new businesses (and investment capital) to the region whilst being outcome focused and doing what we say we will do.


To advocate the need for regional economic growth and the benefits that flow from it. By supporting and advocating for the most important enabling infrastructure projects


To encourage businesses to aspire to growth with providing targeted services in areas where a possible difference has been identified – especially those in high growth/high value sectors.

Facilitation & Coordination

To link businesses with growth potential to government programs and facilitate the skill development requirements across all priority sectors.  To support projects aligned to our regional strengths wherever possible to progress and succeed.  NTDC’s role is to contribute and encourage a unified regional leadership, through co-operation and co-production with our members, Stakeholders and Government agencies.

Progress Monitoring & Reporting

To track progress in our region. To encourage the celebration off success and identify the gaps where improvements can be made.  To regularly inform our members of progress and provide, members and the business community with access to robust data and evidence.

Strategic Prioritisation

To strategically prioritise economic development focus through consulting with the 7 funding member councils in the northern region. To ensure a transparent approach and methodology to everything we do, for the benefit of the region.

Key Projects & Initiatives

Northern Tasmania Development Corporation (NTDC) works in collaboration with three levels of government and our private-sector stakeholders to support and facilitate key projects and initiatives in our region.

One important function NTDC undertakes is prioritising the regional projects in our region. Our Council Members have agreed to a set methodology to identify Tier 1, 2 and 3 projects in our region – and how these projects are supported for funding opportunities.

To see understand more about the assessment process for projects….

Regional Economic Development Plan

The Regional Economic Development Program (commonly referred to as the REDP Program) aims to provide a shared understanding of where future economic and jobs growth will come from. This knowledge will be instrumental for sustainable growth, driving private and government investment into the region and improve planning strategies for each of Northern Tasmania’s municipalities to not only be competitive within our state and nationally, but on the world stage



Regional Modelling Data

To provide a consistent set of metrics across our region, NTDC has coordinated with Economy .id to develop a regional hub for Northern Tasmania data. Available for businesses, councils, event organisers and other stakeholders to use, it helps to evaluate economic value of new projects and the prioritisation of support accordingly.



Business Support In Northern Tasmania

There are incredible opportunities in our region for new businesses to start, relocate to our region or become more stable into the future – and numerous service providers who can provide assistance. NTDC has developed an interactive resource to help businesses connect with these services to continue growing economic opportunities in our region.



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Board & Staff of NTDC

John Pitt

Maree Tetlow
Chief Executive Officer

Rikki-Lee Ross
Executive Support

Georgie Brown

Adam Poulton
Director (Digital Transformations)

Greg Bott
Director (Food and Agribusiness)

Lucy Byrne
Director (Health)

Chris Griffin
Director (Visitor Economy)

Dr Jeff Hawkins
Director (Competitive Manufacturing)

Prof Sue Kilpatrick
Director (Education)

Karina Dambergs
Director (Small Business)

Contact Us

Interested in finding out more about Northern Tasmania Development Corporation or want to share your thoughts? Please get in touch with us by using the form on this page, or else contact us directly.

Rikki-Lee Ross
e: rikki-lee@ntdc.org.au
p: +61 400 338 410

Maree Tetlow (CEO)
e: maree@ntdc.org.au
p: +61 408 825 060