E-News – October – SERCO, Asia Pacific, spend the day in the North!

SERCO, Asia Pacific, spend the day in the North!

Pictured above:
Scott Bradford, Director of Defence Business Development for Serco, John Pitt, NTDC Chair and Steve Gilmore, Tasmania’s Defence Advocate inspect the great facilities at Bell Bay Port.

NTDC hosted Defence Prime, SERCO, in a visit to the North and gain a good understanding of the opportunities that could contribute to a maritime service hub at Bell Bay Port. Thanks Mark Cooper and Anthony Donald of Tasports for the site inspection of the excellent facilities and land availability at Bell Bay Port.

SERCO appreciated the opportunity to meet capable businesses and our regional leaders ready to support a potential maritime services hub. Serco met with Tasports, George Town Council, Bell Bay Industry Group, City of Launceston, Southern Marine Shiplift, Haywards, Department of State Growth and the Office of Coordinator General.

Update on the Regional Economic Development Plan – (REDP)

Investment Attraction Taskforce

Greg Bott, Deputy Chair of NTDC and ex-banker, is the chair of the Investment Attraction Taskforce established this year as apart of the Regional Economic Development Plan (The Plan) with the objective of linking business expansions and new projects to potential finance options.

With the key issues identified and outlined in the NTDC September E-News, clickhere to view, through extensive consultations, the taskforce is actively working to connect and establish networks to address these issues.

If you or someone you know are interested in what type of information is required to gain investment support click here.
If you or someone you know is interested in having a conversation on how the Taskforce or NTDC can assist, please contact NTDC: Maree Tetlow via:maree@ntdc.org.au or on 0408 825 060.

Pictured: Graph showing Tasmania’s (green line) wind potential compared to other Australian states.

NTDC Out and About

Renewable Energy Luncheon – 

On Monday 1 October, NTDC staff attended the Renewable Energy Projects Luncheon in Launceston hosted by Hydro Tasmania, TasNetworks, partnering with the Launceston Chamber of Commerce and TCCI, to brief businesses and the community on the future of renewable energy in Tasmania.

NTDC is very supportive of the opportunities and the vision set out by Minister for Energy, The Hon Guy Barnett, to fully optimise wind, pumped hydro and developing more transmission and interconnection to the National Energy Market.

Understanding that Tasmania is uniquely placed to help lead Australia through its challenging transition towards a cleaner source of energy, with the Battery of the Nation project offering a future that’s clean, reliable and affordable.

To find out more click here to visit Hydro Tasmania’s website.

Guest speakers/panellists and major supporters of the event included:
Minister Guy Barnett (pictured below), Andrew Catchpole, Director Strategy and Market Developments, Hydro Tasmania and Lance Balcombe, CEO TasNetworks.


Tamar NRM

Tamar Sustainable Living Expo
13 October 2018 – Albert Hall Launceston
Special Guest: Costa Georgiadis
The inaugural 2018 Tamar Sustainable Living Expo will provide a “one stop shop” to help northern Tasmanians reduce their household bills and ecological footprints and a platform for community groups to share their activities and develop new projects.
Click here to find out more.
Team Defence Australia: 
Euronaval 2018
22 – 26 October 2018
Team Defence Australia invites companies wishing to attend Euronaval 2018 as part of Team Defence Australia to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Exports team in the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC).
For more information, click here.

Rotary Employment Day series of events:

The Rotary Club of Kings Meadows (supported by The Van Diemen Project, the Department of Jobs and Small Business and AusIndustry) have organised an Employment Day Event over 3 days across October and November. This event is designed to help match employers and employees from across Northern Tasmania in a unique professional manner

24 October Launch event and Employer Workshops – CoWork – Level 2, 93 York Street Launceston 5.30pm – 8.00pm.  Register here.
The workshops offered includes:

  • Employing your first employee
  • Wage subsidies and support to recruit staff
  • Resources available to support business in employing staff.

Each business who registers will receive one on one support in their business to help them employ staff.

7 November Jobseeker Readiness Event – CoWork – Level 2, 93 York Street Launceston.
To Prepare for the employment day, a Jobseekers Work Readiness Workshop, open to everyone, has been designed and being held on 7 November by the The Van Diemen Project where potential employees will be shown how to put into practice the best techniques for interviewing successfully. Register here.

20 November Employment Day – Tailrace Centre, Riverside 8.30am – 3.00pm
Rotary invite employers to attend the Employment day on 20 November with any position vacancies to fill, to interview jobseekers. Please register your vacancy/ies by 7 November on the simple system by clicking here.

For drafted outline of the days or for more information please contact Leah Dent, AusIndustry, 0428 549 714 or via leah.dent@industry.gov.au or 
David Young, Rotary Club of Kings Meadows, 0433 128 249 or viadekyoung@bigpond.com

Food Network No’ 2 
NTDC/RDA Food Networking Event for Food Processors

11th November – RSVP required – Launceston
A casual networking session with an interstate guest speaker where like minded food processors have the opportunity to connect and sample their colleagues products.
If you are a food processor or know one who you think should attend, email details to admin@ntdc.org.au for further details.

Defence Tasmania
Defence Futures Forum – Positioning for opportunity
22 November 2018 – Launceston
Become part of Tasmania’s growing defence manufacturing and supply chain. The free Defence Futures Forum will focus on resources that can help small to medium enterprises (SMEs) who are defence ready or new to defence.
Full program available early October. For further information contact:lldiko.kunmay@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

The 22nd International Farm Management Association Congress 

3-8 March 2019
Supplementary day for Next Generation agricultural managers
Saturday 2nd March
The main theme is “Growing Agriculture at 410 South”. While the theme infers special interest in Tasmania, and is consistent with the State Government’s objective of increasing the farm gate value of agricultural output 10-fond by 2050.
Submissions close 31 October 2018. Click here for more information.

NTDC Contacts

You can now find us at the following places:

Website: https://ntdc.org.au/
Facebook main: https://www.facebook.com/NTDCorp/
Facebook – Food Network: https://www.facebook.com/TasFoodNetwork/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ntdcorp/

Email us via our NEW email addresses:

Maree Tetlow, CEO: maree@ntdc.org.au
Georgie Brown, Project Manager: georgie@ntdc.org.au
Rikki-lee Ross, Executive Support and Comms Officer: rikki-lee@ntdc.org.au