Tasmanian Major Projects Conference returns amidst infrastructure boom

Tasmania is experiencing an exciting growth period resulting in an abundance of promising business and job opportunities. Road, rail, irrigation and renewable energy sectors are booming, tourism numbers are on the rise and the local economy is going from strength to strength.

The 3rd Tasmanian Major Projects Conference will shine a light on these projects that are helping to propel the State towards its fullest potential. With a range of project-focused presentations, informative panel discussions and over six hours of networking sessions over the two days, the conference provides attendees with exclusive opportunities and project information straight from the source.

Mayor of Launceston, Albert van Zetten, will delve into the 10-year City Deal promising to maximise jobs and skill growth and provide new opportunities for employment and education. The City Deal hopes to transform Launceston into a bustling, effervescent hub and Mayor van Zetten will explain just how this will be achieved.

Anthony Donald from TasPorts will deliver a presentation on the hefty $200 million master plan that will see Tasmania’s four main ports expanded. An $80 million investment at Burnie is set to improve the logistics and supply chain infrastructure needed for mineral exports whilst also promoting tourism growth.

Up to $60 million each will go to Devonport and Hobart, allowing 160,000 additional passengers to enter Devonport each year and a brand new Antarctic logistics precinct in Hobart. A final $10 million has been allocated to Bell Bay, with a view of optimising port facilities and improving berthing capacity.

Renewable energy is a hot topic at the conference, with UPC Renewables’ David Pollington presenting on the impressive $1.6 billion Robbins Island Renewable Energy Park. With construction planned to begin in 2021, the project will create an abundance of new jobs both during the executional phase and once operational. Providing a welcome boost to the Tasmanian economy, the park will also make a substantial contribution to state and national energy needs.

Still in the renewable sector, the Granville Harbour Wind Farm will be addressed by project director, Lyndon Frearson. The $280 million project will help drive Tasmania towards its renewable energy targets and bring valuable jobs and investment to the rugged West Coast, an optimal location for harnessing wind power.

The long-awaited Mac Point precinct will take major strides this year with plans to release the first parcel of land for development. Tipped to become a hub for Tasmania’s art and culture scene, Mac Point will include both public spaces as well as exhibition, commercial, tourism and accommodation spaces. From the Macquarie Point Development Corporation, Mary Massina will be discussing the next steps for the project as well as the range of opportunities that will arise throughout its execution.

With an expansive range of topics and projects covered, the Tasmanian Major Projects Conference is shining a light on the most lucrative opportunities in the infrastructure sector. Fascinating panel discussions, the latest project updates and high-value networking sessions will bring together industry professionals and key stakeholders for an event not to be missed.

The 3rd Tasmanian Major Projects Conference will be held on 28-29 October at the Wrest Point Conference Centre, Hobart.

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