TASMANIA - GATEWAY OF OPPORTUNITIES

Rich in resources

The Tasmanian Government is managing our natural resources for the long term, achieving a balance between economic and social development, and protection of the environment.

Our focus is on securing value-adding investment for our extensive and high-quality natural resources.

  • Minerals We have remarkable geological diversity and an abundance of rich and high-grade mineral deposits, with many untapped opportunities for exploration, extraction and downstream processing of mineral resources.Minerals that are currently extracted include copper, silver, gold, tin, lead, zinc, magnetite and ultra-high purity silica flour. Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Nyrstar, China Minmetals, Jiangsu Shagang and Vedanta are some of the international companies that have invested in Tasmania. Find out more about mining and mineral processing opportunities.
  • Forestry All forestry operations in Tasmania are independently certified under the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS), which sets stringent environmental, social and economic criteria for forest management and production tracking. Find out more about forestry investment opportunities.
  • Fertile soil, disease-free status and GM-free Tasmania's counter-seasonality to the northern hemisphere offers significant strategic advantage in food production and agriculture and allows local producers to supply out-of-season fresh produce to northern hemisphere markets. Tasmania is among the world's most favoured producers of high-quality, safe food and agricultural products. The state's status of being free from a variety of major pests and diseases gives Tasmanian companies an access advantage to a variety of international markets. Fonterra, Kirin Holdings, Kraft, Kreglinger Wines, Murray Gouldburn, Mitsubishi, and Simplot all have significant investments in Tasmania. Find out more about food and agriculture investment opportunities.
  • Water Tasmania's most significant natural resource advantage is water. The state has nearly 13 per cent of Australia's total water resource and our average annual water run-off is almost twice that of the Murray Darling Basin. We don't have the supply issues experienced in mainland Australia and much of the world.The Tasmanian and Australian Governments are establishing a number of large-scale irrigation development projects. $220 million has been committed to deliver water with a reliability of at least 95 per cent to farmland with high productivity potential.We are working to ensure the ongoing profitability and competiveness of the agricultural and high water-demand industries within Tasmania.

Tasmania's natural environment delivers a mild, seasonal climate with reliable rainfall and some of the cleanest air in the world. Together with rich, fertile soils, our location enables the production of premium food and beverages and we have earned a global reputation.

Our growing economy is driven by the principles of sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Tasmania offers security of water resources and quality raw materials.

The Tasmanian Government is managing our natural resources for the long term, achieving a balance between economic and social development, and protection of the environment.

Our focus is on securing value-adding investment for our extensive and high-quality natural resources.