Further information and support
If you are a business owner or developer and you need specific information about Hobart, or what the City of Hobart is doing to support economic development, please contact:
Group Manager Executive & Economic Development
03 6238 2940
Economic Development Project Officer
03 6238 2401
Strategies and plans
The following publications may provide more detailed information about our strategic goals:
Hobart 2025 Strategic Framework(PDF, 879KB)
Hobart City Council Strategic Plan 2015–25(PDF, 3MB)
Economic Development Strategy 2013–18(PDF, 311KB)
Note: the Economic Development Strategy is being refreshed to reflect changes in the economy that have occurred since 2013.
The following list of external websites provides a range of resources for businesses:
The Department of State Growth: information for a range of business and industry sectors.
Business Tasmania: a wealth of information for those looking to start or grow their local businesses.
Tourism Tasmania: current statistics on the tourism industry.
The state Department of Treasury and Finance data releases: population projections and unemployment figures for Tasmania.
Fair Work Ombudsman: free information and advice for employers and employees on pay, conditions, and workplace rights and obligations under the Australian Government workplace system.
Enterprise Centres Tasmania: a network of business advisors and mentors to help small business owners reach their potential.
Business and Employment: assistance, guidance and tools to help small businesses that have started their operation, are growing it, or changing markets.
Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry: a membership organisation that provides support to members through a range of services and advocacy.
Property Council of Australia, Tasmania Division: a leading advocate for the property industry. Providing advocacy, professional development and networking opportunities for its members.
Real Estate Institute of Tasmania: a membership organisation representing the views and the professional needs of its 170 real estate members.
Australian Retailers Association: the retail industry’s peak representative body representing the sector.