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
shortt@hobartcity.com.au

Economic Development Project Officer
03 6238 2401
knottle@hobartcity.com.au

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.

Useful resources

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.