Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania



1 August 2014

Will Hodgman, Premier

Tasmania is Open for Business

The Tasmanian and Federal Governments are sending a clear message to the world that the state is open for business.

Today, the Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey and I signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish and operate a Tasmanian Major Projects Approval Agency.

The agency was a Federal Election commitment of the Coalition and will provide potential investors with a one-stop-shop that will identify the Commonwealth approvals required for significant projects.

The agency will co-locate in Launceston with our Government's new Office of the Coordinator General, which will be tasked with reducing and streamlining regulations that have stifled investment, and promote Tasmania to investors.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government welcomes this cooperative approach to reducing the regulatory burden on investment. This will send a clear message to investors across the world that Tasmania is open for business.

This collaboration is united with a clear objective to get things done, cut red and green tape, pursue investment and create jobs.

We are delivering on our election promise to establish an Office of the Coordinator General, we are getting on with fixing the budget mess and laying the foundations for a better future.



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