Department of State Growth (Tasmania)

The Tasmanian Department of State Growth is the Tasmanian Government department with responsibility for driving state growth and to implement the government's long term plan for creating jobs, growth, and opportunities for all Tasmanians, in Australia.

Department of State Growth
Agency overview
Formed1 July 2014 (2014-07-01)
Preceding agencies
Ministers responsible
Agency executive

The department was established on 1 July 2014 through the amalgamation of the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources and the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts.[1]

The Department is led by its Secretary, Kim Evans.[2] The Department's ministerial portfolio responsibilities are; Minister for the Arts, presently the Hon. Elise Archer MP; Minister for Energy, presently the Hon. Guy Barnett MP; Minister for Science and Technology, presently the Hon. Michael Ferguson MP; Minister for Resources, presently the Hon. Sarah Courtney MP; Minister for Infrastructure, and the Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries, and the Minister for Education and Training, presently the Hon. Jeremy Rockliff MP; Minister for State Growth, presently the Hon. Peter Gutwein MP; Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events, and the Minister for Trade, presently the Hon. Will Hodgman MP.[3]

The Department of State Growth is responsible for the following statutory and non-statutory bodies: Antarctic Tasmania, Arts Tasmania, Business Tasmania, Events Tasmania, Forest Practices Authority, Sustainable Timber Tasmania, Hydro Tasmania, Infrastructure Tasmania, Metro Tasmania, Mineral Resources Tasmania, Office of the Coordinator-General, Private Forests Tasmania, Racing Services Tasmania, Screen Tasmania, Skills Tasmania, Tasmanian Development Board, Tasmanian Institute of Sport, TasRail, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Tourism Tasmania, TT-Line Company, and the West Coast Wilderness Railway.

See also


  1. Groom, Matthew (19 May 2014). "Department of State Growth" (Press release). Premier of Tasmania, Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  2. "Organisational structure". Department of State Growth. Tasmanian Government. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  3. "Our Ministers". Department of State Growth. Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 23 November 2017.

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