Building Project Support Program creates jobs and construction certainty

Roger Jaensch,Minister for State Growth

The Tasmanian Liberal Government understands that private sector investment is critical to growing our economy and creating jobs throughout the State.

We particularly recognise the important role the building and construction sector plays in a strong economy, which is why we created the Building Project Support Program.

Round one of the Program provided funding of $10 million to support 12 projects with a total value of $50 million. Based on this success, a second $10 million round was announced and proposals were assessed in late 2021.

There was a very strong response to the second round and the independent panel noted that there were a number of additional eligible projects that could be supported to get off the ground if more funding was available.

To help make these projects a reality, the Tasmanian Government has made available an additional $5.7 million above the $10 million initially allocated for Round Two, supporting 20 significant projects that would not have happened without this funding.

The projects include commercial expansions, the establishment of tourism and hospitality businesses and health care facilities.

All up $188 million in projects will be supported through this funding round and, once completed, will boast more than new 520 ongoing jobs for Tasmanians

Harvest Moon is a recipient of funding from the second round of the program, receiving almost $1 million towards its $4.8 million expansion, enabling it to be delivered earlier than originally planned.

Once complete, Harvest Moon will have a dedicated purpose built produce facility to support its year-round supply of locally-grown Tasmanian onions into Woolworths supermarkets.

It will also be able to expand its rapidly growing ready-to-eat ‘Snackables’ vegetable product range, which will see more money flowing into the local economy.

The Tasmanian Government knows these investment partnerships with the commercial, community, tourism and hospitality and health care sectors will continue to provide long-term benefits right around Tasmania.

The full list of round 2 successful grant applicants can be seen here: https://www.stategrowth.tas.gov.au/grants_and_funding_opportunities/grants/building_projects_support_program

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