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Antarctic Tasmania is a State Government agency dedicated to supporting the businesses and organisations that make up the Antarctic sector in Tasmania.


Information about initiatives that support the community and help businesses take part in the Tasmanian digital economy including information and communications technology.

Science and

Tasmania is home to a vibrant and diverse science and research sector with world-recognised expertise in a number of areas.

Strategy and

Innovation is a key component in the department's Economic Development Plan.  Improved productivitiy and innovation in our traditional industries will ensure a more diverse and robust economy focusing on high-value added market segments.

Welcome to Innovation, Science and Technology

Latest news


The Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology, David O’Byrne MP, released Reaching our potential: developing Tasmania’s science research capability on 14 December 2012.  Read more about the Tasmanian Government’s plan to develop the science research sector.

Tasmanian Access Report

In February 2012, the Minister for Tourism, Scott Bacon, established the Access Working Group to provide information and advice to Government on sustainable growth for services in and out of Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Access Report provides a comprehensive snapshot of the current level of air and sea services...

Regional Economic Development Plans

The Minister for Economic Development, David O’Byrne MP, has launched three Regional Economic Development Plans, for the North West, Northern and Southern regions of Tasmania.
The Plans provide a framework, at the regional level, to determine strategic priorities and to coordinate their implementation.

Macquarie Point

Community consultation on the future of the Macquarie Point railyards site is imminent following the establishment of a steering committee to oversee the first stages of its development.

Economic Development Plan


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