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Office of the Secretary

An interface between the Ministers, the Secretary and the Parliament of Tasmania. Consists of the Secretary, Deputy Secretary Infrastructure, Deputy Secretary Energy and Resources, Executive and Administrative support staff who undertake the following functions.

  • Provision of whole of agency strategic direction, management and leadership;
  • Co-ordination and liaison with relevant peak State and National agencies, bodies and committees;
  • Management of key inter-agency programs and projects;
  • Management of key peak level stakeholder relationships and the polititical interface between the agency and the Premier's Office, the
  • Ministers and their staff;
  • Undertake relevant statutory and legislative responsibilities including Rail Safety Regulation and the Transport Commission;
  • Co-ordination and facilitation of the Local Government Partnership and
  • Tasmania Together programs; and
  • Co-ordination and liaison with the Ministers and their staff, relevant State and National bodies including central government agencies.


Corporate Services

Provides corporate policy, professional services and advice in relation to financial, physical and human resources, as well as business planning. In supporting the Department, Corporate Services strives for excellence in customer focus, continuous improvement, clear communications and collaboration and teamwork.

Human Resources
Implements, oversees and monitors an integrated people management framework that has been developed, in consultation with our clients, which meets immediate, current and emerging needs of business units and the strategic corporate direction of the Agency.

Information Management Branch
Provides innovative leadership for information resource management solutions. It is also responsible for managing the Department's information as a resource and strategic asset, through the delivery of IM/IT services to departmental clients, other government agencies and external clients, as required.

Financial Services
Provides a high level, efficient and effective service that undertakes and integrates financial policy development, financial planning, budgetary management, financial advisory services, management accounting an accounting processes.

Resource Management
Provides a high level, efficient and effective service that enables financial planning, budgetary and facilities management, provides budget and facilities advisory services and manages financial system development and administration.

Corporate Affairs
Provides a pivotal role as a leader in strategic communication in the Agency and also the central point for the offices of our various Ministers. The Branch aims to provide a positive image of the Agency, both internally and externally. It manages the Department's internet and intranet sites and deals with over 3500 ministerial-related documents and other information each year.


Transport Infrastructure Services

The Transport Infrastructure Services (TIS) Division is responsible for the provision and management of infrastructure associated with the State Road Network.

TIS has responsibility for DIER's road, bridge and land asset, which includes monitoring road use and reporting on asset condition, planning for future development, managing the impact of external development and development of maintenance programs. The division also has responsibility for traffic management, which includes regulation of traffic management devices and identification of road safety initiatives to improve road safety.

The division provides strategic direction and support to the State of Tasmania in the development and delivery of the Roads Program within available Commonwealth and State funds. The division also manages roads program policy, contracts, maintenance, funding issues, and monitors and reports on delivery of the Road Program.


Land Transport Safety

Promotes the safe and efficient movement of all traffic including pedestrian, bicycle, vehicular and rail traffic within the Tasmanian land transport system. This Division also undertakes the Department's statutory responsibilities for maintaining a safe and efficient transport system.

Land Transport Safety Policy
Develops and supports strategic road safety and road transport policy initiatives and provides policy advice.

Rail Safety
Delivers Tasmania's rail regulatory safety regime covering accreditation, auditing, safety, investigation and enforcement.

Registration and Licensing
Develops and maintains business policies, practices and procedures, provides information and delivers services relating to the registration of vehicles and licensing of drivers.

Road Safety Operations
Encourages community involvement in the, road safety, effort through the establishment of partnerships with local government and their associated community organisations and networks, and develops and delivers of road safety education and awareness programs.

Vehicle Operations
Develops, encourages and enforces compliance with regulations for roadworthiness, standards, dimensions and mass limits, loading and operation of vehicles and undertakes management of approved inspection stations and transport operator accreditation schemes. 


Infrastructure Strategy

Formerly the Infrastructure Policy and Planning Division, the Infrastructure Strategy Division is responsible for providing leadership across Government to enhance infrastructure decision-making. It also provides transport infrastructure strategic policy and planning advice to Government.

The Division's key role is the implementation of the Tasmanian Infrastructure Strategy, with discrete work streams covering:

  • Whole-of-Government Infrastructure Processes
  • Passenger Transport Strategy
  • Freight Transport Strategy
  • Transport Strategic Policy
  • Road Delivery Governance Reforms
  • Infrastructure and Land Use Planning Reforms
  • Infrastructure Data and Support Systems


Passenger Transport

Responsible for development of policy for bus and taxi services, and management of contracts for delivering student and general access bus services.

Bus Services Review Implementation
Responsible for implementing outcomes of Core Passenger Services Review which seek to deliver improved bus services for communities across Tasmania.

Passenger Transport Services
Administers the Government's programs and contracts directed at ensuring the community has adequate and equitable access to transport services.

Passenger Transport Policy
Develops policy to facilitate cost effective improvements in Tasmania's public transport system in co-operation with stakeholders and for the benefit of the Tasmanian community.


Office of Energy Planning & Conservation

The Office is primarily responsible for the provision of policy advice on energy issues to the Tasmanian Government. The office also represents the jurisdiction on a range of policy investigations and procedural matters; is actively involved in implementing changes to the legislative framework, which regulates the Tasmanian energy sector and has a role in planning preparedness for energy supply emergencies.

The Office is currently involved in a number of State and National projects including:

  • National Energy Market Reforms
  • Energy Planning - supply and demand analysis
  • Energy Emergency Planning
  • National Energy Efficiency policy and other demand side initiatives


Mineral Resources Tasmania

Responsible for the provision of information and tenement regulation to foster responsible mineral resource development and land management for the benefit of the Tasmanian community.

Metallic Minerals and Geochemistry
Provides advice and direct support to Government, industry and the general public on all geo-scientific matters; devises and implements projects and strategies to assist the development and promotion of mineral exploration and other industries in Tasmania; regulates and monitors the progress of mineral exploration in Tasmania and provides a repository and archival service for valuable geo-scientific data, drill core and rock and mineral specimens.

Industrial Minerals, Environment and Land Management
Promotes and registers petroleum exploration in Tasmania and off-shore waters administered by the State; engineering geology and ground water activities; administers the Mineral Resources Development Act 1995 and Regulations, including the issue of legal titles to mining tenements, collation and recording of statistics relating to mining production and the demand and monitoring of the collection of fees and rentals; sets and monitors standards for the performance of exploration programs by private companies; and environmental control of exploration and management of mining heritage and land access issues

GIS and Geophysics
Implements Project TIGER (Tasmanian Information on Geo-scientific and Exploration Resources); provides geophysical services and advice to MRT and its clients and; provides computer support to MRT.

Data Management
Produces digital geological maps; records mining tenements on the Division's maps and plans and manages the Division's Geographical Information System and Computer-Aided Drafting system and support drafting services

Royalty, Finance and Administration
Manages regimes for royalties and fees; provides a publications support service and an adequately resourced library service; and provides general administration of the Division.


Racing Services Tasmania

Responsible for stewardship, registration, licensing, integrity controls and bookmaker activities covering all three codes of racing in Tasmania - thoroughbred, harness and greyhound. RST is a division of DIER and services the Tasmanian racing industry from its offices in Launceston.

Licences and Registrations
Administer licensing of trainers, drivers, riders and other persons engaged in horse and greyhound racing. Process registration details for thoroughbred and harness horses and greyhounds as required by the Rules of Racing.

Integrity Controls
Employ stewards to supervise the running of race meetings and the general racing operations of licensed industry personnel. Monitor compliance with the requirements of the Racing and Gaming Act.

Regulation of Bookmaker Betting
Register bookmakers to operate on registered racecourses. Regulate and supervise bookmaker betting activities.

Racing Appeals
Provide administrative support to the Tasmanian Racing Appeal Board.

Racing Industry Training
Supervise, coordinate and set standards in respect of the training of apprentice jockeys, junior drivers and other industry personnel.