11    Department of State Growth

Agency Outline

The Department of State Growth’s role is to enable and support economic growth and facilitate the creation of jobs and opportunities for Tasmanians. In doing so, the Department has five key objectives:

·       work with Tasmanian businesses and industry to support strategic growth and job creation;

·       grow and support Tasmania’s visitor economy;

·       contribute to Tasmania’s brand as the best place in the country to live, work, invest and raise a family;

·       strategically develop our infrastructure and transport systems to support industry and business growth and our community; and

·       build organisational capacity by working collaboratively and developing our people, safety, systems and culture.

The Department provides portfolio support to the following Ministers:

·       Minister for Tourism, Hon Peter Gutwein MP;

·       Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries, Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP;

·       Minister for State Growth, Hon Roger Jaensch MP;

·       Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce Growth and Minister for Hospitality and Events, Hon Sarah Courtney MP;

·       Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing, and Minister for Science and Technology, Hon Michael Ferguson MP;

·       Minister for the Arts, Hon Elise Archer MP;

·       Minister for Trade, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction and Minister for Resources, Hon Guy Barnett MP; and

·       Minister for Small Business, Hon Jane Howlett MLC.


 

The Department is organised into key areas of: Business and Jobs; Business Services, Cultural and Tourism Development; Renewables Tasmania; Resources, Strategy and Policy; and Transport and Infrastructure. The Department also supports the Office of the Coordinator‑General.

State Growth works collaboratively and in partnership with other Government departments to achieve growth in the Tasmanian economy. In delivering services to Tasmania and growing our State, we are client centric, collaborative, values based, results driven, innovative and creative, adaptable and agile, efficient and welcome and support diversity in our organisation.

The Government, through the Department, purchases Vocational Education and Training (VET) services from TasTAFE, which assists TasTAFE in offering a broad range of products and services to individuals, industry sectors and enterprises. The Government will introduce legislation in the 2021 Spring Session of Parliament to establish TasTAFE as a new not‑for‑profit government business that provides VET services that benefit the Tasmanian economy, builds the productivity of the Tasmanian workforce and provides effective pathways for students into work.

This chapter provides the Department’s financial information for 2021‑22 and over the Forward Estimates (2022‑23 to 2024‑25). Further information on the Department is provided at www.stategrowth.tas.gov.au.

Key Deliverables

Table 11.1 provides a summary of the Budget and Forward Estimates allocations for key deliverables being undertaken by the Department.

Table 11.1:       Key Deliverables Statement

 

2021‑22

 

Budget

2022‑23

Forward

Estimate

2023‑24

Forward

Estimate

2024‑25

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Election Commitments

 

 

 

 

100 Extra TasTAFE Teachers1

  3 800

  7 500

  11 300

  15 000

Additional Bus Capacity

  2 500

  2 500

  7 500

  7 500

Advanced Manufacturing Accelerating Growth Grants

  1 500

  1 500

....  

....  

Advanced Manufacturing Action Plan

  1 800

  1 750

  1 450

....  

Algona Interchange and Kingston Bypass2

200

600

2 000

4 800

Arthur Highway Upgrades

....

....

500

1 500

Bell Bay Hydrogen Hub

....  

   100

....  

....  

Blundstone Arena

  6 000

....  

....  

....  

Boiler Replacement Action Plan3

    50

....  

....  

....  

Boost Business Tasmania

   200

   200

   200

   200

Bridport Foreshore4

  5 000

....  

....  

....  

Building Projects Support Program

  10 000

....  

....  

....  

Business Events Attraction Fund

   300

   300

   300

   300

Bus Stop Upgrades

500

1 000

2 000

2 500

Channel Highway Bypass of Huonville2

....  

....  

2 300

6 200

Community Services‑based Project Team

   195

   195

   195

....  

Community Services‑based Workforce Ready Team

   500

   500

   500

....  

Community Services Sector Recruitment Campaign

   100

....  

....  

....  

Community Services Sector Workforce Development Fund

   310

   310

   310

....  

COVID‑19 Small Business Financial Counselling and Advice Support Program

   400

   300

   250

   250

Creative Support Small Grants Program

200

....  

....  

....  

Cultural and Creative Industry Operational Assistance

  1 200

  1 200

  1 200

  1 200

Cycling Infrastructure

....  

500

500

500

Cygnet Township Safety Upgrade

....

....

1 000

4 000

Devonport to Cradle Mountain Road Upgrades

....  

....  

....  

500

Digital Ready for Business Program

....  

   250

   250

   250

Digital Ready for Daily Life Program

   100

   200

   200

   200

Diversity Action Plan

   150

....  

....  

....  

Don River Railway

  2 000

....  

....  

....  

East and West Tamar Highway Upgrades

....  

....  

....  

1 000

Electric Vehicle ‑ Car Rental ‑ Registration Waiver5

....  

....  

....  

....  

Enterprize Hubs ‑ Hobart and Launceston

....  

   278

   278

   278


Events Support and Attraction Fund

  2 000

  2 000

  2 000

  2 000

 

 

 

 

 


Table 11.1:       Key Deliverables Statement (continued)

 

2021‑22

 

Budget

2022‑23

Forward

Estimate

2023‑24

Forward

Estimate

2024‑25

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Election Commitments (continued)

 

 

 

 

Exploration Drilling Grants Initiative

....  

   500

   500

   500

Flinders Island Boat Ramp and Upgrade4

   120

....  

....  

....  

Forestry Sector Diversity Action Plan3

    50

    50

    50

....  

Geo‑science initiative

   500

   500

   500

   500

Great Customer Experience Program

....  

   800

   800

   800

Great Eastern Drive Upgrades

....  

....  

5 000

5 000

Greenhill Observatory Fibre‑optic

   150

....  

....  

....  

Helping Migrants into employment

    95

    95

....  

....  

High Vis Army ‑ Civil Contractors Federation

  1 000

  1 000

  1 000

  1 000

High Vis Army ‑ Housing Industry Association

   250

   250

   250

   250

High Vis Army ‑ Master Builders Tasmania

  1 000

  1 000

  1 000

  1 000

Hospitality 2030 ‑ Building Skills and Workforce Development

....  

   750

   750

   750

International Business Development Managers

....  

   750

   750

   750

Jobs Hub Initiative

  2 725

  4 450

  3 450

....  

Jobs Partnership Fund

   500

   500

   500

....  

King Island Flight Subsidy Extension ‑ Hobart to King and Flinders Islands

  1 000

....  

....  

....  

King Island Lighthouse Maintenance at Currie

   250

....  

....  

....  

King Island Telecommunications Upgrade

  1 000

....  

....  

....  

Maritime Wooden Boat Centre

  1 250

....  

....  

....  

Meander Valley ‑ Short Walks Destination

   250

   250

....  

....  

New Park and Ride Facilities

....  

500

1 000

3 500

NILS Energy Saver Loan and Subsidy Program

   250

   250

   250

   250

NILS Micro Business Loan Program

    75

    75

    75

    75

On‑Island Processing and Value Adding Initiative3

  1 000

  1 000

  1 000

  1 000

Palana Road Upgrades

....  

1 000

1 000

....  

PFG Group ‑ No interest loan

    12

    12

    12

....  

Pilot Youth Connectors Program in Sorell, Glenorchy and George Town

   671

   671

....  

....  

Project NW Experience Gap Analysis

   275

....  

....  

....  

Project Springboard Program

   100

....  

....  

....  

Regional Events Recovery Fund

  1 500

....  

....  

....  

Regional Hospitality Revival Fund

  1 000

....  

....  

....  

Regional TAFE Virtual campus1

  2 000

  8 000

....  

....  

Rokeby Stage 3 ‑ Pass Road to Oakdowns2

100

100

200

900

Rural Town Security Cameras ‑ Grant Program

  1 000

  1 000

  1 000

  1 000

Securing Our Business Future ‑ Survey of Business Expectations

    30

    30

    30

    30

Securing Tasmania’s Iconic Events

  5 250

  5 250

  4 000

  3 500

Sideling Upgrades Stage 22

....

....

....

1 000

Skill Up!1

   500

   500

   500

   500


Table 11.1:       Key Deliverables Statement (continued)

 

2021‑22

 

Budget

2022‑23

Forward

Estimate

2023‑24

Forward

Estimate

2024‑25

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Election Commitments (continued)

 

 

 

 

Skills and Training ‑ Arbre Forest Industries3

    25

    25

    25

....  

Small Business Incubator and Accelerator Pilot Program

   500

   750

   750

....  

Small Business Mental Health Support Package

   300

   100

....  

....  

Sorell Trade Training Centre

  1 500

....  

....  

....  

Stadium Authority Trust

  1 500

  3 000

  5 000

  5 000

Stamp Duty Waiver for Electric Vehicles5

....  

....  

....  

....  

Stanley Highway Tourism Upgrades

....  

....  

....  

500

Strahan Waterfront Precinct

  1 000

....  

....  

....  

Support for Regional Chambers of Commerce

   100

   100

   100

....  

Supporting Clubs, Sporting Clubs and RSLs

   100

   350

   350

   350

Supporting Jobs at INCAT

  2 000

  2 000

  2 000

....  

Supporting the Fit for Work Devonport Project

   170

....  

....  

....  

Tamar Dredging Program

  2 000

  2 000

....  

....  

Tamar Estuary Governance

  1 000

  1 000

  1 000

  1 000

Tasmanian Defence Advocate

   300

   300

   300

....  

Tasmanian Energy Efficiency Loans Scheme (TEELS)

....  

  1 500

  1 500

....  

Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing and Energy Council Industry Advancement

   200

   150

   150

....  

Tasmanian Small Business Council

    50

    50

    50

....  

Tasmanian Trade Strategy 2019‑2025

   150

  1 250

  1 250

  1 100

Tasmania’s Aboriginal Heritage

   250

   250

   250

....  

TasTAFE and Libraries Tasmania1

  2 000

  2 000

....  

....  

TasTAFE Facility Upgrades and Transition Fund1

  11 250

  11 250

  11 250

  11 250

Tender Incentive Grant Program

   300

   300

....  

....  

THA Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

   400

   200

....  

....  

Timber Promotions Board3

   192

   192

   192

....  

Tourism Industry Interest Free Loan Program

....  

  1 000

  1 000

  1 000

Transformer Dark Lab Project

  1 350

  1 350

....  

....  

Victoria Street Redevelopment

....  

650

....  

....  

West Coast Heritage Centre

   150

   150

   150

   150

Wielangta Road Upgrades

  1 000

....  

....  

....  

 

 

 

 

 

Other Initiatives

 

 

 

 

Boosting Hire Car Supply

  1 000

....  

....  

....  

Building and Construction Support Loan Scheme

  1 200

  1 200

  1 200

....  

Carbon Neutral Destination ‑ Tourism  Carbon Audit

  1 500

....  

....  

....  

COVID‑19 Cost of Living Grant ‑ Embedded Electricity Network Customers

  1 000

....  

....  

....  

COVID‑19 Response ‑ Arts and Cultural Grants Program

   933

....  

....  

....  

COVID‑19 Response ‑ Building Projects Support Program

  10 000

....  

....  

....  

Table 11.1:       Key Deliverables Statement (continued)

 

2021‑22

 

Budget

2022‑23

Forward

Estimate

2023‑24

Forward

Estimate

2024‑25

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Other Initiatives (continued)

 

 

 

 

Creative and Cultural Recovery Support

  1 500

....  

....  

....  

Cygnet Jetty4

   300

....  

....  

....  

Innovation and Development Grants

  8 000

....  

....  

....  

Macquarie Point ‑ Operating Costs

  3 500

  5 000

  5 000

....  

New Ancillary/Secondary Dwellings $10 000 Rental Incentive

  2 500

....

....  

....  

New Small Business Financial Counselling

  1 000

....  

....  

....  

Renewables Tasmania

  2 000

  2 000

  2 000

  2 000

Tasmanian Screen Productions

  3 000

....  

....  

....  

Tourism Business Planning

   500

....  

....  

....  

Tourism Hospitality Support

  4 000

....  

....  

....  

Travel Agent Support

  1 000

....  

....  

....  

Working Tasmania Program

10 250

10 250

....  

....  

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    This item will be delivered by TasTAFE. Refer to chapter 27 of this Budget Paper for further information.

2.    This item reflects the State’s financial contribution to the initiative as part of an agreement with the Australian Government. Refer to the Capital Investment Program section in this chapter for overall project cash flows.

3.    This funding represents the Government’s commitment to Securing Tasmania’s Future by Growing Forestry Jobs, matching funding to be provided by Sustainable Timber Tasmania.

4.    This item with be delivered by Marine and Safety Tasmania. Refer to chapter 24 of this Budget Paper for further information.

5.    This initiative reflects revenue foregone.

Election Commitments

Additional Bus Capacity

This initiative will deliver more buses on school routes experiencing high levels of demand and more buses on busy commuter routes. In particular, this funding will assist in introducing new buses dedicated to increasing capacity from Kingston to Hobart, integrating with new park and ride facilities at Huntingfield and Firthside.

Advanced Manufacturing Accelerating Growth Grants

This initiative will deliver a grant program to encourage businesses to invest in new innovative equipment, leading to more jobs, increased trade and greater economic benefits across Tasmania.

Advanced Manufacturing Action Plan

This initiative will support the implementation of the Advanced Manufacturing Plan 2024 including developing and attracting a highly skilled workforce, supporting the adoption of lead‑edge design and technologies, and supporting greater market identification, access and industry promotion.

Algona Interchange and Kingston Bypass

This initiative will see an investment of $60 million in partnership with the Australian Government to deliver an upgrade to manage traffic, passenger transport and pedestrians at Algona Road and duplication of the Kingston Bypass from Algona Road to the Huon Highway.

Arthur Highway Upgrades

This initiative will see an investment of $50 million to upgrade the Arthur Highway and will include upgrades along the length of the highway between the connection with the new Sorell Southern Bypass and Port Arthur.

Bell Bay Hydrogen Hub

This initiative provides an investment in the Tasmanian Hydrogen technology cluster initiative led by the Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone. It will also support community engagement and social licence activities and build a collaborative hydrogen industry network with strong links to government and investors.

Blundstone Arena

This initiative will deliver immediate works to improve the experience of stadium patrons, including new screens and gate access developments. Works will be delivered in conjunction with the establishment of Stadiums Tasmania.

Boiler Replacement Action Plan

This initiative will fund an Action Plan to investigate replacing Government‑owned fossil fuel burning gas and coal boilers to renewable energy, including bio‑fuel.

Boost Business Tasmania

This initiative will provide additional resourcing to Business Tasmania to better support Tasmanians seeking to start, grow and adapt their businesses.

Building Projects Support Program

This initiative will provide further funding to the Building Projects Support Program to bring forward community and commercial projects, helping to stimulate the sector and support local jobs.

Business Events Attraction Fund

This initiative will continue to support Business Events Tasmania to build on the State’s reputation as a world class business event destination for small to medium‑sized opportunities.

Bus Stop Upgrades

This initiative will provide for upgrades to all‑access and all‑weather bus stops at priority locations. The improved infrastructure will provide comfortable, modern shelters and be fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

Channel Highway Bypass of Huonville

This initiative will build on existing funding for the Huon Link Road and enable activation of the Huonville commercial and industrial precinct.

Community Services‑based Project Team

This initiative will establish a community services‑based project team in TasCOSS, to drive research and data collection and reduce barriers to employment in the sector.

Community Services‑based Workforce Ready Team

This initiative will establish a Workforce Ready Team, working across sectors to coordinate better integration of education and training with community sector needs.

Community Services Sector Recruitment Campaign

This initiative will provide for a recruitment campaign to ensure the community sector is a career of choice for Tasmanians.

Community Services Sector Workforce Development Fund

This initiative will establish a Workforce Development Fund to deliver a coordinated increase to the sector’s training capacity.

COVID‑19 Small Business Financial Counselling and Professional Advice Support Program

This initiative will deliver a small business financial counselling and advice support program, in consultation with the Tasmanian Small Business Council and regional chambers of commerce.

Creative Support Small Grants Program

This initiative will deliver a small grants program specifically designed to support gig economy artists back to work, including sole traders, freelancers and self‑employed artists.

Cultural and Creative Industry Operational Assistance

This initiative will provide key support to artists, delivering confidence and certainty for our cultural and creative industries.

Cycling Infrastructure

This initiative will continue the delivery of this successful program in partnership with local government.

Cygnet Township Safety Upgrade

This initiative will allow for the completion of construction of Mary Street in Cygnet, reducing congestion on the main street and improving pedestrian safety and amenity for the township.

Devonport to Cradle Mountain Road Upgrades

This initiative will provide for targeted improvements along the primary tourist approach to Cradle Mountain, including Sheffield Road, Claude Road, Cethana Road and Cradle Mountain Road.

Digital Ready for Business Program

This initiative will enable the extension of this vital program through to 2025, helping businesses to continue their digital journey.

Digital Ready for Daily Life Program

This initiative will boost the Government’s commitment to the Digital Ready for Daily Life digital inclusion program and allow deeper engagement with communities to address digital skills and to improve digital literacy and inclusion.

Diversity Action Plan

This initiative will establish a Diversity Action Plan to increase the gender and cultural diversity of the mining sector in partnership with the Tasmanian Manufacturing, Mineral and Energy Council.

Don River Railway

This initiative will support the volunteer‑run vintage railway and museum in Don to develop a rail experience that will drive interstate and international visitation to the State’s North West.

East and West Tamar Highway Upgrades

This initiative will provide for a further upgrade of the East and West Tamar Highways. Building on the Australian Government’s commitment to the West Tamar Highway, this will deliver targeted upgrades to both sides of the Tamar, including lane separation, junction upgrades and overtaking opportunities.

Electric Vehicle ‑ Car Rental ‑ Registration Waiver

This initiative waives the registration for electric vehicles purchased by car rental companies and coach operators for two years.

Enterprize Hubs ‑ Hobart and Launceston

This initiative will boost the Government’s commitment to Enterprize by providing certainty to the start‑up community with funding through to 2025.

Events Support and Attraction Fund

This initiative will secure and attract events to Tasmania, drawing more visitors and targeting events that deliver the greatest return for investment.

Exploration Drilling Grants Initiative

This initiative will extend the Government’s co‑funded Exploration Drilling Grants Initiative to 2025.

Forestry Sector Diversity Action Plan

This initiative will establish a Diversity Action Plan led by the Tasmanian Forest and Forest Products Network to increase the gender and cultural diversity of the forestry sector.

Geo‑science Initiative

This initiative will provide support for industry in the exploration and identification of Tasmania’s mineral resources via a refreshed Geoscience Initiative.

Great Customer Experience Program

This initiative will ensure the continuous delivery of the Great Customer Experience Program through free support to tourism and hospitality businesses, delivering a culture of customer experience excellence across all regions of Tasmania.

Great Eastern Drive Upgrades

This initiative will provide a further $25 million for the continuation of works to upgrade this iconic Tasmania tourist route.

Greenhill Observatory Fibre‑optic

This initiative will deliver a high‑speed optical fibre upgrade for the University of Tasmania’s Greenhill Observatory.

Helping Migrants into employment

This initiative will support Migrant Resource Centres in the south and north to build and extend their existing migrant and multicultural employment job readiness programs.

High Vis Army ‑ Civil Contractors Federation

This initiative will support the Civil Contractors Federation as part of a coordinated effort in workforce development and training to attract more workers to the industry.

High Vis Army ‑ Housing Industry Association

This initiative will support the Housing Industry Association as part of a coordinated effort in workforce development and training to attract more workers to the industry.

High Vis Army ‑ Master Builders Tasmania

This initiative will support the Master Builders Tasmania as part of a coordinated effort in workforce development and training to attract more workers to the industry.

Hospitality 2030 ‑ Building Skills and Workforce Development

This initiative will support the development of Hospitality 2030, a long‑term plan in partnership with the Tasmanian Hospitality Association. This will continue to support workforce development across the sector.

International Business Development Managers

This initiative will ensure the continuation and expansion of the overseas Business Development Manager network to assist businesses with expansion of export markets.

Jobs Hub Initiative

This initiative will support the establishment of four new jobs hubs in regional communities around Tasmania: South Central region, based in Brighton; Huonville and Channel, including Bruny Island; St Helens Jobs Hub expanding to the greater East Coast and North East; the North West and West Coast Jobs Hub centred in Burnie; and expanded coverage through the Northern Employment and Business Hub.

Jobs Partnership Fund

This initiative will support the development of a fund that will foster partnerships between the Government and the non‑government sector to support our ‘Local People into Local Jobs’ agenda. This will ensure close engagement and alignment between the non‑government sector and the Jobs Tasmania Hubs network.

King Island Flight Subsidy Extension ‑ Hobart to King and Flinders Islands

This initiative will continue to underwrite flights to the islands until the end of March 2022. This will provide key support to both King and Flinders Islands during the winter period, enabling operators to be prepared for a busy spring and summer season.

King Island Lighthouse Maintenance at Currie

This initiative will assist the King Island Council with painting and maintenance of this tourist drawcard.

King Island Telecommunications Upgrade

This initiative will provide for an upgrade of telecommunications on King Island. This funding will be delivered in partnership with the Australian Government, the King Island Council and Telstra.

Maritime Wooden Boat Centre 

This initiative will enable the Wooden Boat Centre to expand its training and tourism interpretation capacity by extending the footprint and use of the existing Wooden Boat Centre buildings.

Meander Valley ‑ Short Walks Destination

This initiative will support the development of the Meander Valley area as a short walks destination.

New Park and Ride Facilities

This initiative will build on our investment in park and ride facilities currently under construction at Firthside and Huntingfield in the Kingborough area. This initiative will also include investigation and identification of potential locations for new park and ride facilities to support commuters in the northern suburbs, the southern beaches area and the eastern shore of Hobart.

NILS Energy Saver Loan and Subsidy Program

This initiative doubles the current funding for the NILS Energy Saver Loan and Subsidy.

NILS Micro Business Loan Program

This initiative will increase the extension of loans to support more Tasmanians on Government benefits, to access a $3 000 no interest loan to start up or expand their own small business.

On‑Island Processing and Value Adding Initiative

This initiative will grow on‑island processing and value‑adding of forest industry products. It intends to attract new businesses to Tasmania and will provide existing businesses with incentives to invest and expand.

Palana Road Upgrades

This initiative will provide funding to the Flinders Island Council to commence the staged sealing of priority sections of Palana Road, between Emita and Palana.

PFG Group ‑ No Interest Loan

This initiative will assist PFG Group to construct an ultra‑durable, High‑Density Polyethylene prototype vessel for the defence sector in Australian and international markets.

Pilot Youth Connectors Program in Sorell, Glenorchy and George Town

This initiative will provide for a pilot Youth Connectors program, to operate in conjunction with the Sorell, Glenorchy and George Town Jobs Hubs to focus on young Tasmanians in those areas seeking jobs, training and apprenticeships in their local regions.

Project NW Experience Gap Analysis

This initiative will further analyse tourism experience gaps in Tasmania’s far North West to understand the greatest development opportunities for enhancing tourism and growing demand through new and diversified visitor experiences.

Project Springboard Program

This initiative will provide for the implementation of the successful Project Springboard pilot program in consultation with Tasmanian businesses in priority sectors.

Regional Events Recovery Fund

This initiative will provide support to existing or start‑up events in regional Tasmania, driving intrastate visitation and increasing visitor expenditure.

Regional Hospitality Revival Fund

This initiative will deliver small grants of up to $1 500 to hospitality businesses outside of Hobart and Launceston to assist them in attracting visitors to the regions.

Rokeby Stage 3 ‑ Pass Road to Oakdowns

This initiative will see an investment in partnership with the Australian Government to deliver stage three of the Rokeby to South Arm Road between Pass Road and Oakdowns, including a bypass of the Rokeby commercial area, and improved safety at the Acton Road intersection.

Rural Town Security Cameras ‑ Grant Program

This initiative will provide grants funding to local communities for the purpose of installing CCTV in regional towns to deter offending.

Securing Our Business Future ‑ Survey of Business Expectations

This initiative will support the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to expand the Tasmanian Survey of Business Expectations.

Securing Tasmania’s Iconic Events

This initiative will secure iconic Tasmanian events and festivals that not only help celebrate and define our identity and bring the community together but contribute to growing our economy.

Sideling Upgrades Stage 2

This initiative reflects a State Government contribution towards a future partnership with the Australian Government for stage two upgrades of the Tasman Highway at the Sideling.

Skills and Training ‑ Arbre Forest Industries

This initiative will address skill shortages in the forest industry by collaborating with Arbre Forest Industries to train our industry leaders of tomorrow.

Small Business Incubator and Accelerator Pilot Program

This initiative is a new program to encourage start‑ups as well as help small businesses to grow their ventures by providing specialist advice, support and assistance to decrease risk and increase sustainable and viable business development.

Small Business Mental Health Support Package

This initiative will support the extension of the current program. This additional support will allow for the continuation of services provided by Lifeline in providing free mental health first aid training and outreach services to small businesses all around Tasmania.

Sorell Trade Training Centre

This initiative will support the expansion of facilities in partnership with the Australian Government. This upgrade will allow for more young Tasmanians to access training, apprenticeships and jobs for their future.

Stadium Authority Trust

This initiative will provide for the establishment of Stadiums Tasmania, by legislation. This will assist in overseeing the development and management of venues and land owned by the State to maximise economic and community benefit for Tasmania.

Stamp Duty Waiver for Electric Vehicles

This initiative provides a two‑year stamp duty waiver for all new and second‑hand electric vehicles.

Stanley Highway Tourism Upgrades

This initiative will provide for safety upgrades to the Stanley Highway, from the Bass Highway intersection to Dovecote Road, including shoulder sealing and lane widening.

Strahan Waterfront Precinct

This initiative will enable the continued development of the Precinct Plan to create a safer port area and a vibrant public space for locals and tourists.

Support for Regional Chambers of Commerce

This initiative will support regional chambers of commerce to promote business collaboration and development in their regions for strong and diverse local economies.

Supporting Clubs, Sporting Clubs and RSLs

This initiative will continue to provide the Tasmanian Hospitality Association with support to promote health and wellbeing and provide critical support services to their members and members of the community in need of assistance.

Supporting Jobs at INCAT

This initiative will support the underwriting of a new Incat vessel to secure both a significant local workforce and local supply chains. This will support Incat’s history of driving innovation and leading quality and performance expectations in the international fast ferry sector.

Supporting the Fit for Work Devonport Project

This initiative will provide key support to continue to provide young job seekers with individualised support and case management to successfully engage in long‑term employment, education and training.

Tamar Dredging Program

This initiative will provide funding for the establishment of a site‑specific dredging program as soon as possible. This will ensure that navigable channels and recreational locations can be accessed.

Tamar Estuary Governance

This initiative will provide funding to support the establishment and ongoing operations of a governance structure that will manage identified Tamar River challenges on an ongoing basis.

Tasmanian Defence Advocate

This initiative will continue to support the Defence Advocate in working with Tasmanian companies in the pursuit of defence contracts and in navigating the complex sector.

Tasmanian Energy Efficiency Loans Scheme (TEELS)

This initiative will provide funding to establish and administer a new TEELS program to support residential and small businesses, including landlords, to install energy efficient appliances and solar systems.

Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing and Energy Council Industry Advancement

This initiative will assist the advanced manufacturing sector to adopt Industry 4.0 and ensure Tasmania remains focused on leading edge, modern manufacturing.

Tasmanian Small Business Council

This initiative will enable the Council to continue to support and advocate to its members, the critical role of small business in the Tasmanian economy.

Tasmanian Trade Strategy 2019‑2025

This initiative will support the implementation of key initiatives under the strategy and annual action plans, including additional support to develop a New Zealand Trade Strategy.

Tasmania’s Aboriginal Heritage

This initiative will support engagement with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community to identify and promote the range of rich cultural and location‑based experiences throughout the State. This includes ongoing operational support for the wukalina Walk.

Tender Incentive Grant Program

This initiative will provide a grant program to support and encourage businesses to submit tender applications for new contracts in the competitive defence sector to enable market diversification for their products and services.

THA Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

This initiative will continue to provide the Tasmanian Hospitality Association with support to deliver mental health assistance to operators and workers in the hospitality sector. This funding will also support industry to look at preventive health and wellbeing initiatives that support a healthy workforce.

Timber Promotions Board

This initiative will provide funding to the Board, in partnership with Sustainable Timber Tasmania, to support industry in promoting and advocating for our products locally and nationally.

Tourism Industry Interest Free Loan Program

This initiative will support the delivery of an interest free loan scheme to enable tourism businesses to develop their world class products to ensure that Tasmania is the most sought after destination in the country.

Transformer Dark Lab Project

This initiative will deliver an exciting year‑round attraction at Ida Bay Reserve. It will combine the elements of nature, natural light, architecture and ecology.

Victoria Street Redevelopment

This initiative will provide funding to the Dorset Council towards a beautification project in Scottsdale that will create a pleasant, welcoming, and sustainable town centre.

West Coast Heritage Centre

This initiative will support the West Coast Heritage Centre at Zeehan to continue to manage, operate and maintain its collection.

Wielangta Road Upgrades

This initiative will provide for the commencement of resurfacing of Wielangta Road.

Other Initiatives

Boosting Hire Car Supply

This initiative will support hire and drive operators to re‑establish their vehicle fleets as well as encouraging the sign‑up of new vehicles to accredited car sharing platforms.

Building and Construction Support Loan Scheme

This initiative will provide financial support to enable eligible commercial building projects to create new or improve existing infrastructure that can commence quickly.

Carbon Neutral Destination ‑ Tourism Carbon Audit

This initiative will assist tourism operators to undertake the first step to complete a carbon audit and formulate a pathway for them to achieve a standard of operation that will be globally recognised.

COVID‑19 Cost of Living Grant ‑ Embedded Electricity Network Customers

This initiative will provide a one‑off payment of $125 to eligible customers to assist with energy costs. The payment will be available for embedded network customers that get their utilities provided directly from a landlord or building owner.

COVID‑19 Response ‑ Arts and Cultural Grants Program

This initiative will provide support for Tasmanian artists and arts organisations to research and create new work, or connect with and develop new identified markets.

COVID‑19 Response ‑ Building Projects Support Program

This initiative will provide assistance to bring forward community and commercial projects that will help stimulate the sector and support local jobs.

Creative and Cultural Recovery Support

This initiative provides sustainable support to the cultural and creative industries, including support for live performance reactivation and Tasmanian arts organisations.

Innovation and Development Grants

This initiative will support a grants program with a focus on key visitor attraction projects and opportunities.

Macquarie Point ‑ Operating Costs

This initiative provides the Macquarie Point Development Corporation with funding to support its operational activities. Capital funding will be provided as an equity contribution through Finance‑General. Refer to chapter 6 of The Budget Budget Paper No 1 for further information on the capital contribution to the Corporation.

New Ancillary/Secondary Dwellings $10 000 Rental Incentive

This initiative provides a $10 000 payment for the first 250 new ancillary dwellings that are made available for long‑term rental to help encourage greater supply of rental properties in the State.

New Small Business Financial Counselling

This initiative will support our small business sector by providing access to specialist financial counselling.

Renewables Tasmania

This initiative will fund additional policy, regulatory and community engagement resources to implement the Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan and Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan priorities.

Tasmanian Screen Productions

This initiative will enable Screen Tasmania to invest in the production of larger screen projects to deliver jobs to Tasmanian actors, crews and screen creatives.

Tourism Business Planning

This grant program will assist tourism businesses with business planning and support services.

Tourism Hospitality Support

This initiative will deliver financial support to tourism and hospitality businesses identified as critical to regional visitor attraction.

Travel Agent Support

This initiative will support travel agent business operational activities and contribute to the recovery of the tourism industry.

Working Tasmania Program

This initiative will complement the ‘Local People into Local Jobs’ agenda. It includes support to Tasmanian employers and jobseekers, funding to support training interventions to address barriers to employment, financial supports for employers to employ new employees, and specifically to assist young people and recent school leavers.

 


 

Output Information

Outputs of the Department of State Growth are provided under the following Output Groups:

·       Output Group 1 ‑ Industry, Skills Development and Business Growth;

·       Output Group 2 ‑ Infrastructure and Transport Services;

·       Output Group 3 ‑ Energy and Emissions Reduction Policy and Advice;

·       Output Group 4 ‑ Resources Policy and Regulatory Services;

·       Output Group 5 ‑ Cultural and Tourism Development;

·       Output Group 6 ‑ Subsidies and Concessions;

·       Output Group 89 ‑ Public Building Maintenance Program; and

·       Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery.

Table 11.2 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Department.

Output Group Updates

As a result of the Administrative Arrangements Order 2021, the following output changes have occurred in the Department:

·       the former Output Group 3 ‑ Energy Policy and Advice has been renamed Energy and Emissions Reduction Policy and Advice; and

·       funding from the former Strategic Growth portfolio in the Department of Premier and Cabinet has been transferred to 1.3 Skills and Workforce Development.

 


 

Table 11.2:       Output Group Expense Summary

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 2 ‑ Infrastructure and Transport Services

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Infrastructure Tasmania1

18 340 

42 949 

43 043 

35 096 

9 345 

2.2 Road User Services

31 887 

29 388 

29 672 

29 033 

25 960 

2.3 Passenger Transport2

6 579 

9 626 

8 969 

14 128 

14 251 

 

56 806 

81 963 

81 684 

78 257 

49 556 

Output Group 6 ‑ Subsidies and Concessions

 

 

 

 

 

6.1 Shipping and Ferry Subsidies

1 190 

1 214 

1 238 

1 263 

1 289 

6.2 General Access Services

64 724 

66 285 

67 885 

69 527 

71 212 

6.3 School Bus Services

39 108 

39 809 

40 526 

41 255 

42 000 

6.4 Construction of Streets in Towns

52 

52 

52 

52 

52 

 

105 074 

107 360 

109 701 

112 097 

114 553 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.15 Essential Air Freight Services Bass Strait

4 130 

1 300 

.... 

.... 

.... 

90.16 International Air Freight Assistance

2 397 

2 109 

.... 

.... 

.... 

90.23 Waratah‑Wynyard Coastal Pathway

6 000 

6 000 

6 000 

.... 

.... 

90.28 Airport Infrastructure

7 500 

3 050 

1 000 

1 100 

.... 

 

20 027 

12 459 

7 000 

1 100 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

30 350 

33 010 

26 898 

22 925 

22 952 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program

161 768 

181 833 

170 158 

171 889 

162 775 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 3 ‑ Energy and Emissions Reduction Policy and Advice

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Energy and Emissions Reduction Policy and Advice3

15 428 

16 133 

15 180 

11 074 

8 791 

 

15 428 

16 133 

15 180 

11 074 

8 791 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.18 Small Business Energy Support Grant Program

1 000 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

1 000 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 11.2:       Output Group Expense Summary (continued)

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

Minister for State Growth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Industry, Skills Development and Business Growth

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Office of the Coordinator‑General4

33 926 

28 608 

26 673 

9 367 

3 989 

1.2 Industry and Business Development5,6

51 152 

78 869 

44 319 

39 734 

29 689 

 

85 078 

107 477 

70 992 

49 101 

33 678 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.3 Business Support Loan Scheme ‑ Interest Costs

1 000 

1 000 

500 

.... 

.... 

90.9 Digital Ready for Business Program

50 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

90.11 Rural Financial Counselling Service

100 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

1 150 

1 000 

500 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 4 ‑ Resources Policy and Regulatory Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.1 Forestry Policy and Reform7

3 291 

2 487 

2 362 

2 383 

2 186 

4.2 Mineral Resources8

10 948 

10 916 

8 526 

8 699 

8 777 

 

14 239 

13 403 

10 888 

11 082 

10 963 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

11 210 

11 274 

11 340 

11 402 

11 470 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for the Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 5 ‑ Cultural and Tourism Development

 

 

 

 

 

5.1 Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

10 918 

10 334 

10 470 

10 737 

10 939 

5.2 Arts Industry Development9

13 654 

13 332 

9 156 

9 308 

9 356 

5.3 Screen Industry Development10

1 925 

4 950 

1 727 

1 753 

1 773 

 

26 497 

28 616 

21 353 

21 798 

22 068 

Output Group 89 ‑ Public Building Maintenance Program

 

 

 

 

 

89.1 Public Building Maintenance Program

3 344 

2 591 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

3 344 

2 591 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.1 Cultural and Creative Industries Support

550 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

550 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

4 513 

4 418 

4 760 

4 841 

4 924 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 11.2:       Output Group Expense Summary (continued)

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

Minister for Small Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.8 Small Business Grants Program

600 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

90.22 Peak Body Support Fund

500 

500 

.... 

.... 

.... 

90.24 Small Business Sustainability and Recovery Assistance Package

20 000 

5 237 

130 

130 

.... 

 

21 100 

5 737 

130 

130 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Hospitality and Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 5 ‑ Cultural and Tourism Development

 

 

 

 

 

5.4 Events and Hospitality11

25 886 

42 272 

20 465 

15 604 

13 926 

 

25 886 

42 272 

20 465 

15 604 

13 926 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.6 Tourism and Hospitality Financial Counselling

100 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

100 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Tourism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 5 ‑ Cultural and Tourism Development

 

 

 

 

 

5.5 Visitor Economy Support12

3 820 

19 072 

4 035 

2 100 

1 950 

 

3 820 

19 072 

4 035 

2 100 

1 950 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.21 Make Yourself at Home Travel Vouchers13

12 500 

5 156 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

12 500 

5 156 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce Growth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Industry, Skills Development and Business Growth

 

 

 

 

 

1.3 Skills and Workforce Development14,15

132 734 

175 979 

172 745 

153 531 

153 086 

 

132 734 

175 979 

172 745 

153 531 

153 086 


Table 11.2:       Output Group Expense Summary (continued)

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.2 Rapid Response Skills Initiative

6 000 

3 500 

650 

.... 

.... 

90.4 Targeted Small Business Grants Program for Apprentices and Trainees

1 333 

293 

.... 

.... 

.... 

90.25 Priority Industry Skills Funding ‑ More Teachers at TasTAFE

1 000 

1 000 

.... 

.... 

.... 

90.26 Expansion of the Apprentices and Trainees Small Business Grant

.... 

5 400 

5 400 

.... 

.... 

90.27 Funding of Key VET Courses (JobTrainer)16

21 000 

5 000 

7 400 

2 100 

.... 

 

29 333 

15 193 

13 450 

2 100 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

762 507 

864 946 

741 279 

669 031 

610 692 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in Infrastructure Tasmania primarily reflects the funding profile of new initiatives, including Stadium Authority Trust, Tamar Estuary Governance, Tamar Dredging Program and Blundstone Arena. Infrastructure Tasmania also includes funding for Tamar Estuary ‑ Urban Water Infrastructure Upgrades.

2.    The increase in Passenger Transport primarily reflects the funding profile of the Additional Bus Capacity initiative.

3.    The decrease in Energy and Emissions Reduction Policy and Advice in 2023‑24 reflects the funding profile of 2020‑21 Budget initiatives, including the Tasmanian Renewable Energy Powerhouse, Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Development Fund and Project Marinus.

4.    The decrease in Office of the Coordinator‑General from 2023‑24 reflects the funding profile for Northern Cities Major Development Initiative ‑ Launceston.

5.    The increase in Industry and Business Development in 2021‑22 primarily reflects new initiatives, including the Building Projects Support Program, Advanced Manufacturing Accelerating Growth Grants, Supporting Jobs at INCAT, COVID‑19 Response ‑ Building Projects Support Program and Macquarie Point ‑ Operating Costs.

6.    Industry and Business Development includes funding that relates to strategies and activities that are the responsibility of the Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries, the Minister for Science and Technology, the Minister for Small Business, the Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing, and the Minister for Trade.

7.    The decrease in Forestry Policy and Reform in 2021‑22 reflects the funding profile of the Tasmanian Forests Agreement.

8.    The decrease in Mineral Resources in 2022‑23 reflects the funding profile for MRT Relocation (Mining Tasmania’s Future).

9.    The decrease in Arts Industry Development in 2022‑23 reflects the funding profile for the Community Arts and Cultural Development Fund, Creative and Cultural Recovery Support, and Arts and Cultural Grants Fund.

10.  The increase in Screen Industry Development in 2021‑22 primarily reflects the funding profile of the Tasmanian Screen Productions initiative.

11.  The increase in Events and Hospitality in 2021‑22 primarily reflects new initiatives, including Securing Tasmania’s Iconic Events, Events Attraction Fund, Regional Events Recovery Fund, and Regional Hospitality Revival Fund.

12.  The increase in Visitor Economy Support in 2021‑22 primarily reflects new initiatives, including Visitor Information Technology, Project NW Experience Gap Analysis, Meander Valley ‑ Short Walks Destination, Boosting Hire Car Supply, Innovation and Development Grants, and Tourism Hospitality Support.

13.  The 202122 funding allocation for Make Yourself at Home Travel Vouchers reflects the unspent 202021 allocation that will be reallocated to other industry priorities.

14.  The increase in Skills and Workforce Development in 2021‑22 primarily reflects new initiatives including 100 Extra TasTAFE Teachers, TasTAFE and Libraries Tasmania, Regional TAFE Virtual campus, TasTAFE Facility Upgrades and Transition Fund and High Vis Army ‑ Civil Contractors Federation and Master Builders Tasmania, Working Tasmania Program and the transfer of funding allocated to the former Strategic Growth Portfolio from the Department of Premier and Cabinet to Jobs Tasmania.

15.  Skills and Workforce Development includes funding that relates to strategies and activities that are the responsibility of the Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing.

16.  The variation in Funding of Key VET Courses (JobTrainer) reflects a revised profile of the funding provided in the 2020‑21 Budget.


 

Output Group 1:    Industry, Skills Development and Business Growth

1.1 Office of the Coordinator‑General

The Office of the Coordinator‑General is Tasmania’s principal entity to attract and support investment in the State. The activities of the Office are a fundamental element to the Government’s agenda of promoting and attracting investment for Tasmania and creating jobs. Outcomes of the Office of the Coordinator‑General are achieved for clients and for Tasmania by working collaboratively across the broader Department of State Growth, other state and Australian Government agencies, statutory authorities and local government. The Office operates broadly across four interconnected areas including Investment Attraction and Promotion, Major Project Facilitation, the Northern Cities Major Development Initiative and Red Tape Reduction, which incorporates the role of a Small Business Advocate who assists small businesses trying to resolve disputes with larger organisations.

1.2 Industry and Business Development

The Industry and Business Development Output:

·       focuses on maximising growth and job creation through business and industry, including the administration of business and skilled migration programs. The Output provides a statewide interface to engage with Tasmanian businesses and supports the State’s industries to leverage their competitive strengths;

·       provides a range of services that support the growth of Tasmanian businesses. This includes support for small business through business development services and tools, and information on starting, running and growing a business; and

·       includes a range of international engagement functions to promote economic growth including: trade support; economic diplomacy; and business and skilled migration facilitation.

1.3 Skills and Workforce Development

Skills Tasmania is responsible for:

·       managing Tasmania’s publicly funded training and workforce development system, directing Government training subsidies to training that is relevant to key industries; supporting innovation and economic growth; and delivering positive employment outcomes;

·       developing policy and strategy relating to skills and workforce development. This work has two key components: facilitating the delivery of high quality vocational education and training by TasTAFE and other Registered Training Organisations; and working with industry to support workforce development activities that assist Tasmanian enterprises to attract and retain the skilled workers they need to grow; and

·       managing the regulation of apprenticeships and traineeships, providing support services to RTOs and for the overall management and performance monitoring of the Tasmanian training system.

 

 

Jobs Tasmania is responsible for:

·       partnering with communities to remove barriers to employment, training and workforce participation; and

·       rollout of the Regional Jobs Hub Network and a range of complementary initiatives that will support employment outcomes for Tasmanian job seekers, those that want to get back in the workforce and employers who are looking for workers.

Table 11.3:       Performance Information ‑ Output Group 1

Performance Measure

Unit of

 Measure

2018‑19 Actual

2019‑20 Actual

2020‑21 Target1

2021‑22 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publish the Annual Red Tape Reduction Report and continue to reduce red tape by addressing issues identified in the report2

Yes/No

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Investment facilitated by the Office of the Coordinator General3

$ million

559

673

300

 

320

International students commencing their studies in Tasmania4

Number

8 107

8 777

5 272

 

5 272

Supporting access to a skilled workforce through State nomination of skilled migrants5

Number

2 132

2 970

1 750

3 000

Grow the value of Tasmania’s premium exports to international markets6

$ million

3 098

3 255

3 500

 

3 300

Provision of information and advisory services to SMEs7

Number

5 874

14 649

5 800

 

6 500

Policy, project and program advice and implementation meets the expectations of stakeholders8

Stakeholder feedback survey

Satisfied

Satisfied

Satisfied

Satisfied

VET Graduates employed after training9

% of total

78.4

79.7

79.7

79.7

VET Graduates with improved employment status after training10

% of total

59.2

71.3

71.3

 

71.3

Apprentice/Trainee commencements11

Number

5 519

4 177

4 177

4 191

Apprentice/Trainee in training12

Number

9 561

9 239

9 239

9 239

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    2020‑21 Targets have not been updated as actual data was not available to the Department in time for the preparation of 2021‑22 Budget Papers. Actual data will be published in the Agency’s annual report, which will be published by 31 October 2021.

2.    The Annual Red Tape Reduction Report produced and published each year lists red tape reduction issues identified for Government to take action on and reports the progress against these actions.

3.    This measure includes investment where the Office of the Coordinator‑General has: directly engaged with an entity to promote or support new, or retain, investment in Tasmania; provided investment facilitation services including advice, process identification and navigation, and engagement with linked parties; or provided recommendations to Government resulting in financial or other support to a project.

4.    Travel restrictions and border closures in response to the COVID‑19 pandemic have had a significant impact on the international education sector and student numbers nationally. The performance measure for 2020‑21 includes students who commence on‑campus courses remotely, including offshore, in response to border restrictions.

5.    Figure includes nominations under the subclass 190 Skilled Nominated visa and 491 Skilled Work Regional visa.

6.    The value of Premium Exports is calculated as total goods exports less iron ores and concentrates.

7.    This measure captures the number of advice services and assistance packages, provided by Business Tasmania, Enterprise Centres, Digital Ready, and targeted industry‑specific grants programs. The 2019‑20 actual outcome is reflective of a significant increase in enquiries to Business Tasmania in response to the COVID‑19 pandemic.

8.    Satisfaction and outcomes are measured by feedback from the Minister’s Office and, where appropriate, colleagues and clients. The feedback focuses on the quality, relevance and timeliness of advice.

9.    The data for VET Graduates employed after training is sourced from National Centre for Vocational Education Research Limited (NCVER) Student Outcomes Survey 2019, released December 2019. This data relates to graduates from 2018.

10.  The data for VET Graduates with improved employment status after training is sourced from NCVER Student Outcomes Survey 2019 (Table 21), released December 2019. Improved employment status after training, is employment status changing from not employed before training to employed after training, or employed at a higher skill level after training, or received a job related benefit as reported by the graduate.

11.  Apprentice/trainee commencements represents the number of Tasmanian trainees and apprentices who began their apprenticeship or traineeship in the 12 months to 30 June. Figures sourced from Skills Tasmania internal data as at April 2021. While internal Skills Tasmania data for 2020‑21 indicates there has been an uplift in apprentice and trainee commencements, this is expected to return to a lower growth profile in 2021‑22.

12.  Apprentice/Trainee in training represents the number of Tasmanian Apprentice and Trainees undertaking training as at 30 June. Figures sourced from Skills Tasmania internal data as at April 2021.

Output Group 2:    Infrastructure and Transport Services

2.1 Infrastructure Tasmania

The Government established Infrastructure Tasmania to provide a coordinated approach to the planning and delivery of all major infrastructure in Tasmania.

Infrastructure Tasmania’s core functions are:

·       assessment and prioritisation of major publicly funded infrastructure;

·       coordination of funding submissions under State and Australian Government budget processes, including;

-   management of Tasmania’s interface with Infrastructure Australia;

-   provision of advice on a range of infrastructure related issues and initiatives;

·       coordination and delivery of strategic infrastructure solutions across all levels of government;

·       leading the development of an infrastructure strategy for the State; and

·       completion of reviews and investigations at the request of the Government.

2.2 Road User Services

This Output provides the legislation, regulatory policies and practices to support an efficient, safe and reliable land transport system that connects people, enhances visitor experiences and supports state growth, with a focus on:

·       providing strategic road safety policy advice, supporting the Road Safety Advisory Council, encouraging community involvement in road safety, delivering road safety education and awareness programs for Tasmanians and visitors, and administering the School Crossing Patrol Officer program;

·       delivery of all registration and licensing services to the Tasmanian community including, but not limited to, developing and maintaining legislation, business policies, practices and procedures, providing information, collection of fees and delivering services relating to the registration of vehicles and licensing of drivers; and

·       developing, encouraging and enforcing compliance with state‑based regulations for roadworthiness, vehicle standards, dimensions and mass limits, loading and operation of vehicles; and undertaking management of approved inspection stations and transport operation schemes.

2.3 Passenger Transport

This Output manages the regulation and delivery of passenger transport services that support the efficient, equitable and appropriate movement of people, including the administration of targeted transport assistance schemes and subsidies for students, the unemployed, aged pensioners and persons living with a disability, with a focus on:

·       the sustainable delivery of passenger transport services;

·       administering contracts for the delivery of regular passenger transport services in metropolitan, urban fringe and regional and rural areas; and

·       implementation of initiatives to support the uptake of passenger transport.

Table 11.4:       Performance Information ‑ Output Group 2

Performance Measure

Unit of

 Measure

2018‑19 Actual

2019‑20 Actual

2020‑21 Target1

2021‑22 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposals assessed by Infrastructure Tasmania within required timeframes2

%

100

100

 

100

 

100

Reviews requested by Government completed by Infrastructure Tasmania within required timeframes2

%

100

67

 

 

100

 

 

100

Provision of effective support to the Government by providing road safety and road transport policy advice and information to enable informed decision making3

Satisfaction

Satisfied

Satisfied

 

 

 

Satisfied

 

 

 

Satisfied

Motor Registry System availability

%

99

99

99

99

Vehicles found to be unregistered of those checked4

%

0.65

na

 

na

 

0.65

Speed Limit reviews completed within 28 days of request5

%

74

71

 

80

 

80

Safety reviews completed within 28 days of request6

%

94

94

 

90

 

90

Wheelchair accessible taxis (WAT) licensed

Number

69

67

67

67

Average bus age on contract services7

Number

13.5

13.9

14.9

14.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    2020‑21 Targets have not been updated as actual data was not available to the Department in time for the preparation of 2021‑22 Budget Papers. Actual data will be published in the Agency’s annual report, which will be published by 31 October 2021.

2.    Proposals are publicly funded major economic infrastructure proposals. Timeframes will be developed on a case by case basis and documented in Infrastructure Tasmania’s yearly work program.

3.    Satisfaction and outcomes are largely measured by feedback from the Minister’s Office, Secretary, relevant Deputy Secretary, and where appropriate, colleagues and clients.

4.    In March 2021 the Department installed a new camera on a transport safety vehicle, with a further two cameras scheduled to be installed during 2021. It is expected that each camera will collect 10 000 images per month, which over a full year will enable the future calculation of this measure.

5.    Speed is a key factor in road safety and this measure ensures that requests for speed limit reviews are completed in a timely manner.

6.    The Department receives many requests for safety reviews at junctions and other road locations, and this measure reports on the timeliness of the safety assessment and response to request process.

7.    This is a measure of the effectiveness of government strategies to ensure that the average age of buses on government contracted services is appropriate.

Output Group 3:    Energy and Emissions Reduction Policy and Advice

3.1 Energy and Emissions Reduction Policy and Advice

This Output provides policy advice and support to the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction on matters relating to energy policy and emissions reduction in Tasmania. The aim is to maintain an efficient and effective regulatory structure for the Tasmanian energy sector, for the benefit of Tasmanian energy consumers, with a focus on:

·       actioning the Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan and the Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan to ensure energy is well placed to contribute to, and enable, future economic growth in Tasmania;

·       engaging with Tasmanian businesses and customers to ensure that policy and regulatory settings continue to offer affordable, reliable and clean energy;

·       facilitating key strategic renewable energy projects including Battery of the Nation, Project Marinus and Hydrogen;

·       enhancing the affordability and sustainability of energy markets and prices in Tasmania;

·       supporting the Minister in his Shareholder Minister responsibilities for the State‑owned electricity businesses;

·       advancing Tasmania’s interests in National Energy Market policy reforms and developments;

·       monitoring Tasmania’s energy security and continuing to improve industry and Government preparedness to deal with any high impact, low probability energy supply emergencies, including cyber security events;

·       ensuring that Tasmania’s regulatory arrangements are contemporary and meet the new and emerging needs of customers and the energy supply industry;

·       managing programs and projects related to decarbonising Tasmania’s gas sector and promoting the development of alternatives such as hydrogen and bio‑energy; and

·       working in conjunction with the Tasmanian Climate Change Office to support the Government’s emissions reduction agenda, including the development of the decarbonisation of Tasmania’s transport sector.

Table 11.5:       Performance Information ‑ Output Group 3

Performance Measure

Unit of

Measure

2018‑19 Actual

2019‑20 Actual

2020‑21 Target1

2021‑22 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attend emergency security meetings and participate in emergency exercises at both the state and national level

Number

4

5

 

 

2

 

 

2

Policy, project and program advice and analysis meets the expectations of stakeholders2

Satisfaction

Satisfied

Satisfied

 

Satisfied

 

Satisfied

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Notes:

1.    2020‑21 Targets have not been updated as actual data was not available to the Department in time for the preparation of 2021‑22 Budget Papers. Actual data will be published in the Agency’s annual report, which will be published by 31 October 2021.

2.    Satisfaction and outcomes are measured by feedback from the Minister’s Office and, where appropriate, colleagues and clients. The feedback focuses on the quality, relevance and timeliness of advice.

Output Group 4:    Resources Policy and Regulatory Services

4.1 Forestry Policy and Reform

This Output provides high level support on forest resource policy and management issues including strategic policy projects, program delivery and facilitation of a number of inter‑agency committees.

It has a focus on forest policy projects of strategic importance as well as delivery of specific programs to assist the development and growth of the forest industry. The Output facilitates a number of inter‑agency committees relating to forest policy and programs.

4.2 Mineral Resources

This Output facilitates mineral exploration and mining development and fosters and encourages responsible land management in Tasmania, with a focus on:

·       improving the quality and quantity of geoscience information, essential to the encouragement of mineral exploration and responsible land management, including the continued development of the TIGER data management system and a comprehensive three dimensional geological model of the State;

·       promoting Tasmania nationally and internationally as being highly prospective for mineral exploration and mining through targeted and strategic marketing; and

·       providing information for sustainable land use planning and infrastructure development decisions through activities such as geohazard mapping, resource identification to protect against sterilisation and management and rehabilitation of abandoned mining lands.

This Output also ensures the responsible management of the State’s mineral resources and a fair and sustainable return to the community when a resource of metallic, construction, industrial and fuel minerals or geothermal energy is developed. This is achieved by focusing on:

·       assessment and regulation of legal titles for mineral tenements; and

·       managing the royalty regime and collecting fees and rentals.

Table 11.6:       Performance Information ‑ Output Group 4

Performance Measure

Unit of

Measure

2018‑19 Actual

2019‑20 Actual

2020‑21 Target1

2021‑22

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project management, policy advice and analysis is consistent with stakeholder expectations2

Satisfaction

Satisfied

Satisfied

Satisfied

Satisfied

Tasmania’s percentage of industry’s mineral exploration expenditure in Australia3

%

0.9

0.5

1.3

1.3

 


 

Table 11.6:       Performance Information ‑ Output Group 4 (continued)

Performance Measure

Unit of

Measure

2018‑19 Actual

2019‑20 Actual

2020‑21 Target1

2021‑22

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area covered by modern geoscientific data collection techniques with subsequent 1:25 000 geological mapping coverage4

%

 

 

64.7

 

 

82.1

 

 

78

 

 

60

Programmed abandoned mining lands rehabilitation projects completed5

%

 

100

 

60

 

100

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    2020‑21 Targets have not been updated as actual data was not available to the Department in time for the preparation of 2021‑22 Budget Papers. Actual data will be published in the Agency’s annual report, which will be published by 31 October 2021.

2.    Satisfaction and outcomes are measured by feedback from the Minister’s Office and, where appropriate, colleagues and clients. The feedback focuses on the quality, relevance and timeliness of advice.

3.    Statistics derived from the first three quarters of each financial year from ABS exploration data.

4.    The definition of modern remote sensing data and mapping is defined as data created from 1996 onwards.

5.    The decrease in 2019‑20 relates to COVID‑19 restrictions impacting access to undertake activities at two of the larger project sites causing delays.

Output Group 5:    Cultural and Tourism Development

5.1 Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Through the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, this Output aims to tell unique stories that exhilarate and provoke, by connecting art, science, culture and the environment. TMAG creates opportunities that enable participation, reflection, learning, dialogue and debate. Its strategic objectives are to: be accessible to the Tasmanian and global community; tell unique stories that exhilarate and provoke through strong collections; and have engaged and involved communities by enabling participation, reflection, learning, dialogue and debate. TMAG plays a key role in positioning Tasmania as a globally significant cultural centre at the edge of the world.

5.2 Arts Industry Development

This Output focuses on working with Tasmanian artists and arts organisations to support this important industry. It aims to broaden the engagement of Tasmanians in the arts, highlight the State’s diverse arts and cultural sector and build the sustainability of arts businesses. This is achieved through a range of industry development programs and projects, coupled with the provision of funding to individual artists, arts organisations and major Tasmanian cultural institutions to assist their planning and realisation of projects, as well as to develop and present new work. These projects generate economic activity, create employment opportunities and add to Tasmania’s cultural tourist attractions. The Output also includes investment funding and professional assistance to Tasmanian museums (other than TMAG), art galleries and moveable cultural heritage organisations, as a key part of the Government’s ongoing support for the preservation of the State’s moveable cultural heritage.


 

5.3 Screen Industry Development

This Output aims to build on the success that has occurred in the sector through increased local, interstate and international screen production in this State. It also provides support for professional and project development, and the development of interactive games. In doing so, it seeks to promote Tasmanian talent and stories to a worldwide audience and provide employment and increased economic activity in the State. This Output also aims to position Tasmania as a centre for the creation and development of quality content in the digital media environment as an important part of the growing creative industries sector.

5.4 Events and Hospitality

This Output aims to build and sustain a strong events sector, promote investment and support for the sector, and maximise the value and return on investment of events supported by the Government through major event partnerships, and grant and development programs. The aim is to develop a seasonally balanced events portfolio that brings people to Tasmania; supports the visitor economy; gets people moving around the State; encourages positive conversation about Tasmania; creates job opportunities; benefits communities through economic stimulus; and makes Tasmania the boutique events capital of Australia. This Output includes oversight of Princes Wharf No.1 Shed, a key event venue on the Hobart waterfront.

This Output also supports hospitality industry development including working closely with the Tasmanian Hospitality Association to address key issues facing the industry. This includes collaboration with Output 1.3 to support skills and capability development, career pathways, recruitment and retention, and provide consistent high quality service. This Output also supports raising the industry profile.

5.5 Visitor Economy Support

This Output provides strategic advice, funding and industry development programs, while also developing key partnerships that support the supply‑side opportunities and challenges of the visitor economy. Actions are guided by T21 as a well‑established partnership between government and industry through the T21 Visitor Economy Action Plan, and includes collaboration across government to progress priority projects through policy, and program development and delivery.

Table 11.7:       Performance Information ‑ Output Group 5

Performance Measure

Unit of

Measure

2018‑19 Actual

2019‑20 Actual

2020‑21 Target1

2021‑22

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

TMAG Total Visitors2

Number

451 653

264 665

375 000

150 000

TMAG Total Visitor Engagement3

Number

na

na

na

375 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts Industry Development

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance at selected cultural venues

Number

324 000

122 431

 325 000

300 000

Contribution to Gross State Product of selected arts industries4

$ million

115.69

124.99

 

74

 

145

Attendance at selected performing arts events5

Number

282 456

222 875

 

290 000

 

260 000

Number of artists, arts and museum‑workers supported6

Number

na

1 327

 

1 200

 

2 500

Table 11.7:       Performance Information ‑ Output Group 5 (continued)

Performance Measure

Unit of

Measure

2018‑19 Actual

2019‑20 Actual

2020‑21 Target1

2021‑22

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen Industry Development

 

 

 

 

 

Developed projects that advance into production7

Ratio

2.85:1

4.75:1

 

10:1

 

10:1

Leveraged spend in the State8

Ratio

6.77:1

4.75:1

4:1

4:1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    2020‑21 Targets have not been updated as actual data was not available to the Department in time for the preparation of 2021‑22 Budget Papers. Actual data will be published in the Agency’s annual report, which will be published by 31 October 2021.

2.    TMAG Total Visitors represents the combined number of visits made across the TMAG sites.

3.    Total Visitor Engagement represents the visitation and engagement across both physical and digital platforms and includes all visits to museum sites; visits to TMAG websites measured in sessions; social media engagement across all platforms; and visits to TMAG programming taking place at other sites.

4.    Contribution to Gross State Product of selected arts industries is taken from the annual ABS publication 5220.0 Australian National Accounts: State Accounts released each year in November. The 202021 figure is a target, as ABS data is not available until 19 November 2021. The updated historical figures used in Table 11.7 incorporate new and revised national estimates that reflect changes in methods, concepts, classifications and data sources and to maintain consistent time series.

5.    Attendance figures from Administered Outputs and identified Special Projects in State Budget Papers. Reductions are due to the combined impact of the Theatre Royal/Hedberg redevelopment and the impact of COVID‑19 restrictions on venue availability and audience capacity.

6.    Number of Tasmanian artists, arts workers and museum‑workers employed on paid engagements in approved applications during the 2020‑21 financial year. Also includes number of works purchased under the COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme.

7.    The industry standard ratio for developed projects advancing into production is 10:1. A lower ratio is a better result. The ratio varies due to the time taken by some projects to achieve a production outcome. The KPI is calculated over three years. This may result in previously reported actuals being restated to reflect the final actual position.

8.    The calculation of the actual Tasmanian spend leveraged by productions is updated as projects acquit against investments. This may result in previously reported actuals being restated to reflect the final action position.

Output Group 6: Subsidies and Concessions

6.1 Shipping and Ferry Subsidies

This Output relates to payments for the provision of services for the Bruny Island Ferry, Furneaux Shipping and King Island Shipping.

6.2 General Access Services

This Output relates to the contract funding provided to suppliers of public bus services, including school day only services.

6.3 School Bus Services

This Output relates to contract payments to suppliers of school bus services.

6.4 Construction of Streets in Towns

This Output contributes to the construction of streets as provided under the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982 and the Local Government Act 1993.


 

Capital Investment Program

Table 11.8 provides financial information for the Department’s Capital Investment Program. More information on the Capital Investment Program is provided in chapter 6 of The Budget Budget Paper No 1.

Table 11.8:       Capital Investment Program1,2

 

Estimated

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Cost 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Infrastructure Commitments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

 

 

 

 

 

Algona Interchange and Kingston Bypass3,4

60 000

500

1 600

3 700

12 800

Arthur Highway Upgrades4

50 000

....

....

500

1 500

Bus Stop Upgrades4

10 000

500

1 000

2 000

2 500

Channel Highway Bypass of Huonville3,4,5

21 700

....

200

3 980

16 200

Cycling Infrastructure4

6 000

....

500

500

500

Cygnet Township Safety Upgrade

5 000

....

....

1 000

4 000

Devonport to Cradle Mountain Road Upgrades4

25 000

....

....

....

500

East and West Tamar Highway Upgrades4

84 000

....

....

....

1 000

Great Eastern Drive Upgrades4,6

31 300

240

....

5 000

5 000

New Park and Ride Facilities4

20 000

....

500

1 000

3 500

Palana Road Upgrades

2 000

....

1 000

1 000

....

Rokeby Stage 3 ‑ Pass Road to Oakdowns3,4,7

55 000

300

600

800

4 300

Sideling Upgrades Stage 23,4,8

70 000

....

....

....

5 000

Stanley Highway Tourism Upgrades4

10 000

....

....

....

500

Victoria Street Redevelopment

650

....

650

....

....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Existing Infrastructure Commitments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

 

 

 

 

 

Bridge Renewal Program3

Ongoing

2 084

554

3 903

....

Brooker Highway ‑ Elwick, Goodwood, Howard Roads3

32 000

678

....

....

....

Bruny Island Landside Infrastructure

7 500

983

....

....

....

Bus Services as part of the Hobart City Deal

500

500

....

....

....

Domain Highway Planning3

5 000

1 068

200

....

....

Esk Main Road

13 000

229

....

....

....

Extending the Great Eastern Drive ‑ Binalong Bay Road

4 500

3 695

....

....

....

Freight Access Bridge Upgrades3

31 050

8 532

....

....

....

Greater Hobart Traffic Solution3,4,8

200 821

23 353

39 824

45 350

40 686

Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity3

Ongoing

435

277

3 275

....

Infrastructure Maintenance

Ongoing

71 823

78 551

80 495

63 058

Infrastructure Stimulus Funding3,9

86 750

47 170

10 000

3 237

....

Table 11.8:       Capital Investment Program (continued)1,2

 

Estimated

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Cost 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Launceston and Tamar Valley Traffic Vision

75 080

6 324

4 489

18 865

36 669

Midland Highway3,4,10

515 000

17 134

38 054

32 710

30 000

Network Planning

Ongoing

1 115

1 081

1 111

1 098

New Bridgewater Bridge3,4

576 000

30 000

155 000

190 000

155 000

Program Management

Ongoing

9 649

8 127

8 299

8 452

Road Safety Projects

Ongoing

21 808

24 674

11 098

18 038

Roads of Strategic Importance3,4,11

786 251

55 150

77 514

90 396

111 657

Roads Package to Support Tasmania’s Visitor Economy

66 067

10 466

10 000

....

....

South East Traffic Solution4,12,13

64 000

11 301

11 790

14 539

15 000

State Road Upgrades ‑ North West and West Coast Region14

50 050

6 325

12 815

12 131

5 175

State Road Upgrades ‑ Northern Region10

54 182

6 404

7 490

8 475

5 000

State Road Upgrades ‑ Southern Region4,10

99 837

17 390

2 148

5 252

3 000

Tasmanian Journeys

800

178

....

....

....

Traffic Management and Engineering Services

Ongoing

3 551

3 592

3 638

3 670

Urban Congestion Fund3,4,14

87 700

10 356

11 000

12 000

12 166

West Tamar Highway Traffic Solution

12 677

2 367

....

....

....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total CIP Allocations

 

371 608

503 230

564 254

565 969

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The funding profile for the CIP varies significantly from year to year due to the cash flow requirements of specific capital projects.

2.    All road project estimates are provided at the P50 level. This is based on the project cost with sufficient contingency to provide a 50 per cent likelihood that this cost will not be exceeded. On this basis, projects are managed at a whole‑of‑program level to achieve a balance in cost estimation.

3.    This project includes co‑contribution funding from the Australian Government. For further information, refer to chapter 6 of The Budget Budget Paper No 1.

4.    This project includes funding beyond the 2021‑22 Budget and Forward Estimates.

5.    This project includes the Australian Government’s commitment to improve safety and efficiency in Australia’s southern‑most local government area.

6.    Great Eastern Drive Upgrades includes additional State Government funding.

7.    Rokeby Stage 3 ‑ Pass Road to Oakdowns includes the State Government’s and Australian Government’s co‑contribution commitment for important efficiency and safety upgrades in the South Arm locality.

8.    This initiative reflects a State Government contribution of $14 million towards a future partnership with the Australian Government for stage two upgrades of the Tasman Highway at the Sideling. Greater Hobart Traffic Solution includes the State Government’s and Australian Government’s co‑contribution commitment for the Tasman Bridge Upgrade.

9.    Infrastructure Stimulus Funding will support the undertaking of a number of important road and bridge projects throughout the State and also provide support for the construction industry, including: East Derwent Highway Upgrades; Railton Main Road; Electronic School Zone Signs; Tasman Highway Apsley River Bridge; and Heavy Vehicle Rest Areas. This initiative is funded by the State and Australian Governments.

10.  The State Government’s contribution to the Midland Highway is also incorporated into State Road Upgrades ‑ Southern Region and State Road Upgrades ‑ Northern Region.

11.  Roads of Strategic Importance includes the Australian Government’s commitment of $150 million to the Hobart to Sorell Corridor Midway Point and Sorell Causeways, as well as funding for the Hobart Airport Interchange.

12.  South East Traffic Solution includes the State’s commitment to the Hobart to Sorell Corridor Midway Point and Sorell Causeways.

13.  This project includes the balance of the State funding contribution to the Roads of Strategic Importance.

14.  Urban Congestion Fund includes the State Government’s and Australian Government’s co‑contribution commitment for the Tasman Bridge Intelligent Transport Solutions.

Roads

Funding of $371.6 million has been allocated in 2021‑22 for roads infrastructure projects, with total roads funding of approximately $2 billion over the Budget and Forward Estimates, including $972 million of Australian Government funding.

The Government is committed to the construction of the new Bridgewater Bridge, which has a target completion of 2024. This will ensure future infrastructure needs continue to be met by the Government’s strategic investment in important projects for the Tasmanian community.

Road investment is generally managed on a program basis to allow greatest flexibility in delivery of projects, adjusting for stakeholder feedback and approvals timeframes. These programs include:

·       Greater Hobart Traffic Solution;

·       Infrastructure Stimulus Funding;

·       Launceston and Tamar Valley Traffic Vision;

·       Roads Package to Support Tasmania’s Visitor Economy;

·       Roads of Strategic Importance;

·       South East Traffic Solution;

·       State Road Upgrades ‑ North West and West Coast Region;

·       State Road Upgrades ‑ Northern Region;

·       State Road Upgrades ‑ Southern Region;

·       Urban Congestion Fund; and

·       West Tamar Highway Traffic Solution.

For more information in relation to the Roads Program see chapter 6 of The Budget Budget Paper No 1.

Rail

The Government has committed funding of $13.1 million for rail infrastructure in the 2021‑22 Budget to Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd, bringing total funding over the Budget and Forward Estimates to $241.6 million. This includes $98.9 million of Australian Government funding.

The total funding includes the remaining Tasmanian Government commitment of $58 million to match the Australian Government contribution to Tranche 3 of the Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Program. This will provide for upgrades of priority sections of the State’s freight rail network, with all key rail freight corridors benefiting from this investment. Funding under the Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Program is provided as equity to Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd through Finance‑General.


 

Detailed Budget Statements

Table 11.9:       Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue ‑ operating1

458 240 

553 753 

457 119 

403 523 

385 548 

Appropriation revenue ‑ capital

260 727 

234 289 

241 844 

286 651 

238 556 

Other revenue from government

25 457 

24 505 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Grants2

254 948 

151 160 

292 816 

290 704 

333 971 

Sales of goods and services

4 255 

4 255 

4 255 

4 255 

4 255 

Fees and fines

14 862 

15 351 

15 757 

16 263 

16 691 

Interest

1 180 

1 180 

1 180 

1 180 

1 180 

Other revenue3

5 122 

33 068 

39 722 

21 442 

3 172 

Total revenue

1 024 791 

1 017 561 

1 052 693 

1 024 018 

983 373 

Net gain/(loss) on non‑financial assets

Total income

1 024 795 

1 017 565 

1 052 697 

1 024 022 

983 377 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits4

74 768 

79 147 

79 702 

77 988 

76 855 

Depreciation and amortisation

89 094 

88 880 

88 869 

88 858 

88 847 

Supplies and consumables

121 870 

122 059 

118 414 

118 471 

108 587 

Grants and subsidies5

428 530 

519 610 

402 639 

336 932 

294 146 

Borrowing costs6

1 200 

4 487 

7 457 

6 957 

2 245 

Other expenses7

972 

2 061 

1 200 

657 

666 

Total expenses

716 434 

816 244 

698 281 

629 863 

571 346 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

308 361 

201 321 

354 416 

394 159 

412 031 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in physical asset revaluation reserve

149 955 

149 955 

149 955 

149 955 

149 955 

Total other comprehensive income

149 955 

149 955 

149 955 

149 955 

149 955 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

458 316 

351 276 

504 371 

544 114 

561 986 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in Appropriation revenue ‑ operating in 2021‑22 reflects additional funding for 2021 election commitments and Other initiatives. Refer to Table 11.1 Key Deliverables Statement for further information.

2.    The variation in Grants reflects the cash flow of Australian Government funding, largely relating to the Roads Program.

3.    The increase in Other revenue in 2021‑22 reflects the reimbursement of costs associated with the Derwent Entertainment Centre Upgrade from the Department of Communities Tasmania.

4.    The increase in Employee benefits in 2021‑22 and 2022‑23 primarily reflects the impact of 2021 election commitments. The reduction from 2023‑24 reflects the completion of fixed‑term initiatives including Project Marinus and Tasmanian Renewable Energy Powerhouse.

5.    The increase in Grants and subsidies primarily reflects new initiatives, including the Building Projects Support Program, Securing Tasmania’s Iconic Events, Regional Events Recovery Fund, 100 Extra TasTAFE Teachers, TasTAFE Facility Upgrades and Transition Fund, and COVID‑19 Response ‑ Building Projects Support Program.

6.    The variation in Borrowing costs primarily relates to new initiatives, including Supporting Jobs at INCAT, and Building and Construction Support Loan Scheme.

7.    The variation in Other expenses reflects the cash flow for Australian Government infrastructure funding that is not capitalised.

Table 11.10:      Statement of Comprehensive Income ‑ Administered

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered revenue and other income1

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue ‑ operating

46 073 

48 702 

42 998 

39 168 

39 346 

Taxation

44 777 

48 326 

51 420 

53 477 

55 616 

Sales of goods and services

5 515 

5 619 

5 724 

5 832 

5 943 

Fees and fines

10 094 

10 490 

10 733 

10 980 

11 237 

Other revenue

35 200 

56 600 

44 800 

40 600 

35 600 

Total administered revenue

141 659 

169 737 

155 675 

150 057 

147 742 

Total administered income

141 659 

169 737 

155 675 

150 057 

147 742 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered expenses2

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies and consumables

136 

136 

136 

136 

136 

Grants and subsidies

45 937 

48 566 

42 862 

39 032 

39 210 

Transfers to the Public Account

95 586 

121 035 

112 677 

110 889 

108 396 

Total administered expenses

141 659 

169 737 

155 675 

150 057 

147 742 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered net result

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered comprehensive result

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in Administered revenue and other income are detailed in Table 11.12 Administered Revenue.

2.    The variation in Administered expenses are detailed in Table 11.13 Administered Expenses.

 

 


Table 11.11:      Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 2 ‑ Infrastructure and Transport Services

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Infrastructure Tasmania1

5 438 

21 044 

10 541 

10 624 

10 693 

2.2 Road User Services

14 479 

14 759 

15 099 

15 393 

15 674 

2.3 Passenger Transport2

6 159 

8 806 

8 549 

13 708 

13 831 

 

26 076 

44 609 

34 189 

39 725 

40 198 

Output Group 6 ‑ Subsidies and Concessions

 

 

 

 

 

6.1 Shipping and Ferry Subsidies

1 190 

1 214 

1 238 

1 263 

1 289 

6.2 General Access Services

64 724 

66 285 

67 885 

69 527 

71 212 

6.3 School Bus Services

39 108 

39 809 

40 526 

41 255 

42 000 

 

105 022 

107 308 

109 649 

112 045 

114 501 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.15 Essential Air Freight Services Bass Strait

4 130 

1 200 

.... 

.... 

.... 

90.16 International Air Freight Assistance

2 397 

2 109 

.... 

.... 

.... 

90.23 Waratah‑Wynyard Coastal Pathway

6 000 

6 000 

6 000 

.... 

.... 

90.28 Airport Infrastructure

7 500 

3 050 

1 000 

1 100 

.... 

 

20 027 

12 359 

7 000 

1 100 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

30 350 

33 010 

26 898 

22 925 

22 952 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program

260 677 

234 291 

241 851 

286 667 

238 575 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

181 475 

197 288 

177 743 

175 811 

177 670 

Capital Services

260 677 

234 289 

241 844 

286 651 

238 556 

 

442 152 

431 577 

419 587 

462 462 

416 226 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 3 ‑ Energy and Emissions Reduction Policy and Advice

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Energy and Emissions Reduction Policy and Advice3

13 240 

12 363 

12 992 

10 456 

8 313 

 

13 240 

12 363 

12 992 

10 456 

8 313 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.18 Small Business Energy Support Grant Program

1 000 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

1 000 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

14 240 

12 363 

12 992 

10 456 

8 313 

 

14 240 

12 363 

12 992 

10 456 

8 313 


Table 11.11:      Revenue from Appropriation by Output (continued)

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

Minister for State Growth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Industry, Skills Development and Business Growth

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Office of the Coordinator‑General4

30 151 

21 704 

26 684 

9 378 

4 000 

1.2 Industry and Business Development5,6

39 323 

71 602 

39 623 

35 049 

25 015 

 

69 474 

93 306 

66 307 

44 427 

29 015 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.3 Business Support Loan Scheme ‑ Interest Costs

750 

1 000 

500 

.... 

.... 

90.9 Digital Ready for Business Program

50 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

90.11 Rural Financial Counselling Service

100 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

900 

1 000 

500 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

70 374 

94 306 

66 807 

44 427 

29 015 

 

70 374 

94 306 

66 807 

44 427 

29 015 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 4 ‑ Resources Policy and Regulatory Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.1 Forestry Policy and Reform7

1 736 

2 332 

2 357 

2 378 

2 181 

4.2 Mineral Resources8

7 823 

8 809 

8 017 

8 190 

8 268 

 

9 559 

11 141 

10 374 

10 568 

10 449 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

11 210 

11 274 

11 340 

11 402 

11 470 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

20 769 

22 415 

21 714 

21 970 

21 919 

 

20 769 

22 415 

21 714 

21 970 

21 919 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for the Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 5 ‑ Cultural and Tourism Development

 

 

 

 

 

5.1 Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

10 279 

9 994 

10 236 

10 503 

10 705 

5.2 Arts Industry Development9

7 520 

12 420 

8 389 

8 541 

8 589 

5.3 Screen Industry Development10

1 925 

4 950 

1 727 

1 753 

1 773 

 

19 724 

27 364 

20 352 

20 797 

21 067 


Table 11.11:      Revenue from Appropriation by Output (continued)

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.1 Cultural and Creative Industries Support

550 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

550 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

4 513 

4 418 

4 760 

4 841 

4 924 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

24 787 

31 782 

25 112 

25 638 

25 991 

 

24 787 

31 782 

25 112 

25 638 

25 991 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Small Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.22 Peak Body Support Fund

500 

500 

.... 

.... 

.... 

90.24 Small Business Sustainability and Recovery Assistance Package

20 000 

4 835 

130 

130 

.... 

 

20 500 

5 335 

130 

130 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

20 500 

5 335 

130 

130 

.... 

 

20 500 

5 335 

130 

130 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Hospitality and Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 5 ‑ Cultural and Tourism Development

 

 

 

 

 

5.4 Events and Hospitality11

22 828 

41 038 

20 280 

15 419 

13 741 

 

22 828 

41 038 

20 280 

15 419 

13 741 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.6 Tourism and Hospitality Financial Counselling

100 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

100 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

22 928 

41 038 

20 280 

15 419 

13 741 

 

22 928 

41 038 

20 280 

15 419 

13 741 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Tourism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 5 ‑ Cultural and Tourism Development

 

 

 

 

 

5.5 Visitor Economy Support12

2 373 

17 316 

4 035 

2 100 

1 950 

 

2 373 

17 316 

4 035 

2 100 

1 950 


Table 11.11:      Revenue from Appropriation by Output (continued)

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.21 Make Yourself at Home Travel Vouchers13

12 500 

5 156 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

12 500 

5 156 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

14 873 

22 472 

4 035 

2 100 

1 950 

 

14 873 

22 472 

4 035 

2 100 

1 950 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce Growth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Industry, Skills Development and Business Growth

 

 

 

 

 

1.3 Skills and Workforce Development14,15

118 332 

161 504 

165 202 

146 688 

146 243 

 

118 332 

161 504 

165 202 

146 688 

146 243 

Output Group 90 ‑ COVID‑19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.2 Rapid Response Skills Initiative

3 150 

3 500 

650 

.... 

.... 

90.4 Targeted Small Business Grants Program for Apprentices and Trainees

1 333 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

90.25 Priority Industry Skills Funding ‑ More Teachers at TasTAFE

1 000 

1 000 

.... 

.... 

.... 

90.26 Expansion of the Apprentices and Trainees Small Business Grant

.... 

5 400 

5 400 

.... 

.... 

90.27 Funding of Key VET Courses (JobTrainer)

10 500 

4 000 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

15 983 

13 900 

6 050 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program

50 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

134 315 

175 404 

171 252 

146 688 

146 243 

Capital Services

50 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

134 365 

175 404 

171 252 

146 688 

146 243 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of State Growth

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services

504 261 

602 403 

500 065 

442 639 

424 842 

Total Capital Services

260 727 

234 289 

241 844 

286 651 

238 556 

 

764 988 

836 692 

741 909 

729 290 

663 398 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Contribution towards Construction of Streets in Towns by Municipal Councils (Local Government Act 1993)

52 

52 

52 

52 

52 

 

52 

52 

52 

52 

52 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 11.11:      Revenue from Appropriation by Output (continued)

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation Rollover

25 457 

24 505 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

790 497 

861 249 

741 961 

729 342 

663 450 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

744 424 

812 547 

698 963 

690 174 

624 104 

Administered Revenue from Appropriation

46 073 

48 702 

42 998 

39 168 

39 346 

 

790 497 

861 249 

741 961 

729 342 

663 450 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in Infrastructure Tasmania primarily reflects the funding profile of new initiatives, including Stadium Authority Trust, Tamar Estuary Governance, Tamar Dredging Program and Blundstone Arena.

2.    The increase in Passenger Transport primarily reflects the funding profile of the Additional Bus Capacity initiative.

3.    The decrease in Energy and Emissions Reduction Policy and Advice in 2023‑24 reflects the funding profile of Budget initiatives, including the Tasmanian Renewable Energy Powerhouse and Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Development Fund.

4.    The decrease in Office of the Coordinator‑General from 2023‑24 primarily reflects the funding profile for Northern Cities Major Development Initiative ‑ Launceston.

5.    The increase in Industry and Business Development in 2021‑22 primarily reflects new initiatives, including the Building Projects Support Program, Advanced Manufacturing Accelerating Growth Grants, Supporting Jobs at INCAT, COVID‑19 Response ‑ Building Projects Support Program and Macquarie Point ‑ Operating Costs.

6.    The Industry and Business Development Output includes funding that relates to strategies and activities that are the responsibility of the Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries, the Minister for Science and Technology, the Minister for Small Business, the Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing and the Minister for Trade.

7.    The increase in Forestry Policy and Reform in 2021‑22 reflects additional funding for election commitments including the On‑Island Processing and Value Adding Initiative.

8.    The decrease in Mineral Resources in 2022‑23 reflects the funding profile for MRT Relocation (Mining Tasmania's Future).

9.    The decrease in Arts Industry Development in 2022‑23 reflects the profile of funding for the Community Arts and Cultural Development Fund, Creative and Cultural Recovery Support, and Arts and Cultural Grants Fund.

10.  The increase in Screen Industry Development in 2021‑22 primarily reflects the funding profile of the Tasmanian Screen Productions initiative.

11.  The increase in Events and Hospitality in 2021‑22 primarily reflects new initiatives, including Securing Tasmania’s Iconic Events, Events Attraction Fund, Regional Events Recovery Fund, and Regional Hospitality Revival Fund.

12.  The increase in Visitor Economy Support in 2021‑22 primarily reflects new initiatives, including Visitor Information Technology, Project NW Experience Gap Analysis, Meander Valley ‑ Short Walks Destination, Boosting Hire Car Supply, Innovation and Development Grants, and Tourism Hospitality Support.

13.  The 202122 funding allocation for Make Yourself at Home Travel Vouchers reflects the unspent 202021 allocation that will be reallocated to other industry priorities.

14.  The increase in Skills and Workforce Development in 2021‑22 primarily reflects new initiatives including 100 Extra TasTAFE Teachers, TasTAFE and Libraries Tasmania, Regional TAFE Virtual campus, TasTAFE Facility Upgrades and Transition Fund, and High Vis Army ‑ Civil Contractors Federation and Master Builders Tasmania, Working Tasmania Program, and the transfer of the former Strategic Growth Portfolio from the Department of Premier and Cabinet to Jobs Tasmania.

15.  The Skills and Workforce Development Output includes funding that relates to strategies and activities that are the responsibility of the Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing.

 


Table 11.12:      Administered Revenue

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Collected on Behalf of the Public Account

 

 

 

 

 

Drivers Licences

7 134 

7 477 

7 664 

7 855 

8 052 

Fines

12 

12 

12 

12 

13 

MAIB Commission

2 719 

2 787 

2 857 

2 928 

3 001 

Motor vehicle taxes and fees1

44 777 

48 326 

51 420 

53 477 

55 616 

Other Regulatory Fees

1 091 

1 104 

1 113 

1 120 

1 129 

Other Sales of Services

2 272 

2 294 

2 317 

2 340 

2 364 

Personalised and Custom Plates

490 

501 

513 

526 

539 

Photo Licence Fees

1 807 

1 846 

1 892 

1 939 

1 988 

Royalty Income2

35 200 

56 600 

44 800 

40 600 

35 600 

Sales of Goods

34 

37 

37 

38 

39 

Vehicle Inspection Services Fees

50 

51 

52 

54 

55 

 

95 586 

121 035 

112 677 

110 889 

108 396 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue from Appropriation

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Appropriation

46 073 

48 702 

42 998 

39 168 

39 346 

 

46 073 

48 702 

42 998 

39 168 

39 346 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Administered Revenue

141 659 

169 737 

155 675 

150 057 

147 742 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in Motor vehicle taxes and fees over the 2021‑22 Budget and Forward Estimates reflects updated estimates based on information and analysis of motor registry system data and 2020‑21 receipts.

2.    The increase in Royalty Income in 2021‑22 reflects updated estimates based on information from mining companies about expected royalty payments, analysis of commodity prices and 2020‑21 receipts.

 


Table 11.13:      Administered Expenses

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

 

 

 

 

 

Conveyance Allowance

1 630 

1 630 

1 630 

1 630 

1 630 

Forest Practices Authority

1 563 

1 594 

1 626 

1 657 

1 690 

Government Contribution to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

2 271 

2 310 

2 345 

2 378 

2 412 

Marine and Safety Tasmania1

3 092 

8 252 

1 340 

1 367 

1 394 

National Transport Commission: Local Government Contribution

1 500 

1 500 

1 500 

1 500 

1 500 

Pensioner Air Travel Subsidy

10 

10 

10 

10 

10 

Private Forests Tasmania

1 647 

1 680 

1 714 

1 745 

1 780 

Sustainable Timber Tasmania CSO

8 000 

8 000 

8 000 

8 000 

8 000 

Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd

11 600 

13 100 

13 900 

13 900 

13 900 

Ten Days on the Island2

1 356 

1 132 

1 418 

1 446 

1 475 

Theatre Royal

886 

976 

997 

1 017 

1 037 

Transport Access Scheme

4 518 

4 518 

4 518 

4 518 

4 518 

West Coast Wilderness Railway3

8 000 

4 000 

4 000 

.... 

.... 

 

46 073 

48 702 

42 998 

39 168 

39 346 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer to the Public Account

95 586 

121 035 

112 677 

110 889 

108 396 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Administered Expenses

141 659 

169 737 

155 675 

150 057 

147 742 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in Marine and Safety Tasmania in 2021-22 primarily relates to funding for the Bridport Foreshore and the Cygnet Jetty initiatives.

2.    The decrease in Ten Days on the Island in 2021‑22 reflects $250 000 brought forward to 2020‑21.

3.    The variation in West Coast Wilderness Railway reflects the funding profile of previous Budget initiatives.

Conveyance Allowance

The Department administers allowances paid to parents and guardians of students who do not have access to Government subsidised public passenger transport services for travel to and from school. It is intended to assist with the cost of providing private transport to the nearest bus stop or school. Allowances are also paid to residents of the Bass Strait Islands to assist with the cost of flights and ground travel to mainland Tasmania to access education.

Forest Practices Authority

This payment represents the Government’s contribution to the Forest Practices Authority. The FPA’s key role is as an independent regulator of Tasmania’s forest practices system. The system regulates the management of forest and threatened non‑forest vegetation on both public and private land.

Government Contribution to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, one of the world’s finest small orchestras, continues to receive State Government support. The TSO plays to audiences throughout the State and its award‑winning recordings are heard throughout the world. A versatile orchestra, the TSO is renowned for its expertise in music of the classical and early romantic periods, and is recognised internationally as a champion of Australian music.

Marine and Safety Tasmania

This contribution supports Marine and Safety Tasmania in carrying out its functions of managing the Government’s non‑commercial marine facilities and Tasmania’s marine regulatory environment.

National Transport Commission: Local Government Contribution

Under the reform measures that abolished local road tolls in favour of national heavy vehicle charges, $1.5 million is provided annually from motor tax receipts to local government to compensate for loss of revenues from heavy vehicles.

Pensioner Air Travel Subsidy

Aged pensioner residents of the Bass Strait Islands are entitled to an airfare subsidy when travelling between the Bass Strait Islands and Northern Tasmania. The subsidy is a 50 per cent concession on one return airfare from their Island residence to Northern Tasmania each financial year.

Private Forests Tasmania

This payment represents the Government’s contribution to Private Forests Tasmania. The role of PFT is to facilitate and expand the development of the private forest resource in Tasmania in a manner that is consistent with sound forest land management practice.

Sustainable Timber Tasmania CSO

This provision will ensure that permanent timber production zone land continues to be managed and is accessible and available for multiple uses. It includes funding for maintenance of the forestry road network to allow for continued community, tourism and firefighting access management of public recreation sites, provision of forest education activities, special species timber management and ongoing facilitation of forestry research.

Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd

This payment represents the Government’s grant contribution to Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd. The payment allows TasRail to manage, maintain and operate the Tasmanian rail network on a sustainable basis, and also provides for essential annual maintenance of rolling stock assets.

Ten Days on the Island

Ten Days on the Island is Tasmania’s premier arts festival. The Government will continue to support Ten Days on the Island to deliver a festival of excellence with a particular focus on regional Tasmania.

Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal is Australia’s oldest continually operating theatre. The Government’s commitment in funding the Theatre Royal recognises the Theatre Royal as a significant piece of Tasmania’s history, part of the new Hedberg development and a centre for performing arts presentation.

Transport Access Scheme

The Scheme provides for payments to operators of taxis including wheelchair accessible taxis to support fare concessions and subsidies made available to eligible persons with permanent disabilities or medical conditions that significantly restrict their personal mobility.

West Coast Wilderness Railway

The West Coast Wilderness Railway is an iconic West Coast attraction that helps attract visitors to the region and Queenstown. This funding supports capital works and the maintenance of the Railway’s operations.

Table 11.14:      Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2021 

2022 

2023 

2024 

2025 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits1

30 110 

63 021 

68 510 

74 438 

87 398 

Investments2

148 684 

277 096 

367 996 

241 096 

208 096 

Receivables3

7 196 

9 574 

9 575 

9 576 

9 577 

Equity investments

50 

50 

75 

100 

125 

Other financial assets

462 

483 

483 

483 

483 

 

186 502 

350 224 

446 639 

325 693 

305 679 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

365 

407 

417 

427 

437 

Property, plant and equipment4

167 834 

216 102 

237 362 

238 633 

239 893 

Infrastructure5

6 313 877 

6 062 663 

6 532 288 

7 061 206 

7 600 953 

Heritage and cultural assets3

429 150 

401 221 

411 361 

421 501 

431 641 

Investment property3

586 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Intangibles

.... 

1 782 

1 782 

1 782 

1 804 

Other assets3

8 769 

3 149 

3 238 

3 327 

3 416 

 

6 920 581 

6 685 324 

7 186 448 

7 726 876 

8 278 144 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

7 107 083 

7 035 548 

7 633 087 

8 052 569 

8 583 823 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables

14 468 

13 434 

13 312 

13 190 

13 068 

Interest bearing liabilities6

128 382 

280 714 

373 644 

248 774 

217 804 

Provisions

5 221 

5 521 

5 481 

5 441 

5 401 

Employee benefits

20 823 

22 426 

22 866 

23 306 

23 746 

Other liabilities

19 165 

19 801 

19 761 

19 721 

19 681 

Total liabilities

188 059 

341 896 

435 064 

310 432 

279 700 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

6 919 024 

6 693 652 

7 198 023 

7 742 137 

8 304 123 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

3 266 615 

2 986 649 

3 136 604 

3 286 559 

3 436 514 

Accumulated funds

3 652 409 

3 707 003 

4 061 419 

4 455 578 

4 867 609 

Total equity

6 919 024 

6 693 652 

7 198 023 

7 742 137 

8 304 123 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in Cash and deposits over the 2021‑22 Budget and Forward Estimates primarily reflects the activities of Tasmania Development and Resources in administering loan schemes, funds held for the Road Safety Levy, and the Provision for Land Acquisition Account.

2.    The variation in Investments reflects the current estimates of loan advances, including for the Supporting Jobs at INCAT initiative and the Building and Construction Support Loan Scheme.

3.    The variation in this item in 2022 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2020 actuals.

4.    The increase in Property, plant and equipment in 2022 reflects the estimates for the Derwent Entertainment Centre Upgrade.

5.    The increase in Infrastructure in 2023 onwards primarily reflects the capitalised expenditure of the Capital Investment Program for roads. Refer to Table 11.8 Capital Investment Program for further information on capital projects.

6.    The variation in Interest bearing liabilities reflects an increase in borrowings from Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation to fund the activities of Tasmania Development and Resources. Including for the Supporting Jobs at INCAT initiative and the Building and Construction Support Loan Scheme.

Table 11.15:      Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June - Administered

 

2021 

2022 

2023 

2024 

2025 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits1

7 792 

3 838 

3 838 

3 838 

3 838 

Investments1

1 750 

1 000 

1 000 

1 000 

1 000 

Receivables1

154 

1 128 

1 128 

1 128 

1 128 

Other financial assets1

96 

242 

242 

242 

242 

 

9 792 

6 208 

6 208 

6 208 

6 208 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

11 

Other assets

16 

31 

31 

31 

31 

 

27 

39 

39 

39 

39 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

9 819 

6 247 

6 247 

6 247 

6 247 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

35 

322 

322 

322 

322 

Employee benefits

407 

422 

422 

422 

422 

Other liabilities1

3 473 

Total liabilities

3 915 

753 

753 

753 

753 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

5 904 

5 494 

5 494 

5 494 

5 494 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds

5 904 

5 494 

5 494 

5 494 

5 494 

Total equity

5 904 

5 494 

5 494 

5 494 

5 494 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The variation in this item reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2020 actuals.

Table 11.16:      Statement of Cash Flows

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts ‑ operating

458 240 

553 753 

457 119 

403 523 

385 548 

Appropriation receipts ‑ capital

260 727 

234 289 

241 844 

286 651 

238 556 

Appropriation receipts ‑ other

25 457 

24 505 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Grants

254 948 

151 160 

292 816 

290 704 

333 971 

Sales of goods and services

4 260 

4 260 

4 260 

4 260 

4 260 

Fees and fines

14 862 

15 351 

15 757 

16 263 

16 691 

GST receipts

16 898 

16 898 

16 898 

16 898 

16 898 

Interest received

1 180 

1 180 

1 180 

1 180 

1 180 

Other cash receipts

5 122 

33 068 

39 722 

21 442 

3 172 

Total cash inflows

1 041 694 

1 034 464 

1 069 596 

1 040 921 

1 000 276 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(66 507)

(70 104)

(70 381)

(68 705)

(67 525)

Superannuation

(7 881)

(8 663)

(8 941)

(8 903)

(8 950)

Borrowing costs

(1 290)

(4 577)

(7 547)

(7 047)

(2 335)

GST payments

(16 899)

(16 899)

(16 899)

(16 899)

(16 899)

Grants and subsidies

(428 455)

(519 535)

(402 564)

(336 857)

(294 071)

Supplies and consumables

(122 076)

(122 265)

(118 620)

(118 677)

(108 793)

Other cash payments

(972)

(2 061)

(1 200)

(657)

(666)

Total cash outflows

(644 080)

(744 104)

(626 152)

(557 745)

(499 239)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

397 614 

290 360 

443 444 

483 176 

501 037 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets1

(410 019)

(297 358)

(439 989)

(479 282)

(490 111)

Proceeds from the disposal of non‑financial assets

Net advances paid2

(80 648)

(129 412)

(90 900)

126 900 

33 000 

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(490 663)

(426 766)

(530 885)

(352 378)

(457 107)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings3

80 180 

131 442 

92 930 

(124 870)

(30 970)

Net cash from (used by) financing activities

80 180 

131 442 

92 930 

(124 870)

(30 970)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

(12 869)

(4 964)

5 489 

5 928 

12 960 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 11.16:      Statement of Cash Flows (continued)

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

42 979 

67 985 

63 021 

68 510 

74 438 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

30 110 

63 021 

68 510 

74 438 

87 398 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets in 2022‑23 reflects the capitalised expenditure of the Capital Investment Program for roads. Refer to Table 11.8 Capital Investment Program for further information on capital projects.

2.    The variation in Net advances paid reflects the current estimates of loan advances, including for the Supporting Jobs at INCAT initiative and the Building and Construction Support Loan Scheme.

3.    The variation in Net borrowings reflects an increase in borrowings from the Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation to fund the activities of Tasmania Development and Resources. Including for the Supporting Jobs at INCAT initiative and the Building and Construction Support Loan Scheme.


 

Table 11.17:      Statement of Cash Flows - Administered

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows1

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts ‑ operating

46 073 

48 702 

42 998 

39 168 

39 346 

Taxation

44 777 

48 326 

51 420 

53 477 

55 616 

Sales of goods and services

5 515 

5 619 

5 724 

5 832 

5 943 

Fees and fines

10 094 

10 490 

10 733 

10 980 

11 237 

Other cash receipts

35 200 

56 600 

44 800 

40 600 

35 600 

Total cash inflows

141 659 

169 737 

155 675 

150 057 

147 742 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows2

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and subsidies

(45 937)

(48 566)

(42 862)

(39 032)

(39 210)

Transfer to the Public Account

(95 586)

(121 035)

(112 677)

(110 889)

(108 396)

Supplies and consumables

(136)

(136)

(136)

(136)

(136)

Total cash outflows

(141 659)

(169 737)

(155 675)

(150 057)

(147 742)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

7 792 

3 838 

3 838 

3 838 

3 838 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

7 792 

3 838 

3 838 

3 838 

3 838 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in Cash inflows are detailed in Table 11.12 Administered Revenue.

2.    The variation in Cash outflows are detailed in Table 11.13 Administered Expenses.