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Agility Logistics

Agility builds durable, efficient supply chains that power businesses and drive trade, creating access to new opportunities.

Agility Logistics provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, chemical logistics, and fairs and events.

We are distinguished by our global network and leading position in emerging markets; a willingness to customize solutions for our customers; an entrepreneurial culture that has led us to invest and grow in areas where others see risk; and a deep commitment to personal service for our customers and communities.

Contact name Brett Charlton
Phone 03 6334 8633
Email bcharlton@agility.com
Website www.Agility.com

Cawthorn Welding Pty Ltd

Metal fabrication and boat building business located south of Hobart at Electrona Industrial Estate. Established in 1993.

Cawthorn Welding has diverse workforce with a varying range of ages, skill sets and years of experience.
We undertake steel, aluminium and stainless fabrication
Boat building, work barges, pontoons
Vessel modifications and refits
Work for the aquaculture and fishing industry
Truck trays
Chipper bin bodies
Hooklift bins and waste bins
Water tankers
Grain bins
Structural steelwork
Earthmoving equipment repairs, mudbuckets, grabs, etc

Phone 03 6267 9305
Email admin@cawthornwelding.com.au
Website www.cawthornwelding.com.au

Delta Hydraulics Pty Ltd

Delta Hydraulics is an Australian-owned company founded in 1975 and employing 85 people.

The hydraulics cylinders designed and manufactured by Delta are used worldwide. The company is a major supplier of precision manufactured components and products to the power generation, processing, transport, mining and defence industries. Delta Hydraulics is the manufacturer of Delhoist Telescopic cylinders, Delhy Industrial cylinders, hydraulics power packs, hydraulics manifolds and integrated circuits.

Contact name John White
Phone 03 6420 6900
Email jfwhite@dh.au.com
Website www.dh.au.com

Eaglehawk Neck Action Community Taskforce

Eaglehawk Neck Action Community Taskforce aims to make Eaglehawk Neck a better place to visit and live.

To find out more about our region read on but this is only a selection of what you can do in the region so view our website to find out what else you can see and do! EAGLEHAWK NECK so much to see! Most tourist towns can boast of at least one, maybe two or three; unique thing to see that draws visitors to that place and adds to the many reasons why locals choose to live there.do!

Very few, if any, towns in Tasmania, let alone Australia, can lay claim to as many unique things to see as can Eaglehawk Neck. Not all our scenic wonders are unique, but where else can you confidently list over 30 wonderful attractions for the visitor to enjoy; with so many of them unique to this very small but amazing town? do!

So pause for a while, explore and enjoy the beauty of Eaglehawk neck. The Neck itself is unique. Just 150 metres from one side to the other it's a low sandy spit, 200 metre long that creates the only land access from the Forestier Peninsular to the Tasman Peninsula. Eaglehawk Neck was, of course, one of the principal reasons behind the establishment of the penal settlements at Port Arthur and Saltwater River. The Neck provided a natural barrier to escape from the Tasman Peninsula and rumours of sharks infesting the water in Eaglehawk Bay, spread widely by the prison authorities, added to the fiercesome reputation of the penal settlements. do!

Nowadays the Neck separates a beautiful, sandy surfing beach on one side and a generally sheltered and tranquil tree-lined bay on the other. Take your pick! do!

PIRATES BAY Pirates Bay lies to the eastern side of Eaglehawk Neck and runs the full length of the coast, like a gigantic letter C, from Clydes Island, at the northern end, to Fossil Island, beyond the famous Blowhole. do!

Beyond Pirates Bay is the Tasman Sea; with the next land being New Zealand over 2,000 kilometres away. The Great South Ocean and Pacific Oceans lay beyond, so some quite severe and spectacular seas can be seen in Pirates Bay at times; particularly along the sea-cliffs near the Blowhole, Tasman's Arch and Devil's Kitchen.do!

FISHING BOATS Eaglehawk Neck is home to a small commercial fishing fleet, mostly catching crayfish up and down the coast. It is also home to several private charter boats offering fishing or sight-seeing tours. Then there is the constant stream of recreational fisherman launching or retrieving their boats from the four ramps available. do!

TESSELATED PAVEMENT Situated on the tide-line below The Lufra hotel car park, this geological feature is quite unique to Eaglehawk Neck and has to be seen to be believed. Formed through the actions of waves and tides over millions of years, the result is a large flat area of rocks that appear to have been sliced neatly into a mass of rectangular sections; as if by human hand with a massive knife. An amazing sight at any time but more so when the light is right. It is, truly, a photographer's paradise. do!

CLYDES ISLAND Stretching out into Pirates Bay from the majestic cliffs at the northern end of the beach, this tiny island can be accessed via a 20 minute scramble along the rocky shore-line from the beach just north of the Tessellated Pavement. do!

THE BLOWHOLE One of Eaglehawk Neck's more famous attractions, The Blowhole, was also formed through millions of years of water and wind erosion. Depending on the ocean swells on the day The Blowhole can amaze you with its raw power as huge waves force their way through the small opening from the ocean and smash into the massive boulders in the cauldron in front of you. do!

DEVIL'S KITCHEN This very aptly named feature gets its name from the cauldron of foaming fury, normally seen at water level from the viewing platform several hundred feet above, where the swells of the Great Southern Ocean crash into the base of the tall cliffs. Even on relatively calm days it's still an awesome sight to behold.do!

TASMAN'S ARCH Just 100 metres from the lookout to the Devil's Kitchen is the infamous Tasman's Arch which would be identical to the former were it not for the huge bridge of solid rock that spans the gap across the hole created by the wind and waves over millions of years. do!

THE DOG LINE To deter escapees during the convict era a cutting was made through the sand-dunes on Eaglehawk Neck using convict labour. A line of six to nine large, vicious dogs were then housed in kennels made from old barrels across the gap from Pirates Bay to Eaglehawk neck Bay; close enough to touch each other but not close enough to fight each other. do!

DOO TOWN Doo Town, another unique facet of Eaglehawk Neck, is a small but very distinct part of the township. It comprises just thirty to forty houses, nestled between the sand dunes behind Pirates Bay.do!

Over several years nearly every property owner in the area gave their 'shack' a 'Doo' name and eventually the Tasmanian Nomenclature Board approved Doo Town as the official name of the 'town'.do!

Doo Town now enjoys an international reputation, having featured on many travel shows and in travel publications. There are 32 names to be found - see how many you can find?do!

SURF BEACHES The northern end of Pirates Bay Beach at The Neck and southward to Egg Beach in the middle can provide some of the best surfing conditions in Tasmania. do!

SAFE BEACHES Safe beaches for toddlers and smaller children can be found, at most times, at the southern end of Pirates Bay, along Descent Beach. do!

TASMAN NATIONAL PARK The Tasman National Park and State Reserves cover three separate areas on the Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas, with the part on the Forestier Peninsula being in-accessible by public roads.

Contact name Arthur Orchard
Phone 0419 123 302
Email aorchard01@bigpond.com

Engineers Australia (Tasmania Division)

Engineers Australia is the trusted voice of the profession. We are the global home for engineering professionals renowned as leaders in shaping a sustainable world.

Engineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of our members. With over 100,000 members embracing all disciplines of the engineering team, Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers in Australia. Engineers Australia Tasmania Division is based in Hobart and has approximately 1300 members statewide. The Tasmania Division advocates for the recognition of the role Engineering plays in the Tasmanian economy and community and provides opportunities to advance knowledge to the benefit of the state

Contact name Paul Hurworth
Phone 0419 549 931
Email phurworth@engineersaustralia.org.au
Website www.engineersaustralia.org.au

Hydro Tasmania

Since our first hydropower development almost a century ago, Hydro Tasmania has been a leader in renewable energy development and is Australia’s largest producer of renewable energy.

Today, we use a combination of water and wind power to harness natural energy that we sell on the national grid. Our business also owns Momentum, the Victorian specialist electricity retailer. And through our consulting arm, Entura, we share our expertise in energy and water with businesses and governments right across the Asia-Pacific region.

Contact name Helen Brain
Phone 03 6230 5688
Email Helen.Brain@hydro.com.au
Website www.hydro.com.au


Megavar is an Australian power engineering firm, headquartered in Tasmania. We specialise in high voltage design, installation, testing, commissioning and asset maintenance for our clients, and we offer a comprehensive test equipment rental service.

Our experienced engineers, project managers, designers and technicians will work closely with you to deliver quality outcomes across your power generation, transmission and distribution assets. We are able to mobilise at short notice and deliver projects and services anywhere in Australia and in the Pacific region. Our clients span utility, water, manufacturing, mining, transport, property, commercial and industrial sectors and include many of Tasmania's iconic food and beverage brands. We are third party certified to ISO9001, ISO14001 and AS4801 for our quality, environment and safety management systems. Megavar supports the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program and the annual Tasmanian Project Management Achievement Awards.

Contact name David Berry
Phone 1300 730 499
Email service@megavar.com.au
Website www.megavar.com.au

Northern Tasmania Development

NTD advances the interests and development of Northern Tasmania by facilitating and co-ordinating worthy economic and community initiatives, in conjunction with our eight northern shareholder Councils.

The Northern Tasmania projects of NTD are based around strategic planning, regional land-use planning, regional transport and infrastructure planning, and local government resource sharing initiatives. These projects allow us to work within the community and the region to develop and grow Northern Tasmania.

As projects are identified, NTD develops these projects to reflect the best outcomes for the community and the northern region.

We offer intelligence on developments within the area, and act as a springboard to further information for businesses wishing to invest. We also manage a number of projects which are either funded by our shareholder Councils, or by State and/or Federal Governments.

Contact name Derek Le Marchant
Phone 03 6380 6800
Email admin@northerntasmania.org.au
Website www.northerntasmania.org.au

PFG Group

The PFG Group Pty Ltd (PFG) is a Tasmanian owned and operated company with almost four decades of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of plastic solutions and commercial products

The PFG Group Pty Ltd (PFG) is a Tasmanian owned and operated company with almost four decades of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of plastic solutions and commercial products to the marine, aquaculture, mining, civil construction, industrial services and agriculture sectors. PFG also owns and operates Prairie Signs, Tasmania’s only statewide graphics company.
PFG currently has three factories in Tasmania and two in South Australia and we distribute products and services globally. Our head office is located on the waterfront in Goodwood and with factory/warehouse infrastructure exceeding 12,000 square metres, we have the facilities and logistical expertise to service the local Tasmania market while further expanding our national and international opportunities. PFG employ approximately 50 staff across all sites.

Contact name Rob Miley
Phone 03 6274 0222
Email robm@pfg-group.com.au
Website www.pfg-group.com.au

RDA Tasmania

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is an Australian Government initiative established to encourage partnership between all levels of government to enhance the growth and development of Australia's regional communities. RDA committees operate under

RDA Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation that has a formal partnership between the Australian Government, Tasmanian Government, and the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT). A key focus of RDA Tasmania is on the economic, social and environmental issues affecting communities.

Committee members of RDA Tasmania are committed volunteers who have been chosen by the Australian Government due to their understanding of, and experience in, a range of areas including their professional and industry background, community networks, skills and experience.

Contact name Craig Perkins, CEO
Phone 03 6334 9822
Email rdatasmania@rdatasmania.org.au
Website www.rdatasmania.org.au/

Tasmanian Ports Corporation

Tasports is a State-Owned Company responsible for 11 of Tasmania's key ports. Our purpose is to facilitate trade for the benefit of Tasmania with a focus on customers as business drivers.

Tasports formed on 1 January 2006 following the merger of the Hobart, Devonport, Burnie and Launceston port corporations. The statewide organization was established to improve logistics solutions and rationalise resources to deliver a more efficient and consistent service to customers.

Tasport's main services include pilotage, security, navigation, port control, and emergency response. Tasports also provides cold storage and warehousing, quarantine services, along with towage, salvage and floating plant for marine engineering, construction and coastal haulage.

Not restricted to seaports, Tasports also operates the Devonport Airport as well as the Burnie and Bell Bay woodchip loader infrastructure.

In recent years Tasports has worked to prioritise investment in our ports. Tasports has developed port precinct and land use strategies that support a long term vision of port use. Tasports is cognisant of both commercial and community uses of ports and has therefore developed a four year plan to re-invest in high use community assets around the state.

Contact name Kevin Moore
Phone 1300 366 742
Email secretary@tasports.com.au
Website www.tasports.com.au

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Edition 191_Campus

Lonnie takes 'smart city' lead

Launceston grabbed national leadership as a smart city, received a Federal funding go-ahead for its Inveresk campus project and successfully hosted its first Mona Foma festival in a hectic first month of 2018.

8 February 2018, Edition 191

Edition 191_Stem

PM signs on for Hobart deal

UTAS's proposed STEM project in the CBD and an Antarctic research precinct at Macquarie Point looked more likely after a Federal Government City Deal was signed in Hobart in January.

8 February 2018, Edition 191

Edition 191_Miley

Our brand has 'come of age'

Tasmania's brand has come of age and the future is looking positive, according to the new head of the Tasmanian Maritime Network, Robert Miley.

8 February 2018, Edition 191

Edition 191_Incat

National fillip for marine sector

Tasmania's maritime engineering capability has been given valuable national exposure following a Brand Tasmania-backed visit to the State by magazine editor and specialist writer Simon Enticknap.

8 February 2018, Edition 191

Island gets renewables hub

Flinders Island has switched on a $13.38 million wind and solar hub which will supply on average 60 per cent of the island's power. Renewable supply could rise to 100 per cent when the weather is right. The picturesque island at the eastern end of Bass Strait is home to about 800 people who have previously depended on shipped-in diesel for power. The new hub uses sophisticated controls to manage a fluctuating mix of wind, solar and diesel power and is likely to be replicated in other remote Australian communities. The project was predominantly funded by Hydro Tasmania, with a $5.5 million contribution from the Federal Government's independent Australian Renewable Energy Agency. Similar hybrid technology has been installed on Tasmania's King Island, at Coober Pedy in South Australia, on Rottnest Island in Western Australia and at several smaller off-the-grid communities in the Northern Territory, but Flinders Island's system is the only one to have been built in shipping containers which were then taken to the island before being "plugged-in" to one another. There are plans to add tidal power to the Flinders Island mix over coming years and Hydro Tasmania's CEO, Steve Davy, said there was international interest in the project.

8 February 2018, Edition 191

Edition 190_Houses

20pc rise tipped for Hobart homes

Property prices in Hobart could rise by 20 per cent in the coming 12 months, according to Propertyology researchers.

11 December 2017, Edition 190

Edition 190_Daly

$20m for 2nd power cable study

The State and Federal governments will jointly fund a $20 million business case study into a second Bass Strait electricity inter-connector that will be needed if Tasmania is to become the battery of the nation.

5 December 2017, Edition 190

Edition 190_TT-Line

Bigger, cleaner ships for TT-Line

TT-Line is set to order two new, bigger and cleaner ships to boost capacity and heighten customer appeal on its Bass Strait service.

4 December 2017, Edition 190

Eslake values STEM at $2.75b

Respected economist Saul Eslake believes the University of Tasmania’s proposed but unfunded STEM project in Hobart’s CBD would add about $2.75 billion to the State’s gross product over 10 years. Mr Eslake said the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project — which has been praised by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and has received priority status from Infrastructure Australia — would bring similar benefits to Tasmania as have been delivered by similar projects overseas. “The proposal will create 755 jobs during construction, and at least 190 on-going academic and other staff jobs, increase student numbers by around 1,500 (including 600 international or interstate students),” Mr Eslake said. “Hobart has much in common with regional cities in Europe and North America where the development of education and innovation precincts has demonstrably helped to revitalise urban areas, create jobs, enhance skills, foster collaboration between educational institutions and industry and accelerate economic growth.” The project, set for the corner of Melville and Argyle streets, is the centrepiece of a likely Federal Government City Deal for Hobart and has been endorsed by 11 southern Tasmanian mayors as the region’s top funding priority.

3 October 2017, Edition 188

Mac Point is trending polar

Macquarie Point’s Cold Store was demolished in September as a $40 million Antarctic and Science Precinct was promoted as a priority for the urban-renewal project. The precinct will be put forward alongside UTAS’s STEM project as a key driver of an expected Hobart City Deal with the Federal Government. The Minister for State Growth, Matthew Groom, said: “We have the capacity to further cement Tasmania’s position as a world-leading scientific research location. An Antarctic and Science precinct would complement other Federal investments in Tasmania, such as the Hobart airport runway extension and investment in other Tasmanian-based research organisations.” The Antarctic and Science Precinct will also complement the Eden Project’s plans for an Antarctic experience at the site. The Deputy Chair of the Tasmanian Polar Network, Richard Fader, said: “The Antarctic and Science precinct is a key growth opportunity for the sector and our members are highly supportive and will continue to be pro-active in its development. The Antarctic and Southern Ocean sector has been a long-term winner for Tasmania. It returns an economic benefit in excess of $180 million per year to the Tasmanian community and employs over 750 people … the sector is experiencing a buoyant time and a precinct development at Macquarie Point would be an internationally visible focus point of the Hobart Antarctic Gateway.”

3 October 2017, Edition 188

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Launceston taking the lead in the race to be Australia's "smartest city" is the top story in your first Tasmania's Stories newsletter of 2018.  I hope you find lots to interest you in your latest edition of Tasmania's Stories.

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