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Infrastructure stories

The following stories relate toTasmania’s Infrastructure sector:

Launceston becomes Gigabit City

Edition 187 Damian Ivereigh CEO and Founder Launtel

Launceston Internet provider Launtel is offering local businesses Blue Ocean Gigabit connections through NBN’s fibre network that are 10 times faster than the present maximum speed.

9 September 2017, Edition 187

Government promises 1,000 GWs

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The generation of renewable energy is to be ramped up in Tasmania to make the State totally self-reliant in terms of energy.

6 September 2017, Edition 187

North-west greets its own ‘MONAs’

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A $160-million upgrade to the Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area and a $90 million luxury cliff-top resort at Table Cape have both been described as regional MONAs.

6 September 2017, Edition 187

Airport hospitality earns gong

Launceston Airport’s Boags Upper Deck, Bar and Restaurant has been judged the Food and Beverage Offer Best Reflecting Sense of Place in the Asia Pacific Region at the Airport FAB 2017 Awards in Toronto, Canada. The airport’s $3.5m terminal transformation project, completed in June 2016, included a 600sq m expansion of the terminal with enhanced dining and shopping facilities that incorporate a strong Tasmanian flavour. The world’s first Boags restaurant and bar was part of this project. Project architects, The Buchan Group, was awarded the Commercial Architecture Award at the 2017 Tasmanian Architecture Awards held by the Australian Institute of Architects in Hobart. Launceston Airport is investing a further $2 million to provide travellers with enhanced opportunities to rest, relax and enjoy the upgraded facilities.

1 August 2017, Edition 186

UTAS unveils Inveresk vision

Edition 186_Concept drawing of the Inveresk campus

UTAS unveiled its masterplan for the $260 million redevelopment of its Inveresk campus in Launceston in July and also released a report on its $400 million STEM proposal for Hobart’s CBD.

1 August 2017, Edition 186

Tasmania set to ride the wind

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The Tasmanian economy looks set for an exciting wind ride following the announcement of four major new wind farm projects.

4 July 2017, Edition 185

Fragrance proposes fourth project

Singapore-based developers, the Fragrance Group, lodged an application in June for its fourth planned hotel development in the Hobart CBD. The Hobart City Council has asked the company for more information relating to applications for two skyscraper hotels. The fresh application relates to a site at 234-250 Elizabeth Street, in a section of the city between the CBD and North Hobart. It is understood the project is expected to be a mixed-use hotel development. The application listed “partial demolition, alterations and redevelopment for hotel industry, multiple dwellings, general retail and hire, food services, business and professional services and visitor accommodation”. The property is set over four titles on 3500sq m of land with multiple existing tenancies.

4 July 2017, Edition 185

State welcomes Canberra Budget

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Tasmania missed centre-stage in May’s Commonwealth Budget (in fact, the State wasn’t even mentioned in the Budget Speech), but Government in Hobart was satisfied with the outcome and an absence of nasty surprises.

6 June 2017, Edition 184

Gutwein delivers $54.3m surplus

Edition 184 Gutwein Oliver King Examiner

Tasmania’s Treasurer Peter Gutwein delivered a surplus of $54.3 million in his fourth Budget, with expenditure focussed on health, education and jobs.

5 June 2017, Edition 184

State poised to be ‘nation’s battery’

Edition 183_Turnbull and the Premier V2

Energy projects worth $3 billion will turn Tasmania into Australia’s battery in a vision unveiled by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, in April.

1 May 2017, Edition 183

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Tasmania's Stories Edition 191

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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.

15 February 2018, Edition 191

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