Tasmanian Liberal Government – Media Release


16 February 2021

Congratulations to the staff of the South East Employment Hub for their efforts in helping 105 people find local employment over the past four months.

In total, more than 250 people have now been placed in employment since the Hub began operating in July 2019, with a quarter of those in full-time positions.

Funded by the Tasmanian Government, with $950,000 allocated in the 2020-21 State Budget plus $60,000 to extend the Regional Transport Trial, the Hub offers an employment program that provides a localised, personal approach to assisting individuals to attain employment with a focus on linking local people to local jobs.

Working with the South East Region Workforce Engagement and Development Officer and the South East Trade Training Centre the Hub not only assists first time job seekers, but also people seeking a change of career or wanting employment close to home.

Learnings from this successful model are now being applied in planning for future employment hubs across the State, which will prove vital as Tasmanian recovers and rebuilds from COVID-19.

“I want to acknowledge the strong local leadership, from both the South East community and industry, which has been instrumental in the success achieved so far,” Minister for Strategic Growth Sarah Courtney said.

“I am proud to have been a champion of the Hub and have witnessed first-hand how local job seekers in the region have benefited from it by finding gainful employment and contributing to the local economy and community,” Liberal Member for Prosser Jane Howlett said.

To find out more about the South East Employment Hub visit its website at
Contact:   Tom Cooper     Phone: 0434 127 060



The Coles Bay Tennis Club will be closed from the 1st of March for maintenance, re-opening date to be advised. (Approx.1mth)





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PARKS & WILDLIFE: Camp fire restrictions – Glamorgan Spring Bay area 2020-2021


This year there will be restrictions in place for the Tasmanian Parks & Reserves to reduce the risk of bushfires. These restrictions are important to help protect visitors and our community.

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come into place on Friday the 4th of December 2020. Gas stoves and gas barbecues will be permitted.

Parks & Wildlife will have signage in each fire restriction location and are regularly updating their website and social media. If you require any addition information in regards to the campfire safety restrictions please click here.  

PARKS & WILD LIFE: Planning for Maria Island 


  • The Parks and Wildlife Service is commencing work on updating the Maria Island Management Plan and the site plan for the Darlington Probation Station World Heritage site.
  • Local firm, Inspiring Place, has been contracted to oversee the review and update of the plans. They will be engaging the community and stakeholders such as the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council throughout the project.
  • One of the initial steps will be the development of discussion papers as a basis for gaining public and stakeholder input into the development of the draft plans. Those discussion papers are due to be released early in the new year and public forums will be held in Triabunna, Launceston and Hobart in the new year.

People will be able to track the project and access the discussion papers and other information via the project’s Have Your Say page on the Parks and Wildlife Service website.