SERDA assists with a local approach

Keen to develop your workforce through training, recruitment or leveraging leading network opportunities? Want to start your own business idea, or improve your existing business?

South East Regional Development Association (SERDA) covers the Sorell, Clarence, Glamorgan Spring Bay, and Tasman Local Government Areas, and can help.

To date, through their Workforce Development and Enterprise Centre Programs, SERDA have placed more than 320 local people in local

Employment and assisted 64 local businesses to start or grow – and counting…

SERDA’s Workforce Development Program is a regional solution, created to help businesses to connect Local People for Local Jobs. SERDA can help you with your local workforce development needs, finding trained and capable staff, niche recruitment services, and leading network opportunities.

SERDA also offers business advice to start ups and existing small businesses (employing less than 20 people) through their Enterprise Centre Program.

Enterprise Centres Tasmania (ECT) is a state-wide network of business advisors and mentors, created to help small businesses and their owners to reach their potential. SERDA can provide up to 2 hours free advice for new businesses, and up to 5 hours free advice for established businesses that have been in operation for 12 months or more.

SERDA offers a flexible approach to your workforce, training, and business advisory needs. They are happy to meet with you at your business, their offices at Sorell Council, or anywhere in between.

To access the Workforce Development Program, contact Andrew Hyatt: 0488 667 898 or

To access the Enterprise Centre Program, contact Oliver Strickland: 0417 294 598 or

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





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.