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Economic Development


 Economic and demographic profiles

Circular Head Council has worked with the Cradle Coast Authority, Waratah-Wynyard, West Coast and King Island Councils as part of the Sustainable Murchison Community Plan to engage .id to provide economic and demographic data for the Circular Head Local Government area.

The and sites established as part of this process provides a range of information to help inform Council's decision making processesses around deciding on where and when to locate our facilities and services, to meet the needs of changing populations.

This information is publicly available via the following link to help provide information to both the general and business community.


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Department of State Growth

The Department of State Growth actively pursues investment, facilitates major projects, supports business and industry to grow, and ensures the Tasmanian Government is investing strategically in infrastructure.

The department also works closely with business and industry to address barriers to growth to provide a skilled workforce, develop Tasmania's cultural industries and ensure efficient cost effective transport and logistics systems.

For further information visit

Department of Economic Development

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Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment (DPIPWE) provides technical advice and runs programs on productivity and sustainability for a range of livestock and cropping industries.  It works closely with producers, industry organisations and agribusiness companies.

The Department has published a number of documents relating to Tasmanian food, agriculture, soil and water resources and enterprise budgets which are available from their website. The Department also has responsibility for the licensing and management of wild fisheries and marine farming in Tasmania.

The Tasmanian Institute for Agricultural Research, a joint venture of the State Government and the University of Tasmania, undertakes research and development programs across a range of agricultural and horticultural industries.  

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Braddon Business Centre

The Department of Economic Development supports a state-wide network of Business Enterprise Centres which provide high quality, confidential business advice and counselling services - at no cost - to people intending to start a business, and to people who require assistance in an existing small business.

Through the Enterprise Centre network, Braddon Business Centre services the Circular Head municipality, with offices located in Smith Street, Smithton.  To make an appointment please call Megan on 0447 319 448, the Braddon Business Centre on 6431 9449 or email

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Braddon Business Centre

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Austrade helps Australians succeed in export and international business by providing advice, market intelligence and support to Australian companies to reduce the time, cost and risk involved in selecting, entering and developing international markets. Austrade also provides advice and guidance on overseas investment and joint venture opportunities.

Austrade administers the Export Market Development Grants scheme which provides financial assistance to eligible businesses through partial reimbursement of the costs of specified export promotion activities.

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Cradle Coast Authority

The Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) is a joint authority created to co-ordinate and drive economic development across the nine local government areas of North-West and Western Tasmania. These include Latrobe, Devonport City, Kentish, Central Coast, Burnie City, Waratah-Wynyard, West Coast, Circular Head and King Island Councils.

The Authority's primary role is the identification of economic development priorities and brokering of partnerships between the different levels of government, industry and community groups to address these priorities on a regional scale.

All regional development activities are funded through partnerships and funding agreements with other bodies.

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In 2019 the Cradle Coast Authority launched the regional futures plan.  The 9 Cradle Coast Council's will be working together with the CCA to deliver on the plan.  For more information see

Regional Economic Development Page