Tasmania Invest - Tailored Investment Partnerships
Tasmania is an island paradise rich in resources and immense in potential for industry. It boasts endless opportunities for growth, expansion, investment and development due to the affordable cost of land, rich vibrant soils, abundant water resource, moderate maritime climate, skilled labor force, focus on reducing bureaucratic red tape and its accessibility to global markets.
Tasmania Invest is able to source a range of existing businesses and land for your investment needs, as well as offer professional consultancy services to further develop your investment – whether the construction of accommodation cabins, a cellar-door, a rotary dairy, a feedlot, a salmon farm or to develop a management team to run your business. We utilise the services of skilled local tradespeople and industry experts to deliver your developments on time and on budget. Our extensive contacts through State and Federal Government ensure we introduce you to the people that count.
Our extensive knowledge of Tasmania, its industries and its potential will ensure your investment exceeds your expectations…
A snapshot of some of Tasmania’s leading industries:
Tasmania has been recognised as having clear potential to become the most productive and distinctive cool-climate wine producing in Australia. International wine writers and judges are continually awarding Tasmanian Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sparkling wines the top international trophies and medals.
There are currently 1800 hectares under vine with 160 licensed wine producers, 230 individual vineyards and 90 cellar-door outlets. By variety, Pinot Noir for both table and sparkling wine accounts for 44 per cent of all plantings, followed by Chardonnay (23 per cent), Sauvignon Blanc (12 per cent), Pinot Gris (11 per cent) and Riesling (5 per cent).
Tasmania’s moderate maritime climate, cooled by prevailing westerly winds off the Southern Ocean, as well as mild spring and summer temperatures, and warm autumn days and cool nights, allow the grapes to ripen slowly on the vine. This results in crisp aromatic whites, full-bodied Pinot Noir and elegant Sparkling wine all in the $15 and over price point. In 2013, Tasmanian wine grapes averaged $2575 per tonne, compared to $441 per tonne for all Australian wine grapes.
Mainland Australian wine companies have been investing heavily into the Tasmanian wine industry but there is ample scope for more planting, more wineries and more premium tourism facilities. For more information about investing in the Tasmanian wine industry: http://winetasmania.com.au/resources/uploads/news_articles/Tasmanian_wine_sector_-_guide_for_investors.pdf
Tasmania’s clean and pristine saltwater and fresh waterways are home to an abundant array of farmed and wild fish and shellfish species. From the remote central highland lakes teeming with trout to the plentiful East Coast oyster farms to the intensive salmon farms on the wild West Coast, Tasmania is globally recognised for its fresh and frozen seafood industry.
Tasmania is the largest producer of seafood by value in Australia with a combined beach/farm-gate value of $690.2 million in 2011-12 and is a supplier of high quality fresh and frozen seafood produce to the 8 out of 10 Australians who buy seafood; and to valuable export markets, principally in South-east Asia.
According to ABARE, marine farming accounts for approximately 78% of the value of Tasmanian seafood. This is largely the consequence of the highly successful salmonid farming industry ($506.5 million). Other important Tasmanian farmed seafood includes edible oysters ($24.1 million), farmed abalone ($3.1 million) and mussels ($3.1 million). Wild capture fisheries account for the remaining 22% of gross value of production. The abalone fishery is the largest contributor ($84 million), followed by the rock lobster fishery ($63.4 million).
There are endless opportunities to invest and expand Tasmania’s seafood industries through joint partnerships, equity deals or stand-alone investments. For an overview of the Tasmanian seafood industry, please visit: http://www.tsic.org.au/files/Industry_Profile/Industry_Profile_Overview_July_2014.pdf
MINING AND MINERALS
Tasmania is richly endowed with some of the world’s most prospective and highly mineralised geology located in close proximity to deep water ports and well-serviced by road; rail; grid power; telecommunications and data links; and supportive communities.
The state has a long history of mining and mineral production and boasts world-famous mines such as Renison Bell (Tin), Rosebery (Zinc, Copper, Lead, Silver and Gold) and Mount Lyell (Copper and Gold). Despite this, Tasmania is still relatively under-explored and offers enormous opportunity for new discoveries as well as revitalising historical operations.
It costs much less to develop a mineral project here than in most other mining jurisdictions, thanks to our world-class infrastructure, low energy costs, easy access to ports and capable local workforce. The combination of high prospectivity and low development cost make Tasmanian resources projects attractive investment opportunities.
OUR MINERAL WEALTH
Metallic minerals produced in Tasmania:
"There has never been a more exciting time to invest in Tasmania. Clearly, Tasmania has what the world wants. It’s important that companies like Tasmania Invest can help build on these opportunities and encourage investment in our State."