EXPAND, DEVELOP & INVEST AT BELL BAY

BBAMZ provides a ‘one voice’, singular point of contact and resource for those keen to gain a greater insight into the Bell Bay manufacturing region.

Our desire is to lift the profile and drive sustainable economic growth for Bell Bay. We assist existing businesses diversify and reduce their reliance on traditional large-scale industrial manufacturing operations. We also provide advocacy and support to those with a like-minded commitment to economic development and engagement.

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Expertise & Networks

CEO’s or senior managers from many of the region’s most successful exporters are represented on the subcommittee. Through their expertise and networks, we provide guidance to assist with varied projects. This has included land acquisition, approvals and construction stage assistance for new operators, and also recruitment, training support and advice for existing businesses.

As a subcommittee of Regional Development Australia (RDA) Tasmania and with the project officer’s role funded not only by the membership base, but also by the Department of State Growth through the Coordinator-General’s office and George Town Council, we have direct access to local, state and federal government departments and representatives supporting the growth of our region.

Looking to Invest at Bell Bay?

Bell Bay is one of the most exciting and best endowed industrial areas in Australia offering a unique combination of location, infrastructure and value.

Tasmania has a number of key competitive advantages for investors including:

  • the lowest aggregate land and accommodation cost in Australia
  • the best industrial relations record in Australia in terms of days lost to disputes
  • one of the lowest business taxation ratios in Australia
  • transparent planning procedures
  • an independent and transparent environmental regulatory regime
  • low sovereign risk
  • a peaceful and safe island benefiting from its geographical location.
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“The Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone is a world-class zone that continues to grow largely due to the joint efforts of the entrepreneurial, innovative and community minded
leaders of business and three tiers of government.”
Shane Power, general manager, George Town Council

Location

The George Town Council is committed to growing the industrial base of the region by providing smooth and efficient services not only to the current businesses and industry in the region but to those seeking to establish or relocate here. The Council prides itself on being progressive and ‘easy-to-do-business’ with.

Bound by Bass Strait to the north and the Tamar River to the west, the George Town municipality is diverse and represents a key gateway into Tasmania.

Encompassing the administrative centre of George Town, the agricultural areas of Pipers River including the renowned Pipers Brook vineyard, the Bell Bay Industrial region with its light and heavy industries, the historic Low Head precinct and a number of alluring coastal settlements, George Town municipality has much to offer business, industry and their employees.

In terms of liveability, it is hard to believe a region covering approximately 65 000 hectares can offer so much. Appealing rural-urban living options are enhanced by easy access to facilities such as banks, restaurants, shops, schools and the George Town district hospital.

Often understated in its beauty, the region hides stretches of remarkable coastland and beaches, while showcasing idyllic agricultural land producing premium wine, berries and cheeses. Those looking for rest and recreation are spoilt for choice. Our people are welcoming and resourceful.

The area has a rich historical past and an exciting industrial present and future. Investors, residents and visitors are offered many opportunities for business, work, or leisure.