Business and Economic Development Services

Tasman Council strives to provide a supportive business environment in terms of processes, incentives, communication networks and information.

Our Economic Development Services include:

  • Facilitating development opportunities;
  • Identifying development sites and opportunities consistent with the municipal land-use planning scheme.
  • Provision of information and advice to potential developers
  • Marketing the local area as a place of business and a visitor destination
  • Active involvement in regional development issues
  • Acting as a lobbyist or advocate on local industry
  • Undertaking settlement revitalisation projects

For further information contact Tasman Council on (03) 6250 9200 or via email

Resources to assist you

The Community and Economic Development Department can assist you by:

  • Providing statistics on the local area and region to assist you in developing a business proposal
  • Assist you to identify suitable sites to establish your business
  • Facilitate meetings with key Council personnel to discuss your proposal
  • Advising on government programs that may be of assistance
  • Linking you to relevant local and regional industry groups and networks
  • Referrals to business assistance and advisory services if required
  • Referrals for environmental & heritage assessments
  • Discussing possible rate remissions for developments that provide a direct community benefit

Tasman Council does not provide:

  • Business advice, such as whether or not your business proposal looks viable; how to operate or structure your business; or
  • One-on-one assistance such as training, development of business plans, financial budgets, etc.

However, help with these aspects is available from:

CoacheStuff Team

The Tasmanian Government Entreprise Centre for Tasman, Sorell, Glamorgan Spring Bay and Clareance and mentoring service for Tasmanian small businesses.


Business Point
1800 440 026

Tasman Council Planning Department

Our Planning Department will provide advice on:

  • Land usage and land zones
  • Development standards
  • Signage
  • Buildings and car parks
  • Change of use approvals
  • Planning permits according to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act
  • Sub-divisions
  • Building regulations
  • Environmental Health
  • Food premises licensing
  • Sewerage & water

Please contact Council’s Planning Department on (03) 6250 9200 or via email:

Useful links

A free and easy to use online directory for registered Tasmanian businesses and organisations

CoacheStuff Team