Tasmanian Government Budget 2016-17
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Tasmania's 2016-17 Budget was handed by Treasurer Peter Gutwein yesterday. Please find a quick summary of grants below:

Aviation Market Development Fund
The Budget allocated $1.25 million to provide this Fund. This will support dedicated cooperative international airline marketing partnerships through the establishment of airline codeshare arrangements and cooperative marketing agreements to accelerate growth of Tasmanian visitors on their networks.

Work Readiness for Growth Industries
Funding of $900,000 over two years has been allocated to support leading employers in growth industries to give young Tasmanians an opportunity to develop technical and work-ready employability skills to ensure they can be productive and capable employees from their first day on the job.

Supporting Small Business with Apprenticeships and Traineeships
The Government has allocated $600.000 over two years to support small business with apprenticeships and traineeships. Coupled with funding assistance, the Department will work with small businesses and Group Training Organisations to make it easier for small businesses to employ an apprentice or trainee.

Community Grants
• Funding of $106,000 has been allocated in 2016-17 for the Council on the Ageing Tasmania (COTA) to coordinate Seniors Week in Tasmania.
• A further funding of $185,000 is allocated in 2016-17 to provide additional support to the Tasmania Men's Shed Association and to Men's Sheds around Tasmania.
• A further funding of $100,000 is allocated in 2016-17 to support the Teddy Sheean Memorial Grant Program and administer the provision of small grants for capital works in service organisations and clubs.
• New funding of $5 million has been allocated in 2016-17 for the establishment of a Community Infrastructure Fund to support community infrastructure initiatives throughout Tasmania. In addition, funding previously allocated to the Regional Revival Fund for Musselroe Estate and Craggy Ridge will be incorporated into this fund to provide total funding of $13.9 million over three years.

The Government’s budget report can be found here.
Publish Date 27 May 2016
Article type Recent News