Tasmania to receive economic boost
The island state is a unique part of Australia, featuring a slightly cooler climate, gorgeous ...
The island state is a unique part of Australia, featuring a slightly cooler climate, gorgeous landscape and a laidback atmosphere.
Rural real estate in Tasmania is often situated near the amazing coastline or with a view of beautiful rolling hills in the countryside.
Tasmania also boasts some economic competitive advantages over mainland Australia including clean air, water and energy.
Today it was also announced by federal minister for regional development Simon Crean and premier Lara Giddings that $3.6 million will be put towards diversification that will help to give Tasmanian farmers a lead on the market.
The world-first data project, SenseT, will be funded by the $120 million Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental agreement (IGA) economic diversification package.
The initiative will aid in best farming practice decisions, increasing value and economic efficiency.
Mr Crean noted the importance of the forestry industry in the state but explained the farming project will relate the two industries. He said: "It will join the dots when it comes to agricultural information and deliver better knowledge and decision making power in real time."
He also noted the community benefits of the venture, stating that "consumers will be able to access information on where their food has come from".