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As an island community, the availability of adequate air and sea services connecting Tasmania to the Australian mainland is a significant economic and social issue. Its a high priority for the state and essential for the growth and development of Tasmanian businesses. These services and the infrastructure that supports them operate in a complex and competitive commercial environment, and Tasmania competes with other places to attract the air and sea services needed to support its economic growth.
Hans leads a small team who are responsible for ensuring that the future development and growth of Tasmanias economy is matched with access capability and service growth. This includes the areas of access infrastructure, policy, investment attraction and freight. In doing so, the team works closely with carriers, service providers, the Tasmanian Access Working Group and other relevant organisations to develop a growing and sustainable air, sea and freight capacity into and out of Tasmania.
The aviation and access development team are also responsible for developing and implementing broader strategies and specific plans that protect Tasmanias current competitive position and deliver long-term benefits to the state, while also ensuring commercially sustainable returns for providers of air and sea services to and from Tasmania.