On behalf of the Hodgman Government, I warmly welcome Clarence City Council's decision to approve the $50 million hotel and hospitality development at Kangaroo Bay.
This is a significant job creating project which the Government has facilitated through the Co-ordinator General.
The Kangaroo Bay development will create hundreds of jobs during the construction phase and deliver ongoing economic benefits not just for the eastern shore, but the whole region.
The project includes a 120-room 4 to 5 Star hotel which supports our goal of attracting 1.5 million visitors to the state every year by 2020.
A new hospitality training school will be a key feature of the development, which will be run by TasTAFE and Shandong Chambroad.
The hospitality training school would provide Tasmania with a high-end, contemporary training facility that will help open the doors to Tasmanians looking for a future in our expanding tourism and hospitality sectors.
Jobs remain our number one priority which is why we are backing significant projects like this one which not only will deliver new jobs but ensure Tasmanians have the skills to meet the future workforce needs of our thriving tourism industry.