Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone subcommittee
It's been a busy 12 months for BBAMZ!
BBAMZ is starting to gain traction to lift the profile of manufacturing in Tasmania and more specifically Bell Bay. BBAMZ has met with a number of key government stakeholders over the past year including
- Tasmanian Tresaurer Peter Gutwein
- Treasury representatives from the Commonwealth, and
- Serco the Defence Prime who was accompanied by the Tasmanian Defence Advocate Steven Gilmore.
BBAMZ is building a reputation as a successful collaboration where members businesses along with local, state and federal government and community are working together for a common goal.
BBAMZ has recently completed the branding exercise for the zone have now re-branded as the Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone. This was made possible through a grant from the State Government. We also have plans for a website, new signage and a community event.
The community event will be held in conjunction with a jobs fair which is currently in the planning phase.
BBAMZ has also supported a funding application for new lights to be installed at the George Town Recreation Centre. BBAMZ businesses on the subcommittee have committed resources, equipment and time to help that project come to fruition.
We have supported the establishment of a new business for George Town, Key Education and Employment Network (KEEN) Pty Ltd. This business has been a result of the collaboration of the subcommittee businesses and Roger Aalbregt, chair of KEEN Pty Ltd. KEEN will provide opportunities for apprenticeships and traineeships and will work with industry to train people for industry. We wish Roger and his fellow directors all the best as they enter into this new venture.
Leigh Darcy, chair, BBMAZ