The Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone is the largest of its kind in Tasmania. Situated at the port of Bell Bay at the mouth of the Tamar River in northern Tasmania, it lies just south of the township of George Town and 50 kilometres from the Tasmania’s second largest city, Launceston.
Bell Bay is Tasmania’s largest industry precinct. It’s two and a half thousand hectares in size. 59% of all Tasmania’s manufactured exports are produced in the Bell Bay area.
BBAMZ is an industry based economic development group working in collaboration with government and community to support growth, investment and business diversification in the George Town and Tamar Valley regions. The BBAMZ aim is to lift the profile of the Bell Bay zone locally, nationally and internationally as well as build a sense of community pride in the region.
Led by Bell Bay Aluminium, the BBAMZ was established in 2015 from a desire by businesses in the region for better collaboration, and to grow the region’s capabilities by supporting existing businesses, encouraging investment and promoting the benefits of the region as a place to live and work.
Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone transitioned out of Bell Bay Aluminium’s community consultative committee which in 2013, identified the need for an industry based group to support economic growth and business diversification in the George Town region
With support from Regional Development Australia Tasmania including RDA Tasmania’s support and economic development knowledge the committee re-formed as BBAMZ.
"Ultimately, BBAMZ is about providing opportunities for employment, working with employers of choice.
Leigh Darcy, chair, BBAMZ