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New Trades and Water Centre of Excellence planned for Hobart

Published: 17 July 2019

The Tasmanian Government has announced plans for the development of a start of the art training facility based in Hobart. 

The proposed project will see the construction of a centre of excellence for the delivery of training across a range of trades, as well as higher learning to meet emerging industry demands.

Encouraging for AMCA members, the facility will have a strong focus on plumbing trades, including:

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Gas
  • Electrotechnology
  • Water, acquaculture and irrigation

The total investment of the project is estimated to be $21.6 million, including $7 million for the construction of a purpose-built facility on the Clarence site, $7.1 million for the specialist fit-out and a further $7 million for accommodation.

The Tasmanian Government have already committed $7 million for the project; however, the remaining funding is still to be secured. The AMCA, along with other industry colleagues, will be lobbying key government ministers over coming months to commit to the project.

As a critical stakeholder, the AMCA has been appointed to Steering Committee which will oversee the project.