Commerce and Industry



Final President’s Report

Its been a big but very productive year at the Chamber and I'm excited to be handing over a vibrant, active chamber which is positioned to grow and increase in effectiveness and influence in its [...]

Chambers Response to TasWater Media Release 11 June 2019

12 June 2019 Att News Editors, Produces & Chambers of Commerce Media Release Chambers Response to TasWater Media Release 11 June 2019 May I draw your attention to a press release from TasWater which came [...]

President’s Report May 2019

Dear Chamber committee and members. As our last meeting was delayed due to Easter and Anzac Day this report comes hot on the heels of the last one. However, there is much to report and [...]

Devonport, Burnie & Central Coast Chambers Wages Survey 2019

The Devonport, Burnie and Central Coast Chambers of Commerce Small Business and Wages survey has revealed over 80% of small businesses along the North West Coast are optimistic about the future. Responses came from far [...]

President’s Report April 2019

Dear Chamber committee and members. As you Chamber representative I've been busy with working alongside the Burnie and Devonport Chambers this month calling for the new or returned government to support in particular small business [...]

What Event’s do you want the Chamber to Provide

President’s Report March 2019

This month our focus has been on the media and getting our members views and important topics out there for discussion. Alarmingly the ABC tried to do a beat story about Ulverstone’s failing retail sector [...]

President’s Report Feb 2019

With the year well and truly back in the swing of things, the Chamber is also back in action.   I’m very grateful to the renewed positive attitudes shown at our last meeting to commit [...]

EOI Northern Tasmanian Prison Project

The Department of Justice continues to call for expressions of interest for a major project in the North of the state. The Chamber of Commerce is behind it being located on the Central Coast [...]

President’s Report December 2018

2018 has been a great year for the Chamber and I've really appreciated our committee & how they have all contributed to making our Chamber so successful this year. Apart from the warm friendships [...]

President’s Report November 2018

Well, it's official we have a new council for the next 4 years! Congratulations to: Executive Jan Bonde (Mayor) Gary Carpenter (Deputy Mayor) Councillors: John Bewick Amanda Diprose Cheryl Fuller Casey Hiscutt Annett Overton [...]

“Promote & Support” – An Evening with the Chamber

For those who could not make it on Friday here's word for word, what the Chamber presented to councillors on Friday night. Running sheet - "Promote & Support - An Evening with the Chamber Presented [...]

What change do you want to see?

Hi members - We're asking for your thoughts & opinions today... As you know Central Coast Council elections are drawing near and as business people, we have a once in four-year opportunity to see [...]

The 2018 Business Awards Where Local Business Shines!

We had an amazing name night on Saturday celebrating the Central Coast Business Awards. We were inspired by Royce Fairbrother to make mistakes and learn from them but also plan what we want for [...]

President’s Report September 2018

Hi Folks I'm writing this President's Report the day before our 2018 Business Awards, so I can only make comment on the awards preparations and then you no doubt have witnessed or heard about [...]

President’s Report August 2018

As we have just had our AGM last week, this will be a very brief report for the month and will cover some changes in the way we run committee meetings. We will discuss [...]

Press Release 10/5/18 Re Dial Blythe Irrigation Scheme

The Central Coast Chamber of Commerce has thrown its weight behind farmers in the Dial Blythe Irrigation Scheme who want to take control of the scheme’s management.  The monthly meeting of the chamber on Wednesday night [...]

President’s Report May 2018

It's been a fantastic month for our chamber with a very successful running of the “Party at the Lodge” on Friday the 16th. Thanks to the efforts of our team we managed to attract 130 [...]

A great night had by all at the Central Coast’s Party at the Lodge

The Central Coast Chamber of Commerce held a very successful event in Ulverstone on  Friday night which was well attended by over 130 business and community leaders.   Dubbed "Party at the Lodge" the [...]

President’s Report – April

As a local business owner running several businesses across the state and mainland, I know the pressure business owners are under and how important it is that we have the support of our family & [...]


Too many business people get confused with how to write an effective blog post, so I thought I would show you exactly what I use for my clients and demonstrate to you how easy it [...]

President’s Report – March 2018

Whenever I get asked, "What will the Chamber do for my business and why should I get involved"? I always smile, because the answer is so wide-ranging. Our Chamber has changed so much in recent [...]

Thinks’n’Drinks hosted by Switch Tasmanian

Thinks'n'Drinks is hosted by Switch Tasmanian and is a rare chance to look behind the scenes of a business, and hear about a successful business journey from the owners themselves. This time around Switch Tasmania will be holding [...]

February’s President’s Report.

Dear Committee members, Chamber members & friends. With an election on March the 3rd and an exciting business year ahead of us all, your Chamber has been busy discussing how we can further build a [...]

Political Forum 2018

A great evening Last night (Feb 14th 2018 ) our members and guests had the opportunity to listen to Braddon candidates: -Roger Jaensch – MP and Liberal Member for Braddon -Dr Shane Broad - MP [...]

President’s Report November 2017

Wow, the last month at the Chamber has been full on and really enjoyable as we organised the 2017 Business Awards, furthered our relationship building in the region and prepared for Christmas. The 2017 CCCCI [...]

President’s Report October 2017

It’s been a very busy October on the Central Coast with the running of the Australian Masters Games in our region. Well, what a smashing success the games were. I know from talking to many [...]

Central Coast Masters Games Window Display Competition

Dress your window in Masters Games Theme to win an advertising package with SeaFM valued at $990 Find and print your voting forms HERE  

President’s Report – September

Dear members, committee members and sponsors  While we’ve had fewer events to attend this month, I’ve visited with many local business people and have heard some great stories & listened to their opinions and concerns. [...]

We Need YOU to Join Our Committee!

Office Professionals Breakfast presented by Home Travel Company

Home Travel Company presents the 2017 Office Professionals Breakfast Friday 12th May, Cafe RA Ulverstone - 7 am Book your ticket HERE Guest Speaker - Ali Villani

New law to protect small businesses

On 12 November 2016, a new law to protect small businesses from unfair terms in business-to-business standard form contracts takes effect across Australia. The law applies to any new or renewed contract entered into on or [...]

How to work in the cruise industry

Cruise ship tourism offers exciting new opportunities for Tasmanian businesses, especially those with tours or attractions. Business Tasmania have shared the new 'How to work in the cruise industry' document. Click here to read more.

Superannuation Reforms

Legislation to implement the Government's superannuation reforms passed the Parliament on 23 November 2016. The superannuation reform package was announced in the 2016-17 Budget and amended following consultation. The changes improve the fairness, sustainability, flexibility and integrity of the [...]

Cradle Mountain Masterplan

President Message: Accepting an invitation, I attended the release of the Cradle Coast Authority’s visionary blueprint for Cradle Mountain at a public function held in Devonport recently. At last, we have a well-investigated and [...]

Digital Ready

The Digital Ready for Business program has been developed to empower Tasmanian small businesses to take charge of their online presence and develop an online strategy that really works. The next round of the program are now [...]

Chamber urges business to prepare for power shortages

In response to reports that the CSIRO has started planning for possible power restrictions, the Central Coast Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged businesses to do the same. Chamber President, Ian Locke, said that [...]

Keeping up to date with tenders and grants

At our Chamber Meeting on 17 March, discussion focused on ways in which the Chamber may be able to assist members by providing links to business opportunities and government assistance by way of grants. There [...]