Tasmanian Government removes barriers for farmers providing worker housing

25 June 2024

The Tasmanian Government is delivering on its 100-day commitment to slash red tape for primary producers wanting to house workers on-farm. 

As part of the Government’s 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future, the Tasmanian Government is committed to removing the barriers that are preventing our farmers from housing the workforce they need.

Minister for Small Business and Consumer Affairs, Madeleine Ogilvie, said the government is making it easier for producers to provide housing options.

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“We’re giving greater flexibility in employment contracts, as well make it possible for short-term, modular or transportable housing solutions to be used on farms as agricultural workforce accommodation,” Minister Ogilvie said. 

“I have been advised that the quickest way to enact these reforms is through a regulatory change, which will be undertaken within the First 100 Days.

“These reforms are a critical step in supporting our farmers and primary producers. 

“By removing these barriers, we are enabling them to offer secure housing to their workers, which is essential for maintaining a stable workforce and supporting the agricultural sector.”

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