Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

6 September 2021

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Community Services and Development

TasCOSS Industry Plan released

The importance of keeping communities connected, engaged, and supported, is now more vital than ever.

To support the sector, so that they can support Tasmanians who access these vital services, we have been working with TasCOSS to deliver Tasmania’s first Community Sector Industry Plan.

Today, we are launching this plan, supported by our 2021 Budget funding commitment of $3.265 million to TasCOSS over three years, to support Tasmania’s community services sector as one of the state’s major employers, and help meet industry projections of an additional 4,000 jobs by 2024. 

This is a long-term plan over 10 years, with actions to be developed and managed by a working group of government and non-government representatives, to ensure it delivers strong outcomes for this vital sector. 

The Community Sector Industry Plan 2021-2031 provides a further opportunity to continue this strong working relationship with TasCOSS to deliver a stronger Community Services Industry into the future, to drive local jobs in local communities and address barriers to employment. 

The Community Sector Industry Plan 2021-2031 is available online at

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