Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone

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Find out more about the Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone (BBAMZ) and the new case study report.

Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone

The Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone (BBAMZ) is an independent economic development group, aiming to lift the profile of Bell Bay locally, nationally and internationally, and build a sense of community pride in the region.  

Bell Bay is Tasmania’s premier centre of manufacturing – exporting 59 per cent of Tasmania’s manufactured goods. Occupying 2,500 hectares, it is Tasmania’s largest industrial zone. Situated at the port of Bell Bay on the eastern shore of the mouth of the Tamar River, in northern Tasmania, it lies just south of George Town, 50 kilometres north of Tasmania’s second largest city, Launceston.

Led by Bell Bay Aluminium, part of the Rio Tinto Group, 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. BBAMZ evolved out of Bell Bay Aluminium’s existing community consultative committee which had identified the need for an industry based group to support economic growth and diversification in the George Town region.

With RDA Tasmania’s support and economic development knowledge and experience, the committee re-formed as BBAMZ. It sits as a sub-committee of RDA Tasmania.

RDA Tasmania have produced a comprehensive case study document which showcases the success that the BBAMZ has been able to achieve since its inception 

In addition, through the support of the Tasmanian Department of State Growth, the BBAMZ have developed a comprehensive marketing strategy, which is reflected in their new website