Roger with Devonport City Council Alderman Annette Rockliff
A re-elected Hodgman Liberal Government will boost Drysdale as a Centre of Excellence in Devonport with a $1.5 million investment
Jobs are the number one priority of a re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government, and our track record of delivering over 10,000 jobs shows we have what it takes to take Tasmania to the next level.
The economy is booming, and our tourism and hospitality industries are experiencing significant growth. To cater for demand, we need to ensure that Tasmanians have the right skills for the jobs in these important growth areas.
A re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will boost Drysdale as a Centre of Excellence in Devonport with a $1.5 million investment.
This will go towards the fit-out and furnishing of the Devonport Cooking Centre, located within the Food Pavilion at the heart of the Living City Project.
The Devonport Cooking Centre will include a commercial kitchen and equipment with 24 workstations and a mock café/restaurant area.
It will offer hospitality related courses with support from successful hospitality entrepreneurs, with on-site practical experience in restaurants to give students the best start in their career.
The Cooking Centre will double as a tourist attraction offering short courses and activities under the leadership of specialist chefs, distillers and other professionals – all linked to training opportunities for Drysdale students.
A re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will also extend Drysdale Delivery to Hobart’s Northern Suburbs through investing $2 million into a new Drysdale training space at Claremont College to allow for increased delivery in cookery and hospitality subjects.
There is significant potential in leveraging off the Mona effect in the Northern Suburbs, and an expanded and modernised training facility will create local opportunities for young students who are drawn to the Tourism and Hospitality sector.