Hobart housing crisis: Tourism squeezing out affordable rentals in Tasmania, report finds

A new report has singled out Tasmania as one of two regions in the country where soaring tourism has led to a "rapid decline" in affordable rental properties. Key points: Record 1.3 million tourists visited Tasmania last year The number of rentals being advertised is dropping, and they are becoming more unaffordable, report finds Tasmania's … Continue reading Hobart housing crisis: Tourism squeezing out affordable rentals in Tasmania, report finds

Tasmanian east coast council to consider rezoning land for $100m resort development

A multi-million-dollar tourism development is on the cards for Tasmania's east coast, boasting everything from luxury accommodation to a palliative care facility and an airstrip. Cambria Green Agriculture and Tourism Management, a group of international and Australian investors, bought the Cambria and Belmont properties in March 2015. Now it has a rezoning request for parts … Continue reading Tasmanian east coast council to consider rezoning land for $100m resort development

Hobart possesses same trifecta of factors that drove Sydney real estate to its peak, report shows

Hobart's housing market looks a lot like Sydney's did two years ago, a business outlook report for the March quarter says. The Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook report for the March quarter shows Hobart has the trifecta of factors that led to the massive growth in the New South Wales capital in 2016: The fastest … Continue reading Hobart possesses same trifecta of factors that drove Sydney real estate to its peak, report shows

Tasmania continues to have Australia’s worst nicotine habit, licit opioid consumption

Tasmania's nicotine usage remains the highest in the country, figures from the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program show. The latest report revealed Tasmania still leads the nation in smoking, following nicotine usage rates that exceeded the national average in the previous two. Also, Hobart topped the nation's capital cities in pharmaceutical opioids consumption and in the use … Continue reading Tasmania continues to have Australia’s worst nicotine habit, licit opioid consumption

Swim star Ariarne Titmus reveals food poisoning setback before world titles

Tasmanian teenager Ariarne Titmus has revealed her world championship swimming success came off the back of a bout of food poisoning. The 16-year-old represented Australia at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest last week, winning a bronze medal with the 4 x 200m freestyle relay team. Her performance in Budapest also ranked her fourth in the … Continue reading Swim star Ariarne Titmus reveals food poisoning setback before world titles