7 Nov 2022

Tasmanian State Development Minister Guy Barnett announced last week, that the State Government was supporting the development of a second course at Hobart’s Seven Mile Beach project.

Seven Mile Beach occupies a peninsula of land east of the Hobart city centre, wedged between the Seven Mile Beach on its southern shoreline, and Five Mile Beach on its north.

The second course will overlook Five Mile Beach, and be constructed upon an abandoned pine plantation.

The Tasmanian Government is actively supporting the development through its Tourism EOI instrument, which can help to streamline the assessment and approval process and also can be used to attract investment.


Minister Barnett’s press release including the following:

Golf and golf tourism in Tasmania are set to get even more exciting with a new world-class course at FiveMile Beach.

It will add to our stocks of some of the best courses in the world including Barnbougle in the northeast, King Island’s Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes and Australia’s oldest golf course at Bothwell. With three of the top four (public access) courses in the country according to Golf Australia’s 2022 course rankings, Tasmania is teed up and ready to play.

Few places in the world have such a selection on top-flight courses within such short travel times of each other and from major urban centres.

The latest golfing destination is being progressed through our Tourism EOI process which is quickly making Tasmania the ecotourism capital of the world while generating new jobs and economic activity through sensitive and appropriate investment across Tasmanian reserves and Crown Lands.

The new project being delivered by the Golf Preserve Pty Ltd is the latest project to progress successfully through the initial assessment panel stage of the Tourism EOI process meaning it is now subject to the relevant assessment and approvals processes.

Led by a passionate Tasmanian, Mathew Goggin, the Golf Preserve will develop the new course at Five Mile Beach adjacent to the one currently under construction at Seven Mile Beach, creating an extensive golfing precinct. We are proud of his sporting achievements and welcome Mathew’s continued commitment to invest and develop exciting projects in Tasmania.

The Five Mile Beach site is an abandoned pine plantation. The Golf Preserve’s vision includes the revegetation of the site with native coastal species and safe community access throughout the site.

With the Seven Mile Beach course showing great progress and due to commence operations in late 2023, work on the Five Mile Beach course, subject to approvals, is now set to follow shortly after.

Importantly, research shows that visitors that come to Tasmania to pursue interests such as golfing are more likely to stay longer and spend more, which benefits our local communities and the broader economy.

All projects that progress through the Tourism EOI process must comply with relevant local, state and Australian assessment and approvals process.


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