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Bass Island Line Market Investigation

TasPorts, the owner / operator of the Bass Island Service (BIL) that operates between Geelong, Grassy and Devonport, is investigating ways to enhance the service for the benefit of the King Island community.

TasPorts has entered this process with an open mind about potential outcomes.

Optimising the service can be achieved, for example, by partnering with existing Bass Strait operators under a joint venture, under a service agreement with TasPorts or full ownership.

Tasports are speaking to current and potential Bass Strait market participants to determine their interest in working with them to deliver the service.

This market sounding exercise has evolved out of our ongoing commitment to deliver the BIL service and value for money for King Island businesses and the community.

It is proposed to have a strategy developed by May this year.