Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
ABS figures released today show that there are more Tasmanians in work than ever before.
A record 245,600 people were employed in Tasmania in June, the figures show.
That’s an increase of 1,200 on the previous month and importantly, 800 of those new jobs were full-time.
Overall, 10,500 jobs have been created under the Hodgman Government, that’s an average of nine new jobs created each and every day that we have been in Government.
Rene Hidding, Minister for Infrastructure
It was my pleasure to attend the Hobart City Council’s forum today on Derwent River ferry transportation.
A wide range of viewpoints were raised at the meeting by stakeholders, which are all valuable as we consider Greater Hobart’s future transport options.
The Government’s position has been consistent on Derwent River ferries. Hobart is a river city and passenger ferries would ideally play a part in public transport between key locations in Greater Hobart.
Will Hodgman, Premier
The Government's plan to take control of TasWater is vital for the continued growth in our visitor economy, particularly in regional Tasmania.
Bicheno, a tourism draw card on the beautiful East Coast is a classic example.
Almost 200,000 people visited this idyllic town over the last year, but the waste water treatment plant is not compliant with the standards and it has experienced a number of sewerage spills recently.
Peter Gutwein, Acting Minister for Health
The Hodgman Liberal Government is proud to launch the first round of Healthy Tasmania Community Innovation Grants worth $500,000, for local activities that promote healthy lifestyles in the state.
Healthy Tasmania Community Innovation Grants of up to $25,000 are available to support healthy eating, physical activity, quit smoking initiatives and encourage community connections and partnerships.
Roger Jaensch, Liberal Member for Braddon
The next step in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan Project was reached last night with the Kentish Council approving the development application for crucial visitor infrastructure upgrades.
Cradle Mountain is a must see destination in Tasmania that attracts visitors from across the world, which is why we committed $21.8 million in the 2017/18 Budget to progress the Master Plan’s implementation.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
The Hodgman Government wants to fix Tasmania’s failing water and sewerage infrastructure, keep prices down and improve services.
One of the key components of our plan is accelerating TasWater’s 10 year infrastructure program, and completing it within five years of taking over the business.
This is an ambitious commitment, but today I am releasing a detailed report and modelling prepared by Infrastructure Tasmania that shows our plan can deliver better infrastructure sooner.
Joan Rylah, Liberal Member for Braddon
The ongoing future of Tasmania’s oldest and largest surf lifesaving club has been put at risk by a bungled lease agreement, drafted by the Burnie Council.
The Burnie Surf Life Saving Club and its many dedicated volunteers are being frustrated by a legal stoush which has left them at risk of losing access to part of the club’s premises.
The Council drew up both the Club’s original lease of the site and the later lease of the tenant Bayview Restaurant.