Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Will Hodgman, Premier
Minister for Parks
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are one of the State’s most visited attractions and are a special feature of our beautiful capital city.
In the last year, more than 461,000 people including locals and tourists visited the gardens, which are the second oldest Botanical Garden’s in the country.
This year marks the bicentenary of the gardens, and it is important we invest in facilities to ensure future generations have a first class experience when they visit.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Infrastructure
The Hodgman Liberal Government is getting on with the job of Delivering on our Plan to Build Your Future with a better, safer road system for Tasmanians that includes a further $1.1 billion investment in road and rail upgrades.
We are building on the past four years of record road investment and in the 2018-19 Budget the Tasmanian Government is committing more roads funding for the South, North and North West to ensure we deliver on our road election commitments.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Labor Leader Rebecca White has failed a major test of her leadership by admitting Labor will not deliver an Alternative Budget.
It is clear that Ms White has just given up.
Everyone knows failed former Finance Minister Scott Bacon is lazy, so it’s no surprise that he won’t pen an Alternative Budget.
But, it is Ms White’s job as leader to make sure Mr Bacon and the broader ALP do their job.
If Mr Bacon is not up to it, Ms White should give the job to someone who is.
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Sport and Recreation
There is just two weeks left for Tasmanian female sporting teams and clubs to take advantage of a $10 million grants program aimed at levelling the playing field.
Applications for the landmark initiative close on the 21st of June, with clubs or associations encouraged to submit an application before then.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Public comment is now invited on the Draft Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan which has been prepared to deliver a high quality environmentally, economically and socially sustainable Freycinet visitor experience for the next 20 years.
The plan was developed following consultation with key stakeholders over the past eight months and identifies five key initiatives.
Freycinet is one of Tasmania’s premier tourism hotspots, with locals and visitors flocking to the area to experience the region’s stunning natural beauty.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on our commitment to establish Tasmania’s first integrated medical and search and rescue helicopter service.
The construction tender for the new $1.5 million helipad at the Mersey Community Hospital is advertised in today's paper.
The helipad will be located on site with a bridge link directly to the hospital.
Elise Archer, Attorney-General
The Government is today calling for public submissions as part of our review into the Electoral Act and associated election laws.
This is the start of an extensive community and stakeholder consultation process to give every Tasmanian, political parties, and organisations a chance to have their say.
The review, which was announced last month, is a responsible action following a state election and will ensure our democratic processes are contemporary and in line with changing community expectations.