Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
The Hodgman Liberal Government is investing in generational upgrades to our road infrastructure to set up our state for the future.
We are continuing to progress our South-East Traffic Solution to improve safety and travel times for commuters and visitors on the Tasman and Arthur Highways in the state’s south.
Tenders for the new overtaking lane on Arthur Highway have opened today.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Health
In my first few days as Minister for Health I have twice visited the Launceston General Hospital and spent many hours at the Royal Hobart Hospital, meeting with staff and patients to listen and understand first-hand the challenges our hospitals face in meeting growing demand.
It is clear to me that we must work closely together as we implement our plan for a better health system and continue to invest strongly in health.
Elise Archer, Acting Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage
Despite Tasmania’s low cost, reliable clean energy market being the envy of the nation, some Tasmanian families struggle to make ends meet when it comes to paying their power bill.
To assist low income households with saving money on their power bills by reducing energy usage, the Government has awarded Tasmanian business COVA with the contract to oversee our Power$mart Homes program.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
The Hodgman Liberal Government has prioritised investment in education and is delivering the biggest ever commitment to education infrastructure in Tasmania’s history.
Around 390 students are set to benefit from the major redevelopment to Parklands High School, which will improve and reconfigure general learning areas for 21st century teaching and learning. This will provide spaces to deliver differentiated and alternative learning opportunities improving student outcomes.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure
As the new Minister for Infrastructure, I am enormously proud to have responsibility for our record investment into our job creating infrastructure in Tasmania.
Our investment is all about maintaining the momentum in the Tasmanian economy and investing for future growth, with this year’s budget alone providing more than $323 million in new road projects, upgrades and maintenance across the state in 2019-20 alone.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage
Tasmania has what the rest of the nation needs and wants, low cost, reliable energy and our clean green electricity network is set to power the next generation of vehicles on Tasmanian roads.
The Government’s investment of more than half a million dollars into a state-wide electric vehicle fast charging network will stimulate a total spend of over $2.5 million.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Veterans' Affairs
It was with great honour I joined Hobart Lord Mayor, Anna Reynolds, to unveil a plaque at the official opening of Legacy Park today, honouring the service of World War One soldiers.
Located near the Soldiers Memorial Oval, Legacy Park boasts a children’s play area, amphitheatre, picnic facilities and wood-fired pizza ovens, while providing valuable information to build awareness and understanding of Tasmania’s military heritage and the experiences of soldiers.