Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Under the Hodgman Liberal Government, our State’s balance sheet and our economy are strong, and maintaining budget discipline is crucial to ensuring our state continues to thrive.
In stark contrast, under the Labor-Green Government, Tasmania was forecasting $1.1 billion in deficits and also having to borrow to pay operational expenses.
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Planning
The Hodgman Liberal Government will develop new planning rules that focus on medium rise developments and in-fill projects that provide attractive options for Tasmanians looking for an urban lifestyle whilst still retaining the character of existing neighbourhoods.
We recognise that there is no one, single solution to the challenges in our housing market right now, and we know that increasing supply across the entire housing spectrum is key to meeting our increased demand. We have heard this message loud and clear.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Resources
The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of Tasmania’s forestry industry and the 5700 jobs it supports across Tasmania. We recently announced southern residues initiatives and the extension of support provided to communities and individuals in the wake of this season’s bushfires.
Leonie Hiscutt, Liberal Member for Montgomery
We condemn the various actions being taken across the nation today, actions that show how extreme and out of step with community standards these groups are.
These kind of radical, out of touch activists are the type of people who control Labor-green Governments. You only have to look at the shutdown of the forestry industry under the former Labor-Green Government to demonstrate that.
John Tucker, Liberal Member for Lyons
The magnificent Wineglass Bay walk experience at Freycinet National Park will be greatly improved with the addition of a new toilet facility at the northern end of Wineglass Bay.
The Hodgman Liberal Government has committed funding for the project under the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks program as part of our investment to improve the sustainability of our parks and reserves across the state.
Joan Rylah, Liberal Member for Braddon
Highfield Historic Site is one of the North West’s unique function spaces and the heritage barn area is being redeveloped to create an even better visitor experience.
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to ensuring every region benefits from a strong visitor economy.
Sarah Courtney, Liberal Member for Bass
Tasmanians are getting revved up once again to see the best Australian Racing has to offer at this weekend’s Supercars event at Symmons Plains Raceway.
The Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint will once again shine a spotlight on Tasmania, with about 975,000 people set watch the event on television.
The SuperSprint will attract more than 50,000 fans trackside, including around 8000 visitors from interstate.