Work is a year ahead of schedule on the Perth Link Roads project – the single largest project in our $500 million, 10-year Midland Highway Action Plan.
Premier Peter Gutwein, Senator Claire Chandler and I provided an update on the $92 million joint Federal-State project, which is creating jobs, stimulating our economy and making the highway safer and more efficient.
The southern link is set to open to north west-bound traffic next month. It will remove heavy vehicles from the centre of Perth as they travel to and from the northern and north-western ports.
Several other Midland Highway Action Plan projects are progressing, with Tasmanian contractor Hazell Bros recently awarded the contract for the Melton Mowbray to Lovely Banks project.
The contract for the Spring Hill project has been awarded this month to Andrew Walter Constructions, while work on St Peters Pass to South of Tunbridge is due for completion in coming months.
The Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan sets out the Governments’ key priorities for upgrading the Highway, delivering important safety benefits for the community while also injecting cash back into the regional economy through jobs and investment.
Our investment is about maintaining the momentum in the Tasmanian economy and investing for future growth, The 2019-20 Budget supports the creation of 10,000 more jobs, with infrastructure projects representing a significant opportunity for economic and jobs growth for Tasmania.
For more information visit www.midlandhighway.tas.gov.au/