Record achievement by TasRail: northern exports growing

Record achievement by TasRail: northern exports growing

TasRail continues to grow its services to the forestry industry, recording a 25 per cent increase in volume over the previous year. This record achievement has been in part due to our investment in the Parattah Rail Siding, which I am pleased to say is now operating...

Ticketing solution for Tasmanian public transport users

Ticketing solution for Tasmanian public transport users

The Government has provided $7.5 million to Metro Tasmania for the development of an integrated ticketing system to allow seamless travel across all service providers in the Tasmanian public transport network. In 2017/18 over 84 per cent of Metro passengers regularly...

Know what to do when you see red and blue

Know what to do when you see red and blue

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is taking action to protect our emergency service workers attending roadside incidents. As of yesterday, Tasmanian motorists are required to safely slow down to 40km/h when they see emergency services on the roadside with...

Make it Launceston

Make it Launceston

I'm pleased to announce the official launch of the Make it Launceston website, building on the success of the Statewide version that provides information on living in Tasmania. Make it Launceston has been developed by the Tasmanian Government in collaboration with the...

TCCI Report confirms Tasmania’s strong economic success

TCCI Report confirms Tasmania’s strong economic success

Tasmania is going from strength to strength with the TCCI Tasmania Report confirming today that in 2018-19 all industry sectors grew for the first time ever, demonstrating our economic success is broad-based, resilient and creating jobs right around the State. In a...

New ferry set to service Bruny Island residents and visitors

New ferry set to service Bruny Island residents and visitors

The first of Sealink’s new Bruny Island ferry fleet will be ready to hit the water next month. The $7.5 million, 45 metre vessel will provide a more reliable, efficient and comfortable service for passengers. The high speed ferry will be a welcome addition to the...

Tasmania tops the nation in business confidence again

Tasmania tops the nation in business confidence again

The latest Sensis Business Index results demonstrates beyond doubt that our plan is working, with the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s policies the most popular in the nation for the ninth consecutive quarter. Today’s report also reveals Tasmania’s businesses are...

Recognising excellence in STEM in 2019

Recognising excellence in STEM in 2019

Tasmania’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) leaders have been celebrated at the fourth annual Tasmanian STEM Excellence Awards today. The awards acknowledge our local scientific achievers and inspire others by showcasing innovative achievements...

It’s official: Tasmania outperforms the nation

It’s official: Tasmania outperforms the nation

Tasmania is the fastest growing economy in the nation. Australian Bureau of Statistics Gross State Product data for 2018-19 released today – the primary measure of a state’s economy – shows that the Tasmanian economy is the fastest growing in the country. This...

Tasmanian innovators put to the test

Tasmanian innovators put to the test

Some of Tasmania’s best and brightest minds are today taking part in the inaugural MyState Bank Innovation Challenge Day as part of a new initiative, the National Innovation Games. Ten local micro-businesses will work in teams with MyState bank employees, local...

Moving forward on the Richmond Road Master Plan

Moving forward on the Richmond Road Master Plan

Key safety upgrades under the Richmond Road Master Plan will begin next week following the awarding of the tender to Tasmanian company Hazell Bros. This comes as part of the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s commitment to investing in the infrastructure Tasmania...

First sod turned for Mac Point project

First sod turned for Mac Point project

In a significant step towards realising the Macquarie Point Masterplan, the first sod has been turned on site to prepare the first parcel of land for development. The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is delivering a once-in-a-lifetime development at Macquarie Point...

Antarctic gateway an economic highway

Antarctic gateway an economic highway

Two of China’s icebreakers Xue Long and Xue Long 2 are visiting Hobart this week cementing Tasmania’s status as the world’s leading Antarctic gateway – by both sea and air. Our state has a unique competitive advantage due to our proximity to Antarctica and the Hodgman...

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