Flinders Island flights set to take off

Flinders Island flights set to take off

New regular passenger flights between Hobart and two Bass Strait islands will commence from 30th September 2020, giving more Tasmanians the ability to explore these unique parts of our state. For the first time there will be direct regular passenger transport flights...

Extra $60 million for loans to boost Tasmanian business recovery

Extra $60 million for loans to boost Tasmanian business recovery

Additional support is on the way for Tasmanian businesses, with another $60 million being made available through the Tasmanian Government’s new Business Growth Loans Scheme. We know Tasmanian businesses have been significantly impacted by the pandemic, so to assist...

Assisting the transport industry adapt to changes

Assisting the transport industry adapt to changes

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is levelling the playing field for the taxi and ride-sourcing industries, while providing consumers with more choice and improved quality of service and safety. We recognise the impact the changing environment has on the taxi industry,...

Government action feeding a strong farming sector

Government action feeding a strong farming sector

Today’s official opening of Tasmanian Stockfeed Services’ new stockfeed mill in Devonport is another fantastic example of a project that is speeding up our economic recovery as we rebuild a stronger Tasmania. The Tasmanian Liberal Government is proud to have supported...

Work on West Tamar Highway cycling safety improvements start

Work on West Tamar Highway cycling safety improvements start

Work has started on cycling improvements to the West Tamar Highway, which will improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and offer travellers a healthy alternative to driving. The Tasmanian Liberal Government has committed $1.5 million to improve cycling facilities...

New program to support disadvantaged learner drivers

New program to support disadvantaged learner drivers

New program Ucaan Drive, based at Bucaan House in Chigwell, will provide on-road driving experience to disadvantaged learner drivers and help more Tasmanians get their licence. It is one of 16 community organisations delivering the 2020-21 Learner Driver Mentor...

Slow down and keep our road workers safe

Slow down and keep our road workers safe

All road users have a responsibility to slow down, pay attention and keep our road workers safe. The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering our significant road infrastructure package to improve safety and traffic flow across the state, and road workers are a...

Improving safety for vulnerable road users

Improving safety for vulnerable road users

Improving road safety and reducing road trauma is a significant priority for the Tasmanian Liberal Government. That’s why we are investing more than $1 million through the latest round of Vulnerable Road User Program projects. Vulnerable road users – pedestrians,...

Next step in delivering Derwent River ferry service

Next step in delivering Derwent River ferry service

The Tasmanian Government will this week call for potential ferry operators to register their interest in providing a new Derwent River ferry service. This is an important step in our commitment to deliver congestion busting initiatives under the Hobart Transport...

Supporting businesses and jobs through infrastructure stimulus

Supporting businesses and jobs through infrastructure stimulus

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering job-creating infrastructure, as part of our $1.8 billion program over two years, which will deliver an estimated $3.1 billion in construction and support 15,000 jobs. Confidence is key to our recovery, and by ensuring a...

Metro Tasmania patronage bouncing back

Metro Tasmania patronage bouncing back

Tasmanians are travelling on public transport again in increased numbers, with Metro Tasmania reporting patronage has returned to about 75 per cent of 2019 levels when compared to the same time of year. That’s more than 30,000 journeys a day. As expected, patronage...

Supporting new medical cannabis venture

Supporting new medical cannabis venture

Tasmanian Alkaloids’ new medical grade cannabinoids operation will not only benefit patients, but will also assist with our economic recovery and create jobs for Tasmanians. Officially opened today, the new facility at Westbury can extract 90 tonnes of raw material...

Improving safety and reliability on the Bass Highway

Improving safety and reliability on the Bass Highway

We are working hard to improve safety and travel time reliability on the Bass Highway, with two tenders released for upgrades on the highway, and another contract awarded for safety upgrades at Boat Harbour Primary School. The Tasmanian Liberal Government and Morrison...

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