Taking Tasmania’s space industry to warp speed

Taking Tasmania’s space industry to warp speed

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is charting a path to the stars with an exciting initiative to position our State as a significant contributor to the nation’s ambitions in space research and development. Tasmania is proud to welcome globally recognised technology...

Derwent Ferry sea trials begin

Derwent Ferry sea trials begin

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is working hard to bust traffic congestion in southern Tasmania through a multi-pronged approach. An important element of our plan is the Derwent River ferry service, linking Hobart with Bellerive and offering commuters an alternative...

Tasman Highway reopens to traffic at Paradise Gorge

Tasman Highway reopens to traffic at Paradise Gorge

It is with great pleasure that I report that the first vehicles have travelled through Paradise Gorge on the Tasman Highway following the removal of overhanging rocks. Barriers were removed from this section of the road at 7:00am this morning as scheduled. We...

New Huonville-Hobart express buses to ease congestion

New Huonville-Hobart express buses to ease congestion

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is funding and delivering projects under the Hobart City Deal to ease traffic congestion and encourage more Tasmanians to use public transport. As a result, people commuting between Huonville and Hobart will benefit from the...

Tasman Highway at Paradise Gorge to reopen on Thursday

Tasman Highway at Paradise Gorge to reopen on Thursday

After extensive work to secure the safety of the Tasman Highway at Paradise Gorge, I’m pleased to announce that it will reopen to all traffic from 7am on Thursday 8 July, with a reduced speed limit and under traffic management. Work on clearing the road progressed...

Applications open for Ancillary Dwellings Grants Program

Applications open for Ancillary Dwellings Grants Program

Applications for funding to support the construction of new ancillary dwellings, commonly known as granny flats, open tomorrow and is another way to further increase housing supply in Tasmania. The $2.5 million Ancillary Dwellings Grant Program is part of the...

New agreement to lock in Tassie’s first High Vis Army

New agreement to lock in Tassie’s first High Vis Army

The Tasmanian Liberal Government today reached an important milestone in our partnership with industry to unleash a High Vis Army to help Tasmania build the infrastructure our State needs to secure our future. The new Building the Workforce to Build Tasmania...

Making rego payments easier for Tasmanians

Making rego payments easier for Tasmanians

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is reducing cost of living pressures for Tasmanians. We know that receiving a single large bill for six monthly or yearly car registration renewal can be tough on many Tasmanian household budgets, especially those on low or fixed...

Transport to Hobart CBD appointments for Orford/Triabunna residents

Transport to Hobart CBD appointments for Orford/Triabunna residents

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is working to support members of the Orford and Triabunna community impacted by the ongoing safety works on the Tasman Highway at Paradise Gorge. I’m pleased to advise that a temporary shuttle service for residents of Orford and...

Work advances on Midway Point Intersection Solution

Work advances on Midway Point Intersection Solution

Strong progress has been made on the Midway Point Intersection Solution, an important part of the Australian and Tasmanian Governments’ strategy to improve travel on the Tasman Highway. Work is now well underway in clearing the path for the upgrade, which will see the...

Delivering more housing for women and children fleeing violence

Delivering more housing for women and children fleeing violence

The Tasmanian and Federal Governments are working together to deliver safe and affordable housing in Tasmania as the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation and Hobart City Deal – Improving Social Housing programs progress. Federal Minister for Families and Social...

Business Hardship Critical Support Grants announced

Business Hardship Critical Support Grants announced

Businesses affected by the recent closure of the Tasman Highway will be able to apply for a Business Hardship Critical Support Grant from this coming Friday 11 June,  providing much-needed support during this unprecedented event. Significant progress on the rock...

Supporting Tasmania’s Electric Vehicle future

Supporting Tasmania’s Electric Vehicle future

Tasmania is a leader in climate action as we continue to transition towards a low-emissions economy, which includes transitioning to electric vehicles and developing state-wide charging and network infrastructure. That’s why today I was very pleased to visit Tesla’s...

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