A look that could save lives

A look that could save lives

Too many young Tasmanians are killed or seriously injured on our roads. One of the causes is alcohol, which is a factor in about 17 per cent of fatalities or serious injury-crashes. Of that 17 per cent, 21 per cent are men aged between 17 and 25. Today, we are...

More options for learners and reducing wait times

More options for learners and reducing wait times

The Tasmanian Government is determined to reduce the wait times for driver’s licence assessments, especially in regional areas. To cut these delays, an additional 12 suitably qualified driving instructors from the private sector have been authorised to deliver P1...

Get on board this Seniors Week 2020 with free bus travel

Get on board this Seniors Week 2020 with free bus travel

As a proud supporter of Seniors Week, the Tasmanian Government is helping senior cardholders stay connected with their communities by offering free travel on any Metro bus from 12 to 18 October. Metro is a long-time partner of Seniors Week, an annual campaign...

Work completed on Mowbray Connector

Work completed on Mowbray Connector

Motorists travelling in central Launceston and Invermay are now experiencing improved travel time reliability and safety, with the new $7 million roundabout on the East Tamar Highway now complete. The Mowbray Connector has improved traffic flow and made the...

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...

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