New development to support jobs and provide more housing for Tasmanians

New development to support jobs and provide more housing for Tasmanians

Every Tasmanian needs a roof over their head and the Tasmanian Government is continuing to boost the supply of new homes, right around the State. A new sub-division in Blackmans Bay will include 26 new two-bedroom social housing and private dwellings for Tasmanians in...

State of the State address: Securing Tasmania’s Future

State of the State address: Securing Tasmania’s Future

This weeks’ State of the State address delivered by the Premier outlines the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s plan to secure our future. The last 12 months have been challenging but our State is rebounding strongly. We introduced our $1 billion economic and social...

Benefits of cycling highlighted during Bike Week

Benefits of cycling highlighted during Bike Week

Tasmanians are encouraged to take advantage of Bike Week to enjoy the health and recreational benefits of cycling. The Tasmanian Liberal Government supports and promotes cycling for sport, recreation and commuting through a number of programs aimed at improving...

New Hobart Airport Interchange project employing Tasmanians

New Hobart Airport Interchange project employing Tasmanians

Construction is underway on the $46 million Tasman Highway Hobart Airport Interchange upgrade, making the intersection safer, reducing traffic congestion, and allowing for future increases in traffic. Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the...

Shovel-ready projects get a kick start

Shovel-ready projects get a kick start

Applications are now open for our $10 million Building Projects Support Program, which will bring forward shovel-ready projects to help stimulate Tasmania’s construction sector and support local jobs. The Tasmanian Liberal Government recognises the important role the...

Heritage rail back on track to mark 150 years

Heritage rail back on track to mark 150 years

The 150th anniversary of rail in Tasmania has been celebrated with the official handover by TasRail of the 2118/ZA6 heritage locomotive to the Tasmanian Transport Museum. This week marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of Tasmania's first railway which ran...

Road safety funding flows to Tasmania

Road safety funding flows to Tasmania

New road safety upgrades and improvements will be delivered across Tasmania thanks to funding from the Australian and Tasmanian governments.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the additional...

Secure your load when on the road

Secure your load when on the road

More pop-up vehicle inspection stations are being rolled out across the state to help keep Tasmanians safe on our roads. The inspections will be held around Tasmania, focussing on peak times of long-distance travel like long weekends, and will help identify...

P1 driver assessments hit record high

P1 driver assessments hit record high

The Tasmanian Liberal Government’s innovative P1 private driver assessor pilot program will be extended another six months, until the end of September, following initial record results. In 2020, 11,674 P1 assessments were undertaken, even with COVID-19 restrictions...

‘Love 40’ to keep our children safe

‘Love 40’ to keep our children safe

As schools return for another year, drivers are reminded to slow down to 40km/h or less in school zones and around school buses when the lights flash, to keep our kids safe. The Road Safety Advisory Council’s ‘Love 40’ campaign reinforces to drivers that they must...

Work starts on first stage of Northern Tasmania freight route

Work starts on first stage of Northern Tasmania freight route

Work has begun on the first stage of the Northern Roads Package, a $55 million project to provide a more efficient route for freight vehicles travelling across the north of Tasmania. Tasmanian construction company Hazell Bros has started work on upgrading the Batman...

Plates Plus free lesson for Tasmanian learner drivers

Plates Plus free lesson for Tasmanian learner drivers

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is dedicated to ensuring learner drivers have the support they need to obtain their licence and the tools they need to drive safely on our roads. With new and revised rules that came into effect on December 1, we are now offering a...

Metro to purchase another 26 new Tasmanian-built buses

Metro to purchase another 26 new Tasmanian-built buses

Metro Tasmania’s 100th new Tasmanian-built bus is due to be delivered in May 2021, through the organisation’s accelerated bus replacement program, supported by the Tasmanian Liberal Government. This decision has created jobs and manufacturing capability right here in...

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