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...

MAIB premium reduction to save Tasmanians money

MAIB premium reduction to save Tasmanians money

Tasmanian motorists will this year benefit from a 4 per cent general decrease to premiums. This means that for a standard car, this year’s decrease translates to the annual MAIB premium being less than it was back in 2001, with Tasmanian premiums continuing to be the...

Physician Assisted Suicide – my speech to Parliament

Introduction from Michael Before I share with you my speech during the recent parliamentary debate, some initial thoughts. I support the importance of personal freedom and responsibility. However, my objection to this bill follows mistrust I have developed toward the...

Record freight volumes carried on TT-Line

Record freight volumes carried on TT-Line

TT-Line carried a record volume of freight last financial year, playing a crucial role in transporting goods and produce across the Bass Strait during the pandemic. The freight volumes carried by the ships were higher than usual due to increased capacity on board with...

Extension to Tasmanian HomeBuilder Grant scheme

Extension to Tasmanian HomeBuilder Grant scheme

The Tasmanian Liberal Government and Morrison Government are working hard to stimulate the economy and support businesses, jobs and Tasmanian families as we recover and rebuild. On Sunday, the Australian Government announced it would extend the federal HomeBuilder...

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