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...

Government working to minimise impact of Tasman Highway closure

Government working to minimise impact of Tasman Highway closure

The Tasmanian Liberal Government recognises the impact of the closure of the Tasman Highway at Paradise Gorge on local communities and businesses. We are working closely with business, freight, education and tourism sectors and have taken significant measures to...

Getting local firms in on TT-Line ferry builds

Getting local firms in on TT-Line ferry builds

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is ensuring local companies are able to capture up to $100 million of the historic $855 million spend on the new TT-Line ferries. The ferry replacement project has taken another step forward with the signing of an agreement between the...

New Road Safety Advisory Council Chair

New Road Safety Advisory Council Chair

I am pleased to announce Deputy Police Commissioner Scott Tilyard is to be appointed Chair of the Tasmanian Road Safety Advisory Council. Well known across the state, Mr Tilyard has served with Tasmania Police for more than 40 years before announcing his retirement in...

Drive so others survive

Drive so others survive

This week is Road Safety Week, and a timely and important reminder to drive so others survive. Every death on our roads is heartbreaking, and impacts families and communities across the state. The Tasmanian Government and Road Safety Advisory Council are continuing to...

Busting congestion and improving road safety

Busting congestion and improving road safety

The Tasmanian and Australian Governments are working together to deliver major infrastructure projects to make our roads safer, ease congestion, improve travel times and support thousands of jobs. We welcome the Morrison Government’s announcement that it will provide...

Election commitments

Election commitments

Now, more than ever, Tasmania needs the certainty and stability that only a majority Liberal Government can deliver. Our Plan is working - the Budget is significantly improved, jobs have rebounded strongly, the economic outlook is positive and strong growth is...

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...

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