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...

Improving safety for vulnerable road users

Improving safety for vulnerable road users

Improving road safety and reducing road trauma is a significant priority for the Tasmanian Liberal Government. That’s why we are investing more than $1 million through the latest round of Vulnerable Road User Program projects. Vulnerable road users – pedestrians,...

Next step in delivering Derwent River ferry service

Next step in delivering Derwent River ferry service

The Tasmanian Government will this week call for potential ferry operators to register their interest in providing a new Derwent River ferry service. This is an important step in our commitment to deliver congestion busting initiatives under the Hobart Transport...

Supporting businesses and jobs through infrastructure stimulus

Supporting businesses and jobs through infrastructure stimulus

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering job-creating infrastructure, as part of our $1.8 billion program over two years, which will deliver an estimated $3.1 billion in construction and support 15,000 jobs. Confidence is key to our recovery, and by ensuring a...

Metro Tasmania patronage bouncing back

Metro Tasmania patronage bouncing back

Tasmanians are travelling on public transport again in increased numbers, with Metro Tasmania reporting patronage has returned to about 75 per cent of 2019 levels when compared to the same time of year. That’s more than 30,000 journeys a day. As expected, patronage...

Supporting new medical cannabis venture

Supporting new medical cannabis venture

Tasmanian Alkaloids’ new medical grade cannabinoids operation will not only benefit patients, but will also assist with our economic recovery and create jobs for Tasmanians. Officially opened today, the new facility at Westbury can extract 90 tonnes of raw material...

Improving safety and reliability on the Bass Highway

Improving safety and reliability on the Bass Highway

We are working hard to improve safety and travel time reliability on the Bass Highway, with two tenders released for upgrades on the highway, and another contract awarded for safety upgrades at Boat Harbour Primary School. The Tasmanian Liberal Government and Morrison...

Bruny Island Ferry Terminal upgrades to improve travel times

Bruny Island Ferry Terminal upgrades to improve travel times

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering on our plan to improve travel times to and from Bruny Island, and reduce ferry queues and congestion on Ferry Road and the Channel Highway. The multi-million dollar upgrade to the ferry terminals will provide much better...

Competitive bid process to open for the Escarpment

Competitive bid process to open for the Escarpment

The Macquarie Point Development Corporation will release its Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) for developers and/or consortia considering being part of the first land release for Mac Point this Thursday, 6 August 2020. Following a successful pre-registration...

Building a bright Digital Future for Tasmania

Building a bright Digital Future for Tasmania

The Tasmanian Liberal Government today released the state’s inaugural strategy for digital industry and service transformation – Our Digital Future. This strategy articulates the Government's long-term commitment to developing the foundations we need to support...

Getting a driver’s licence to become safer and cheaper

Getting a driver’s licence to become safer and cheaper

New and revised rules to come into effect in December will help young drivers to be safer while also saving them money when they get their driver’s licence. The Tasmanian Liberal Government is making further improvements to the Tasmanian Graduated Licensing System to...

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