Celebrating our Antarctic sector

Celebrating our Antarctic sector

The third biennial Australian Antarctic Festival is set to again grow Tasmania’s reputation as a unique events and boutique festivals destination, as well as the world’s gateway to the frozen continent. On top of the festival, which has attracted more than 21,000...

Improve road safety in your local area

Improve road safety in your local area

Keeping our roads safe needs everyone’s commitment and funding is now available for local organisations to improve road safety in their local area. I encourage local councils, community organisations and schools to apply for grants under the Tasmanian Government’s...

Priority upgrades along Bass Highway

Priority upgrades along Bass Highway

Upgrades to the Bass Highway between Wynyard and Marrawah are a step closer, with the release of the Government’s long-term strategy. The strategy outlines improvement opportunities and priorities, as part of our commitment to upgrade road infrastructure across the...

Major milestone for Launceston

Major milestone for Launceston

An economic boost is on its way to Launceston’s CBD as construction begins on the University of Tasmania’s new Library and Student Services building at Inveresk. Today’s sod turn was an historic event marking the largest single infrastructure project ever delivered in...

Protecting our vulnerable road users

Protecting our vulnerable road users

The Tasmanian majority Liberal Government is committed to protecting vulnerable road users as we work towards our long-term vision of zero deaths or serious injuries on Tasmanian roads. The safety of vulnerable road users – pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – is...

Supporting Tasmanian businesses to get the job done

Supporting Tasmanian businesses to get the job done

To support Tasmanian businesses to remain the most the confident in the nation, the Tasmanian majority Liberal Government is continuing to remove red tape barriers and over regulation. The latest Tasmanian Red Tape Audit Report confirms 84 per cent of the 125...

‘Love 40’ to keep our precious children safe

‘Love 40’ to keep our precious children safe

More than 90,000 Tasmanian primary and secondary students are this week preparing to return to school for Term One of 2020. Tasmanian children are precious, and we want them to be safe. As school returns, the activity on our roads and around schools increases, and so...

Tasmanian Cyber Security Node to Drive Innovation

Tasmanian Cyber Security Node to Drive Innovation

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments are helping position the nation as a global cyber security powerhouse through the opening of a new hub. The Tasmanian Cyber Security Innovation Node, launched in Launceston today, joins five other state and territory nodes...

New Launceston smart traffic system easing congestion

New Launceston smart traffic system easing congestion

Work has started on an innovative smart traffic monitoring and signalling system in central Launceston that will bust congestion and improve liveability. Through a new system of live streaming, traffic flow within Launceston will be better managed across the city....

Business confidence bucks national trend

Business confidence bucks national trend

In a win for Tasmanian businesses, our state has once again ranked first when it comes to business confidence and conditions. The NAB business survey for December 2019 confirmed that Tasmania continues to buck the national trend with business confidence remaining...

Recovery and Restoration support for Fingal Valley Communities

Recovery and Restoration support for Fingal Valley Communities

Recovery and Restoration Grants of up to $9,400 have been made available to support people in the Break O’Day Council area whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by the Fingal bushfires. Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management David Littleproud said...

2019 Road crash statistics

2019 Road crash statistics

Last year there were 32 people killed on Tasmania’s roads, slightly down from 33 in 2018. Fortunately there have been no fatalities recorded on Tasmania’s roads over the Christmas/New year period to date. While every single death on our roads is a tragedy for family,...

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