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Tasmania’s economy is Back on Track and the 2016-17 Budget reinvests in essential services like health, education and supporting vulnerable Tasmanians.

For Bass this means investing in schools and hospitals and supporting projects which create jobs and improve lives. Projects for the next four years include:



LAUNCESTON

  • Northern Cities Major Development Initiative - extra $30 million+
  • Launceston General Hospital Children’s Ward Upgrades - $7.9 million
  • Launceston General Hospital Allied Health Clinics - $1.5 million+
  • Community care for chronic medical conditions - $2.5 million+
  • Riverside High School - $12 million
  • Queechy High School - $3 million
  • Kings Meadows High School - $4 million+
  • Riverside Primary School - $2.5 million
  • Prospect High School - $5.5 million+
  • East Launceston Primary School - $4.5 million
  • Northern Suburbs Neighbourhood House new facility - $1.7 million
  • Seven Affordable Housing units for older people in Newstead
  • Eight additional places for at risk young people in Thyne House
  • Ravenswood Neighbourhood House - $30,000+
  • Northern Suburbs Community Centre Rocherlea Food Co-op - $12,000

REGIONAL

  • North East Freight Roads, Bridport entrance upgrade - $2.18 million^
  • Lilydale District School extension to Year 12*
  • Port Dalrymple School extension to Year 12*
  • George Town, Windmill Point recreation area upgrade - $100,000
  • Flinders Island, Strezlecki National Park track upgrades - $30,000
  • George Town Neighbourhood House - $30,000+
  • Dorset Community House - $30,000+

*part of $45 million election commitment to extend High Schools to Year 12 

^Includes Australian Government funding 

+plus funding already allocated


STATEWIDE INITIATIVES

After two years of a Hodgman Liberal Government the Budget and Tasmania are Back on Track.

We promised to fix the Budget mess so we could afford to reinvest in essential services – and that is what we are doing, while still focusing on job creation.

Bass residents will beneft from a range of initiatives which will improve the health of Tasmanians, lift education standards and support our most vulnerable.

JOBS AND THE ECONOMY

  • Grant for building a first home doubled to $20,000
  • Business and Jobs Attraction Program - $5.4 million*
  • 100 new Metro buses - $18 million
  • Community Infrastructure Fund – $13.9 million
  • Supporting Small Businesses and Training - $1.9 million
  • Irrigation projects - $90 million^
  • Roads and Bridge Infrastructure investment - $656.3 million^
  • New Tourism funding – $8.8 million
  • Priority Parks and Recreational Infrastructure - $5.7 million*
  • Geoscience data initiative to support mining - $1.4 million 

HEALTH

  • Frontline health infrastructure - more than $515 million*
  • Extra $50 million for frontline health services including:
    • Rethink Mental Health plan - $3 million
    • Patients First - improved emergency department care - $5.4 million
  • Patient transport investment - $26.6 million* 

EDUCATION

  • State Schools and TasTAFE infrastructure projects - $113 million*
  • Students First (Gonski) funding - $134 million over six years
  • Funding to benefit students with disabilities - $12 million 

PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE

  • Redesign of Child Protection System - $20 million
  • Affordable Housing Strategy and Action Plan - $60 million
  • Record funding this year for Community Sector Organisations - $260 million
  • Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan - $22 million*
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme - $572 million

^ Includes Australian Government funding

* plus funding already allocated