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DENISON

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

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



NORTHERN SUBURBS

  • Glenorchy Health Centre - $16.5 million+
  • Brooker, Elwick, Goodwood, Howards Roads - $18.8 million^+
  • Five new public housing homes in Glenorchy
  • Youth at Risk Response Centre - $1.4 million
  • Supported accommodation for Dads and their children - $2.5 million
  • Windermere Primary School - $5.5 million
  • Austins Ferry Primary School - $5.5 million
  • Lenah Valley Primary School - $3 million
  • Glenorchy Primary School - $3.5 million+
  • Montrose Bay High School - $5 million+
  • Hockey Tasmania facilities upgrade – (share of) $300,000
  • Karadi Aboriginal Corporation - $30,000+
  • Bucaan Community House, Goodwood Community Centre and West Moonah Community House Food Co-ops - $36,000

GREATER HOBART

  • Theatre Royal Creative Industries Precinct - $30 million
  • Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment – $457.2 million^+
  • Royal Hobart Hospital Pharmacy Redevelopment - $3.8 million
  • Traf c Congestion reduction in Hobart - $1 million
  • Hobart Pedestrian Bridge linking the Cenotaph with Soldiers’ Memorial Avenue - $4.3 million
  • Crisis shelter for women and children escaping family violence - $2 million
  • Hobart College - $2.5 million
  • City Police Station Hobart improvements – (share of) $2 million
  • Domain Highway - $5 million^
  • South Hobart Primary School - $3.1 million+

^ 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