25th May, 2017
Rene Hidding, Minister for Infrastructure
The Hodgman Liberal Government is Building Tasmania’s Future through investing more than $2 Billion in job-creating infrastructure over the next four years.
This includes $245.2 million in new spending in this Budget.
Across Tasmania, our infrastructure investment will help to grow the economy, create jobs – our number one priority, and deliver essential services, including education and health.
On top of Tasmania’s largest ever health infrastructure project, the Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment ($389 million), the Liberal Government will deliver another $104.7 million for hospital and health-related infrastructure.
Education will receive a $117 million investment in our schools and TasTAFE, with $28.8 million of this for new projects.
Almost $830 million will go to building better roads around the State.
To support our frontline services, we will be investing $67.5 million in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) upgrades.
There is significant infrastructure spending in human services – particularly housing ($120.3 million), tourism, recreation and culture ($39 million) and also in law and order ($23.5 million).
Another $100 million has also been allocated to the TT-Line Ship Replacement Fund.
All around the State, Tasmanians will see the benefits of the Liberal Government’s strong investment in infrastructure, made possible by our Budget discipline.