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Infrastructure Investment Tops $2 Billion

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.