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Tasmania has come a long way in three years. Our Budget is now back in balance and our economy is growing strongly, which means we can invest more in building Tasmania’s future.

For Braddon this means the Hodgman Liberal Government will significantly boost health funding, invest in schools and support staff and improve the lives of Tasmanians by reducing cost of living pressures. Projects for the next four years include:


  • North West Regional Hospital - 8 beds and staffing - $12m
  • Mersey Community Hospital upgrade - $35m
  • Mersey Community Hospital long-term funding secured - $730.4m
  • North West Regional Hospital new dedicated Nurse Training facility - $2.2m
  • Bass Highway bridge upgrades - $6.4m
  • Northern Cities Major Development Initiative - Burnie - $15m+
  • Foodbank distribution base in Devonport - $400,000
  • Circular Head new aquatic centre - $3.5m
  • Dial Regional Sports Complex upgrade- $3.5m
  • Devonport Golf Club multi-purpose sports clubhouse - $3.5m
  • East Devonport Primary School - $1.75m+
  • Latrobe High School - $10m+
  • Parklands High School - $9.1m+
  • Somerset Primary School - $1.75m+
  • Boat Harbour Primary School - $1.8m
  • Spreyton Primary School - $1.66m
  • School extensions to Year 12* - Wynyard High School, School of Special Education NW
  • Upgrading visitor facilities at The Nut - $150,000


  • Zeehan Neighbourhood Centre - $25,000^
  • Rosebery Community House - $25,000^
  • Copper Mines of Tasmania - projects essential for restart of Mt Lyell mine - $9.5m
  • Mining industry - projects supporting new technologies and best practice - $1m
  • West Coast tourism infrastructure - $400,000


  • Phoenix House supporting local community well-being - $10,000
  • Construction of BBQ shelters at Penny’s lagoon - $40,000
  • Extending the King Island Wallaby Officer and Biosecurity Officer - $650,000
  • King Island School car parking and traffic management - $600,000
  • King Island hospital upgrades - $600,000

^includes $10,000 one-off bonus payment

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

+includes funding already allocated



  • $17.1m Payroll Tax relief for employing apprentices, trainees and young people
  • $4000 grants to small businesses to support apprentices and trainees - $2m
  • $4.1m Jobs Action Package: Employment Partnership with TasCOSS and the TCCI helping increase employment, including the “Jobs Bus”
  • $600,000 Whitelion Work Ready program for high risk young people aged between 16-24
  • A Workforce for Now and the Future initiative - including Driving for Jobs, helping young people get a driver’s licence - $1.1m


  • 106 more hospital beds and staff across the State
  • A record recurrent spend of more than $7b, with new spending of $658m over four years including:
    • More hospital beds and staff across Tasmania - $144.4m
    • Mental health initiatives - $16m
    • Second Medical/Police search and rescue helicopter - $9m
    • Statewide Operations and Command Centre - $6m
    • Medical Cannabis Controlled Access Scheme - $3.8m
  • Continuing a strong focus on Hospital and Health Infrastructure, with $493.7m for projects including:
    • Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment - $388.7m+>
    • Mersey Community Hospital upgrade - $35m
    • Launceston General Hospital 4K Children’s Ward upgrade - $7.7m+
    • Hospital upgrades and maintenance - $17.9m+
    • Glenorchy and Kingston Health Centres - $12.5m+
    • New St Helens District Hospital - $11.4m+
    • Building a new ward at the Repatriation Hospital - $7m


  • Capping electricity prices to protect households and small businesses from national electricity price bill shock - saving average households around $300 per year
  • Relief for medium to large Tasmanian businesses from national electricity market volatility - $20m
  • $60m to councils for TasWater returns - takeover will save average customers up to $550 over six years
  • New Housing Incentive Package including:
    • Extending $20,000 first home builders’ grant boost
    • Stamp duty relief for house and land package purchases


  • Start-Up Accelerator Program to attract and support cutting edge start-ups - $900,000
  • Enhancing small business participation in the digital economy - $900,000
  • Leading edge Enterprize Hubs to support new and early stage businesses - $1.1m
  • Tasmania’s Freight Rail Revitalisation - $30m
  • Tasmanian tourism marketing boost - $11m
  • Loans for local councils to accelerate up to $60m work, creating up to 800 jobs
  • Roads and Bridge infrastructure investment - $827m+>
  • Tasmanian Cycle Tourism Strategy supporting new experiences and existing trails - $6m
  • Delivering flagship tourism experiences in national parks - $8m
  • Investment in agriculture, fisheries, biosecurity - $44m
  • $4m+ to support actions in the Forestry Strategic
  • Growth Plan to help grow the industry and create jobs


  • $6.36b record investment in education and training
  • Maintained our commitment to $134m of additional Gonski funding over 6 years
  • Better school and TasTAFE buildings - $117m+
  • $17.8m to improve student wellbeing including additional District School Health Nurses
  • Rebuilding Tasmania’s Police Service - $53.4m
  • Body Worn Video for Tasmania Police - $3.4m
  • Record support for Child Protection - $44.8m
  • Record funding for Community Sector Organisations – $270m
  • Delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme - $750m
  • Affordable Housing Action Plan - $73.5m+
  • Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan - $15.4m+
  • Volunteering Tasmania, building an army of emergency volunteers - $200,000

+includes funding already allocated

>includes Australian Government funding