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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 Denison 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:


  • $76.6m for 59~ hospital beds and staffing including:
    • Roy Fagan Centre - 10 beds - $10m
    • Hobart Private Hospital - 8 beds - $1.8m<
    • Royal Hobart Hospital Intensive Care Unit - 2 beds - $14.4m
    • Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department - 10 beds - $20m
    • Repatriation Hospital - 22 beds - $19.3m
  • Repatriation Hospital new ward - $7m
  • Royal Hobart Hospital Pharmacy Redevelopment - $3.8m+
  • Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment - $388.7m+>
  • Hobart Traffic Congestion Management - $1.8m
  • Bonnet Hill road improvements - $1.4m+
  • Hobart Women’s Shelter - $3.8m
  • Loui’s Van, mobile food van helping those in need - $20,000
  • Rugby Park upgrade - $250,000
  • Hobart College - $2.5m+
  • Lenah Valley Primary School - $3m+
  • Taroona High School - $5m
  • Lansdowne Crescent Primary School - $4.73m
  • TasTAFE Drysdale upgrades - $3.2m
  • New biotoxin testing laboratory to support seafood industry - $1.2m


  • New Glenorchy Health Centre - $6.7m+
  • Brooker Highway bridge upgrades (Berriedale) - $2.05m
  • Construction and operation of new Moonah Youth Facility - $4.9m
  • Austins Ferry Primary School - $5.5m+
  • Windermere Primary School - $5.5m+
  • Bucaan Community House - $25,000^
  • Goodwood Community Centre - $25,000^
  • Karadi Aboriginal Corporation - $25,000^
  • West Moonah Community House - $25,000^

~includes 7 beds at New Norfolk Hospital

^includes $10,000 one-off bonus payment

+includes funding already allocated

>includes Australian Government funding

<cost for first year only



  • $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