Our goal is to lead the nation in education, create a job-ready generation and give our children the best opportunities possible. To deliver this we are investing a record $6.36b over four years in education and training.
With the Budget now back in balance we’re also investing more in essential services which support the broader Tasmanian community.
We will invest $117m+ in better schools and TasTAFE buildings. Funding will upgrade facilities at Austins Ferry, Drysdale, East Devonport, East Launceston, Hobart College, Latrobe, Lenah Valley, Montagu Bay, Parklands, Queechy, Riverside, Smithton, Snug, Somerset, Sorell, St Marys, Tasman District, Windermere, Boat Harbour, Illawarra, Lansdowne Crescent, Molesworth, Southern Support School, Taroona and Spreyton.
$17.8m to improve student wellbeing - employing additional health nurses in District Schools and additional support staff in government schools such as psychologists, social workers and speech pathologists.
$3.2m to establish Drysdale as a Centre of Excellence - working with the tourism and hospitality industry and TasTAFE to establish Drysdale as a hub for training and skills development for Tasmania’s visitor economy.
Maintained our commitment to $134m of additional Gonski funding over 6 years.
$44.8m record support for child protection - providing children with a safe and caring environment is critical to breaking the cycle of neglect and abuse.
$53.4m to continue rebuilding Tasmania Police numbers.
$3.4m for Body Worn Video for Tasmania Police - an additional tool to assist police officers to perform their duties safely and gather real-time evidence and intelligence in the fight against crime.
A record $270m for Community Sector Organisations - Tasmania’s network of support services is critical to those in need.
$750m delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme - revolutionising the way people living with disability are able to participate in all aspects of community life.
$346,000 for the Seniors Active Ageing Plan and Seniors Week - recognising the positive contribution older Tasmanians make economically and socially.
$15.4m+ support for Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan - continuing to take a leadership role to reduce violence.
$36m+ supporting communities across the state to address fire risk through the Fuel Reduction Program.
+includes funding already allocated