DELIVERING FOR TASMANIA
A STRONGER ECONOMY AND MORE JOBS
- A record $2.6 billion in job creating infrastructure projects including new schools, hospital redevelopments and road upgrades.
- Support for around 4500 more apprentices and trainees by extending targeted small business grants and the Payroll Tax Rebate.
- Payroll Tax cuts to encourage small and medium size businesses to create around 650 more jobs by saving them up to $15,750 each year.
- Extend the $20,000 First Home Owners Grant.
- Extend the energy rebate scheme for unregulated commercial and industrial customers providing $10 M in relief for medium to large employers.
- $16 M to take tourism to the next level and encourage jobs growth.
- Implement the next phase of our comprehensive AgriFood Plan.
- $18.9 million for TasTAFE infrastructure including Centres of Excellence in agriculture, trades and water, and tourism and hospitality to support more jobs.
HEALTH, EDUCATION AND TASMANIANS IN NEED
- Open 298 new hospital beds and recruit 1,331 new hospital and health staff - $757 M^
- Rural Hospital and Ambulance Centre upgrades - $15 M
- Record boost for mental health including 25 new beds - $95 M^
- Invest $324 M^ to employ 358 more staff in our schools, extend all high schools to Year 12 and invest in early learning.
- An additional 1500 new affordable homes under stage two of our Affordable Housing Strategy - $125 M*
- Tasmania’s contribution to the National Redress Scheme - $40 M*
- An extra $24 M for more Child Safety Officers, support the child protection redesign and assist vulnerable children with complex needs in Out of Home Care.
- Increased funding for Neighbourhood Houses - $8.8 M
KEEPING TASMANIANS SAFE
- An additional 125 police officers, including Specialist Ice Investigators – $37 M.
- Investing in new prison infrastructure - $70 M for a Southern Remand Centre at Risdon and $150 M* for Stage 1 of a new Northern Prison.
- Crackdown on shoplifting - $2 M for interest free loans to small business.
- $2 M equipment upgrade fund for SES and TFS volunteer units.
- $20.2 M to tackle family violence and implement the second stage of the Family Violence Action Plan.
NEARLY $300 M TO REDUCE THE COST OF LIVING PRESSURES
- Cap power prices at CPI for three years saving the average residential customer about $179 a year.
- Freeze water and sewerage price rises in 2019-20, and cap future increases to no more than 3.5 per cent.
- Rates and water and sewerage concessions for low income households totalling $111.5 M.
- Energy concessions for low income earners - $181.8 M.
- 50 per cent stamp duty concession for seniors downsizing their home, representing a saving of up to $7,000.
- First Home Buyers 50 per cent Duty holiday, representing a saving of up to $7,000.
- Ticket to Play vouchers to enable more children to access organised sport - $3 M.
PROTECTING THE TASMANIAN WAY OF LIFE
- $31 M for National Parks including iconic experiences, maintenance, 15 more rangers and frontline staff.
- Create Tasmania’s next iconic walk – up to $20 M~.
- $10 M to upgrade sports facilities for women and girls.
- Free Seniors Parks Pass for one year, and a 50 per cent ongoing discount.
- Freeze trout fishing licence fees for four years.
- $3.7 M for new and improved fishing infrastructure.
> Includes Australian Government funding * funding that is part of a larger project ~ over five years ^ over six years