Our long term vision is of thriving regions across our State, with all Tasmanians benefitting from a strong economy. It’s a vision where Tasmania remains at the top of economic performance measures, and where every child has the opportunity to grow up healthy, with a good education and the opportunity of a good job in a prosperous, growing State.
This is why the State Budget focuses on maintaining the momentum in our economy and investing for growth.
It focuses on continuing to deliver on our priorities – better health care, education, housing and job-creating infrastructure.
This Budget backs our vision for Tasmania to be the nation’s renewable energy powerhouse, and to keep power prices down for households and businesses.
It contains our plan for our precious brand to be better protected and promoted, to ensure we shine the brightest on the world stage.
We have come a long way in the past five years and this Budget will ensure the momentum is maintained and we are investing strategically so all Tasmanians share in a growing, prosperous State.
The Hodgman Liberal Government State Budget delivers unprecedented record investments into areas which matter the most to Tasmanians, to continue to make our State an even better place to be.
It’s about maintaining the momentum and investing for growth and includes an unprecedented $3.6 billion in job-creating infrastructure, a record $8.1 billion for health services and hospitals to meet increasing demand and a record $7.1 billion over four years for education and training.
This Budget underpins our economy whilst building the intergenerational infrastructure our growing State needs including; schools, hospitals, roads and rail, as well as more housing, dams and tourism infrastructure.
We are committed to delivering budgets which are balanced and in surplus across the Forward Estimates. As a result we can afford to make these investments by continuing to be responsible with our finances and keeping control of Government spending.