The Hodgman Liberal Government is continuing to invest in the infrastructure our growing State needs, with a record $3.6 billion into job-creating infrastructure projects right around Tasmania.
INVESTING IN HOSPITAL AND AMBULANCE UPGRADES
- $352.6 M will be invested in new and upgraded health and hospital facilities, including:
- $90.6 M to fully fund stage 2 of the RHH redevelopment, including expansion of the Emergency Department, ICU expansion and ward upgrades.
- $61.18 M towards the redevelopment at the LGH, including 32 beds and more car parking.
- $20.2 M for 27 new mental health beds in Southern Tasmania.
- Continuation of the $35 M investment in MCH upgrades.
- $32.3 M for rural hospital and ambulance upgrades, including new stations at Burnie and Glenorchy.
- $4 M to complete air-conditioning upgrades of hospitals.
- Completion of the $2.1 M purpose-built antenatal clinic at the NWRH.
- Completion of the $13 M upgraded regional health facilities at King Island and the Midlands Multipurpose Centre at Oatlands.
- $194.2 M will be invested into new schools, school rebuilds and upgrades, including extending more schools to Year 12, establishing Early Learning Centres, redeveloping school farms and improving TAFE facilities, including:
- $15 M for new Brighton High School.
- $25.5 M for new K-12 Sorell School.
- $19.75 M for new K-12 Penguin School.
- $15 M for new Legana Primary School.
- $12 M for the Trades and Water Centre of Excellence in Clarence and the Agricultural Centre of Excellence in Burnie.
- Six new Child and Family Learning Centres at a cost of $3.5 M each.
RECORD BOOST FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
$125 M has been allocated for Tasmania’s second Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019-2023.
Our plan will significantly boost the State-wide supply of new social and affordable homes, provide more homeless and supported accommodation, help more Tasmanians into home ownership and assist around 2000 households.
$40.5 M has been allocated this financial year to meet increasing demand.
KEEPING TASMANIANS SAFE
$170.6 M is being invested in law and order and keeping Tasmanians safe, including:
- $41.69 M for a range of initiatives including a new marine vessel, body worn video devices, upgraded police housing, the new Sorell Emergency Services Hub and new police stations at Longford and New Norfolk and support for emergency services volunteers.
- $128.4 M will be invested into new and upgraded prison facilities including the new Northern Prison, new Southern Remand Centre and the Risdon Prison upgrades, and the Burnie Court Complex.
- $6.86 M will enable a major redesign and upgrade of the Ashley Youth Detention Centre.
INVESTING FOR A GROWING TASMANIA
We are investing $3.6 billion into job-creating intergenerational infrastructure. Of this, we are investing $1.6 billion into roads and bridges, including traffic congestion and visitor roads, and hundreds of millions more into irrigation, tourism and national parks projects, including:
- $170 M for the Pipeline to Prosperity – Tranche 3 Tasmanian Irrigation.
- $157.5 M to assist in meeting the cost of construction of two new TT-Line vessels.
- $180 M for TasWater’s accelerated water and sewerage infrastructure program.
- $304.9 M for freight rail infrastructure upgrades.
- $80.05 M for the Cradle Mountain Masterplan and Visitor Experience.
- $20 M for State-wide visitor infrastructure and Parks maintenance.
- $20 M to develop the next iconic multi-day hut- based walk in Tasmania.
- $111.7 M to continue the 10-year Action Plan for the Midland Highway.
- $294 M towards the new Bridgewater Bridge.
- $58.06 M to upgrade roads to support Tasmania’s Visitor Economy.
- $71.98 M to support the Greater Hobart Traffic Solution.
- $74.69 M towards the Launceston and Tamar Valley Traffic Vision.
- $25.7 M to complete the Hobart Airport interchange flyover.
- $85.61 M for State Road upgrades in the South.
- $44.98 M for State Road upgrades in the North.
- $35.72 M for State Road upgrades in the North- West and West.
- $292 M for road maintenance including renewed road surfaces, replacing faded line markings and maintaining State Roads across Tasmania.