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STRATEGIC GROWTH AND JOBS
Record $3.6 B in job-creating infrastructure projects around the State.
$6 M targeting Strategic Growth in regional communities, youth employment and for the long-term unemployed.
$2.9 M to deliver a pipeline of skilled workers to meet workforce shortages and demand.
Business Growth Strategy 2018-2023, to support new jobs growth - $1 M.
$56 M > to progress the design and approvals for the Marinus Link Second Inter-Connector National Infrastructure project.
$4.4 M ~ for the Tasmanian Trade Strategy to further boost exports and jobs.
Continuation of Payroll tax rebate scheme and small business grants to support around 4500 young Tasmanians as apprentices and trainees.
Payroll tax cut for business continued, to create around 650 new jobs.
A new $1.2 M Business Events Attraction Fund.
$12 M for TasTAFE Centres of Excellence in Agriculture and Trades and Water.
Pipeline to Prosperity – Tranche 3 Tasmanian Irrigation development - $170 M >.
$2.75 M for Defence Strategy to develop industry and new business.
$9 M * for additional tourism marketing to target new visitor markets.
$20 M Regional Tourism Attraction Loan Scheme.
$20 M ^ for the next iconic, multi-day, hut-based walk.
On-farm energy and irrigation audits - $550,000 *
KEEPING TASMANIANS SAFE
An additional 125 police officers ~.
New/upgraded prison infrastructure - $120.14 M.
$41.69 M for new police stations and police housing, a new police vessel and the Sorell emergency services hub.
$6.86 M * for major redesign and upgrade of Ashley Youth Detention Centre.
$19.15 M for Child Safety Redesign and children in Out of Home Care.
$6.5 M in additional funding for Family Violence and Sexual Violence.
PROTECTING THE TASMANIAN WAY OF LIFE
$31 M * for our National Parks, including Rangers,improved visitor infrastructure and maintenance.
$5.972 M * for bushfire management, recovery, TasALERT, security and emergency management and remote area fire-fighting teams.
$16.85 M *> for biosecurity borders, response, research, risk management, officers and truck washes.
Recreational fishing – improved boat and trailer parking - $1.6M *.
HEALTH, EDUCATION AND TASMANIANS IN NEED
A record $8.1 billion for health and hospitals over the next four years.
$352.6 M for new and upgraded health and hospital infrastructure.
$132.11 M * to progressively open and staff 250 new beds at the new RHH.
$15.1 M to open and staff eight new beds on Ward 4K of the LGH.
$20.5 M for staffing the new 8-bed Acute Medical Unit at the NWRH.
$39.87 M* for the new dedicated aeromedical helicopter service, State-wide as well as $21 M for 42 extra regional paramedics.
$194 M for new schools, upgrades, school farms, Child & Family Learning Centres and TasTAFE Centres of Excellence.
Invest $154.3 M for 250 new teachers, 80 extra teacher assistants and more support staff.
$34 M for needs-based funding for students with disability.
$125 M for Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019-2023 with $40.5 M allocated this year to meet demand.
Extension to First Home Builder Boost of $20,000.
$1.037 B in Tasmanian funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Disability Services.
$6.99 M * for extra funding for Neighbourhood Houses and their Peak Body.
Rural Hospital and Ambulance Station upgrades and volunteer support - $17.19 M *.
New Regional sports coordinators - $1.4 M.
Rural Alive and Well - $920,000 *.
NEARLY $300 M TO REDUCE THE COST OF LIVING PRESSURES
$1 M – Tasmanian Energy Saver Loan and Subsidy Program through NILS.
Power prices capped at no more than CPI.
Water and sewerage prices frozen in 2019-20 and future increased capped.
Energy concessions for low income earners – $187.8 M.
Concessions for local government rates and water/ sewerage for low income households totalling $115.5M.
50% stamp duty concession for seniors downsizing their home.
50% stamp duty concession for first home buyers, saving up to $7000.
Ticket to Play sports vouchers pilot - $1 M.