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The 2020-21 Tasmanian Budget is about Jobs, Confidence and Community.

To get Tasmania back in business and keep Tasmania on top, we are unleashing a landmark

$5 billion infrastructure program to underpin 25,000 jobs, grow our economy, boost confidence and strengthen our communities in every region.

For Bass this means we will build the intergenerational infrastructure our State needs to thrive, including more homes, better schools, roads, bridges, irrigation systems, as well as renewable energy assets, health, housing and justice facilities.

We’re backing Tasmanian businesses, supporting their recovery and growth, making it easier for them to employ and investing even more into education and skills, to ensure more Tasmanians have the ability to grasp the opportunities ahead. Together, we will rebuild a stronger Tasmania.


  • $79.8m for Launceston General Hospital upgrades, including completion of Ward 4K, more bed capacity and car park, as part of a $102m investment*
  • $41.4m for Launceston Urban Water infrastructure upgrades*
  • $15.4m to open and staff new beds on Ward 4K, upon completion of the Ward 4K redevelopment*
  • $11.9m for extra graduate nurses, including 40 additional for the north*
  • $24m for the new Legana Primary School
  • $33.2m for the Launceston and Tamar Valley Traffic Vision
  • $31m for State Road upgrades including final sections of the Midland Highway, Tasman Highway upgrades at Myrtle Park and the Dorset Roads Package*
  • $5.15m for the upgrading of the Launceston Airport, as part of a $10.3m project
  • $7m for the refurbishment of the Launceston Police Station
  • Almost $5m for a new Launceston Youth at Risk centre including operational costs*
  • $4.6m to expand the Magnolia House Women’s Shelter including operating costs*
  • $2m for additional operating costs at the Silverdome*
  • $5.6m to expand Thyne House and transition it to a Youth Foyer model including operating costs*
  • $3.6m for Launceston Safe Spaces homeless accommodation^
  • $28m for six new Child and Family Learning Centres statewide, including the East Tamar
  • $1.5m to support the Collingwood Magpies Netball Team~

Regional Bass:

  • $50m for Tasman Highway upgrades on the Sideling#
  • $55m for the Northern Roads Package - including upgrades to the Batman Highway, Frankford Main Road and Birralee Main Road#
  • $130,000 for Scottsdale Primary School re-roofing
  • $111.1m for the new Northern Regional Prison as part of a $270m project
  • $110,000 for Fire Service upgrades at Exeter High
  • $12.7m for upgrades of the West Tamar Highway between Exeter and Launceston
  • $24.4m for rural and regional health facilities works statewide
  • $25.3m for rural paramedics statewide, including continued funding for Beaconsfield and George Town*
  • $1m for George Town Strategic Growth projects – Launchpad, Renew George Town & Digital Warriors
  • $120,000 over three years to fund a mid-week ski patroller on Ben Lomond skifield.
  • $85,000 for refurbishments at Winnaleah District School
  • $62,000 for re-roofing at Lilydale District High School

Flinders Island:

  • $640,000 towards Flinders Island health infrastructure and patient transport^
  • $4.1m to ensure essential air freight and passenger services across Bass Strait
  • $295,000 for infrastructure, refurbishment and Fire Services upgrades at Flinders Island District School
  • $480,000 for additional support for biosecurity officers on Flinders and King Islands*

* Over 4 years ^ Over 2 years ~ Over 3 years # incl Aust Govt Funding