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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 Franklin 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.

Eastern Shore

  • $79.9m for the completion of the new Southern Remand Centre as part of an $85m project
  • $19.7m* for Southern Remand Centre operational costs
  • $9.3m for the upgrade of shared facilities at the Risdon Prison
  • $46.5m for the Hobart Airport Interchange as part of the South East Traffic Solution#
  • $23m for Intelligent Traffic solutions around Greater Hobart area, enabling the road network to be more resilient and accommodate traffic changes arising from unplanned events#
  • $175.5m for the Greater Hobart Traffic Solution* #
  • $10m to upgrade Hobart Airport to facilitate international border arrangements, as part of a $17.5m investment in partnership with the Airport’s owners
  • $89.8m for the Royal Hobart Hospital Stage 2 redevelopment~
  • $3.7m for the pharmacy redevelopment at the Royal Hobart Hospital
  • $7m in additional funding for TasTAFE’s Energy, Trades and Water Centre of Excellence, as part of a $21m project#
  • $23.2m for duplication of the East Derwent Highway at Geilston Bay, including COVID stimulus funding for improved local road connections
  • $6.5m for the final stages to Richmond Road upgrades#
  • $11.4m for the Community Rapid Response Service including the Southern pilot*
  • $3.6m for the redevelopment of the Southern Support School in Howrah
  • Over $1m to deliver new Older Men’s Homeless Accommodation
  • $1.5m for a Derwent River Ferry Service from Bellerive to Hobart
  • $65m towards the Tasman Bridge upgrades, as part of a $130m Federal/State Government project#


  • $175.5m for the Greater Hobart Traffic Solution, including funding to address congestion in Kingborough, a fifth lane on the Southern Outlet, bus prioritisation measures and park and ride facilities*#
  • $7.5m for the Channel Highway diversion at Huonville
  • $7m for the Sandfly intersection upgrade on the Huon Highway#
  • $7.5m for Bruny Island landside infrastructure
  • $11.9m for extra graduate nurses, including 60 additional for the South*
  • $24.4m for rural and regional health facility works statewide including the Cygnet Community Health Centre and the Huonville Community Health Centre
  • $500,000 for bus services as part of the Hobart City Deal
  • $28m for six new Child and Family Learning Centres statewide, including in Kingborough
  • Delivery of the new Huntingfield land release project, a subdivision that will provide around 470 residential lots
  • $13.2m for new and upgraded Police housing statewide including at Alonnah, Dover, Geeveston and Woodbridge

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