Tasmanian Government delivering results Thu 21 June 2012 Lara Giddings Premier Download hi-res version The Premier, Lara Giddings, today used the final day of Parliament before the winter break to highlight the significant achievements of the State Government. Ms Giddings said contrary to the constant negativity of the Liberal Opposition, Tasmania had a lot to be proud of. "My Government is getting on with the work of delivering much needed reform across a range of areas and helping to create jobs," Ms Giddings said. "The work we are doing around planning reform, irrigation investment and industry restructures has supported major economic development opportunities." These include: • Doubling of the size of the dairy industry - with more than $400m of private investment on the books; • Doubling of the aquaculture industry - including expansions in Macquarie Harbour and the Huon Valley; • The potential quadrupling of our wine production - with Tasmania being ranked the second best wine investment location on the planet; • A major boost for Tasmania's renewable energy advantage - with construction underway on the $400 million Musselroe Wind Farm; and • We are already seeing record levels of mineral exploration, and our mining exports are also at record levels. "We are supporting our local businesses to invest and grow jobs - with $4.5 billion of private investment over the past year. "Ms Giddings said the State Government was also helping Tasmanians most in need, including $5 million on new cost of living initiatives made possible by the sale of TOTE Tasmania. "We have delivered real action to halve potential electricity price rises for all Tasmanians, at a cost of $37 million. "That is on top of a $47 million rise in the Aurora Pensioner Concession on Electricity over four years to help those most in need to pay their bills. "And we are investing in social infrastructure across the state, including Child and Family Centres and the redevelopments of the Launceston General and Royal Hobart Hospitals." Ms Giddings said minority government is delivering real results for Tasmania. "We will continue to drive difficult reform while never losing sight of our core priorities to support jobs and Tasmanians doing it tough. "This stands against a lazy Opposition whose only strategy is to attempt to wreck economic confidence for political gain."