Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

30 September 2017

Jeremy Rockliff, Deputy Premier

Building Your Future - 2017 Deliverables, Second Quarter Update

The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on our plan focused on Building Your Future.

Deliverables 2017 is a snapshot of the Government’s Work Plan for the year, including over 220 initiatives to create jobs and economic growth, build health and education and support Tasmanians in need.

Today we are releasing the second quarter update, which builds on the positive results achieved through more than three years of unified, disciplined, majority Liberal Government.

Our economy has grown and there are 11,500 more jobs than at the last State election. With the Budget back in balance, we are investing record amounts into health, education and other essential services.

The Second Quarter Update provides a progress report on 64 initiatives delivered in full or well underway, including –

  • legislation to progress the Mt Wellington Cable Car project has passed both Houses of Parliament;
  • a 20-year extension to the Regional Forest Agreement has been signed;
  • there is now a Community Interest Test in place to assess any application for electronic gaming machines in new venues;
  • the draft Salmonid Industry Sustainable Growth Plan has been released for public consultation;
  • a referral has been made to the Australian Government to reopen tracks for recreational access in the Arthur-Pieman;
  • designs for the Ward 4K Children’s Ward upgrade at the LGH have been finalised;
  • the new rehabilitation service at the Mersey Community Hospital has commenced;
  • the new Education Act has commenced; and
  • new laws to assist vulnerable victims of sexual crimes through the criminal trial process have been introduced.

The next quarter deliverables include progressing initiatives such as –

  • hosting the Australian Masters Games in the North-West;
  • launching the Healthy Tasmania challenge;
  • starting work on the new Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre;
  • commencing the build of the new 10-storey Royal Hobart Hospital;
  • finalising designs for the new St Helens Hospital;
  • completing capital works at Somerset Primary School;
  • publishing Agricultural Education teacher resources; and
  • completing the $15.3 million new Emergency Services dispatch system.

Deliverables 2017 is available here: http://www.premier.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/321084/Deliverables_2017.pdf

The Second Quarter Update is available here: http://bit.ly/2017Deliverables_Q2

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