Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

2 October 2019

Will Hodgman, Premier

Continued delivery that is maintaining the momentum

The Tasmanian majority Liberal Government remains focussed on delivering to maintain the growth and invest for the future.

Since March 2014, there has been 13,500 jobs created, and Tasmania is now leading the nation in many key indicators, including having the fastest growing economy in the country, for the first time in 15 years.

The Quarter Two update on our Building Your Future – Second Year Agenda outlines the delivery of our commitments, which include:

  • Commencing the recruitment of the second tranche of 250 teachers, in addition the 221 teachers and 231 teacher assistants hired since March 2014;
  • Releasing the next stage of our nation leading response to family violence with our first integrated $26 million Family and Sexual Violence Action Plan;
  • Commencing consultation on the preferred site for the new $270 million Northern Prison;
  • Deploying more paramedics to regional areas as part of our commitment to recruit an additional 42 regional paramedics;
  • Delivering the first Tasmania Police graduating group for 2019, as part of our election commitment to recruit 125 more Police Officers over four years;
  • Releasing the first Tasmanian Trade Strategy Annual Action Plan to build industry capability and empower our businesses to take their products to the world;
  • Finalising the new Macquarie Point Masterplan to progress this once-in-a-lifetime development for future generations; and
  • Commencing project planning for the new Bridgewater Bridge, which is fully funded and will be delivered by both the Tasmanian and Commonwealth Liberal Governments.

But there is more to do and during the next quarter, we will commence construction of the Agriculture and Trades and Water Centres of Excellence, complete the Launceston General Hospital masterplan and open the first stage of the expanded 4K Children's Ward, as well as begin construction of the North West Regional Hospital Antenatal Clinic.

Critically, none of these achievements would have been delivered without a strong economy.

We have come a long way in the past five and a half years, and we’re determined to keep that momentum and invest strategically so all Tasmanians, no matter where they live, can share in our growing, prosperous state.

The Quarter Two update is available at:

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