Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

25 June 2020

Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

Further infrastructure investment to reboot economy

The Tasmanian and Australian Governments are working together to deliver even more economic stimulus to reboot Tasmania’s economy and support jobs.

Together, we are delivering $46 million worth of shovel-ready infrastructure projects and urgent road safety upgrades across the state.

The Morrison Government is contributing $34.3 million and the Tasmanian Liberal Government is contributing $11.7 million for this new package of nine projects, which includes:

  • Railton Main Road shoulder widening
  • Road surfacing upgrades:
    • Bass Highway
    • Arthur Highway
    • West Tamar Highway
    • Channel Highway
    • Bell Bay Main Road
    • Bridport Main Road
  • Richmond Road shoulder widening
  • Pedestrian underpass on the Midland Highway at Campbell Town
  • Bridge strengthening upgrades at Blythe River and Barossa Creek
  • Electronic school zone signs
  • Heavy vehicle rest areas
  • Roadside barriers
  • Huon Highway/Sandfly Road junction

This package will complement The Tasmanian Liberal Government’s $40 million in new roads funding, announced earlier this month as part of our COVID-19 recovery package.

Both these packages will make it safer and easier for Tasmanians to get where they need to go, and importantly, they will stimulate the economy, supporting and creating jobs.

This new package will continue to build on the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s strong pipeline of infrastructure works, which now totals more than $820 million in roads and bridges over the next two years.

This provides even more certainty for our construction sector, allowing them to continue operating and keeping Tasmanians in work.

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