Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania



5 October 2019

Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

Next step in delivering the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to activating the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor and delivering an effective public transport solution.

To deliver this commitment, the Government is advertising for a transport consultant to undertake a study into the best solution for delivering an effective transport mode along the disused rail corridor.

As well as encouraging the uptake of public transport to reduce traffic congestion, the project will also support urban renewal on property along the transit corridor.

The study will take into consideration the infrastructure needs within the corridor, the ideal surface the particular vehicle type would travel upon, station requirements, signalling considerations and integration with other transport options including access beyond Macquarie Point.

While the Morrison Liberal Government has committed $25 million to the activation program through the Hobart City Deal, we know more funding will be required. That is why this scoping study is so important.

It's extremely important to note that the Morrison Government have provided this funding in advance of the developed option, due to the Hobart City Deal, giving certainty that activation will occur.

Once Government receives the study in the first half of 2020, we will be in a position to map out the path to deliver our commitment.

This is yet another example of the Hodgman majority Liberal Government working with our Commonwealth colleagues to deliver for Tasmanians.



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