Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

19 October 2019

Will Hodgman, Premier

Tasmania powering ahead

The Liberal Party’s Federal Council has today acknowledged the important opportunity and need for Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation and Marinus projects, which are being progressed with energy by the Tasmanian and Federal Liberal Governments.

Tasmania has what the rest of the country needs, with these projects offering the most reliable and cost effective solution for meeting the nation’s demand for affordable, reliable and clean energy.

Importantly, it’s estimated these projects will create 2,400 new jobs and inject $6.5 billion into the Tasmanian economy.

Tasmanians will always come first, and these projects strongly support our policy to deliver the lowest regulated electricity prices in the nation for our businesses and households.

As Tasmania heads to being 100 per cent self-sufficient in renewables by 2022, these are infrastructure projects of national importance that only Liberal Governments, working together, can deliver.

The motion, moved by the Premier, was supported unanimously by the Liberal Party Federal Council.

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