Liberals continued infrastructure fail

Tasmanian Labor
  • Gutwein fails
    to justify plunging the state into one billion dollars’ debt
  • Many
    infrastructure projects have been plagued by delays
  • Tasmanians
    deserve a Government that plans for the future and delivers
  • Peter Gutwein has failed to
    justify plunging the state into more than one billion dollars’ worth of debt
    with claims that a record amount is being spent on infrastructure.

    Shadow Infrastructure
    Minister, Shane Broad, said that the Premiers claims of a record infrastructure
    spend are blatantly untrue considering many infrastructure projects have been
    plagued by delays or are yet to get off the ground.

    “Peter Gutwein has failed to
    spend almost a quarter of the infrastructure budget every year for the last six
    years,” Dr Broad said.

    “While the Liberals continue
    to boast a record infrastructure spend, the truth is they have neither the will
    nor the skill to deliver the large infrastructure projects that are so crucial
    to state growth and job creation, including the
    Bridgewater Bridge, the Royal Hobart Hospital and the new TT-Line vessels.

    “It’s clear Tasmania’s new
    Premier has no infrastructure agenda, other than what was dreamed up by the embattled
    leadership wannabe, Michael Ferguson.

    “Peter Gutwein is plunging
    the state into unsustainable debt and has no major infrastructure project to
    show for it.

    “Tasmanians deserve a
    Government that plans for the future and delivers.”

    Shane Broad MP

    Shadow Infrastructure Minister

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