Massive investment in roads and bridges

Michael Ferguson,Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

The Tasmanian Liberal Government, in partnership with the Australian Government, is driving ahead with our landmark $5 billion infrastructure program – the largest ever by a Tasmanian Government – which includes future-proofing our roads and bridges for growth.

Effective planning for infrastructure, public transport and traffic management will ensure that we bust congestion and use our infrastructure to support business and economic growth.

This is vitally important for our state to continue to attract visitors and new residents.

In response to the economic impacts of COVID-19, we added an additional stimulus of $74 million, over two years, to our roads and bridges capital program.

This Budget will deliver a $485 million investment in our state roads across Tasmania this year, which is a substantial and ambitious increase on the $278 million invested in roads last year. Along with future-proofing our road networks in our cities and around the state, this is about ensuring there is as much work available for the civil construction sector as they can manage.

This is part of our record $2.4 billion total road funding currently planned through to 2023-24.

Our landmark $5 billion infrastructure program over four years will support businesses, create jobs and boost confidence as we recover and rebuild a stronger Tasmania.

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