Michael Ferguson must explain why no Tasmanian infrastructure projects have been listed on Infrastructure Australia’s (IA) high priority list.
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure Shane Broad said this is another in a rapidly growing list of failures from Michael Ferguson.
“There are no State Government projects on the priority list at all,” Dr Broad said. “No Tamar Bridge, nothing at Burnie Port, and no solutions for Hobart’s traffic.
“There are four ‘initiatives’ listed, for which the Liberals have either yet to develop a business case or failed to even define what exactly the project is.
“Despite having been on the list for four years, IA still believes the timeframe for the Bridgewater Bridge is 5-10 years. It’s time for Michael Ferguson to admit the Government won’t meet its 2024 deadline.
“The Liberals have failed to spend almost a quarter of their own budgeted infrastructure funds, on average, every year they have been in government, which is putting a handbrake on job creation.
“Make no mistake – these delays are a direct consequence of this Government plunging Tasmania into over a billion dollars of debt.
“The question must be asked – is Michael Ferguson failing to do his job as Infrastructure Minister because he is too busy doing the numbers behind the Premier’s back?”
Shane Broad MP – Shadow Minister for Infrastructure