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New Tasmanian Government Infrastructure

June 24, 2014 0 Comments

The new Tasmanian Government Infrastructure plan will be implemented due to the recent change of Government in Tasmania. This aligns with one of the policies they campaigned on being fixing Tasmania’s “crumbling infrastructure”. You can find a copy of the Tasmanian Government Infrastructure policy document at: Tasmanian Liberals Infrastructure webpage

The Civil Construction Industry is dependent on the development and maintenance of Infrastructure.  Whether they be stand alone government projects or Public Private Partnerships, the ongoing development of infrastructure is a national priority.

If you are part of the Tasmanian civil construction industry then now is the time to be conscious of what is happening around you. The newly appointed Minister for Infrastructure is Rene Hidding MP. He and his department have promised a co-ordinated approach to the planning and delivery on all major infrastructure and civil projects in the state including major roads, rail, ports, energy, and water and sewerage. This will be assisted by the establishment of the Tasmanian Infrastructure Advisory Council.

The platform of the incoming government’s policy towards infrastructure construction and civil projects was set out as follows.

The Tasmanian Government Infrastructure will be established to:

  • provide independent advice to government on the infrastructure priorities of the State;
  • develop state-wide infrastructure and freight strategies, deliver regular progress reports and maintain the schedules of major projects;
  • identify specific projects and programs (including funding options) for priority consideration by government to properly plan for responsible maintenance and growth and development;
  • guide the investment in the Midland Highway to be facilitated by the $400 million funding from the Australian Government;
  • oversee the Structured Infrastructure Investment Review Process;
  • work with the local government sector to ensure key council infrastructure assets benefit from the same strategic planning frameworks as State-owned assets; and
  • manage infrastructure funding submissions to Infrastructure Australia and the Australian Government.

With the slowdown of mining investment projects now taking affect across Australia, expect Federal and State Governments to step in with some big budget civil projects and infrastructure projects. So stay tuned. In the meantime be sure to check out the Tasmanian Government Infrastructure policy document.

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