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The 2020-21 Tasmanian Budget is about Jobs, Confidence and Community.

To get Tasmania back in business and keep Tasmania on top, we are unleashing a landmark

$5 billion infrastructure program to underpin 25,000 jobs, grow our economy, boost confidence and strengthen our communities in every region.

For Braddon this means we will build the intergenerational infrastructure our State needs to thrive, including more homes, better schools, roads, bridges, irrigation systems, as well as renewable energy assets, health, housing and justice facilities.

We’re backing Tasmanian businesses, supporting their recovery and growth, making it easier for them to employ and investing even more into education and skills, to ensure more Tasmanians have the ability to grasp the opportunities ahead. Together, we will rebuild a stronger Tasmania.

West Coast

  • $19.4m for the next Iconic Walk, as part of a $20m project
  • West Coast road upgrades, including $18.8m for the Lyell Highway between Queenstown and Strahan, and $37.5m for the Murchison Highway
  • $375,000 for the Unconformity Festival
  • $8m in 2020-21 for the West Coast Wilderness Railway as part of a $16m investment*
  • $150,000 for the Geoscience Initiative to increase investment attractiveness and assist mineral exploration
  • $13.2m for new and upgraded Police housing statewide, including Rosebery and Queenstown
  • Over $1.6m for Exploration Drilling Grants initiative^
  • $300,000 for Waratah local recreation infrastructure
  • $450,000 for the Mining Sector Innovation Initiative
  • $300,000 for additional assessment of cultural values in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area
  • $85,000 for Mountain Heights School refurbishment

King Island

  • $7.4m for the completion of Stage 2 of the King Island Hospital redevelopment^
  • $13.2m for new and upgraded Police housing statewideincluding at Currie
  • $250,000 for infrastructure upgrades at King Island Dis­trict School
  • $480,000 for additional support for biosecurity officers on Flinders and King Islands*
  • $4.1m for essential air freight and passenger services for Bass Strait


  • $14.4m for the Burnie Court complex, as part of a $15m project
  • $9.9m for the completion of Devonport High School redevelopment, part of a $10.5m project
  • $18.9m for the new K-12 Penguin School
  • $1.5m for the Spreyton Primary School
  • $5.9m for the Burnie Ambulance Station^
  • $4.2m for state-of-the-art ante-natal clinic and maternity services at North-West Regional Hospital
  • $33m for the continued upgrade of the Mersey Community Hospital^
  • $111.1m for the new Northern Regional Prison as part of a $270m project
  • $68.5m for the Cradle Mountain cableway and Visitor Experience, as part of an $86.8m project
  • Progressing the $28.5 million Don Irrigation joint State/Federal project
  • $11.9m for extra graduate nurses, including 20 additional in the north-west*
  • $11.4m for the Community Rapid Response Service, including the north-west pilot*
  • More than $147m in upgrades to the Bass Highway, as part of our more than $200m joint commmitment between Deloraine and Marrawah*#
  • $40.5m for State Road upgrades, including the new Leith overpass*
  • $3.6m for Burnie Safe Spaces homeless accommodation^
  • $12m for the Burnie to Wynyard section of the coastal pathway and future erosion protection^
  • More than $10m for a new Burnie Youth Foyer including operating costs*
  • $28m for six new Child and Family Learning Centres statewide, including West Ulverstone & Waratah-Wynyard
  • $8m for North West racing Infrastructure
  • $13.2m for new and upgraded Police housing statewide including Smithton


* Over 4 years ^ Over 2 years ~ Over 3 years # incl Aust Govt Funding