Tenders called for four-lane section of East Derwent Highway

Tenders called for four-lane section of
East Derwent Highway

30 September 2020

Tenders have been called to duplicate the East Derwent Highway, between Golf Links Road and Sugarloaf Road in Geilston Bay.

The road will be upgraded to two lanes in each direction to match the adjoining sections of the highway and create a consistent dual carriageway through Geilston Bay.

This project will improve safety and travel time reliability for commuters and visitors.

The project is partially funded through the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s additional $40 million commitment to road and bridge funding, under our COVID-19 economic stimulus package.

Measures such as concrete raised central median and safety barrier will help reduce the risk of accidents and improve safety.

Importantly, further safety and traffic flow improvements will be made at key intersection and access points. New traffic lights will be installed at the upgraded intersection at Clinton Road and Dumbarton Drive (Geilston Bay Road) and safer access off the highway will be provided to Lindisfarne North Primary School and Geilston Bay Recreation Area.

Facilities for pedestrians and cyclists will be improved with an off-road shared path and on-road cycling lanes.

Investing in a healthier Tasmania

Minister for Sport and Recreation

Investing in a healthier Tasmania

Monday, 1 July 2019

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to ensuring more Tasmanians can play sport and take part in active recreation activities to support our target of having the healthiest population in the nation by 2025.

The Government is maintaining the momentum, while investing for growth in our communities by encouraging more people to participate in sport and recreation by providing grants from $15,000 to $80,000.

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Improving the model for returning land to Aboriginal communities

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Improving the model for returning land to Aboriginal communities

Friday, 28 June 2019

Today’s release of the Consultation and Stakeholder Feedback Report: Improving the model for returning land to Aboriginal communities, is another step forward on the road to reconciliation with Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

We want to see more land returned to Tasmanian Aboriginal people and reviewing the model for returning land is the first step in this process and a crucial part of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s Reset Agenda.

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Recognising Tassie’s sporting heroes

Minister for Sport and Recreation

Recognising Tassie’s sporting heroes

Friday, 28 June 2019

Nominations for the next round of inductees into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame are now open.

Tasmania is an island known for its sporting prowess, and the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame features a long list of sportspeople who have reached the highest levels of Australian and world sport.

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Supporting a multicultural island

Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

Supporting a multicultural island

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Tasmania has a rich culturally diverse community, with people from 177 different countries, speaking 159 different languages calling our island state home.

To support this growing population, the Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to a fully inclusive, harmonious and respectful multicultural island, which values and respects the diversity, and recognises the strengths that people of all cultures, languages and faiths from every corner of the world bring to Tasmania.

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Tasmanian Government committed to early diagnosis of autism

Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

Tasmanian Government committed to early diagnosis of autism

Wednesday, 5th June 2019

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to improving the lives of Tasmanians with autism, the second largest primary disability in Tasmania.

In 2018, the Government provided an additional $450,000 of support on top of existing funding for the early diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ongoing funding for the Autism Co-operative Research Centre.

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Aboriginal Employment Strategy

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

Wednesday, 5th June 2019

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to ensuring all Tasmanian Aboriginal people benefit from a growing economy.

Today we are releasing the finalised Tasmanian State Service Aboriginal Employment Strategy to 2022 that demonstrates how we are working to close the gap in employment inequality experienced by Aboriginal people.

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2019-20 Budget: A boost for Tasmanians who help Tasmanians

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Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

2019-20 Budget: A boost for Tasmanians who help Tasmanians

Thursday, 23 May 2019

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to developing and supporting opportunities for all Tasmanians to participate in community life.

For the first time, the 2019-20 State Budget provides a funding indexation boost for community development peak bodies, so they can continue to provide important services for Tasmanians.

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2019-20 Budget: Growing sport in schools

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Jacquie Petrusma MP Minister for Sport and Recreation

Jeremy Rockliff Minister for Education

2019-20 Budget: Growing sport in schools

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Participation in sport from an early age is integral to establishing lifelong healthy habits and has a range of individual and social benefits including improving physical and mental health, fostering social skills, and developing teamwork and leadership skills.

Today’s 2019-20 State Budget will allow the Department of Education to employ three Regional Sports Coordinators in each of Tasmania’s regions to help students participate in sport.

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