Dec 18, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE – ANNOUNCEMENTS, SPIN, FUDGED FIGURES BUT NO PLAN ON TASMANIA’S TRAFFIC WOES – WEDNESDAY, 18 DECEMBER, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS, SPIN, FUDGED FIGURES BUT NO PLAN ON TASMANIA’S TRAFFIC WOES

 

The Prime Minister should stop fudging the figures and get on fixing southern Tasmania’s traffic woes, starting with delivering on the Airport Roundabout.

In 2017, the Liberals promised the Airport Roundabout in Hobart would be finished next year.

Instead, Tasmanians stuck in airport traffic will be still waiting months before they see the first shovel in the ground.

Worse still, there is confusion about total funding for the Hobart-Sorell Corridor.

There was $154 million promised for both the Hobart-Sorell Corridor and the Hobart Airport Roundabout but with blowouts to the Airport Roundabout there is now just $86m available for the rest of the Hobart-Sorell corridor.

We also know from MYEFO that just $25.2 million of the Infrastructure Fast Track will flow to Tasmania this year – less than 15 percent of the Tasmanian package.

Tasmanian locals as well as visitors deserve a plan on infrastructure and jobs from Scott Morrison.

They deserve an answer on whether the Liberal Government will properly fund the over-run over the airport roundabout, and what that means for upgrades to the whole corridor.

In addition – when will all this actually happen?

This Government, now in its seventh year, is continuing to demonstrate it has no plan to boost jobs and no plan on the economy.

WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER, 2019