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"Transport infrastructure to drive economic growth, social inclusion and meet climate change challenges"




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3-5 years


5-10 years


Establish State Owned Company to maintain rail services 


Develop 10 year rail strategy


Coordinate delivery of roads across three levels of government


Investigate options to privatise  rail operations

Road Safety Strategy and Annual Plans


Develop Intelligent Transport Systems strategy


Implement commercial model to deliver roads


Assess upgrade Brooker Highway to 3 lanes

Regional Integrated Transport Plans(Southern,Northern,Cradle Coast)


Review Transport Policy


Assess cost reflective pricing


Integrated bus ticketing

Passenger Transport Framework


Tasmanian Freight Strategy


Review Integrated Transport Plans


Complete Bagdad Bypass

Core Passenger Services Review


Develop Regional Freight Strategies


Assess Batman/East Frankford/ Birralee freight corridor upgrade


New Bridgewater Bridge

20 Year Midland Highway Strategy


Develop framework for access of large trucks on roads


Commence upgrades for Bass Highway, Deloraine and East Devonport/Port Sorell Main Road


ITS applications to improve traffic flow and safety

North East Freight Strategy


Brighton Transport Hub constructed(null)


Upgrade Frankford-Birralee freight corridor


South Arm Highway upgrade through to Lauderdale

Southern Tasmanian National Network Investment Programme


Assess priorities for upgrades to Bass Highway between Deloraine and East Devonport/Port Sorell Main Road


Bell Bay Intermodal Expansion (subject to Australian Government funding)


State Infrastructure Planning System (SIPS) in place


West Tamar Highway Strategy


Complete Brighton Bypass


Commonwealth funding of $500.6M to 2013-14 for road and rail projects secured


Revitalise Hobart Port as gateway to Antarctica and Southern Ocean


Ongoing rail upgrades


Expenditure on rail to date(null)
o Capital $44M
o Maintenance $8.5M

Brooker Highway Transport Plan (null)


Assess Burnie Port upgrade as key bulk goods port with roll on/roll off capacity


Further Park & Rides


Bell Bay Port rail realignment


Continue Midland Highway upgrade


Murchison Highway upgrades


Continue Murchison Highway upgrade


Assess development of key cycleways : Rosny/access to Tasman Bridge, Hobart to Taroona, and West Tamar Highway


Continue North East Freight Routes


Upgrade of Midland Highway


Assess Richmond heavy vehicle link road


Upgrade North East Freight Routes


Park & Rides - Glenorchy, Kingston, Clarence


Kingston Bypass


Brooker Highway congestion measures



Plan for integrated transit corridors


Carparking strategy


Community Road Projects


High frequency bus services


Assess key cycling projects - Rosny to Tasman Bridge; Hobart to Taroona; West Tamar Highway


Rail upgrades - Melba Line, Main North-South Line


Introduce Intelligent Access Program across truck fleet


Benefits for all Tasmanians

  • Safe transport
  • Efficient, fairly priced road and rail freight services
  • Reliable and attractive, public transport services
  • Roads, rail delivered on commercial basis
  • Infrastructure funded sustainably
  • Cost reflective pricing
  • Safe, good quality cycling and pedestrian networks
  • Reduced greenhouse emissions
  • Liveable, accessible and healthy communities
  • Coordinated transport and land use planning


Strategy & Planning


(null) = completed