The Hodgman Liberal Government has a long term Plan to build Tasmania’s future and it is working. We have seen eleven successive quarters of economic growth since we came to government and 5,100 new jobs created.
As Minister for Resources, I was delighted to join the Premier at the recent announcement of the Government's $9.5m investment in the Mt Lyell Copper Mine at Queenstown. This further shows the Government's strong commitment to delivering jobs.
CMT is also investing heavily in the future of the mine, having spent more than $100m keeping the mine in care and maintenance to facilitate a re-start.
The Hodgman Liberal Government supports the mining industry in Tasmania in the strongest possible terms and seeing the mine back up and running will create up to 300 direct and 750 indirect jobs for the region.
For full details of the announcement see here.
In the meantime, I look forward to continuing to advance Tasmania's interests.
Budget Factsheet 2017-2018
Media release, 21 May 2017
Media release, 20 May 2017
Media release, 16 May 2017
Media release, 14 May 2017
Motion to Parliament, 4 May 2017