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Tasmanian Access 2020 Strategy

The Tasmanian Government has developed – for the first time – a five year Tasmanian Access Strategy.

The Premier Will Hodgman announced the strategy in parliament today, Wednesday October 14th 2015, coinciding with the Australian Airports Association national conference, being held in Hobart for almost 700 aviation leaders.

Access 2020 is Tasmania's five year sea and air access strategy and it will deliver sustainable air and sea services for passengers and freight to meet the State's goals of attracting 1.5 million visitors annually to Tasmania by 2020 and raising the farm-gate value of agriculture tenfold to $10 billion by 2050.

  • Access 2020 was developed under a strategic partnership with Tasmania's Airports, Tasports and the Spirit of Tasmania.
  • Access 2020 aims to deliver air capacity increases of 140 000 new seats to Tasmania each year. In total 700 000 new air seats are required to meet our target of 1.5 million visitors by 2020.
  • And, to improve connectivity, frequency and affordable fares on existing domestic routes and to develop new routes to drive visitor growth and improve access for all Tasmanians.
  • Access 2020 includes ambitious international access goals, building on the considerable investment by Hobart Airport and the Commonwealth to extend the runway and enable direct services to Asia.
  • Access 2020 also sets the States goals for passengers travelling by sea, including the Spirit of Tasmania and cruise ships, it looks to deliver sustainability of Tasmania's regional airports and provide air freight solutions for Tasmania's growing premium food exports.

View the Tasmanian 2020 Access Strategy (1.7MB Adobe PDF)

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