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Department of State Growth

Support industry and business growth by strategically managing our infrastructure and transport systems

Tasmania’s transport and infrastructure networks represent major government assets, and underpin Tasmania’s economy. Without infrastructure and essential services (like energy), business and industry can’t grow and new projects can’t occur.

Without effective transport systems, we can’t get Tasmanians to their workplaces and Tasmanian products to market. We need to ensure that we invest Tasmanian Government resources strategically, and that we make decisions that are in the best interests of our businesses, industries and people.

Led by Infrastructure Tasmania, the Department of State Growth provides a coordinated approach to investment in, and delivery of, infrastructure across the state. This includes working with a number of government businesses that are responsible for key infrastructure and transport services in Tasmania.

In addition, we manage and regulate the state’s transport infrastructure system, including focusing on road safety; managing public transport systems; registering vehicles and licensing drivers. We also administer targeted transport assistance schemes and subsidies for students, the unemployed, aged pensioners and persons living with disability.

Our priorities

  • Through Infrastructure Tasmania, ensure investment in infrastructure is strategic, customer-driven and supports state growth and liveability, including by developing an Integrated Freight Strategy.
  • Sustainably invest in and maintain road infrastructure to enable defined levels of services for road users, including completing the 10-year investment plan.
  • Efficiently and effectively deliver all scheduled capital road projects, including 2015-16 Midland Highway projects and the Elwick Road/Brooker Highway upgrade.
  • Ensure transport regulation is appropriate, outcome focused and helps to remove red tape, including through implementation of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and Heavy Vehicle National Law.
  • Ensure that motor registration and licencing processes and systems are responsive to changing customer requirements.
  • Ensure government’s social and economic objectives for ownership of government businesses are delivered.