Building the Roads Tasmania Deserves

An Albanese Labor Government will build the roads Tasmania needs, and work with the State Government to deliver important projects across Tasmania.

Good roads are essential to regional communities, especially in Tasmania.

But locals know that road infrastructure is not keeping up with their community's needs, reflected in the fact that Tasmanians experience more road fatalities per 100,000 registered motor vehicles than any other State or Territory, except the NT.

To coincide with National Road Safety Week, an Albanese Labor Government will invest $540 million to upgrade Tasmania’s key road corridors, including the Bass Highway, the Tasman Highway and the East and West Tamar Highways.

Labor will work closely with the State Government and local communities to address key projects and priorities such as the Bass Highway from Launceston to Latrobe, Sideling Stage 2, West Tamar Highway from Sidmouth to Legana and the Great Eastern Drive from Orford to Bicheno.

Labor will work in partnership with State and local government to deliver these commitments, and we will ensure we consider Hobart’s congestion needs in our overall approach to road funding in Tasmania.

Today’s announcement comes on top of the commitments we have already made in Greater Hobart to help upgrade the Mornington Roundabout and expand the Derwent ferry service.

While the Morrison Government makes empty promises to imaginary car parks on the mainland, an Albanese Labor Government will work with Tasmanians to invest in the roads that matter to them.

Attributable to Shadow Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Catherine King:

“Good roads are the lifeblood of communities across Tasmania – and improving safety and travel time is really important for local families and the economy.

“Labor will upgrade key road corridors across the state, getting locals home more safely and more quickly.”