The State Opposition says the Government is to blame if today’s federal budget ignores infrastructure funding in Tasmania.
The State Government has established a ten year strategy for water, digital, transport, and energy infrastructure projects.
It is costing $6 billion and the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry says federal funding will be needed to ensure the projects go ahead.
Liberals Leader Will Hodgman says the State Government made a poor submission for infrastructure funding before the last federal budget, and he says today Tasmanians will know if Labor has fought any harder for money this time around.
“It’s having a major impact in denying us our true potential to build business to sort out the problems in our forestry industry, to ensure that our rail network’s up and running and to build the important road infrastructure that could unlock our true potential,” he said.
“If we get shafted again by Kevin Rudd in this year’s federal budget it will set back Tasmania even further.”