6     Infrastructure Investment

Key Issues

·       The 2019‑20 Budget continues the Government’s significant investment in infrastructure, with a record $2.8 billion in funding committed over the Budget and Forward Estimates period to agency projects across the State.

·       Infrastructure investment allocated over the 2019‑20 Budget and Forward Estimates period in the General Government Sector includes funding for roads and bridges ($1.6 billion); hospitals and health ($352.6 million); human services and housing ($212.5 million); schools, education and skills ($194 million); and law and order ($170.6 million).

·       In addition, the 2019‑20 Budget supports a significant level of investment outside the General Government Sector, with $792 million in equity contributions specifically for infrastructure investment to be undertaken by government businesses (together with TasWater) in 2019‑20 and across the Forward Estimates period. This brings the Government’s total investment in infrastructure in Tasmania over the 2019‑20 Budget and Forward Estimates period to a record and unprecedented total of $3.6 billion.

·       Significant investment through equity contributions will support essential statewide infrastructure programs including: the Tasmanian Rail Revitalisation Program; the Tasmanian Irrigation Scheme; TasWater infrastructure investment programs; and the replacement of two new TT‑Line vessels.

·       The 2019‑20 Budget provides over $90 million to deliver Stage 2 of the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment, including $63 million in new funding. This brings the total funding allocated to the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment over the 2019‑20 Budget and Forward Estimates period to $172.8 million.

·       Population growth and greater economic activity are placing pressure on the existing road network. The Government has committed an additional $189.5 million over the 2019‑20 Budget and Forward Estimates period towards new projects that will ease congestion and improve safety.

·       The level of infrastructure investment allocated in the 2019‑20 Budget remains well above long-term historical infrastructure investment levels. As a result, the Government continues to achieve its infrastructure related Fiscal Strategy Action which requires that the level of investment in non-financial assets exceeds the value of depreciation over the Budget and Forward Estimates period.


 

Overview

Over the 2019‑20 Budget and Forward Estimates period, the Government will invest $2.8 billion through Government agencies in vital community infrastructure projects, including:

·       roads and bridges ($1.6 billion);

·       hospitals and health ($352.6 million);

·       human services and housing ($212.5 million);

·       schools, education and skills ($194 million);

·       law and order ($170.6 million);

·       tourism, recreation and culture ($151.7 million);

·       ICT to support service delivery ($53.3 million); and

·       other infrastructure ($13 million).

The record agency infrastructure investment of $2.8 billion over a four year period is significantly above long‑term historical infrastructure investment levels, and maintains the Government’s continued focus on strategic investment to support the State’s economic growth.

The agency infrastructure investment program includes State funding for co‑funded (Australian and State Government) roads projects under the new National Partnership Agreement for Land Transport Infrastructure Projects, including the Roads of Strategic Importance projects and the new Urban Congestion Fund.

It is essential that the Government invests in projects that will contribute to the improved delivery of Government services in Tasmania, and which will continue to support the State’s growing economy and population. The infrastructure program has been formulated having regard to the Government’s Fiscal Principles contained in its Fiscal Strategy and will deliver on Strategic Action 5, namely, infrastructure investment will maintain existing assets, respond to economic and population growth and reflect the changing needs of the community.

Important infrastructure investment outside of the General Government Sector is also planned by government businesses and TasWater, supported by State Government equity investment of nearly $800 million over the Budget and Forward Estimates period.

The Government’s planned infrastructure program presents a significant forward pipeline of infrastructure investment that can be relied upon by Tasmanian businesses and industry. It will continue to support economic activity and jobs growth across the State. This will be enhanced by the release of the State’s first 30‑year Infrastructure Strategy this year. The Government will continue to work with agencies, government businesses and industry to manage the roll‑out of this record level of infrastructure investment.


 

Chart 6.1 details agency infrastructure investment from 2013‑14 to 2018‑19 and the 2019‑20 Budget and Forward Estimates.

Chart 6.1:         Agency Infrastructure Investment, 2013‑14 to 2022‑23

Title: Agency Infrastructure Investment, 2013-14 to 2022-23 - Description: The chart shows the Government’s $2.8 billion agency infrastructure program over the Budget and Forward Estimates period. This is higher than the historical infrastructure investment levels. 


 

General Government Sector Infrastructure Investment Projects By Agency

Table 6.1 details infrastructure investment expenditure within the General Government Sector by agency.

Table 6.1:         Infrastructure Expenditure by Agency1,2

 

2018-19 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

Estimated 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Outcome 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communities Tasmania

65.3 

72.2 

81.6 

69.2 

45.8 

25.8 

Education

59.0 

29.8 

51.0 

46.2 

44.0 

43.0 

Finance-General

24.8 

25.8 

12.3 

10.0 

10.0 

15.0 

Health

212.3 

248.2 

152.9 

106.5 

72.5 

20.5 

Justice

13.7 

10.5 

19.2 

35.4 

35.8 

38.5 

Legislative Council

.... 

0.7 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Legislature-General

.... 

1.8 

0.2 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Police, Fire and Emergency Management

6.9 

6.3 

15.3 

15.8 

8.6 

2.0 

Premier and Cabinet

0.3 

0.5 

0.3 

0.3 

0.3 

0.3 

Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

42.1 

22.6 

50.2 

52.5 

35.9 

11.1 

State Growth

316.8 

290.3 

323.5 

378.6 

375.7 

538.8 

Treasury and Finance

1.5 

1.2 

1.3 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statutory Authorities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inland Fisheries Service

0.2 

0.2 

0.1 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Marine and Safety Tasmania

1.6 

1.6 

0.8 

1.5 

1.5 

.... 

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1.0 

1.0 

2.6 

.... 

.... 

.... 

TasTAFE

6.9 

6.9 

12.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENDITURE

752.4 

719.6 

723.3 

715.9 

630.1

695.0 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    This Table includes expenditure (both Purchases of Non‑Financial Assets and associated expenses) for all infrastructure projects, but does not include minor asset purchases for non‑infrastructure projects. For these reasons, the Table is not equivalent to the Purchases of Non‑Financial Assets presented in chapter 4 of this Budget Paper. Table 6.5 provides a reconciliation of Purchases of Non‑Financial Assets to Total Infrastructure Expenditure.

2.    Estimated Outcome expenditure for some agencies, when compared with the 2018‑19 Original Budget, may reflect the expenditure of funding carried forward from previous years and additional funding provided for specific projects.


 

Government Business Infrastructure Investment (including TasWater)

This chapter primarily provides information on infrastructure investment in the General Government Sector. Infrastructure investment undertaken by Government Business Enterprises or State‑owned Companies is outside of the General Government Sector and is therefore not included as infrastructure investment for the purpose of this chapter. Information on infrastructure investment undertaken by these entities can be found in entity annual reports and on entity websites.

The 2019‑20 Budget does, however, include equity and other contributions provided through the General Government Sector to Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd, Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd, Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd and TT‑Line Company Pty Ltd, to undertake major infrastructure works. Support is also provided to Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd.

All equity contributions to these entities are made through Finance‑General.

In the 2019‑20 Budget and Forward Estimates, the total equity funding allocated to infrastructure investment is $792 million. When combined with the General Government Sector agency infrastructure funding, this takes the total investment by the State and Australian Governments in infrastructure over this period to $3.6 billion.

 Table 6.2:        2019-20 Budget Total Infrastructure Investment Funding

 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Government Sector Infrastructure Investment

752.4 

723.3 

715.9 

630.1 

695.0 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government Businesses

 

 

 

 

 

Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd

8.0 

8.5 

4.0 

0.8 

0.3 

Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd

53.5 

22.7 

57.0 

80.0 

25.0 

Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd

13.2 

45.4 

15.0 

89.9 

105.9 

TT‑Line Company Tasmania Pty Ltd

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

157.5 

 

74.7 

76.6 

76.0 

170.7 

288.7 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd

20.0 

20.0 

50.0 

50.0 

60.0 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

847.1 

819.9 

841.9 

850.8 

1 043.7 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd

The 2019‑20 Budget reflects equity contributions to Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd for the capital component of the Derwent River ferry service establishment ($500 000 per annum over three years from 2019‑20) and investment in a single ticketing system ($7.5 million over four years from 2019‑20), and $4.5 million in 2019‑20 for the Metro Bus Infrastructure capital initiative.

Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd

The 2019‑20 Budget reflects State equity contributions to Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd for Tranche 3 irrigation projects of $70 million over four years from 2019‑20, and support for on farm energy initiatives as announced in the 2018‑19 Budget.

In addition, the Australian Government has committed $100 million towards the Tasmanian Irrigation Scheme Tranche 3.

Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd

The Tasmanian Rail Revitalisation Program is a program to continue to remediate Tasmania’s Freight Rail Network.

As part of the 2017‑18 Budget, the State Government committed funding of $59.8 million over four years, commencing in 2019‑20 to facilitate Tranche 2 of the Program. In its 2018‑19 Budget, the Australian Government also reflected a matching contribution of $59.8 million.

The State and Australian Governments have each committed a further $68 million towards Tranche 3 of this program, commencing in 2021‑22.

In addition, the State will contribute $575 000 to TasRail, towards the construction of a weighbridge at Parattah in 2019‑20.

Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd

Funding totalling $300 million will be provided to TasWater over 10 years from 2018-19, representing an increase of $100 million in the 2019-20 Budget. An initial contribution of $20 million was made in January 2019. This funding will allow TasWater to implement its accelerated infrastructure program, as well as provide support for major infrastructure projects including the decommissioning of TasWater’s Macquarie Point wastewater treatment plant, the Launceston combined sewerage and stormwater system improvements and the Freycinet Peninsula wastewater system. Funding of $180 million is reflected in 2019‑20 and over the Forward Estimates period.

TT‑Line Company Tasmania Pty Ltd

TT‑Line Company Pty Ltd has signed contracts for the construction of two new vessels, with an estimated total cost of $600 million, to replace the current Spirit of Tasmania vessels. The design specifications provide for 212 metre long vessels that will accommodate 1 800 passengers and up to 600 passenger vehicles.


 

Detailed Infrastructure Investment Projects By Agency

Table 6.3 provides infrastructure investment project details for the General Government Sector by agency, including projects which are continuing from previous Budget years and new infrastructure projects that have been funded by the Government in the 2019‑20 Budget.

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency1

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES TASMANIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Youth Detention Centre Redevelopment

Existing

2018

2021

7.3 

3.6 

3.3 

.... 

.... 

Housing Fund2

Existing

2008

2021

60.0 

1.1 

1.2 

.... 

.... 

Housing Program3

Existing

 

Ongoing

na 

35.4 

20.7 

20.8 

20.8 

Indoor Multi-sports Facility - Southern Tasmania

Existing

2019

2021

10.0 

1.0 

9.0 

.... 

.... 

Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Action Plan 2

Existing

2018

2023

125.0 

40.5 

35.0 

25.0 

5.0 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

81.6 

69.2 

45.8 

25.8 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devonport High

Existing

2020

2023

10.5 

.... 

0.5 

6.5 

3.5 

East Launceston Primary School

Existing

2016

2020

4.5 

2.3 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Education Act Implementation - Capital

Existing

2018

2021

18.0 

7.4 

7.0 

.... 

.... 

Hobart College

Existing

2018

2020

2.5 

2.1 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Illawarra Primary School

Existing

2017

2019

2.9 

0.5 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Lansdowne Crescent Primary School

Existing

2019

2021

4.7 

1.1 

3.6 

.... 

.... 

Legana Primary4

Existing

2021

2024

20.0 

.... 

.... 

5.0 

10.0 

Molesworth Primary School

Existing

2019

2021

1.9 

0.3 

1.6 

.... 

.... 

Montagu Bay Primary School

Existing

2018

2020

1.8 

1.6 

.... 

.... 

.... 

New Brighton High School4

Existing

2020

2024

30.0 

.... 

1.0 

2.0 

12.0 

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency (continued)1

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

New K-12 Penguin School

Existing

2018

2022

20.0 

4.8 

7.5 

7.5 

.... 

New K-12 Sorell School

Existing

2020

2023

22.0 

.... 

6.0 

11.0 

5.0 

Revitalising Cosgrove High School4

Existing

2021

2024

20.0 

.... 

.... 

5.0 

7.5 

Riverside High School

Existing

2017

2020

12.0 

7.1 

.... 

.... 

.... 

School Farm Redevelopment (Brighton/JRLF)

Existing

2019

2021

4.3 

0.3 

4.0 

.... 

.... 

School Farm Redevelopment (Sheffield)

Existing

2019

2020

3.0 

3.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

School Infrastructure Upgrades

Existing

2018

2021

6.8 

3.2 

3.1 

.... 

.... 

Six New Child and Family Learning Centres4

Existing

2019

2024

21.0 

0.5 

5.0 

5.0 

5.0 

Snug Primary School

Existing

2018

2020

2.5 

2.1 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Sorell School

Existing

2018

2021

3.8 

1.0 

2.5 

.... 

.... 

Southern Support School

Existing

2018

2020

4.3 

4.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Spreyton Primary School

Existing

2019

2021

1.7 

0.3 

1.4 

.... 

.... 

Taroona High School

Existing

2017

2020

5.0 

4.5 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Tasmanian Archives

Existing

2018

2020

3.0 

2.2 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Year 7-12 Implementation Plan - Capital

Existing

2014

2022

16.5 

3.0 

3.0 

2.0 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

51.0 

46.2 

44.0 

43.0 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCE-GENERAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Transformation Priority Expenditure Program

Existing

 

Ongoing

na 

10.0 

10.0 

10.0 

15.0 

Digital Transformation -Project Unify

Existing

2017

2020

11.9 

2.3 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

12.3 

10.0 

10.0 

15.0 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency (continued)1

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 New Mental Health Beds in Southern Tasmania

New/ Existing

2018

2021

20.7 

6.5 

13.8 

.... 

.... 

Aeromedical Helicopter Service

Existing

2018

2020

1.6 

0.4 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Air Conditioning Upgrades - Statewide

Existing

2018

2021

4.9 

2.5 

1.5 

.... 

.... 

Better Accommodation for Health Professionals on Flinders Island

Existing

2018

2019

0.5 

0.4 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Burnie and Glenorchy Ambulance Stations

Existing

2018

2021

12.0 

5.9 

5.9 

.... 

.... 

Campbell Town Ambulance Station

Existing

2019

2021

3.0 

2.2 

0.6 

.... 

.... 

Health Transport and Coordination Infrastructure

Existing

2017

2021

10.0 

0.9 

0.9 

.... 

.... 

Kingston Health Centre5

Existing

2013

2019 

6.5 

0.8 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Launceston General Hospital - More Car Parking

Existing

2018

2021

5.0 

1.4 

3.3 

.... 

.... 

Launceston General Hospital -Redevelopment4

Existing

2018

2024

87.3 

11.5 

12.5 

12.0 

20.5 

Maternity Services at the North West Regional Hospital

Existing

2018

2020

2.1 

2.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Mersey Community Hospital Capital Upgrades

Existing

2018

2021

35.0 

10.0 

17.5 

4.1 

.... 

Mersey Hospital Upgrades5

Existing

2013

2020

1.9 

1.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Midlands Multipurpose Centre (Oatlands Hospital) Upgrade

Existing

2018

2020

2.5 

1.9 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Royal Hobart Hospital Pharmacy Redevelopment

Existing

2019

2021

3.8 

1.0 

2.8 

.... 

.... 

Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment6

Existing

2011

2019

469.2 

82.3 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Royal Hobart Hospital Stage 2 Redevelopment7

New/ Existing

2019

2022

91.1 

4.2 

32.6 

53.7 

.... 

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency (continued)1

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

Smithton Ambulance Training Station

Existing

2018

2020

1.1 

1.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Stage 2 of the King Island Hospital Redevelopment

Existing

2018

2022

10.5 

3.8 

3.3 

2.7 

.... 

Statewide - Rural Hospital and Ambulance Station Upgrade Fund

Existing

2018

2021

15.0 

8.1 

5.9 

.... 

.... 

Statewide Hospital Critical Facility Upgrades

Existing

2018

2021

10.5 

3.0 

3.6 

.... 

.... 

Statewide Rural Health Facility Infrastructure Upgrades

Existing

2018

2021

4.7 

1.5 

1.2 

.... 

.... 

THS Infrastructure Upgrades

Existing

2019

2021

1.9 

0.7 

1.2 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

152.9

106.5 

72.5 

20.5 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Upgraded Burnie Court Complex4

Existing

2020

2024

15.0 

.... 

0.5 

1.9 

5.9 

iPlan Stage Two: Integrated Planning and Building Portal

Existing

2017

2020

1.9 

0.5 

.... 

.... 

.... 

New Northern Prison4

Existing

2019

2029 

270.0 

1.0 

3.9 

7.8 

32.6 

New Southern Remand Centre

Existing

2018

2022

70.0 

17.0 

31.0 

16.8 

.... 

O'Hara Pre-Release Facility - Additional Units

Existing

2018

2020

1.5 

0.7 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Risdon Prison Shared Facilities Upgrade

Existing

2021

2022

9.3 

.... 

.... 

9.3 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

19.2 

35.4 

35.8 

38.5 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency (continued)1

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

LEGISLATURE-GENERAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parliament Garden Lighting Project8

New/ Existing

2019

2019

0.3 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Parliament Television Broadcast System

New/ Existing

2019

2019

1.4 

0.1 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

0.2 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE, FIRE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Body Worn Video

Existing

2019

2021

0.7 

.... 

0.7 

.... 

.... 

Crackdown on Anti-Social Driving

Existing

2018

2022

0.4 

0.1 

0.1 

0.1 

.... 

Increased Police Support

Existing

2020

2021

0.1 

.... 

0.1 

.... 

.... 

Large Vessel Replacement Program

Existing

2014

2021

19.3 

1.2 

5.0 

4.0 

0.5 

Longford Police Station

Existing

2018

2021

5.0 

2.7 

1.5 

.... 

.... 

New Norfolk Police Station

Existing

2018

2021

5.0 

3.5 

1.0 

.... 

.... 

Sorell Emergency Services Hub

Existing

2018

2022

12.0 

3.5 

5.5 

2.5 

.... 

Police Infrastructure

New

2019

2020

1.0 

1.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Supporting our Emergency Services Volunteers

Existing

2018

2022

2.0 

0.5 

0.5 

0.5 

.... 

Upgrade Police Housing

New/ Existing

2015

2023

11.0 

2.8 

1.5 

1.5 

1.5 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

15.3 

15.8 

8.6 

2.0 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PREMIER AND CABINET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service Tasmania Shops Capital Investment

Existing

 

Ongoing

na

0.3 

0.3 

0.3 

0.3 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

0.3 

0.3 

0.3 

0.3 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency (continued)1

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES, PARKS, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biosecurity Risk Management and Truck and Machinery Washes

Existing

2018

2022

2.0 

0.6 

0.6 

0.6 

.... 

Community Recovery Fund - Parks Infrastructure

New

2019

2020

8.3 

8.3 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Cradle Mountain Experience6

Existing

2019

2022

65.0 

10.2 

34.0 

20.7 

.... 

Cradle Mountain Visitor Experience

Existing

2017

2021

21.8 

13.2 

2.0 

.... 

.... 

Crown Land Services -Structural Asset Upgrades

Existing

 

Ongoing

na 

0.6 

0.6 

0.6 

0.6 

Fisheries Digital Transition Project9

Existing

2017

2022

6.2 

1.7 

1.5 

1.5 

.... 

Implementing the Bee Industry Futures Report

Existing

2019

2020

0.5 

0.5 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Improved Statewide Visitor Infrastructure

Existing

2018

2022

16.0 

5.0 

4.5 

4.5 

.... 

Modernise our Research Farms

Existing

2019

2021

7.0 

3.5 

3.5 

.... 

.... 

Move 100 DPIPWE Staff to North

Existing

2019

2020

0.6 

0.4 

.... 

.... 

.... 

National Parks - Maintenance Boost

Existing

2018

2022

8.0 

2.0 

2.0 

2.0 

.... 

Next Iconic Walk

Existing

2018

2023

20.0 

0.5 

2.9 

6.0 

10.5 

Recreational Fishing -Improved Boat and Trailer Parking

Existing

2019

2021

2.2 

0.6 

1.0 

.... 

.... 

Three Capes Track - Stage 36

Existing

2015

2020

7.8 

3.2 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

50.2 

52.5 

35.9 

11.1 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency (continued)1

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE GROWTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Workforce for Now and the Future

Existing

2017

2021

0.2 

0.1 

0.1 

.... 

.... 

Roads Program Expenditure

New/ Existing

 

Ongoing

na 

323.5 

378.5 

375.7 

538.8 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

323.5 

378.6 

375.7 

538.8 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY AND FINANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget Information Management System Project

Existing

2014

2020

7.5 

1.3 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

1.3 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INLAND FISHERIES SERVICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upgrade of Amenities at High Visitation Trout Waters

Existing

2018

2020

0.3 

0.1 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

0.1 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARINE AND SAFETY TASMANIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Develop a new online marketing portal - one stop shop

Existing

2018

2020

0.2 

0.1 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Improve catch opportunities - artificial reefs

Existing

2020

2022

1.0

.... 

0.5 

0.5 

.... 

Shore Based Fishing

Existing

2018

2022

1.6

0.1 

0.4 

0.7 

.... 

Stronger Safety Arrangements

Existing

2018

2022

2.0

0.7 

0.5 

0.3 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

0.8 

1.5 

1.5 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency (continued)1

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

ROYAL TASMANIAN BOTANICAL GARDENS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Visitor Centre

Existing

2018

2020

3.6 

2.6 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

2.6 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TASTAFE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural Centre of Excellence

Existing

2019

2020

5.0 

5.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Trades and Water Centre of Excellence

Existing

2019

2020

7.0 

7.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

12.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

 

 

 

 

723.3 

715.9 

630.1 

695.0 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    This Table does not include irrigation, water and sewerage or rail related expenditure, as this type of expenditure is in the form of grants or equity injections outside of the General Government Sector and the resulting infrastructure is not held within the General Government Sector.

2.    Funding remaining in the Housing Fund as at 30 June 2019 has been transferred from Finance-General to the Department of Communities Tasmania. There has been no change to the projects being undertaken or the level of funding available as a result of this administrative change.

3.    More details on the Housing Program are provided in the Department of Communities Tasmania chapter in Government Services Budget Paper No 2.

4.    The Estimated Total Cost for this item reflects funding allocated beyond the 2019‑20 Budget and Forward Estimates period.

5.    Funding remaining in the Hospital Capital Fund and the Infrastructure Tasmania Fund as at 30 June 2019 has been transferred from Finance-General to the Department of Health. There has been no change to the projects being undertaken or the level of funding available as a result of this administrative change.

6.    This project is funded by both the State and Australian Government.

7.    This includes $28.1 million allocated to the Royal Hobart Hospital Ward Upgrades in the 2018‑19 Budget, and the additional $63 million provided in the 2019‑20 Budget.

8.    This project has $26 000 allocated in 2019‑20.

9.    This project was previously referred to as the Fisheries Integrated Licensing Management System (FILMS).


10.   

Major Areas of Agency Infrastructure Investment In 2019‑20

This section provides an overview of the key projects being undertaken in 2019‑20 within each of the major areas of agency infrastructure expenditure. Further details on these, and other, infrastructure projects is available in individual agency chapters in Government Services Budget Paper No 2.

Chart 6.2 provides a breakdown of 2019‑20 agency infrastructure expenditure by ABS classification.

Chart 6.2:         2019‑20 Infrastructure Investment by Classification

Title: 2019 20 Infrastructure Investment by Classification - Description: This chart shows that the largest area of infrastructure investment in 2019-20 is Roads and Bridges (44.8%), followed by Hospitals and Health (21.1%) and Human Services and Housing (11.1%).

Schools, Education and Skills

In 2019‑20, total Schools, Education and Skills infrastructure is budgeted to be $60.8 million. Major infrastructure projects include:

·       Education Act Implementation ($7.4 million);

·       Riverside High School ($7.1 million);

·       Trades and Water Centre of Excellence ($7 million);

·       Agricultural Centre of Excellence ($5 million);

·       New K-12 Penguin School ($4.8 million);

·       Taroona High School ($4.5 million);

·       Southern Support School ($4 million); and

·       School Infrastructure Upgrades ($3.2 million).

Human Services and Housing

In 2019‑20, total Human Services and Housing infrastructure funding is budgeted to be $80.6 million. Major infrastructure projects include:

·       Affordable Housing Strategy Stage II ($40.5 million);

·       Housing Program ($35.4 million); and

·       Ashley Youth Detention Centre Redevelopment ($3.6 million).

Hospitals and Health

In 2019‑20, total Hospitals and Health infrastructure funding is budgeted to be $152.9 million. Major infrastructure projects include:

·       Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment Projects ($86.5 million);

·       Launceston General Hospital Redevelopment ($11.5 million);

·       Mersey Community Hospital Capital Upgrades ($10 million);

·       Statewide - Rural Hospital and Ambulance Station Upgrade Fund ($8.1 million); and

·       27 New Mental Health Beds in Southern Tasmania ($6.5 million).

Law and Order

In 2019‑20, total Law and Order infrastructure funding is budgeted to be $34.5 million. Major infrastructure projects include:

·       New Southern Remand Centre ($17 million);

·       New Norfolk Police Station ($3.5 million);

·       Sorell Emergency Services Hub ($3.5 million); and

·       Longford Police Station ($2.7 million).

Roads and Bridges

In 2019‑20, total Roads and Bridges funding is budgeted to be $323.5 million. Major infrastructure projects include:

·       Infrastructure Maintenance ($72.1 million);

·       Midland Highway ($52.7 million);

·       State Road Upgrades - Southern Region ($25.2 million);

·       Urban Congestion Fund ($24.2 million);

·       Roads Package to Support Tasmania’s Visitor Economy ($20.7 million);

·       Road Safety and Traffic Management ($19.3 million);

·       Roads of Strategic Importance ($15.2 million);

·       Hobart Airport Interchange ($9.5 million);

·       New Bridgewater Bridge ($8 million); and

·       State Road Upgrades - Northern Region ($7.2 million).

Further detail on the Roads Program is provided later in this chapter.

Information and Communication Technology

In 2019‑20, total Information and Communication Technology funding is budgeted to be $15.3 million. Major infrastructure projects include:

·       Digital Transformation Priority Expenditure Program ($10 million);

·       Digital Transformation - Project Unify ($2.3 million); and

·       Fisheries Integrated Licensing Management System ($1.7 million).

Tourism, Recreation and Culture

In 2019‑20, total Tourism, Recreation and Culture funding is budgeted to be $48.6 million. Major infrastructure projects include:

·       Cradle Mountain Visitor Experience ($13.2 million);

·       Cradle Mountain Experience ($10.2 million);

·       Community Recovery Fund - Parks Infrastructure ($8.3 million);

·       Improved Statewide Visitor Infrastructure ($5 million);

·       Three Capes Track - Stage 3 ($3.2 million); and

·       Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens New Visitor Centre ($2.6 million).

Other Infrastructure

In 2019‑20, total Other Infrastructure funding is budgeted to be $7.1 million. Major projects include:

·       Modernise our Research Farms ($3.5 million); and

·       Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office ($2.2 million).


 

Roads Program

The Roads Program comprises new works projects and the upgrade and maintenance of established roads. In 2019‑20, total roads program expenditure is $323.5 million. This includes a State Government allocation of $206.4 million and an Australian Government allocation of $117 million. Completion dates reflect the current best estimates.

Table 6.4:         Roads Program Expenditure

 

 

 

Estimated

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Start

Complete

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

$m

$m

$m

$m

$m

STATE FUNDED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-contribution Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brooker Highway - Elwick, Goodwood, Howard Roads1

2015

2021

32.0

.... 

1.0

.... 

.... 

Greater Hobart Traffic Solution1,2,3,4,5

2019

2024

93.8

8.8

13.0

25.1

25.2

Hobart Airport Interchange1

2018

2021

30.0

2.5

.... 

.... 

.... 

Midland Highway6

2014

2024

450.0

0.4

.... 

.... 

.... 

New Bridgewater Bridge1,2,3,7

2019

2025

576.0

2.0

3.0

15.0

38.0

Roads of Strategic Importance1,3,7

2019

2028

606.3

2.2

5.4

9.1

9.1

South East Traffic Solution1,2,8

2019

2023

27.0

4.9

13.0

2.0

6.0

State Road Upgrades - North West and West Coast Regions1,2,3,8

2019

2024

50.1

3.6

11.1

10.0

11.0

State Road Upgrades - Northern Region1,6

2019

2023

54.2

7.2

17.8

9.2

10.7

State Road Upgrades - Southern Region1,3,6

2018

2024

99.8

25.2

17.6

15.3

27.6

Urban Congestion Fund1

2019

2023

84.7

8.0

8.0

8.0

.... 

 

 

 

 

64.8

89.9

93.7

127.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roads for Our Future Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridge Strengthening on Esk and Tasman Highways

2016

2020

10.0

5.1

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

5.1

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Roads Infrastructure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset Management

 

Ongoing

na

5.8

5.9

6.1

6.2

Environmental Management

 

Ongoing

na

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.6

Extending the Great Eastern Drive - Binalong Bay Road2

2019

2022

4.5

0.2

0.7

3.6

.... 

Freight Access Bridge Upgrades

2017

2021

19.1

4.4

4.5

.... 

.... 

Table 6.4:         Roads Program Expenditure (continued)

 

 

 

Estimated

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Start

Complete

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

$m

$m

$m

$m

$m

Great Eastern Drive

2018

2020

6.3

3.0

.... 

.... 

.... 

Infrastructure Development

 

Ongoing

na

1.0

1.0

1.1

1.1

Infrastructure Maintenance

 

Ongoing

na

64.4

66.2

68.0

70.0

Launceston and Tamar Valley Traffic Vision2

2019

2023

75.1

4.8

9.4

20.5

40.0

Mowbray Interconnector

2018

2020

7.0

6.0

.... 

.... 

.... 

Program Management

 

Ongoing

na

1.2

1.3

1.3

1.4

Road Safety and Traffic Management

 

Ongoing

na

6.3

6.2

6.4

6.6

Road Safety Strategy - Infrastructure

 

Ongoing

na

9.0

9.2

8.7

8.2

Roads Package to Support Tasmania's Visitor Economy2

2019

2023

66.1

20.7

20.9

13.1

3.3

Strategic Planning and Policy

 

Ongoing

na

3.0

3.1

3.2

3.2

Tasmanian Journeys2

2019

2022

0.8

0.3

0.3

0.2

West Tamar Highway Traffic Solution2

2019

2021

12.0

5.8

5.4

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

136.5

134.7

132.8

140.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL STATE FUNDED ROADS

 

 

 

206.4

224.6

226.5

268.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FUNDED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brooker Highway - Elwick, Goodwood, Howard Roads1

2015

2021

32.0

.... 

0.5

.... 

.... 

Grants to Local Government9

2017

2020

na

0.1

.... 

.... 

.... 

Hobart Airport Interchange1

2017

2021

30.0

7.0

16.2

.... 

.... 

Midland Highway1,6

2014

2024

450.0

52.3

17.6

1.5

40.0

New Bridgewater Bridge1,3,7

2019

2025

576.0

6.0

30.0

50.0

150.0

Urban Congestion Fund1

2019

2023

84.7

16.2

23.5

12.9

6.1

 

 

 

 

81.6

87.8

64.4

196.1


 

Table 6.4:         Roads Program Expenditure (continued)

 

 

 

Estimated

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Start

Complete

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

$m

$m

$m

$m

$m

Off-Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domain Highway Planning10

2015

2020

5.0

1.7

.... 

.... 

.... 

Highland Lakes Road10

2018

2020

9.0

0.1

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

1.8

.... 

.... 

.... 

Other Roads Infrastructure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridge Renewal Program

 

Ongoing

na

4.2

1.6

2.2

1.7

Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity10

 

Ongoing

na

4.7

2.0

2.2

Road Safety and Traffic Management

 

Ongoing

na

4.0

2.8

2.8

2.8

Road Specific Maintenance

 

Ongoing

na

7.7

7.7

7.7

.... 

Roads of Strategic Importance3,7

2019

2028

606.3

13.0

52.0

70.0

70.0

 

 

 

 

33.6

66.1

84.9

74.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FUNDED ROADS

 

 

 

117.0

153.9

149.3

270.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ROADS PROGRAM EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

323.5

378.5

375.7

538.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    These projects are funded by both the State and Australian Government.

2.    Funding for these projects was part of the State Government’s 2018 election commitments.

3.    The Estimated Total Cost for this item reflects funding beyond the 2019‑20 Budget and Forward Estimates period.

4.    This project includes the Government’s commitment of $20 million for Kingborough Congestion as part of the Hobart City Deal.

5.    This project includes the balance of the State funding contribution to the Tasman Highway Intelligent Transport Solutions initiative as part of the Urban Congestion Fund.

6.    The State Government’s contribution to the Midland Highway has now been reflected in the State Road Upgrades - Southern Region and State Road Upgrades - Northern Region.

7.    The completion date for this project is yet to be finalised.

8.    Includes the balance of the State funding contribution to Roads of Strategic Importance.

9.    The Australian Government committed funding for a number of 2016 election commitments that relate specifically to Local Government roads. This funding will be provided to the relevant council via the State Government.

10.  These projects include State Government funding that was expended in previous years.


11.   

Reconciliation between Infrastructure Investment and Purchases of Non‑Financial Assets

Purchases of Non‑Financial Assets is an accounting classification under the Australian Accounting Standards. It appears on the Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement and reflects purchases of non‑financial assets such as land, buildings, plant and equipment, infrastructure and intangible assets. While the majority of the Purchases of Non‑Financial Assets is comprised of Infrastructure Investment projects, there is a portion of Purchases of Non‑Financial Assets expenditure that is not included in this chapter. Such items include Budget allocations for:

·       the Government’s fleet management services;

·       ambulance, surgical and medical equipment;

·       computer software; and

·       other smaller capital items.

Conversely, Infrastructure Investment projects can include allocations of expenditure which are not classified as Purchases of Non‑Financial Assets under the Australian Accounting Standards, but are directly related to infrastructure projects. This expenditure can include items such as employee entitlements, infrastructure maintenance, Australian Government Loan Repayments and other supplies and consumables.

Table 6.5 provides a reconciliation between the two measures.

Table 6.5:         Reconciliation between Purchases of Non‑Financial Assets and Infrastructure Investment

 

2018-19 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

Estimated 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Outcome 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of Non-Financial Assets1

731.8 

699.1 

688.4 

706.5 

601.9 

665.0 

Less Purchases of non-financial assets excluded from Infrastructure Investment

88.5 

96.2 

67.6 

81.4 

61.5 

59.7 

Plus Infrastructure Investment not included in Purchases of non-financial assets

109.1 

116.7 

102.4 

90.8 

89.7 

89.6 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENDITURE

752.4 

719.6 

723.3 

715.9 

630.1 

695.0 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    Reflects Purchases of Non‑Financial Assets as detailed in the General Government Sector Cash Flow Statement.