6     Infrastructure Investment

Key Issues

·       The 2023-24 Budget provides total infrastructure funding of almost $5 billion over the Budget and Forward Estimates period, demonstrating the Government’s ongoing commitment to investing in the infrastructure needed to support service delivery and increase the productive capacity of the Tasmanian economy.

·       Infrastructure investment in the General Government Sector is almost $4.3 billion over the 2023‑24 Budget and Forward Estimates. This investment includes funding for roads and bridges ($2.2 billion); tourism, recreation and culture ($557.3 million); hospitals and health ($502.9 million); law and order ($375 million); ICT to support service delivery ($311.7 million); schools, education and skills ($305.1 million); and other infrastructure ($26.5 million).

·       The 2023-24 Budget and Forward Estimates include additional funding of $441.8 million for the delivery of new infrastructure projects by the General Government Sector.

·       State funding of $230 million is allocated over the 2023‑24 Budget and Forward Estimates towards the Macquarie Point Urban Renewal project. With a total State funding commitment of $375 million, the project will deliver a new multi­purpose arts, entertainment and sporting precinct at Macquarie Point in Hobart.

·       The 2023-24 Budget also allocates $60 million towards the Tasmanian AFL Package - High Performance Centre. This initiative will deliver a new High Performance Training and Administrative Centre to accommodate and support the new Tasmanian AFL and AFLW teams.

·       The 2023‑24 Budget continues funding for the delivery of the $786 million New Bridgewater Bridge, which is currently under construction. This project is the biggest transport infrastructure project in Tasmania’s history and will improve safety, reduce travel times and support local jobs.

·       In addition to the significant investment in the General Government Sector, the 2023-24 Budget supports investment by government businesses and other entities, with $656.5 million in equity funding for infrastructure investment. This funding includes equity contributions of: $291.1 million to Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd; $197.4 million for Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd; and $65 million for Stadiums Tasmania, reflecting the Tasmanian Government’s contribution towards the redevelopment of the UTAS Stadium in Launceston.

·       The 2023‑24 Budget and Forward Estimates also includes funding of $68.8 million for Homes Tasmania, which will be provided as a grant through the Department of Premier and Cabinet, to support delivery of the 10‑year, $1.5 billion plan to provide 10 000 new social and affordable homes by 2032.


 

Overview 

Over the 2023-24 Budget and Forward Estimates, investment of almost $4.3 billion for community infrastructure projects will be delivered by Government agencies, including:

·       roads and bridges ($2.2 billion);

·       tourism, recreation and culture ($557.3 million);

·       hospitals and health ($502.9 million);

·       law and order ($375 million);

·       ICT to support service delivery ($311.7 million);

·       schools, education and skills ($305.1 million); and

·       other infrastructure ($26.5 million).

In addition, the 2023-24 Budget and Forward Estimates includes infrastructure investment outside of the General Government Sector through government businesses and other entities, supported by Government equity contributions of $656.5 million.

A number of the infrastructure projects extend beyond the current Forward Estimates period including: Launceston General Hospital - Stage 2 (including Mental Health Precinct); North West Regional Hospital Upgrade; New Northern Correctional Facility; Next Iconic Walk; South East Traffic Solution; Launceston and Tamar Valley Traffic Vision; State Road Upgrades - Southern Region; Roads of Strategic Importance; Urban Congestion Fund; East and West Tamar Highway Upgrades; Sideling Upgrades Stage 2; Arthur Highway Upgrades; Algona Interchange and Kingston Bypass; Rokeby Stage 3 - Pass Road to Oakdowns; Stanley Highway Tourism Upgrades; Devonport to Cradle Mountain Road Upgrades; Cycling Infrastructure; Infrastructure Stimulus Funding; Great Eastern Drive and Macquarie Point Urban Renewal.

The Government continues to provide Tasmanian businesses with certainty of long‑term growth in public infrastructure investment, enabling businesses to plan and invest with confidence. Further information regarding the Government’s long‑term infrastructure investment plans is available in the 10 Year Infrastructure Pipeline - Online Database.

Homes Tasmania was established on 1 December 2022 under the Homes Tasmania Act 2022. The new entity is responsible for the delivery of housing infrastructure projects previously reflected in the former Department of Communities Tasmania. Homes Tasmania has been classified as a Public Non-Financial Corporations Sector entity. As a result, its infrastructure spending is not included in the General Government Sector Infrastructure Investment Program. Funding of $68.7 million is provided in the 2023‑24 Budget and Forward Estimates to support Homes Tasmania’s infrastructure spending through the Department of Premier and Cabinet as a grant. The grant funding supports borrowing costs associated with Homes Tasmania’s planned capital program expenditure. Information on Homes Tasmania can be found in chapter 28 of Government Services Budget Paper No 2.


 

Chart 6.1 details agency infrastructure investment from 2017-18 to 2022-23 and budgeted infrastructure investment over the 2023-24 Budget and Forward Estimates.

Chart 6.1:         Agency Infrastructure Investment, 2017-18 to 2026-271

Agency Infrastructure Investment, 2017-18 to 2026-27
The chart shows that Government’s agency infrastructure investment over the 2023-24 Budget and Forward Estimates is higher than historical infrastructure investment levels. It reaches a series high in 2023-24, followed by decreases in 2024-25, 2025-26 and 2026-27.

Note:

1.    The Actual Infrastructure Investment and 2022-23 Estimated Outcome data presented above includes infrastructure investment undertaken by the former Department of Communities Tasmania. Following the formation of Homes Tasmania on 1 December 2022 (as a Public Non-Financial Corporations Sector entity), Housing infrastructure investment will not be recognised in the General Government Sector.

General Government Sector Infrastructure Investment Projects by Agency

Table 6.1:         Infrastructure Expenditure by Agency1,2

 

2022‑23 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

 

Estimated 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Outcome 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communities Tasmania3,4

204.2 

97.9 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Education, Children and Young People4

72.2 

49.2 

108.8 

113.1 

52.2 

29.8 

Finance-General

17.5 

8.4 

26.7 

26.7 

25.0 

25.0 

Health

164.4 

162.0 

201.3 

195.8 

165.3 

120.5 

Justice

35.5 

7.4 

40.2 

60.7 

95.3 

87.4 

Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania

29.1 

12.9 

41.9 

50.1 

64.9 

14.5 

Police, Fire and Emergency Management

31.6 

40.1 

32.8 

24.1 

16.7 

.... 

Premier and Cabinet

1.8 

2.0 

0.9 

0.3 

0.3 

0.3 

State Growth

746.0 

570.2 

754.0 

708.9 

562.4 

561.7 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statutory Authorities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inland Fisheries Service

0.3 

0.3 

0.3 

0.3 

.... 

.... 

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

.... 

0.3 

0.5 

3.0 

0.3 

.... 

State Fire Commission

.... 

.... 

5.0 

5.0 

.... 

.... 

TasTAFE

21.6 

17.9 

22.5 

16.7 

11.0 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENDITURE

1 324.2 

968.5 

1 234.8 

1 204.5 

993.4 

839.2 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Infrastructure Investment.

2.    Estimated Outcome expenditure for some agencies, when compared with the 2022-23 Budget, may reflect increased expenditure for some projects, partially offset by a change in expenditure from 2022-23 to the 2023-24 Budget and over the Forward Estimates.

3.    Communities Tasmania was responsible for the delivery of housing infrastructure projects until its cessation on 30 November 2022. Homes Tasmania commenced on 1 December 2022 and is now responsible for the delivery of these projects.

4.    The 2022-23 Budget has been restructured during 2022-23. As such, the information relating to the 2022-23 Budget reflects the impact of the reallocation of the Youth Justice Facilities project from the former Department of Communities Tasmania to the Department for Education, Children and Young People.


 

Infrastructure Investment Outside 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. Other associated entities such as the Macquarie Point Development Corporation, Stadiums Tasmania and the Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd also operate outside of the General Government Sector. Information on infrastructure investment undertaken by these entities can be found in entity annual reports or on relevant websites.

The 2023-24 Budget includes equity contributions that are provided through the General Government Sector to directly support a number of these entities to undertake infrastructure projects. These equity contributions are detailed in Table 6.2.

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

Over the 2023-24 Budget and Forward Estimates, the total equity funding allocated to infrastructure investment is $656.5 million. When combined with the General Government Sector agency infrastructure funding, this takes the total investment by the Tasmanian and Australian Governments in infrastructure over this period to almost $5 billion. This does not include the funding provided to Homes Tasmania to deliver its planned infrastructure investment as this funding is paid as a grant.

Homes Tasmania delivers housing related infrastructure investment outside of the General Government Sector. Grant funding to support Homes Tasmania’s infrastructure spending is provided through the Department of Premier and Cabinet. The grant meets borrowing costs associated with Homes Tasmania’s planned infrastructure program. Information on capital priorities for Homes Tasmania can be found in chapter 28 of Government Services Budget Paper No 2.


 

Table 6.2:         2023-24 Budget Total Infrastructure Investment Funding

 

2022-23 

2023-24

2024-25

2025-26

2026-27

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Government Sector Infrastructure Investment

1 324.2 

1 234.8 

1 204.5 

993.4 

839.2 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government Businesses

 

 

 

 

 

Hydro Tasmania

9.8 

19.2 

23.0 

....  

....  

Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd1

11.9 

2.6 

0.1 

.... 

0.6 

Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd

73.6 

103.2 

112.2 

53.3 

22.4 

Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd

77.9 

56.4 

53.0 

46.0 

42.0 

Tasracing Pty Ltd

5.7 

5.3 

1.8 

0.3 

0.3 

TT-Line Company Tasmania Pty Ltd

41.1 

....  

.... 

....  

....  

Total

220.0 

186.7 

190.0 

99.5 

65.3 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

Macquarie Point Development Corporation

28.2 

.... 

....  

.... 

....  

Stadiums Tasmania

22.5 

20.0 

45.0 

....  

....  

Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd

50.0 

50.0 

.... 

....  

....  

Total

100.7 

70.0 

45.0 

.... 

....  

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

1 644.9 

1 491.5 

1 439.5 

1 092.9 

904.5 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    Funding of $20 000 is provided to Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd in 2025-26, however, it does not appear in the table due to rounding.

Government Businesses

Hydro Tasmania

The Australian Government has committed funding of $42.2 million over the 2023-24 Budget and Forward Estimates for the redevelopment of the Tarraleah Power Station.

Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd

The 2023-24 Budget and Forward Estimates include equity contributions of $3.3 million for Metro to undertake an electric bus trial.

Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd

The 2023-24 Budget and Forward Estimates include equity contributions of $100.1 million for the continuation of the State’s equity contributions to Tasmanian Irrigation to support Tranche 3 irrigation projects, Energy on Farms initiatives and the Lake Leake Dam Life Extension Project.  The Australian Government has committed $190.9 million over the 2023-24 Budget and Forward Estimates to support Tranche 3 irrigation projects and the Lake Leake Dam Life Extension Project.

Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd

The 2023-24 Budget and Forward Estimates include $197.4 million in equity contributions from the State and Australian Governments to TasRail. The equity contributions include $136 million for Tranche 3 and 4 of the Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Program, $30 million for the reconnection of the Bell Bay rail line to the Port of Bell Bay, $18 million for the construction of a new minerals hub on the Melba rail line and $9 million for the overhaul of TasRail’s legacy locomotives. The 2023-24 Budget also includes funding of $4.4 million for road rail vehicles.

Tasracing Pty Ltd

The 2023-24 Budget provides equity funding of $7.5 million for Tasracing Pty Ltd. Funding of $6.5 million has been provided for racing infrastructure in the North West of the State and a further $1 million for other capital projects.

TT-Line Company Pty Ltd

The replacement of TT-Line’s passenger ferries represents a significant long-term investment by the State. TT-Line has entered into a contract with Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions for the delivery of two steel monohull passenger vessels. The contract provides for the delivery of vessel one in early 2024 and vessel two in late 2024. The cost of the purchase of the vessels has been supported by the allocation of funding from the TT-Line Vessel Replacement Fund. The balance of the Fund was withdrawn in December 2022, in accordance with the contracted payment profile for the purchase of the new vessels.

Other

Macquarie Point Development Corporation

Equity funding of $28.2 million has been provided to the Macquarie Point Development Corporation in 2022­23. This funding will support planned activity at the site, aligned to the broader strategic objectives of the Macquarie Point Urban Renewal project.

Stadiums Tasmania

An equity contribution of $65 million will be provided to Stadiums Tasmania for the redevelopment of the UTAS Stadium in Launceston. This redevelopment will include a new Eastern Stand, improved playing facilities and a new entertainment precinct. The Australian Government has also recently committed $65 million towards the redevelopment, reflecting a total project commitment of $130 million.

Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd

In 2018-19, the Government committed funding of $300 million, over 10 years, to support TasWater’s accelerated infrastructure program (through a $200 million equity contribution) and to enable the decommissioning of TasWater’s Macquarie Point wastewater treatment plant ($100 million in grant funding). The balance of the equity funding ($50 million) will be contributed in 2023‑24.


 

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 2023-24 Budget.

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency1

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete2

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education, Children and Young People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bothwell District School - Agriculture in Schools

Existing

2021

2024

2.0

1.6 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Cambridge Primary School - Major School Redevelopment

Existing

2021

2026

15.1

3.9 

4.0 

7.0 

.... 

Campbell Town District School - Agriculture in Schools

Existing

2021

2025

2.0

1.5 

0.4 

.... 

.... 

Contemporary Classrooms

Existing

2021

2027

10.0

2.1 

2.0 

2.0 

3.0 

Eastern Shore Multi-Sports Facility3

Existing

2021

2027

8.0

.... 

.... 

.... 

8.0 

Electrical Switchboard Maintenance

Existing

2023

2026

8.0

3.5 

2.0 

2.0 

.... 

Exeter High School - Major School Redevelopment

Existing

2021

2025

11.0

3.9 

6.6 

.... 

.... 

Glen Dhu Pool

Existing

2021

2025

3.5

1.7 

1.7 

.... 

.... 

Hobart City High School (Ogilvie and New Town Campuses)

Existing

2021

2027

21.6

1.0 

4.7 

7.0 

7.0 

Lauderdale Primary School - Major School Redevelopment

Existing

2021

2025

6.5

5.0 

1.1 

.... 

.... 

Legana Primary School4

Existing

2020

2026

35.3

14.7 

13.8 

0.8 

.... 

Montello Primary School - Major School Redevelopment

Existing

2021

2025

7.1

5.8 

1.0 

.... 

.... 

Mt Nelson School Oval

Existing

2021

2024

0.1

0.1 

.... 

.... 

.... 

New Brighton High School4

Existing

2020

2025

74.0

20.9 

42.7 

.... 

.... 

New K-12 Penguin School

Existing

2018

2024

20.0

0.4 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency1 (continued)

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete2

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New K-12 Sorell School

Existing

2020

2024

22.0

8.5 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Outdoor Learning Areas

Existing

2023

2024

10.0

5.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Renewable Energy Schools Program

Existing

2021

2027

5.0

1.3 

1.3 

1.0 

0.8 

Revitalising Cosgrove High

Existing

2020

2025

20.0

8.0 

10.3 

.... 

.... 

Six New Child and Family Learning Centres

Existing

2020

2024

28.0

14.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Springfield Gardens Primary School

Existing

2020

2024

1.5

0.4 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Support School Package including North West School

Existing

2021

2026

20.0

1.5 

3.3 

12.2 

.... 

Supporting Safer Schools

Existing

2021

2027

6.3

1.2 

1.3 

1.3 

1.0 

Woodbridge School Oval5

Existing

2021

2024

0.0

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Youth Justice Facilities4

Existing

2023

2027

50.0

3.0 

17.0 

19.0 

10.0 

 

 

 

 

 

108.8 

113.1 

52.2 

29.8 

Finance-General

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Transformation Priority Expenditure Program

Existing 

 

Ongoing

na

25.0 

25.0 

25.0 

25.0 

Expansion of the House of Assembly to 35 Members ‑ Office Accommodation

New 

2023

2025

3.4

1.7 

1.7 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

26.7 

26.7 

25.0 

25.0 

Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 New Mental Health Beds in Southern Tasmania

Existing

2018

2025

20.7

4.7 

3.8 

.... 

.... 

Aeromedical Support

New

2024

2025

0.6

0.3 

0.3 

.... 

.... 

Air Conditioning Upgrades - Statewide

Existing 

2018

2024

5.9

0.5 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Burnie and Glenorchy Ambulance Stations4

Existing

2018

2025

28.9

18.7 

2.9

.... 

.... 

CHHP Acute Care facility NWRH6

Existing

2021

2025

10.0

2.3 

6.9 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency1 (continued)

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete2

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHHP Kings Meadows Community Centre6

Existing

2021

2025

10.0

3.3 

6.1 

.... 

.... 

CHHP St Johns Park Eating Disorders Treatment Centre6

Existing

2020

2025

10.0

3.3 

6.1 

.... 

.... 

Digital Health Transformation4,7

Existing

2022

2027

210.0

40.0 

40.0 

40.0 

60.0 

Hospital Equipment Fund

Existing

2021

2024

20.0

4.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Kingston Health Centre - Stage 2

Existing

2023

2027

30.0

1.0 

8.0 

11.0 

10.0 

Launceston General Hospital Helipad

New

2023

2024

15.0

15.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Launceston General Hospital Redevelopment - Stage 1

Existing

2018

2026

87.3

1.7 

15.0 

15.0 

.... 

Launceston General Hospital Redevelopment - Stage 2 (including Mental Health Precinct)8,9

Existing

2021

2032

580.0

8.0 

12.0 

32.0 

31.7 

Maternity Services at the North West Regional Hospital

Existing

2018

2024

5.8

0.6 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Mersey Community Hospital - Expanded Redevelopment

Existing

2022 

2026

20.0

1.0 

9.3 

9.7 

.... 

Mersey Community Hospital Capital Upgrades

Existing

2018

2024

37.4

14.3 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Midlands Multipurpose Health Centre Upgrade

Existing

2021

2027

3.5

2.0 

.... 

.... 

0.9 

New Ambulance Vehicles and Equipment

Existing

2021

2024

9.0

4.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency1 (continued)

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete2

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North West Regional Hospital - Mental Health Precinct

Existing

2022

2026

40.0

3.0 

16.8 

20.1 

.... 

North West Regional Hospital Upgrade8

Existing

2022

2028

20.0

1.8 

.... 

0.8 

10.5 

Regional Health and Ambulance Facilities Fund

Existing

2021

2024

10.0

6.8 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Royal Hobart Hospital - New Angiography Suite and Equipment Upgrade

Existing

2023

2025

7.0

5.6 

1.0 

.... 

.... 

Royal Hobart Hospital Pharmacy Redevelopment4

Existing

2019

2025

21.9

8.8 

12.0 

.... 

.... 

Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment

Existing

2011

2024

469.2

2.5 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment - Expanded Stage 2

Existing

2023

2027

110.0

13.2 

52.5 

36.9 

7.4 

Royal Hobart Hospital Stage 2 Redevelopment

Existing

2019

2024

91.1

30.5 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Rural Hospital Equipment Boost

Existing

2021

2024

5.0

1.5 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Statewide Hospital Critical Facility Upgrades

Existing

2018

2025

7.0

0.3 

0.3 

.... 

.... 

Statewide Rural Hospital and Ambulance Station Upgrade Fund4

Existing

2018

2025

21.0

2.8 

2.8 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

201.3 

195.8 

165.3 

120.5 

Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burnie Court Complex4

Existing

2020

2027

86.5

10.1 

14.4 

20.4 

37.3 

Mobile Duress Alarm System Replacement10

Existing

2023

2025

3.6

1.8 

1.8 

.... 

.... 

New Northern Correctional Facility8

Existing

2019

2031

270.0

8.3 

32.6 

48.3 

35.0 

New Southern Remand Centre

Existing

2018

2025

85.0

14.8 

2.2 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency1 (continued)

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete2

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prison Body Scanning Technology

Existing

2022

2024

1.3

0.4 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Risdon Prison - Critical Infrastructure Maintenance

Existing

2021

2025

9.0

3.5 

2.5 

.... 

.... 

Risdon Prison Complex - Additional Maximum Security Accommodation

New

2024

2027

50.0 

1.3 

7.1 

26.5 

15.1 

 

 

 

 

 

40.2 

60.7 

95.3 

87.4 

Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur Pieman Conservation Area

Existing

2021

2026

10.0

1.0 

4.0 

3.0 

.... 

Ben Lomond - A Year Round Destination

Existing

2022

2027

2.8

0.3 

0.8 

0.6 

0.8 

Biosecurity Risk Management and Truck and Machinery Washes

Existing

2018

2024

2.0

0.3 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Bushfire Management Capacity

New

2024

2025

0.6

0.3 

0.3 

.... 

.... 

Cape Bruny Car Park and Access Upgrade4

Existing

2023

2024

1.7

1.6 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Cockle Creek Camping and Access Upgrade4

Existing

2021

2026

3.3

1.7 

1.1 

0.3 

.... 

Cradle Mountain Experience11

Existing

2019

2026

61.0

12.2 

11.0 

34.9 

.... 

Crown Land Services - Structural Asset Upgrades

Existing

 

Ongoing

na

0.6 

0.6 

0.6 

0.6 

Edge of the World Revitalisation

Existing

2024

2027

2.8

0.2 

0.8 

1.0 

0.9 

Fisheries Digital Transition Project (Stage 2)12

Existing

2017

2024

6.2

0.3 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Flinders Island Camping Upgrades and RV Access4

Existing

2021

2026

1.1

0.2 

0.5 

0.4 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency1 (continued)

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete2

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freycinet National Park New Visitor Gateway

Existing

2024

2026

14.0

.... 

7.0 

7.0 

.... 

Freycinet Peninsula Wastewater4

Existing

2020

2025

10.3

5.2 

4.1 

.... 

.... 

Freycinet Tourism Icons Project6

Existing

2020

2025

7.2

0.3 

4.9 

.... 

.... 

Hastings Thermal Pool Revitalisation4

Existing

2021

2025

3.4

1.1 

2.3 

.... 

.... 

Implementing the Bee Industry Futures Report

Existing

2019

2024

0.5

0.3 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Maria Island Jetty

New

2024

2024

0.9

0.9 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Maria Island Re-discovered Project

Existing

2023

2025

6.8

4.3 

2.0 

.... 

.... 

Modernise Our Research Farms

Existing

2020

2024

7.0

2.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Mt Field National Park New Arrival Concourse4

Existing

2024

2027

2.1

0.2 

0.2 

1.0 

0.8 

National Parks - Maintenance Boost

Existing

 

Ongoing

na

1.0 

1.0 

1.0 

1.0 

Next Iconic Walk8

Existing

2018

2028

40.0

2.9 

4.7 

10.7 

10.0 

North East Parks and Reserves Upgrades4

Existing

2023

2024

1.0

0.9 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Orange­bellied Parrot Migration and Tracking

New

2024

2025

0.4

0.3 

0.1 

.... 

.... 

Recreational Fishing - Improved boat and Trailer Parking4

Existing

2019

2024

2.3

0.6 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Sustainable Renewal and Maintenance of PWS Critical Roads

New

2024

2025

4.0

2.0 

2.0 

.... 

.... 

Tamar Island Wetlands Boardwalk Replacement4

Existing

2024

2027

3.4

0.3 

1.1 

1.5 

0.5 

Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen Revitalisation4

Existing

2023

2026

1.7

0.2 

0.4 

1.1 

.... 

Tasmanian Agricultural Precinct Preparedness

New

2024

2026

4.0

0.5 

1.5 

2.0 

.... 

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency1 (continued)

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete2

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waste Action Implementation

Existing

2021

2024

1.0

0.4 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

41.9 

50.1 

64.9 

14.5 

Police, Fire and Emergency Management13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic Vehicle Location Upgrade Project

Existing

2023

2026

6.2

4.6 

0.8 

0.8 

.... 

Bridgewater Police Station Upgrade

Existing

2022

2026

12.5

3.0 

6.9 

2.0 

.... 

Crackdown on Anti-Social Driving

Existing

2018

2026

0.9

0.1 

0.1 

0.1 

.... 

Fire and Emergency Service Volunteer Grants Program14

Existing

2023

2026

2.0

0.5 

0.5 

0.5 

.... 

Forensic Science Technology Uplift

Existing

2023

2026

3.7

1.2 

0.1 

0.1 

.... 

Large Vessel Replacement Program

Existing

2014

2024

24.6

6.5 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Police Academy Capacity Upgrades

New

2024

2025

4.1

0.5 

3.6 

.... 

.... 

Project Unify

Existing

2020

2026

46.1

12.9 

9.1 

9.1 

.... 

Rosebery Police Station

Existing

2023

2024

1.0

0.7 

.... 

.... 

.... 

St Helens Police Station

Existing

2022

2026

7.5

0.2 

2.4 

4.2 

.... 

Upgrade Police Housing4

Existing

2015

2025

22.9

1.6 

0.6 

.... 

.... 

Volunteer Brigade Equipment Upgrades14

Existing

2021

2024

2.0

1.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

32.8 

24.1 

16.7 

.... 

Premier and Cabinet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cyber Security

Existing

2020

2024

2.7

0.6 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Service Tasmania Shop Capital Investment

Existing

 

Ongoing

na

0.3 

0.3 

0.3 

0.3 

 

 

 

 

 

0.9 

0.3 

0.3 

0.3 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency1 (continued)

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete2

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Growth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dial Regional Sports Complex

Existing

2024

2026

25.0

.... 

5.0 

20.0 

.... 

Macquarie Point Urban Renewal8,15

New

2023

2029

375.0

15.0 

30.0 

60.0 

125.0 

Northern Suburbs (Launceston) Community Recreation Hub Project

New

2023

2025

27.5

22.5 

5.0 

.... 

.... 

Northern Suburbs Multi‑Sports Facility4

Existing

2022

2026

49.7

22.9 

25.7 

0.7 

.... 

Tasmanian AFL Package - High Performance Centre15

New

2024

2026

60.0

10.0 

40.0 

10.0 

.... 

TMAG Building Maintenance

New

2024

2026

2.0

0.5 

1.0 

0.5 

.... 

Roads Program Expenditure11,16

Existing

 

Ongoing

na

683.1 

602.2 

471.3 

436.7 

 

 

 

 

 

754.0 

708.9 

562.4 

561.7 

Inland Fisheries Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inland Fisheries Infrastructure

Existing

2022

2025

1.0

0.3 

0.3 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

0.3 

0.3 

.... 

.... 

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens upgrades

Existing

2024

2026

4.1

0.5 

3.0 

0.3 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

0.5 

3.0 

0.3 

.... 

State Fire Commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting our Emergency Services Volunteers - Capital Program Boost

New

2024

2025

10.0 

5.0 

5.0 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

5.0 

5.0 

.... 

.... 

TasTAFE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freer Farm Centre of Excellence17

Existing

2019

2024

6.5

1.5 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

Table 6.3:         Infrastructure Investment Project Details by Agency1 (continued)

 

 

 

 

Estimated

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

New/

 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Existing

Start

Complete2

Cost

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

 

 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TasTAFE Facility Upgrades and Transition Fund

Existing

2021

2026

45.0

10.0 

14.7 

11.0 

.... 

TasTAFE Priority Infrastructure Upgrades

New

2024

2025

3.0

1.0 

2.0 

.... 

.... 

Water and Energy Trades Centre of Excellence

Existing

2019

2024

26.0

10.0 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

22.5 

16.7 

11.0 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ALLOCATED INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

 

 

 

 

1 234.8 

1 204.5 

993.4 

839.2 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    This Table does not include projects undertaken by government businesses or other entities outside of the General Government Sector.

2.    Completion date is estimated based on the final financial year in which funding for the project is provided. In some instances, practical completion may occur in an earlier year.

3.    The Eastern Shore Multi-Sports Facility is a 2021 election commitment and was referenced in the 2021‑22 Budget to commence beyond the Forward Estimates. The 2026-27 Forward Estimate year is the first year that funding for this project is included in the Infrastructure Investment allocation.

4.    Additional funding for this existing project has been provided as part of the 2023-24 Budget.

5.    Due to the impact of rounding the allocation for this project appears as zero.

6.    This project is funded by the Australian Government.

7.    The anticipated total cost of the first phase of Digital Health Transformation is $210 million. It is anticipated more than $475 million will be allocated to this project over the next 10 years to 2032, as it is further scoped and developed by the Department.

8.    The Estimated Total Cost (State contribution) for this project reflects funding allocated beyond the 2023-24 Budget and Forward Estimates.

9.    This project reflects the combined cash flows associated with the Launceston General Hospital - Mental Health Precinct and Launceston General Hospital Redevelopment - Stage 2.

10.  This project has been reclassified and transferred from Operating Services to Capital Services from 2023‑24.

11.  This project is funded by both the State and Australian Governments.

12.  This project was previously referred to as the Fisheries Integrated Licencing Management System.

13.  Given the accounting treatment of funding provided for the Tasmanian Government Radio Network, it is not included in this table. The project is allocated to the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management with expenditure split between operating expenditure and purchases of non-financial assets, in accordance with the contractual arrangements for the delivery of the project.

14.  This project will be delivered in conjunction with the State Fire Commission.

15.  The Total Estimated Cost for Macquarie Point Urban Renewal and Tasmanian AFL Package - High Performance Centre projects reflect the State Government funding contributions.

16.  Details of the Roads Program are provided at Table 6.4.

17.  Funding was previously allocated for this project in the 2019-20 Budget and was referred to as the Agricultural Centre of Excellence.

 


 

Major Areas of Agency Infrastructure Investment in 2023-24

This section provides an overview of the key projects being undertaken in 2023-24 within each of the major areas of agency infrastructure expenditure. Further details on these projects are available in individual agency chapters in Government Services Budget Paper No 2.

Chart 6.2 provides a breakdown of the 2023-24 agency infrastructure expenditure by ABS classification.

Chart 6.2:         2023-24 Infrastructure Investment by Classification

2023-24 Infrastructure Investment by Classification
The chart shows that the largest area of infrastructure investment in 2023-24 is Roads and Bridges ($683.1 million or 55%), followed by Hospitals and Health ($161.3 million or 13%) and Schools, Education and Skills ($128.3 million or 11%).

Schools, Education and Skills

In 2023-24, total Schools, Education and Skills Infrastructure is budgeted to be $128.3 million. Major infrastructure projects include:

·       New Brighton High School ($20.9 million);

·       Legana Primary School ($14.7 million);

·       Six New Child and Family Learning Centres ($14 million);

·       TasTAFE Facility Upgrades and Transition Fund ($10 million);

·       Water and Energy Trade Centres of Excellence ($10 million);

·       New K-12 Sorell School ($8.5 million);

·       Revitalising Cosgrove High School ($8 million);

·       Montello Primary School - Major School Redevelopment ($5.8 million); and

·       Lauderdale Primary School - Major School Redevelopment ($5 million).

Hospitals and Health

In 2023-24, total Hospitals and Health Infrastructure is budgeted to be $161.3 million. Major infrastructure projects include:

·       Royal Hobart Hospital Stage 2 Redevelopment ($30.5 million);

·       Burnie and Glenorchy Ambulance Stations ($18.7 million);

·       Launceston General Hospital Helipad ($15 million);

·       Mersey Community Hospital Capital Upgrades ($14.3 million);

·       Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment - Expanded Stage 2 ($13.2 million);

·       Royal Hobart Hospital Pharmacy Redevelopment ($8.8 million);

·       Launceston General Hospital Redevelopment - Stage 2 (including Mental Health Precinct) ($8 million);

·       Regional Health and Ambulance Facilities Fund ($6.8 million); and

·       Royal Hobart Hospital - New Angiography Suite and Equipment Upgrade ($5.6 million).

Law and Order

In 2023-24, total Law and Order Infrastructure is budgeted to be $63 million. Major infrastructure projects include:

·       New Southern Remand Centre ($14.8 million);

·       Burnie Court Complex ($10.1 million);

·       New Northern Correctional Facility ($8.3 million); and

·       Large Vessel Replacement Program ($6.5 million).

Roads and Bridges

In 2023-24, total Roads and Bridges Infrastructure is budgeted to be $683.1 million. Major infrastructure projects include:

·       New Bridgewater Bridge ($270.1 million);

·       Infrastructure Maintenance ($108.8 million);

·       Roads of Strategic Importance ($92.5 million);

·       Greater Hobart Traffic Solution ($35.7 million);

·       Midland Highway ($31.9 million);

·       Road Safety Projects ($20.8 million); and

·       State Road Upgrades - Northern Region ($15 million).

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

Information and Communication Technology

In 2023-24, total Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure is budgeted to be $78.6 million. Major infrastructure projects include:

·       Digital Health Transformation ($40 million);

·       Digital Transformation Priority Expenditure Program ($25 million); and

·       Project Unify ($12.9 million).

The Digital Transformation Priority Expenditure Program will support a broad range of projects in 2023‑24 including: PARAMIS Integration; Integrated Client Information Program (previously titled Child and Youth Services System); Justice Connect; Whole of Government Online Portal; Justice Connect - CRIMES Replica Interface Replacement; Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Engagement; PlanBuild Tasmania; Modernising Tasmania’s Water Information System (Phase 1); PWS Statewide booking system; Fisheries Digital Transition Project (Stage 2); Emergency Dispatch Messaging and Alerting Project; LiveScan and PhotoTrac Replacement; PINS - System and Business Uplift Project; Cyber Hubs; and Skills Tasmania Data System.

Tourism, Recreation and Culture

In 2023-24, total Tourism, Recreation and Culture Infrastructure is budgeted to be $108.4 million. Major infrastructure projects include:

·       Northern Suburbs Multi-Sports Facility ($22.9 million);

·       Northern Suburbs (Launceston) Community Recreation Hub Project ($22.5 million);

·       Macquarie Point Urban Renewal ($15 million);

·       Cradle Mountain Experience ($12.2 million); and

·       Tasmanian AFL Package - High Performance Centre ($10 million).

Other Infrastructure

In 2023-24, total Other Infrastructure is budgeted to be $12 million. Major infrastructure projects include:

·       Supporting our Emergency Services Volunteers - Capital Program Boost ($5 million);

·       Modernise our Research Farms ($2 million); and

·       Expansion of the House of Assembly to 35 Members - Office Accommodation ($1.7 million).


 

Roads Program

The Roads Program comprises new works projects and the upgrade and maintenance of established roads. In 2023-24, total roads program expenditure is $683.1 million. This includes a State Government allocation of $305.9 million and an Australian Government allocation of $377.3 million.

Table 6.4:         Roads Program Expenditure

Start

Complete1

Estimated Total  Cost

2023‑24

Budget

2024-25
Forward Estimate

2025-26
Forward Estimate

2026-27
Forward Estimate

$m

$m

$m

$m

$m

STATE FUNDED

Co-contribution Projects2

Algona Interchange and Kingston Bypass3

2022

2027

                  60.0

3.7

4.0

3.5

....

Channel Highway Bypass of Huonville4

2023

2026

21.7

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.0

Domain Highway Planning

2015

2023

5.0

0.1

....

....

....

East and West Tamar Highway Upgrades5,6

2023

2030

84.0

4.1

4.0

2.0

10.0

Great Eastern Drive5,7

2018

2030

131.3

2.0

3.0

4.0

5.0

Greater Hobart Traffic Solution8,9

2019

2026

217.8

30.5

21.8

26.6

9.9

Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity10

2023

2024

3.5

3.5

....

....

....

Infrastructure Maintenance11

Ongoing

na

86.0

85.5

86.1

83.0

Infrastructure Stimulus Funding

2020

2024

86.8

2.9

....

....

....

New Bridgewater Bridge5,12

2019

2026

786.0

56.1

35.9

0.9

3.0

Road Safety Projects

 

Ongoing

Na

14.4

14.2

13.4

7.1

Roads of Strategic Importance5,13

2019

2030

1 282.3

20.4

13.5

5.2

2.9

Rokeby Stage 3 - Pass Road to Oakdowns5,14

2022

2027

55.0

2.4

2.8

2.3

2.0

Sideling Upgrades Stage 25

2025

2030

70.0

1.6

2.0

4.0

3.0

South East Traffic Solution9,15

2019

2026

66.0

4.3

4.0

6.8

10.0

State Road Upgrades - Northern Region16

2019

2025

54.2

15.0

10.6

1.4

....

State Road Upgrades - North West and West Coast Region17

2019

2026

50.1

6.0

3.0

3.0

1.0

State Road Upgrades - Southern Region5,18

2018

2029

129.8

3.6

2.8

....

....

Urban Congestion Fund5,9,19

2019

2028

99.7

3.0

7.0

11.4

0.7

 261.6

216.5

172.8

139.7

Table 6.4:         Roads Program Expenditure (continued)

Start

Complete1

Estimated Total  Cost

2023‑24

Budget

2024-25
Forward Estimate

2025-26
Forward Estimate

2026-27
Forward Estimate

$m

$m

$m

$m

$m

Other Road Infrastructure

Arthur Highway Upgrades5

2022

2029

50.0

0.2

1.5

4.5

12.5

Bus Stop Upgrades

2022

2027

10.0

2.5

2.5

2.5

1.8

Cycling Infrastructure5

2023

2028

6.0

3.8

1.0

1.0

1.5

Cygnet Township Safety Upgrade

2024

2025

5.0

2.4

....

2.3

....

Devonport to Cradle Mountain Road Upgrades5

2025

2029

25.0

0.3

0.5

2.5

7.0

Extending the Great Eastern Drive - Binalong Bay Road

2019

2024

4.5

1.0

0.2

....

....

Glenora Road Upgrades

2022

2027

1.0

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

Huntingfield Roundabout Improvements

2023

2025

5.5

4.5

1.0

....

....

Launceston and Tamar Valley Traffic Vision5

2019

2028

75.1

0.5

1.0

5.0

19.6

Network Planning20

 

Ongoing

na

3.6

1.1

1.1

1.1

New Park and Ride Facilities

2023

2027

20.0

5.0

7.0

7.0

0.3

Program Management

 

Ongoing

na

8.4

8.6

8.8

9.1

Roads Package to Support Tasmania’s Visitor Economy

2019

2024

66.1

2.1

0.5

....

....

Stanley Highway Tourism Upgrades5

2025

2028

10.0

0.5

0.5

1.0

5.0

Targeting Congestion Package

2023

2027

20.8

5.6

6.3

6.0

2.9

Traffic Management and Engineering Services

 

Ongoing

na

3.7

3.7

3.8

3.9

 44.3

35.6

45.7

65.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL STATE FUNDED ROADS

 

 

 

305.9

252.1

218.5

204.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 6.4:         Roads Program Expenditure (continued)

Start

Complete1

Estimated Total  Cost

2023‑24

Budget

 2024-25
Forward Estimate

 2025-26
Forward Estimate

 2026-27
Forward Estimate

$m

$m

$m

$m

$m

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FUNDED

Investment Program2

Algona Interchange and Kingston Bypass3

2022

2027

                  60.0

....

8.8

14.5

18.0

Channel Highway Bypass of Huonville4

2023

2026

                  21.7

3.9

3.0

6.3

....

Great Eastern Drive5,7

2024

2030

131.3

5.0

7.0

6.0

15.0

Greater Hobart Traffic Solution8,9

2019

2026

217.8

5.2

22.8

24.4

12.3

Infrastructure Maintenance11

 

Ongoing

na

22.8

24.0

16.1

16.3

Infrastructure Stimulus Funding

2021

2024

86.8

0.8

0.1

....

1.1

Midland Highway

2014

2026

565.0

31.9

13.2

12.3

3.9

New Bridgewater Bridge5,12

2019

2026

786.0

214.0

145.0

40.6

27.0

Road Safety Projects

 

Ongoing

na

6.4

6.6

6.8

10.2

Roads of Strategic Importance5,13

2019

2030

1 282.3

72.1

102.4

100.2

87.6

Rokeby Stage 3 - Pass Road to Oakdowns5,14

2022

2027

55.0

4.0

7.2

9.7

10.0

Sideling Upgrades Stage 25

2025

2030

70.0

....

....

8.0

12.0

State Road Upgrades - Southern Region5,18,21

2018

2029

129.8

....

....

....

5.0

Urban Congestion Fund5,9

2019

2028

99.7

5.3

5.2

2.3

13.7

 

 

 

 

371.3

345.2

247.3

232.0

Other Roads Infrastructure

Bridge Renewal Program

 

Ongoing

na

1.6

0.4

0.3

....

Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity

 

Ongoing

na

4.3

4.5

5.1

....

 

 

 

 

5.9

4.9

5.5

....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FUNDED ROADS

 377.3

350.1

252.8

232.0

TOTAL ROADS PROGRAM EXPENDITURE

683.1

602.2

471.3

436.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    Completion date is estimated primarily based on the final financial year in which funding for the project is provided. In some instances, works may be completed in an earlier year.

2.    These projects are funded by both the State and Australian Governments.

 

3.    This project will improve the efficiency of this road corridor in an area of growth in Southern Tasmania.

4.    This project includes the Australian Government’s contribution of $13.2 million for Huon Link Road to improve safety and efficiency in Huonville.

5.    The Estimated Total Cost for this project reflects funding beyond the 2023-24 Budget and Forward Estimates.

6.    This project includes the State Government’s contribution of $84 million for the Northern Roads Package Stage 2.

7.    This project includes the Australian Government’s contribution of $100 million and the State Government’s contribution of $31.3 million to support tourism.

8.    This project includes the State and Australian Government’s co-contribution of $65 million for the Tasman Bridge Upgrade.

9.    Since the publication of the 2022‑23 Budget, funding has been reallocated across the Greater Hobart Traffic Solution, South‑East Traffic Solution and Urban Congestion Fund projects to align with program delivery which has adjusted Estimated Total Costs.

10.  This project includes additional State Government contribution of $3.5 million in 2023-24 to deliver the Heavy Vehicle Rest Areas on key roads.

11.  This project includes the State and Australian Government’s contribution for the Freight Capacity Upgrade. It also includes the State Government commitment for Crumbed Rubber Roads transferred from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania.

12.  The New Bridgewater Bridge has a target of traffic on the bridge by the end of 2024, with construction to be completed in 2025. Following construction, the existing Bridgewater Bridge will be decommissioned.

13.  This project includes the Australian Government’s contribution of $336 million for the Northern Roads Package Stage 2. It also includes the Australian Government contribution of $150 million for the Hobart to Sorell Corridor - Midway Point and Sorell Causeways, as well as funding for the Hobart Airport Interchange and $80 million for the Bass Highway.

14.  This project includes the State and Australian Government’s co-contribution of $55 million for important efficiency and safety upgrades on the South Arm Highway.

15.  This project includes the State Government’s contribution of $37 million to the Hobart to Sorell Corridor - Midway Point and Sorell.

16.  This project includes the State Government’s contribution to the Midland Highway.

17.  This project includes the State Government’s funding contribution for the Roads of Strategic Importance, Bass Highway - Marrawah to Wynyard Upgrade.

18.  This project includes the Australian Government’s contribution to the Mornington Roundabout.

19.  This project includes the State and Australian Government’s co-contribution of $13.5 million for the Northern Transit Corridor. It also includes the State and Australian Government’s co-contribution of $11.5 million for Intelligent Transport Solutions.

20.  This item includes additional State Government contribution of $1.3 million in 2023-24 to deliver Corridor Studies.

21.  This project includes additional Australian Government funding of $30 million for the Mornington Roundabout Upgrade.

 

 


 

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 that 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, grant payments 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

 

2022-23

2022-23

2023-24

2024-25

2025-26

2026-27

 

 

Estimated 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Outcome 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

$m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of non-financial assets1

1 166.4 

868.4

1 219.3

1 161.5

987.9

826.3

Less Purchases of non-financial assets excluded from Infrastructure Investment

80.9

71.7

113.1

89.8

96.8

90.4

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

238.8

171.8

128.6

132.9

102.2

103.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equals TOTAL INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENDITURE

1 324.2 

968.5

1 234.8

1 204.5

993.4

839.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

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