New Swansea boat ramp

A new boat ramp at Swansea is nearing completion that will provide Tasmanians and tourists with safer and more reliable access to some of the finest recreational boating waters in Australia. Tasmanian Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding said the new boat ramp will benefit the entire east coast. “The new ramp will not only ensure…

TasWater drops the ball on national initiative to combat ice and other drugs, highlights why state takeover is needed

The Australian Crime Commission is currently undertaking a massive research project to map the use of dangerous drugs, especially ice, right around Australia. That is, everywhere except Tasmania. The National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program analyses wastewater around the country and gives insights into drug use, insights that are vital for tackling drug use in the…

HCC Derwent River Ferry forum

It was my pleasure to attend the Hobart City Council’s forum today on Derwent River ferry transportation. A wide range of viewpoints were raised at the meeting by stakeholders, which are all valuable as we consider Greater Hobart’s future transport options. The Government’s position has been consistent on Derwent River ferries.  Hobart is a river city…