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Infrastructure Tasmania (ITas) was created to provide a coordinated, state-wide approach to the planning and delivery of infrastructure in Tasmania, including rail, major roads, energy, ports and water and sewerage.
Its objective is to ensure the right infrastructure is built at the right time, in the right place, and as efficiently as possible to support productivity, economic growth and community amenity.
ITas assesses and prioritises all major publicly funded infrastructure investment proposals, and provides independent and objective advice about proposals to the Minister for Infrastructure and the Treasurer. ITas is also responsible for coordinating all major infrastructure funding submissions to the Tasmanian and Australian Governments.
Tamar Estuary Management Taskforce
Set up following the Launceston City Deal, the Tamar Estuary Management Taskforce (TEMT) has been charged with developing a River Health Action Plan, which is to be completed by the end of 2017. The Plan is to recommend priority investments and policy actions which will lead to measurable Estuary health improvement and will look at ongoing governance of the Estuary.
The TEMT is calling for public submissions regarding the community's views on the level of service expected from the Estuary and proposed solutions.
To assist in developing submissions, the following "Tamar Facts" document has been prepared:
If you have any queries regarding the work of the TEMT, please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org
ITas Priority Work Program
The ITas Priority Work Program for 2015-16 focused on strategic investment in infrastructure, efficient transport and an effective freight network, to create jobs, boost productivity and encourage economic development.
Outcomes from the 2015-16 work program included the State Roads Audit 2016, Draft Freight Strategy, Review of a proposed light rail system in Hobart, and Bridgewater Bridge Review.
The ITas Priority Work Program for 2016-17 (Adobe PDF) (MS Word) is broad-ranging, with an emphasis on deficiencies and challenges within the infrastructure spectrum.
Freight is again a priority, with analysis of the Hobart Port, Time Sensitive Freight movement, forestry logistics and King Island Shipping.