Tasmanian Treasurer hits the road to spruik state budget

Photo: The salmon industry is worth $500 million to the state economy and more money has been allocated for research.

“Iconic investment in Three Capes, South West Track, which are the next signature tourism experiences for our World Heritage Areas, and a significant range of small projects around the state that are really strategic investments designed to bring more private capital investment into regional parts of Tasmania,” he said.

Mr Gutwein has demanded public sector savings of $560 million and 700 full-time equivalent positions were to be axed in the push to rein in the budget within six years.

Peter Gutwein addressed business and industry representatives at a breakfast in Hobart this morning, before travelling to the other end of the state for a lunch in Launceston, and dinner in Devonport to spruik his vision for the Tasmanian economy.

The Seafood Industry Council’s Neil Stump is pleased the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation will receive $1. 4 million over four years.

Luke Martin from the Tourism Industry Council has welcomed $16 million for tourism marketing and other funding to attract more visitors.

Read more here: ABC


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