Securing the future of our major highways and road infrastructure


A re-elected majority Gutwein Liberal Government will deliver four new 10 Year Strategic Action Plans, for the Bass, Channel, Huon and Tasman Highways.

This builds on the success of our Government’s $565 million Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan, and will secure the future of our major highways, improving safety and travel time reliability.

We will extend our record investment into transport infrastructure with a further $416.5 million over seven years, including targeted investments across all regions of the state to secure Tasmania’s future.

This will add to our $5 billion infrastructure program, which includes $2.4 billion for our road transport network, with:

  • $100 million in upgrades to the East and West Tamar Highways, including lane separation, junction upgrades and overtaking lanes.
  • $14 million towards $70 million in further upgrades of the Tasman Highway at the Sideling.
  • Upgrade Palana Road with an investment of $2 million to commence the staged sealing of priority sections of the road.
  • A further $25 million in our very successful Great Eastern Drive program, to deliver more priority upgrades to this iconic tourist route.
  • $50 million to upgrade the Arthur Highway.
  • $60 million to deliver a major upgrade to the Algona Roundabout and the Kingston Bypass.
  • $55 million to duplicate South Arm Road from Pass Road to Oakdowns, and to upgrade the Acton Road intersection.
  • A further $8.5 million towards the Huon Link Road, bypassing Huonville to the Channel Highway.
  • $5 million to Huon Valley Council to complete the construction of Mary Street in Cygnet, reducing the congestion on the main street and improving pedestrian safety and amenity for the township.
  • $25 million to deliver targeted improvements along the primary tourist approach to Cradle Mountain, including Sheffield Road, Claude Road, Cethana Road and Cradle Mountain Road, supporting our plan to grow visitation to this jewel in our tourism crown.
  • $10 million in safety upgrades to the Stanley Highway, from the Bass Highway intersection to Dovecote Road, providing shoulder sealing and lane widening on the gateway to this tourism icon.

We will also upgrade cycling infrastructure across Tasmania, with an additional $6 million over four years. This follows our successful $6 million investment in 2018 to boost active transport options, linking cycling routes on local roads, which delivered important safety upgrades.

A re-elected majority Gutwein Liberal Government will continue investing in transformational infrastructure projects that provide long lasting generational benefits to secure Tasmania’s future.

The full policy is available here.