Hodgman To Open Up Tasmania

Hodgman To Open Up Tasmania

Tasmania Opposition Leader Will Hodgman

Caravan Park Delays Shows Why We Need The Libs’ Planning Reform Policy

Victor P Taffa

I welcome the opening today of the Huon Valley Caravan Park, but the fact it was delayed for nearly two years by red tape is an indictment on our planning system.

Investment and development is at a critical low and we must make sure that Tasmania is open for business, Opposition Leader Will Hodgman said.

“The Liberals’ policy is for a planning system that is faster, fairer, simpler and cheaper. A majority Hodgman Liberal Government will take urgent action to introduce a single state-wide planning scheme and finally send the right message that Tasmania is open for business.”

“Our planning policy will get rid of the current 36 planning schemes and clamp down on third-party appeals. This would remove the complexity and uncertainty within the planning process, as well as make Tasmania a more attractive place to invest.” Mr. Hodgman said.

“This opening of the Park is a welcome addition for the tourism industry in the Huon Valley. Our vision is to grow the tourism industry, including in regional Tasmania, with more aggressive marketing of the state, by separating Tourism Tasmania from the bureaucracy, and with an ambitious goal to attract one and a half million visitors to the state by 2020.” Mr. Hodgman said.