Planning For Ferry Service On River Derwent Gets Underway

Planning For Ferry Service On River Derwent Gets Underway

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff

Metro Tasmania Begins Planning For Ferry Service

Victor P Taffa

Metro Tasmania has commenced planning for a ferry service on the River Derwent, Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff said.

Hodgman Government understands that public transport is a critical element of successful transport outcomes for Hobart and we support a commuter ferry service between Bellerive and the city of Hobart.

Tasmanian Government has already delivered on our election commitment to table legislation to allow Metro to operate beyond buses, and we are confident that this initiative will help ease Hobart’s current congestion problems potentially taking thousands of vehicles off roads in and around the city.

Metro is embracing the opportunity to expand the modes of passenger transport available to the community, and will host a preliminary briefing for industry stakeholders with an interest in being involved in, or that may be affected by, the new service.

Industry briefing will be held at 1.30 pm on 21 August 2018 in Hobart.