$300 million Marinus cost blowout

Tasmanian Labor

The cost has
blown out to almost $4 billion, but we still don’t know who will pay
for Project Marinus.

Hapless Energy
Minister, Guy Barnett, is spending $245 million and at least eight years just
to get the project to investment decision.

Clinging to
anything remotely positive, this week the Minister Barnett has resorted to
announcing not who is going to build the project, but the seven suppliers who
are shortlisted to maybe, one day, build it. You could not make this up.

By the Government’s
own calculations, only six per cent of Marinus’ benefits are expected to flow
to Tasmania.

Rockliff-Ferguson’s Government’s relentless pursuit of this project has cost
Tasmanians households $227 per household next year alone, after they broke their
promise to de-link from the NEM, so that they could try build Marinus.

All the while,
Labor has uncovered that the Commonwealth told the Tasmanian Government last
year it would not be able to achieve a rule change by its 2024 investment
decision deadline. Despite this, the Minister pushes on, pretending
everything is fine.

Winter MP

Shadow Minister for
Energy and Emissions Reductio

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