Delivering economic development, job creation

Jeremy Rockliff, Premier

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering on its long-term infrastructure plan to boost the economy and create jobs.

Last week, our Government announced that SunCable Manufacturing had selected Tasmania for its advanced manufacturing facility.

SunCable’s manufacturing facility will inject more than $1 billion into our economy during construction and $350 million each and every year into our economy during operations.

Premier Jeremy Rockliff said the Tasmanian Liberal Government will always back economic development and job creation.

“The SunCable facility would create more than 800 jobs during construction and over 400 long-term advanced manufacturing roles in a diverse range of trades, skills and capabilities,” Premier Rockliff said.

“This project is an opportunity for not only our skilled workers now but our trainees and our young kids looking to the future.

Supported by the Coordinator-General, the Government has worked with SunCable for months on the prospect of building a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility here in Tasmania.

“We went toe-to-toe with 30 other jurisdictions for this project and we are enormously proud Tasmania has come out on top,” Premier Rockliff said.

“This is another sign of confidence in the aspiration and conviction of this Government to deliver major projects for Tasmania.”

SunCable’s proposed facility would be the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

“When companies invest here, it secures the jobs of Tasmanians and the livelihoods of our families,” Premier Rockliff said.

“That’s exactly what our long-term plan is all about.

“Job creation, economic development – and making Tasmania the best place to work, live and raise a family.”

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering what matters to Tasmanians every single day.

“We’ve been delivering the health and education infrastructure Tasmanians deserve,” Premier Rockliff said.

“We have a national leading housing agenda.

“And with our partnership with the private sector, we are securing more jobs and opportunities for Tasmanians than ever before.”

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