Labor’s Infrastructure support vital for sector

Civil Contractors Federation Tasmania (CCFTas) CEO, Andrew Winch has applauded Labors support for infrastructure maintenance saying “quite simply, it will make Tasmanian roads safer and easier to navigate.”

Labor has pledged an increase in spending on infrastructure maintenance by fifty percent to some $150 million per annum.

“This spending will help ensure a better road surface, that will last longer and mean less potholes,” Mr Winch said.

“Spending more on maintenance such as this will also make our roads safer, with an increased investment in better signage as well as remarking and sightline maintenance.

“These are simple investments which improve the road network, while at the same time ensuring the states road infrastructure is fit for purpose through additional investments in road strengthening, shoulder widening and resurfacing,” Mr Winch said.

Mr Winch said we cannot lose sight of the fact that each year, our roads face added pressures.

“The increasing number of electric vehicles are placing further pressure on road services. Recent research suggests that EVs often weight30 per cent more than traditional vehicles,” Mr Winch said.

“This is why such increased investment is so important and I thank Labor for acknowledging this as part of their infrastructure policy.”

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