Support growing for Labor’s water and sewerage strategy
Government ignoring three big projects, including Launceston storm water
Collaborative approach vs Treasurer’s combative style
The contrast between the approach taken by Treasurer Peter Gutwein and Labor on water and sewerage couldn’t be more stark.
Shadow Local Government Minister Madeleine Ogilvie said instead of attacking councils like the Treasurer is, Labor is working with them.
“Labor’s strategy to address Tasmania’s water and sewerage challenges is attracting a lot of support,” Ms Ogilvie said.
“While the Treasurer wants to pick fights, we are committed to getting the job done, including three projects the Government has completely failed to address.
“Labor’s listening while the Treasurer thinks he knows best.
“Labor’s policy addresses the crucial storm water issues in Launceston, the Macquarie Point development and Cameron Bay for Mona stage 2.
“These three projects are not even on the Government’s radar.
“Peter Gutwein’s talking up improvements in Launceston but Labor’s plan goes the whole way.
“By unlocking investment from industry superannuation funds, we can do the job sooner and create employment for the North.
“Labor Leader Rebecca White stood with Tasmania’s longest serving mayor Tony Foster and discussed a constructive way forward.
“In contrast, Peter Gutwein is picking fights and trying to blame others for his own lack of action over the past three years.
“Tasmanians have a choice between Labor’s collaborative approach to infrastructure and the Liberals’ confrontational style which ignores big challenges.”