The Government remains absolutely committed to our Plan to take control of TasWater, because we believe it is in the best interests of the state.

Our Plan will deliver better water and sewerage, at a cheaper price for consumers, and without putting upward pressure on rates.

We will now seek the support of the Tasmanian people for our Plan at the upcoming election. If re-elected, we would expect the Labor members of the Legislative Council to honour that mandate, noting that the bill would have passed if Labor had supported it.

Peter Gutwein, Treasurer