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Light Rail

Time to Put Light Rail Back on the Table

Light rail is the public transport solution Hobart deserves but the Rockliff minority government plans to rip up the tracks and put in a boring busway.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Jun 2023

Light Rail

Infrastructure and Transport – Light Rail

Why are you misrepresenting PricewaterhouseCoopers' analysis of the comparison between light rail and dinky old buses and will you retract that claim you made?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Jun 2023

Light Rail

Ferguson No Rail Fail for Northern Suburbs Corridor

The Northern Suburbs transit corridor looks destined to fail under Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Michael Ferguson.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2023

Light Rail

Infrastructure and Transport - Hobart Light Rail

The northern suburbs transit corridor options technical report recommended several next steps to progress the corridor.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Sep 2021

Light Rail

Infrastructure and Transport – Light Rail

note that I did not see any specific line item in the Budget that relates to potential light rail or trackless trams.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Nov 2020

Light Rail

Hobart Light Rail Stuck at the Station Under Liberals

The Gutwein Government needs to come out of hiding on Hobart light rail. It's had 7 years to get the project on track, and yet it’s still stuck at the station.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2020

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Federal Budget Abandons Tasmanians

The Morrison Government could not be more brazen about their lack of concern for low income Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Oct 2020

Light Rail

Bridgewater Bridge Cost Madness

To spend more than half a billion dollars on an over-engineered replacement for the Bridgewater Bridge would be a reckless misuse of taxpayer funds.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Feb 2020

Hobart, Tasmania

Jobs in Building and Construction

When we are talking about building and construction we have to look at the biggest project on the horizon at the moment, the Bridgewater bridge.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2019

Houses, Construction

Infrastructure and Jobs

The kind of infrastructure the House needs to be debating more is social infrastructure, housing infrastructure, 21st century infrastructure.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Jun 2019

Highway with Traffic

Estimates Reply - Deputy Premier

I wanted to talk about the growing congestion problem we have in and around Hobart.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019

Green Economics

Budget Reply Speech

Rosalie Woodruff delivers a Budget Reply speech, discussing the Greens' Alternative Budget.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 May 2019


Access to Regional Bus Services

For people living in rural and regional areas, having access to affordable transport options is essential.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Mar 2019

Light Rail

Liberals Abandon Light Rail

The Tasmanian Government's submission to Infrastructure Australia details their infrastructure priorities and road construction features very heavily.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Sep 2018

Light Rail

Train Not Coming Under Liberals

Northern Suburbs Light Rail appears to be off the agenda under the Liberals, with it failing to rate a mention in the priority infrastructure report.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Sep 2018

Green Economics

2018-19 Budget Reply

A state budget is a statement of values that shapes the direction of a place and its people over the term of a government and beyond.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Jun 2018

Light Rail

Macquarie Point - Removal of Freight Rail Line

The Government is apparently anti-light rail to the extent they are now ripping up rail tracks in Hobart.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2017

Hobart, Tasmania

Transport Minister Kept in the Dark Over Rail Tracks Removal

The decision to pull up rail tracks on the Macquarie Point site was made without the approval or knowledge of Infrastructure and Transport Minister.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Oct 2017

Hospital Bed

Greens Deliver Triple Bottom Line Alternative Budget

The Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget is a fully costed vision for the future that demonstrates it is possible to look after people.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 May 2017

Green Economics

State Budget Response

Having slashed funding to essential services in their first Budget, now the Liberals are trying to repair some of the damage.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 May 2017

Light Rail

Light Rail Corridor Plans Welcome and Long Overdue

The Greens welcome the release of the blueprint for the Glenorchy to Hobart Public Transport Corridor project.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2017

Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart Traffic Woes Continue One Year On

Almost a year has passed since the heavy congestion and traffic chaos which led to the government-commissioned Midson report.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Feb 2017

Hobart, Tasmania

Government Tinkering on Traffic Congestion

While encouraging the use of Metro transport through a three week free fare trial is a sound enough initiative, congestion will only be marginally improved.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Jan 2017

Green Economics

State Budget: Address in Reply

It continues a long-standing tradition of the Tasmanian Greens to present an alternative vision for the future of Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016

Green Economics

Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget

We recognise that genuine planning for the 21st century requires a long term vision and the courage to make bold decisions to drive change.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2016


Liberals Should Get On Board Derwent Ferries

It is fantastic that Hobart City Council is getting on board the push to have ferries on the Derwent River to ease traffic congestion and lower emissions.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 May 2016

Hobart, Tasmania

Public Transport Investment Long Term Hobart Traffic Fix

Hobart's traffic woes will only be remedied sustainably for the long term if all three tiers of government make a commitment to investing in public transport.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Apr 2016


Metro the Solution to Gridlock

This is how the Metro changes have affected not only Judy's life, but the lives of a number of people who live in Denison.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016

Bushfire, Burned Forest

State of the State Address in Reply

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens MPs, I pay respect to the palawa/pakana people of Tasmania, to their treasured elders, past and present.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Mar 2016

Light Rail

Liberals Failing on Light Rail

The Liberals have commissioned and received the result they wanted on Hobart Light Rail, effectively killing off this important public transport reform.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Jan 2016

Green Economics

Greens Alternative Budget Statement

The Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget demonstrates it is possible to deliver strong economic and jobs outcomes while investing extra into services.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  2 Jun 2015

Light Rail

Lightrail Campaign will Continue

Minister Rene Hidding today confirmed that he would not be proceeding with the Riverline proposal.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2014