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Roads and Jetties Amendment Bill 2022

I am interested to understand where this trend has come from under this Government where extra powers are being given to ministers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Sep 2022


Highway with Traffic

Vehicle and Traffic Amendment (Driver Distraction and Speed Enforcement) Bill 2022

I also want to note with a heavy heart that the Tasmanian road toll this year is the highest it has been, as I understand it, in more than 10 years.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Sep 2022


Tasmanian Devil

Jaensch Marks Threatened Species Day with More Dithering on Devils

On Threatened Species Day, we hear 220 Tasmanian devils have been killed on the state’s roads in the last year.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2022


Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Police, Fire and Emergency Management – Random Breath Tests

Random breath tests more than halved from some 280 000 in the previous year to 120 000.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Jun 2022


Highway with Traffic

Infrastructure and Transport – Speed Limits

There appears to be heavy resistance within the freight industry to lowering speed limits in Tasmania. We can all understand where that is coming from.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2022


Highway with Traffic

Infrastructure and Transport – Leith Overpass

I wanted to follow up on the trauma that you put the community of Leith through, with the plan to build a massive overpass.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2022


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Infrastructure and Transport – Crash Statistics

The Transport Service's website reports this data but it is not available in the Budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2022


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Infrastructure and Transport – Forestry Roads

What was the rationale behind the transfer of the maintenance liability on forestry roads?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2022


Highway with Traffic

Infrastructure and Transport – Eaglehawk Neck Roadworks

Last year at Estimates we had a conversation about some very significant Aboriginal cultural heritage near the site of the roadworks.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2022


Highway with Traffic

Infrastructure Investment

We have a state Budget that gives 54 per cent of the total infrastructure spend to roads and bridges.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Jun 2022


Planning Documents

Leith Overpass Reversal a Sign of Electoral Fear

The stressed residents of Leith will be hugely relieved following the Gutwein Government’s reversal of plans to build a massive overpass at their town.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jan 2022


Bus

Metro Tasmania – Driver Safety

The annual report notes that there has been an increase in complaints related to driver interactions with other road users.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2021


Highway with Traffic

Southern Outlet - Fifth Lane

I do not think the minister has made his case to put a fifth lane on the Southern Outlet.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Nov 2021


Wallaby

Infrastructure and Transport - Roadkill

A UTAS and CSIRO collaboration found more than 294 000 Tasmanian native animals are killed every year by vehicles on our roads.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Sep 2021


Parliament House, Tasmania

Infrastructure and Transport - Leith Overpass

I am interested in what the genesis was for such a high-impact and arguably, completely over-engineered traffic solution.

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


Highway with Traffic

Infrastructure and Transport - Southern Outlet Fifth Lane

What the solution is to the actual bottleneck, which is the Macquarie and Davey Streets and also the roundabout at the top of the Outlet.

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


Highway with Traffic

Premier - Southern Outlet Fifth Lane

The Government wants to build a fifth lane on the Southern Outlet having underinvested in sustainable transport solutions for eight years.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2021


Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devils - Roadkill

The shocking numbers of Tasmanian devils killed on the roads in the north-west of Tasmania has been brought to public attention.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Mar 2021


Aboriginal Flag

Infrastructure and Transport – Eaglehawk Neck Road Widening

We understand the road widening works at Eaglehawk Neck will impact on a quite ancient Aboriginal burial site.

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


Swift Parrot

Jaensch Must Protect St Helens Swift Parrot Nesting Hollows

Minister Jaensch confirmed the Department of State Growth has blocked the hollows on six bluegums – important nesting habitat for the swift parrot.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Sep 2020


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Jefferys Track

Jefferys Track is an existing road that runs from Crabtree up across the Wellington Range and down into Lachlan in the Derwent Valley.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Aug 2020


Highway with Traffic

Vehicle and Traffic Amendment (Road Vehicle Standards) Bill 2020

I accept that this is reflecting changes at the Commonwealth level to the compliance arrangements for vehicles that come into the country.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2020


Tasmanian Devil

Roadkill Mitigation

A letter to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport in relation to roadkill mitigation technologies.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Submission  |  31 Jul 2020


Highway with Traffic

Local Government (Highways) Amendment Bill 2019

This Bill is tinkering around the edges of the real problem, which is a lack of vision for transport in and around Greater Hobart.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jul 2019


Highway with Traffic

Lauderdale Primary School - South Arm Road

Children walk to and from the Lauderdale Primary School each day along an incredibly dangerous stretch of the South Arm Road.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Apr 2019


Air View of Houses

Roads And Jetties Amendment (Management Of State Highways In Cities) Bill 2018

We recognise that this bill would transfer to state government from local government the sections of Davey and Macquarie streets.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Nov 2018


Highway with Traffic

Hobart Airport Overpass Proposal for the Tasman Highway

I am putting this on the record in the hope that the Minister is listening, because the matters Mr Barclay raise are significant and serious.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Sep 2018


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Log Trucks on Tasmanian Roads

Minister Barnett is either misleading or in denial over the evidence that more log trucks will lead to an increase in serious accidents and fatalities.

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


Gender Equality

Wicked Campers' Move Welcome But What About Weakening of Anti-Discrimination Law?

Tasmanian women and girls will welcome moves to ban from the State's roads vehicles which display offensive, sexist signage.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Mar 2017


Mining

Jobs' Growth Continues to Decline

The Liberals promised Tasmanians looking for work the world when they came to office. Sadly, what we have seen could not be further from the truth.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Aug 2016


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Road Safety Underfunded While MAIB Gives $144M in Dividends

The Liberals in government have presided over a significant decline in the number of random breath tests and speed camera hours.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Dec 2015


Highway with Traffic

Government Needs to Explain Road Works Contract

The government needs to explain why a multi-million dollar contract for road works in Tasmania was awarded without going through any procurement process.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2015


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Road Safety

Tasmania should implement a double demerit point penalty trial on state roads.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  8 Oct 2014