Stakeholders yet to finalise details for Tamar River $94.6m fix

The remediation of the river, which was welcomed by the Chamber of Commerce and Launceston mayor at the time of the announcement, is expected to continue over five years.

Federal Urban Infrastructure and Cities Minister Paul Fletcher said consultation with stakeholders delivering the fix, which included TasWater and the City of Launceston, would determine how the project would proceed

“Details of the funding arrangements including the timing of payments are yet to be determined by the Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments,” Mr Fletcher said.

He confirmed the Commonwealth and Tasmanian governments would split the bill 50:50.

“The Tamar Estuary Management Taskforce will provide advice on the prioritisation of projects.”

Tasmanian treasurer Peter Gutwein said the state government was proud to deliver a comprehensive plan to fix long-standing issues. “We are currently working with the Commonwealth on the timing of the funding arrangements,” he said.

The announcement was made by the Prime Minister on February 16.