Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told Liberal Party members the party can win back Tasmanian seats lost at the last election but it will require effort to take on union-backed Labor.
In a long address at the first day of the state council conference, Mr Morrison said in each election the party was out-gunned and out-funded and had to battle against third-party activist groups like GetUp.
Mr Morrison also talked migration and highlighted 2200 people had come to live in the state in the past year.
He said with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, he was working on a migration plan for states which wanted to grow to ensure impacts were managed.
Mr Morrison lauded construction jobs growth, retail growth – acknowledged as the fastest in the country – and growth in house prices; although acknowledged its unaffordability.
“They’re the problems of growth; they’re the problems of opportunity,” he said.
Liberal Party state director Sam McQuestion in his address said the Liberals could win seats from Labor next year.
"But it will not come easily," he said.
"The left of politics are desperate and will stop at nothing to deliver Bill Shorten, Labor and the Greens government.
"It is up to the people in this room to stop that from happening."