The major parties have both ensured the state's most marginal electorates have been paid due attention this federal election campaign.
There has been $1.17 billion dollars in commitments to Tasmania from the Liberals for statewide initiatives as well as projects in Bass, Braddon and Lyons.
Of the key funding packages, there has been:
- $91.9 million committed towards a Tasmanian health package which includes $25.6 million for the North and North-West;
- $313 million for infrastructure projects throughout the state;
- $56 million towards the Battery of the Nation project;
- $17 million for a skills and training package;
- $100 million to fund the third phase of the state's irrigation rollout;
- $70 million towards the Blue Economy Centre;
- and $7.2 million in upgrades for Freycinet National Park.
In Bass, the Liberals have committed $1 million to upgrade facilities at the Cataract Gorge, $10 million to upgrade the Albert Hall and $15 million for a Northern recreation hub.
The Coalition has promised $34.7 million to reduce surgical waiting times and $10.5 million for walk-in mental health centre in Launceston.
Labor has committed $35 million for a new 32-bed sub-acute care unit at the LGH, $15 million for a walk-in mental health centre in Launceston with 25 acute care beds, and $4.5 million for perinatal infant mental health service at LGH and North-West Regional Hospital.
Statewide, the party has committed $11 million to reduce emergency department waiting times and upgrade department infrastructure and $11 million to cut waiting times for cancer patients in public hospitals.
The party will also commit $56 million to support the next stage of the Marinus Link project, $25 million towards the establishment of a Tasmanian AFL team.
Labor has committed $3.5 million to fund electro-tech, construction, metal trades, automotive courses, and new facilities and equipment for nursing, aged care, disability support courses at the Northern TAFE campus.
It wants to see National Quality Agenda funding reinstated which would put $12 million more into schools within the Bass electorate over three years for schools in Bass over three years.
The party has promised $35 million more in recurrent funding for the Tasmanian Health Service to hire 49 extra nurses each year for six years and $7 million to upgrade facilities for the Royal Flying Doctor Service's base in Launceston.
It has pledged $10 million for a new Launceston Cultural Strategy which included upgrading Albert Hall and the establishment of a cultural institute at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery's Wellington Street site.
It has also pledged $10 million to build a Northern Suburbs Community and Recreation Hub.
As for roads, the party has committed upgrades of $25 million to the West Tamar Highway, $20 million to the Frankford Highway, and $24 million for Birralee Road.
There is $25 million to upgrade the Sideling in the North-East.
The Liberals followed this recent announcement with a $40 million commitment for upgrades to the windy stretch of road.
Both Labor and the Liberals have committed $3 million for two new diagnostic mammography units $400,000 for birthing suite upgrades at the Launceston General Hospital and $10 million to redevelop and extend Kings Meadows Community Health Centre.
They have committed $3.5 million to upgrade sawmill facilities at Timberlink at Bell Bay, $30 million for the Tasmanian Defence Innovation and Design precinct in the North and money to complete George Town's Regent Square development.
Labor, if it wins government, will also contribute $70 million towards the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre in the North.
The state's National candidates have also played a role in securing a number of commitments with its Coalition partners, the Liberals, for Tasmania this election campaign.
This includes $8 million to expand meat processing at Tasmanian Quality Meats in Cressy, $6.8 million in upgrades to the Westbury recreational grounds, and $2 million in drought relief for the Break O'Day and Glamorgan-Spring Bay municipal areas.
There will be $2.1 million towards the St George's Bay foreshore pathways project, $4 million towards Longford's urban design project, $4.4 million towards mountain bike track projects, and $4.8 million for the development of a merina precinct on Flinders Island if the Coalition is re-elected.
The Liberals, Nationals and Labor have all committed millions of dollars for sporting and recreational upgrades to community facilities as well as funding for projects from local councils and community organisations.
There is also an assortment of funding pledges for schools within the electorate.