A majority Hodgman Liberal Government will waive water and sewerage head works charges for two years.
Our plan will kick-start new development in Tasmania, unlock opportunities and create desperately needed jobs.
Labor and the Greens have failed to act on this incredibly serious issue because they are out-of-touch and don’t understand the impact of head works charges.
Scrapping head works charges for two years is part of our commitment to cut red and Green tape by 20 per cent.
This initiative is estimated to cost TasWater around $5 million per year, which will be absorbed by TasWater and offset by the savings achieved through amalgamating the three water and sewerage companies into one.
This will not impact on water and sewerage bills. In fact, TasWater will benefit from the increase in investment and economic activity that this policy will create.
The waiver will be reviewed prior to the expiration of two years to determine its effectiveness in stimulating new development and economic activity in the State.