Premier to set agenda

Sunday Tasmanian - - NEWS - EMILY BAKER

RE­NEW­ABLE en­ergy, in­ter­na­tional trade growth and in­creased tourist num­bers will form the fo­cus of Premier Will Hodg­man’s speech to Tas­ma­nian Lib­er­als to­day.

Mr Hodg­man will un­der­line his Govern­ment’s suc­cesses over the past four years but will ac­knowl­edge the work ahead in strength­en­ing Tas­ma­nia’s econ­omy.

A pre­view of the Premier’s talk­ing points ahead of his ad­dress to the party faith­ful at the Lib­eral State Council sug­gest he will cel­e­brate Prime Minis- ter Scott Mor­ri­son’s in­ter­est in the state’s pro­posed bat­tery of the na­tion project, not­ing his fed­eral coun­ter­part’s en­dorse­ment of the po­ten­tial of pumped hy­dro de­vel­op­ments on Fri­day.

Fur­ther “ag­gres­sive pro­mo­tion” of Tas­ma­nian prod­ucts in key in­ter­na­tional mar­kets will be fore­shad­owed.

The Premier will also recom­mit to the Govern­ment’s 10-year In­fra­struc­ture Pipe­line pro­posal — an am­bi­tious plan in­volv­ing 247 projects — as well as pur­su­ing the first phase of the Govern­ment’s sec­ondterm agenda.

Premier Will Hodg­man

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