New ferry pledge still all at sea
THE State Government remains committed to introducing a Hobart to Bellerive ferry service — but can’t say when it will be operating.
A consultant’s report on the shape the service might take was delivered a year ago, but there has been no news of progress since.
Government Businesses Scrutiny Committees heard the Government had missed a deadline of September to begin planning the infrastructure to support the service.
Infrastructure Minister Michael Ferguson said the Derwent ferry plan was being considered by a working group.
He did not reveal a timeframe for the working group to report, nor did he directly answer questions about when ferries might begin operating.