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Infrastructure Australia wants the Tasmanian Government to play a great role in improving the state's freight systems.
A report by Infrastructure Australia has identified three Tasmanian projects for funding.
The Hobart to Launceston transport strategy is the most expensive at $1.6 billion.
The report also suggests a state wide rail revitalisation program and a waterfront overhaul for Hobart.
The three Tasmanian projects are worth just over $2 billion.
Infrastructure Australia wants the State Government to come up with a more cost-effective strategy for the Midland Highway.
National Infrastructure Coordinator, Michael Deegan, says more work needs to be done to find savings.
"It is certainly a lot of money and what we are discussing with Tasmania and industry is what else we can do, given the financial constraints, in trying to improve that whole system between Hobart and Launceston."
"As part of a report that we released recently around freight and logistics in Tasmania, we think there is an opportunity for far greater coordination between road and rail and industry and to try and improve the performance both truck and rail to lift the game for Tasmania."
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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