Tasmania gets Rockliff as infrastructure minister

Deputy premier gets new role as Hidding heads to speaker’s chair

Tasmania gets Rockliff as infrastructure minister
Jeremy Rockliff


Tasmanian deputy premier Jeremy Rockliff has gained the infrastructure portfolio to go with education and training and of advanced manufacturing and defence industries.

Rockliff, a former primary industries minister who is now effectively the state’s transport minister, takes over from Rene Hidding, who is the government’s nominee as speaker of the house.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has welcomed the appointment.

NHVR chair Bruce Baird says he looks forward to working with Rockliff as a shareholding minister of the NHVR to continue to deliver services to Tasmania’s heavy vehicle industry.

"On behalf of the NHVR staff and board, I congratulate Jeremy on his appointment and confirm our commitment to working with him to deliver on-going reform to heavy vehicle safety and productivity," Baird says.

"The NHVR and Tasmanian Government are working closely together to deliver consistent and enhanced on-road and safety services across the state’s heavy vehicle industry.

"I would also like to thank out-going minister Rene Hidding for his support and guidance during his time as a shareholding Minister of the NHVR and wish him well in his future roles."


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