Existing ferries are due to leave service in 2028 © WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images
Existing ferries are due to leave service in 2028 © WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images

Tasmania signals local procurement of ferries

27 July 2020

Tasmania’s state government has signalled it will ditch plans to buy two replacement Spirit of Tasmania ferries from a Finnish manufacturer in favour of procuring vessels locally.

State premier Peter Gutwein said: “We have a choice right now to invest around $850m off-shore in Europe, or to explore all our options in this new post-Covid-19 environment to maximise benefits for Australian and Tasmanian businesses and the people they employ.”

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