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Tasmania sees engineering construction work boom

Tasmania saw the highest spending ever recorded for the state on engineering construction work in the March quarter for 2019.

Tasmania saw the highest spending ever recorded for the state on engineering construction work in the March quarter for 2019.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its engineering construction activity statistics for the March 2019 quarter.

Over the year to March 2019, engineering construction work grew 24 per cent in Tasmania compared to the March 2018 quarter.

Tasmania had the highest growth rate in the nation for both the year and the quarter, with a growth of 3.7 percent in the March 2019 quarter.

The quarter also saw almost $388 million spent on engineering construction work done.

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More than $1.4 billion in work was done and completed in the year to March 2019  in Tasmania.

Tasmanian Infrastructure Minister Jeremy Rockliff said the 2019-20 state budget looks to maintain the momentum and invest in growth.

He said the data released shows the engineering and construction sector in Tasmania continues to grow.

The government has a $3.6 billion infrastructure plan for the next four years which Rockliff said will aim to continue this growth.

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