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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/04/2004   
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Contents >> Transport >> Construction of roads, bridges and other transport infrastructure

Tasmania has an extensive transport network, and the cost of building and maintaining this infrastructure is very high.

During 2002-03 the value of public and private engineering construction was $95.9 million on roads, highways and subdivisions; $17.3 million on bridges; $3.0 million on railways; and $0.5 million on harbours.


ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION, Value of Work done, Tasmania

2000-01
2001-02
2002-03

$m
$m
$m

Roads, highways and subdivisions
104.6
83.3
95.9
Bridges
4.2
15.1
17.3
Railways
9.7
3.1
3.0
Harbours
0.9
0.5
0.5

Source: ABS data available on request, Engineering Construction Survey.


LENGTH OF THE ROAD SYSTEM

At 30 June 2003, there were 24,253 kilometres of roads open to general traffic, of which 13,129 kilometres were gravel, crushed stone or other improved surface; 10,485 kilometres were bitumen or concrete; and 639 kilometres were formed road.


LENGTH OF ROADS OPEN FOR GENERAL TRAFFIC, Tasmania(a)(b)

Units
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03

Bitumen or concrete
km
10,311
10,387
10,485
Gravel, crushed stone or other improved surface(c)
km
12,945
13,041
13,129
Formed only and cleared only
km
700
700
639
Total
km
23,956
24,128
24,253
Percentage of total surface with bitumen or concrete
%
43.0
43.0
43.2

(a) Includes an estimate for forest roads.
(b) At 30 June.
(c) Includes local government roads in formed only and cleared only category.

Source: Derived mainly from the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources, Transport Division, and local government sources in Tasmania.
A map of the National Highway in Tasmania is available from the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources web site: http://www.dier.tas.gov.au/

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