PROGRESS on the Parliament Square project is well underway, delivering $150 million worth of activity for the construction industry.
The project includes a 152-room Marriott hotel, which is on track to be completed later this year.
Once operational, the Marriott hotel is expected to create around 100 direct and indirect jobs.
Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein said this would help the Liberal Government achieve its target of creating 10,000 more jobs over the next four years.
“The Tasmanian majority Liberal Government is continuing to work strategically to drive greater investment into jobs, creating infrastructure and boosting our tourism economy,” he said.
“The state has a strong pipeline of hotel projects worth more than $1.5 billion, with nearly $272 million of these currently under construction.
“In the Hobart CBD alone, there are more than 1000 rooms under construction, with around 800 rooms on track to be completed in 2020.
“The regions are also seeing the benefit of this investment with 162 new rooms opening in Launceston over the past year.
“This will encourage the dispersal of our strong visitor economy in Tasmania’s regions, with visitors seeing more of our state, staying longer and spending more while they’re here.”
Caption: From left, The Tasman (a Marriott Luxury Collection hotel) general manager Stephen Morahan, Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein and Citta Property Group construction director Barney Phillips.