Second Bass Link Cable a game changer for Tasmania
Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to invest in a second Bass Link Cable for Tasmania.
“If Prime Minister Turnbull can invest $2 billion in the Snowy Hydro Scheme, he can also put aside $1 billion for a second Bass Link Cable,” Senator Lambie said.
“A second Bass Link Cable is more than just an insurance policy for Tasmania, it is an investment opportunity and it is a game changer for the Tasmanian economy.
“With new pumped Hydro technology and a second Bass Link Cable, Tasmania will see new Renewable investment in Tasmania, with it opportunities to export more power,” Senator Lambie said.
“Tasmania will be in a position to help our poor cousins in South Australia, and become the renewable energy state of the nation.
“Because Tasmania already has a baseload power in its Hydro, greater renewable investment will not affect the reliability of power in Tasmania, only increase our exporting capacity.
“Greater exporting capacity means more state revenue to provide cheaper electricity to vulnerable Tasmanians and industry, more funds to fix our failing public health system, and more funds to invest in education,” Senator Lambie said.