Declaration of Major Project – New Bridgewater Bridge

The Minister for Planning has declared the proposed New Bridgewater Bridge a major project under section 60O of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.

The project known as the New Bridgewater Bridge Project, is intended to replace the existing 2 lane Midland Highway connection between Bridgewater and Granton with a 4 lane connection (2 in each direction).

The declaration came into effect on 23 December 2020.

The proposal will now be subject to an assessment process coordinated by the Tasmanian Planning Commission.  For further information regarding the assessment process contact the Tasmanian Planning Commission on telephone 6165 6828 or email

A copy of the declaration can be downloaded through the following link: Major Project Declaration – New Bridgewater Bridge - Gazette Notice (PDF, 674.5 KB)