While Tasmanians await the unfolding of the ‘Project of State Significance’ (PoSS) process, public opinion remains divided, and too many questions remain unanswered.

Scepticism about the accuracy of the government’s costings and economic benefits remain, with several experts saying these are optimistic, unrealistic and unfair.

Penalties will apply if timelines aren’t met, and it’s Tasmanians who will bear the cost. As anyone who’s built a house knows, building projects are rarely completed on time.

Skilled and qualified construction workers are in short supply throughout the country, never mind in Tasmania, and surely building homes should be prioritised given we have so many Tasmanians sleeping rough or couch- surfing.