From the Group CEO - Positive steps forward
We’re extremely proud of our community at RACT. We’re here because we want to support you, our members, in the good and the challenging times. Although we’ve achieved much progress in the last 97 years, there’s still much more we can do to help.
With our new strategic plan, we’re committed to putting our members at the centre of every decision we make. We want to do more, to be different, and to offer extraordinary services, benefits and experiences.
As we invest behind the scenes in our people and systems, we’ll continue to find meaningful ways to support you so you can focus on what you love to do in life, rather than what you have to do.
This is an exciting chapter for our organisation. And as we grow stronger, we’ll help our members and the Tasmanian community to do the same.
Advocacy remains a key part of our role in the community. We’ve welcomed a number of positive steps forward recently, one of which was the State Government implementing real-time fuel price reporting in Tasmania. Via a website and smartphone app, motorists can now find the cheapest and most up-to-date fuel prices in their area. Fuel retailers are required to update changes to their prices in real time, keeping retailers accountable and ensuring Tasmanians can always find the best deal.
For years we’ve been calling for solutions to Hobart’s congestion. One of the major projects we’ve advocated for is a ferry service on the River Derwent, which was outlined in our Greater Hobart Mobility Vision. The State Government’s recent call for ferry operators to register their expressions of interest is a significant step towards sustainable, safe and efficient ways of moving around our capital city.
We’re looking forward to working with the government to ensure any type of ferry service is integrated into Hobart’s overall transport network to ensure the best possible chance of success.
Future mobility in Greater Launceston is another priority for us and our members. Since the release of the Greater Launceston Transport Vision and Work Plan by six Greater Launceston councils and the State Government, we’ve seen constructive feedback and ideas from our members about how they want to move around Launceston. We recently met with a panel of experts to formulate our own response to the Transport Vision and Work Plan. This is a crucial step in making Launceston one of the most liveable cities in the world.
Tasmanian families continue to feel the financial impacts of COVID-19. We understand that every saving counts in difficult times like these, which is why finding ways to help is important to us.
Through our Better Together campaign, between June and September we offered free 12-month Lifestyle memberships to all Tasmanians, giving them access to our Royal Rewards program, which includes offers and discounts at over 200 businesses.
Since then we’ve welcomed over 2100 new members to the RACT family. Additionally, local businesses have the opportunity to partner with us for free, passing on savings to our members and being part of a community of 200,000-plus RACT members.
It has been fantastic to see the community spirit through this campaign. Locals supporting locals is what it’s all about in times like these.
If you’re looking for ways to stretch your dollar further, head over to our member rewards page. Whether it’s on the road, at home, or out and about, there’s a wide range of discounts and offers exclusive to our members.