BRIAN MITCHELL MP ANNOUNCES $200 MILLION FOR PROJECTS IN SORELL, BREAK O’DAY, TASMAN AND GLAMORGAN SPRING BAY
08 May 2019
Brian Mitchell MP today announced a Shorten Labor Government will provide more than $200 million for roads, community projects and schools along Tasmania’s east coast.
This election will be a choice between a united Shorten Labor Government that will build the community infrastructure Tasmania needs, or more of the Liberals’ cuts and chaos.
Mr Mitchell said the package of funding showed Labor’s ongoing commitment to the north-east, east and south-east regions.
“Labor will provide $130 million for the Sorell-Hobart corridor, $30 million for Arthur Highway and $20 million to improve the Tasman Highway between Orford and Bicheno,” Mr Mitchell said.
Other projects include:
· $10 million for tourism-related initiatives at Freycinet in Glamorgan Spring Bay council.
· $6 million towards the redevelopment of Pembroke Park in Sorell council.
· $2.1 million for the Georges Bay walking trail in Break O’Day council.
· $400,000 for flood mitigation in St Marys.
Mr Mitchell said Labor will also provide $1 million to Break O’Day and $1 million to Glamorgan Spring Bay, which have recently been declared as drought-affected regions.
Residents of these regions will also benefit from Labor’s major investments in health, including $1000 dental care for pensioners every 2 years, affordable childcare, driving down out-of-pocket costs for people suffering cancer and extra funding for public hospitals to blitz waiting lists.
Labor will also rebuild TAFE and apprenticeships programs, providing young people across the regions with the skills and experience they need to get secure jobs.
After six years of Liberal cuts and chaos, our united Labor team is ready.
WEDNESDAY, 1 MAY 2019