Supporting Flinders Island

A re-elected Hodgman majority Liberal Government will invest $1.81 million in a Flinders Island Package that builds on previous support. The Safe Harbour Project is vital for maritime safety and the Flinders Island Council has already applied for a grant under the Building Better Regions Program and we will work with Tasports to provide $900,000 towards this project. Marine infrastructure at Lady Barron, Trousers Point, Whitemark, Killiecranke and Port Davies have all been identified as increasing options for commercial and recreational mariners to support tourism and the local community. We want to ensure every Tasmanian student gets ahead in life which is why a Hodgman majority Liberal Government has committed $30 million to extend all Tasmanian high school to Year 12 by 2022. ``Flinders Island District is one of those schools and we will also invest $50,000 to improve playground and recreational facilities at the school,’’ Sarah Courtney, Liberal MHA for Bass said. We will also support health professionals on the island by investing $500,000 to provide better accommodation. This will also free-up the current house used by the GP for use by nursing, medical and other allied health professionals. ``The visitor economy on Flinders is extremely important and we will provide $25,000 to upgrade the Furneaux Museum and $10,000 to develop the Furneaux Islands Geo Trail,’’ Michael Ferguson, Liberal MHA for Bass said. A re-elected majority Liberal Government will also invest a further $225,000 over 4 years to boost bio-security. An additional biosecurity officer will support landowners to tackle weeds, pests and other issues affecting agricultural production. ``To encourage good health and social interaction we will invest $100,000 in the Flinders Island Sports and RSL Club at Whitemark which will improve existing facilities and develop new tennis courts,’’ Peter Gutwein, Liberal MHA for Bass said. The Hodgman Liberal Government has been working closely with the Flinders Island Council to identify many projects of need like the Flinders and Cape Barron Islands Telecommunications Upgrade which will be completed later this year, affordable housing, better transport, growing tourism and creating jobs and we look forward to continuing that partnership in our next term of government. More information from

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