Gov funding to make Glenorchy priority projects a reality

The Federal Liberal Government is investing $1,157,806 in priority projects across Glenorchy, supporting local jobs, businesses and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Made possible under the third phase of the Federal Government’s $2.5 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, projects to be delivered by Glenorchy Council include:

$130,000 for Audio Visual System at the KGV Community Function Room

$120,000 towards the construction of the Montrose Skate Park

$282,806 for lighting installation at the Shoobridge Park Sports Ground

$625,000 for Tolosa Park Dam reintegration works.

Local Liberal Senator Eric Abetz said the funding reflects Glenorchy Council’s top priorities and will ensure the needs of the local communities continue to be met.

“With the challenges presented by COVID-19, the past couple of years have been tough for communities, businesses and local councils,” Senator Abetz said.

“That’s why we have moved quickly to approve funding for these projects across Glenorchy, paving the way for shovels to hit the dirt to make them a reality.

“This will provide a vital boost for our local communities, backing local jobs and economic growth while delivering lasting upgrades that will benefit residents for years to come.”

“A key component of this program is to get councils to use local businesses and workforces to deliver these projects as much as possible, ensuring this stimulus flows directly into the hands of hard-working Tasmanians, their families, their businesses and their communities.

“I look forward to seeing more projects get underway and supporting jobs and communities at this critical time,” concluded Senator Abetz.

About Eric

Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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