senate achievements

10 Feb 2019 - Announced $100,000 funding for the upgrade of sporting facilities at Perkins Park, Latrobe

8 Feb 2019 - Announced $98,500 funding for Scottsdale Football Club to upgrade facilities

24 Jan 2019 - Announced $497,696 funding for Aged Care Deloraine to upgrade facilities

17 Dec 2018 - Announced $1.37 million funding for eight regional sporting clubs

25 Sept 2018 - Announced $320,000 funding for Tasmanian Fruit & Vegetable Export Facilitation Group to support Tasmanian horticulture growers

9 August 2018 - Secured deal for the ex-HMAS Darwin scuttling for the East Coast of Tasmania.

23 July 2018 - Announced $10 million funding for the Devonport LIVING CITY Project

10 June 2018 - Announced $30,000 funding for the upgrade of the George Town Netball Courts

28 May 2018 - Joined The Nationals and became the first Tasmanian member of The Nationals - Nationals' Senator for Tasmania

16 May 2018 - Announced $30 million funding for the Cradle Mountain Masterplan

15 May 2018 - Announced $4.8 million funding for Cradle Coast Coastal Pathway

2 May 2018 - Announced $125,000 funding package for agriculture exports - $50,000 for Seed Potato - Indonesia Market Improvement and $75,000 for Export Onion Rebuilding strategies

8 March 2018 - Announced $100,000 funding for Fruit Growers Tasmania to assist with public awareness campaign regarding biosecurity

 

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

1994 - National Service Medal for 15 years volunteer service with Devonport Fire Brigade. Presented with “bar” for 25 years service.
1994 - Founder of Devonport based, not for profit, independent teenage committee “The Solution Inc.”.
1995 - Founder of sister teenage committee - “Enormity Inc – Concepts of Great Wickedness” - in Ulverstone.
2001 - International Volunteer of the Year, “Local Hero Award”.
2001 - Life Member – Enormity Inc.
2002 - Tasmania Day Community Service Award – Steve Martin.
2003 - Recipient of Centenary Medallion for community service and work with young people.
2003 - Recipient of Tasmanian Fire Service Volunteer Medal for service beyond call.
2004 - Tasmanian Finalist - Australian of the Year. 

 

AS MAYOR

 Instigated: - 

  • Solar power for public buildings owned by Council

  • Clean up of the former Maternity Hospital - removal of asbestos

  • Reduction in Council meeting and workshop meals

  • Expansion of Devonport Bluff Playground

  • Creation on an off-leash dog complex

  • Free WIFI in Devonport Mall and surrounds

  • Devonport becoming a “Learning Community” – lifelong learning

  • Annual Festival of Learning – September

  • Pirate Day – a family day at the Bass Strait Maritime Centre

  • Reduction in Aldermen Numbers 12 down to nine (2014)

  • Purchase and demolition of the old Maternity Hospital

  • 2018 Tasmanian Masters Games

  • LIVING CITY, the largest regional project undertaken in regional Tasmania

  • 2017 Australian Masters Games, NW Tasmania

  • Kommunity Kids, East Devonport

  • Devonport Reader’s Cup

  • Toast for Kids Charity Gala - sponsoring school breakfast clubs and “Books for Babies

  • Elected as Devonport’s representative on the Cradle Coast Authority 2011 – 2018

  • Elected to Cradle Coast Authority Board 2017

  • Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) 2011- 2018

  • LGAT General Management Committee 2017 – 2018

  • Chairman Mersey Leven Emergency Management Committee 2012 – 2018

  • Maidstone Park Management Controlling Authority 2012 –2018

  • Mayor’s Charity Trust Fund - Chairman

  • Name change to reflect the work of Dame Enid Lyons to the Dame Enid Lyons Trust fund

  • Officially opened o Devonport Aquatic Centre – SPLASH, Bass Strait Maritime Centre, Julie Burgess – historic ketch and K&D Warehouse Mitre 10

RATES Financial year 12/13 rate increase 1.8% result $674,000 underlying surplus; FY 13/14 rate increase 1.6% result $1.08mill underlying surplus; FY 14/15 Zero rate increase result $2.3mill underlying surplus ; FY 15/16 Zero rate increase result $3.02mill underlying surplus; FY 16/17 zero rate increase result TBA; FY 17/18 zero rate increase result TBA