Redeveloping the waterfront is next on the list, Tasmanian Nationals Senator Steve Martin declared at the opening of Stage 1 of Devonport’s Living Cities project.
“I am proud to have led the Council that secured $10 million from the Liberals and Nationals Federal Government for Stage 1 and to have obtained a further $10 million for the next phase, this time as a Tasmanian Nationals senator,” Senator Martin said.
“After 30 years of dreaming and numerous attempts, the vision for Living City was born in February 2012 and set to change our city’s heart and to revive our region.”
“This project shows just how vibrant and dynamic Devonport is today.”
“This is only the beginning. The next stage is attracting private investment for a 150 room Hotel that will overlook the new Waterfront precinct.”
Senator Martin said Living City was a long term project and through its futuristic vision would provide 830 ongoing jobs and inject $112 million into the local economy each year.”
“It is the largest urban renewal ever undertaken in regional Tasmania,” Senator Martin said.
“It will lead by example that It is OK to dream, to be aspirational, to back yourself and the aim to always leave behind a better place than what you started with, one with more opportunity and one with more possibilities,” Senator Martin concluded.