Key projects on Kentish Council’s priority list will become a reality thanks to $4.75m in grants from the Nationals in Government, Tasmanian Nationals Senator Steve Martin has announced.
The Nationals in Government will deliver $3.5 millino for the Railton Flood Mitigation project design to cater for 1 in 200 year floods.
The project involves increasing the waterway area or conveyance capacity of Redwater Creek; a levee along Dowbiggin Street and upgrading the Railton Bridge and the Dowbiggin Street Bridge.
$500,000 will help beautify Wilmot Street to entice tourists to stop and shop in town as they travel to Cradle Mountain.
Lake Barrington gets $750,000 for infrastructure including upgrading the rowing course, the walking track and the pontoons, more parking and better toilets and signage.
Last but definitely not least, according to Senator Martin, the mighty Railton Bowls Club will get a brand new mower valued at $8000.
“I visit these communities, listen to what locals want and go and fight for them in Canberra. It is great news that Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack has agreed to release all this money.”
“It is all about my agenda to get a fair share for regional Tasmania and help build stronger local communities.”