Nationals in Government deliver $3.2m in funding for Devonport

Two Devonport infrastructure projects will become a reality thanks to $3.2m in grants from the Nationals in Government, according to Tasmanian Nationals Senator Steve Martin.

Senator Martin made the announcement in East Devonport on Sunday with Senator Richard Colbeck.

“$3m will allow Devonport City Council to spruce up East Devonport around the Spirit of Tasmania dock with streetscaping, moving cables underground and better signage,” Senator Martin said.

“This is the single vehicle entry point to our great state, first impressions matter so if this helps give visitors a warmer welcome and a stronger desire to return, then it is a damn good investment.”

The Devonport Bulls Rugby Club will receive $200,000 for facility upgrades including change room extension and redevelopment. It follows a similar grant for Devonport City Soccer Club late last year.

“I 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 the money.”

“It is all about my agenda to get a fair share for regional Tasmania and help build stronger local communities.”