Nationals in Government deliver $100,000 to strengthen King Island and Wynyard communities

A Wynyard Community Hub is one step closer, the King Island Club in Currie will get a new roof and the successful Coasters initiative will expand to King Island following $100,000 in grants from a Nationals in Government program known as the Building Better Regions Fund, Tasmanian Nationals Senator, Steve Martin has announced.

“$19,635 will deliver a strategic plan for the Wynyard Community Hub, as well as ten breakfast meetings for business people in the region to develop networks,” Senator Martin said.

“$61,875 will cover most of the bill to replace the leaking roof on the 75 year-old King Island Club in Currie, which is used by all variety of local sporting and community groups.”

“$17,500 will help shape future King Island leaders with the expansion of the successful North West Tasmanian Coasters initiative to the Island, helping young locals overcome isolation and thrive in their community.”

The announcements follow a $3.2 million grant from the same program for Wynyard’s waterfront, reported over the weekend.

Senator Martin predicted the Nationals in Government would be delivering more grants from their Building Better Regions Fund for regional Tasmanian communities in the coming weeks.

“I’ll go into bat in Canberra for every grant application.”

“It is all about getting a fair share for regional Tasmania and building stronger regional communities,” he concluded.