Two more worthwhile projects have been given a boost thanks to the Nationals in Government, Tasmanian Nationals Senator Steve Martin has announced.
Senator Martin delivered the good news with freshly endorsed Braddon Nationals candidate Sally Milbourne on Thursday.
"The not for profit Don River Railway wins a $200,000 boost to expand its operations and attract more tourists and therefore jobs to our local area,” Senator Martin said.
“The Don River Railway was established at the Don in 1973, trains commenced operating in November 1976 as a result of countless thousands of hours of voluntary labour provided by members.”
“We all know what great work Lions Clubs do and I am delighted to have been able to secure $25,000 to replace the Mersey-Devonport Lions Club’s ageing food van.”
The Lions Club of Mersey-Devonport raises funds to help with medical research, disaster relief and other humanitarian assistance around Australia and internationally.
Senator Martin said he had caught up with Club President Jan Robinson at Roundhouse Park at a function the Club was having for cancer very recently and promised to go into bat for her in Canberra.
“I want to thank Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack for agreeing to release the funding at such short notice,” Senator Martin said.
“Importantly both grants are funded from the 2018/19 Commonwealth Budget, so this is real money, not election promises,”
“This is part of my agenda of getting a fair share for regional Tasmania and a concrete example of the Nationals in Government building stronger Tasmanian communities,” Senator Martin concluded.