Two key projects on Huon Valley Council’s priority list will proceed if the Nationals are returned to Government, Tasmanian Nationals Senator Steve Martin has announced.
Senator Martin delivered the good news in the company of Huon Valley Mayor Bec Enders in Huonville on Thursday morning.
Mayor Enders said that the funding announcement was well received and both initiatives would certainly improve the public amenities for the people of the Huon Valley.
Senator Martin said the Nationals in Government would commit $75,000 to upgrade and repurpose surplus netball courts into free community use tennis courts in Huonville.
“We will also invest $1,250,000 to build a pedestrian path from Palmers Road along the Huon Highway in Port Huon.”
“I congratulate Mayor Bec Enders and her team for the compelling case they put to me and I am glad that Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack has agreed to commit the funding,” Senator Martin said.
He said he was concerned about reports the Labor Party was planning to cancel projects like these if it came to power.
”Until Labor changes its tune, the only way to guarantee that these projects go ahead is to vote 1 Nationals,” Senator Martin said.
“It is all about our agenda to get a fair share for regional Tasmania and help build stronger local communities.”