INVESTING IN LOCAL PROJECTS FOR GEORGE TOWN

Tasmania’s George Town region will receive almost $7 million worth of local projects thanks to Federal Liberal and Nationals Government funding.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said $4.4 million will be invested into the design and construction of a new mountain bike trail network in George Town.  

“15 new trails for all fitness levels will be constructed over 100 kilometres of picturesque, mountainous bushland. We’ll also build a skills park, signage, a car park and pump track,” Mr McCormack said.

The Nationals’ Senator for Tasmania Steve Martin said the project is expected to inject more than $12 million into the local economy every year once complete.

“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 said.

Liberal Senator for Tasmania Wendy Askew said $2.45 million will also be invested in the Regent Square Redevelopment.

“The funding will go towards a new adventure based play area and playground equipment on Regent Square, landscaping and drainage works, new paths, seating and barbeque areas,” Senator Askew said.

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Hannah Maguire