Funding for four priority projects around Glenorchy

3 March 2022|Community News| Off Comments off on Funding for four priority projects around Glenorchy|

THE Federal Government is investing more than $1m in four priority projects across Glenorchy, supporting local jobs and helping the community bounce back from the COVID pandemic.

A total of $1,157,806, allocated from the third phase of the Federal Government’s $2.5 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, will be invested in the four projects.

To be delivered by the Glenorchy City Council, the projects include:

  • $130,000 for the audio-visual system at the KGV Community Function Room;
  • $120,000 towards the construction of the Montrose Skate Park;
  • $282,806 to install lighting at the Shoobridge Park Sports Ground; and
  • $625,000 for reintegration works at the Tolosa Park Dam.

Liberal Senator for Tasmania Eric Abetz said the funding reflects the council’s top priorities, and will ensure the needs of the local communities continue to be met.

“With the challenges presented by COVID-19, the past couple of years have been tough for communities, businesses and local councils,” Senator Abetz said.

“That’s why we have moved quickly to approve funding for these projects across Glenorchy, paving the way for shovels to hit the dirt to make them a reality.

“This will provide a vital boost for our local communities, backing local jobs and economic growth while delivering lasting upgrades that will benefit residents for years to come.

“A key component of this program is to get councils to use local businesses and workforces to deliver these projects as much as possible, ensuring this stimulus flows directly into the hands of hard-working Tasmanians, their families, their businesses and their communities.”

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