Stimulus cash for Glenorchy Council

7 July 2020|Community News, Finance| Off Comments off on Stimulus cash for Glenorchy Council|

GLENORCHY City Council has been given an extra $578,903 financial boost for road and community projects from the Federal Liberal Government to assist with responding to the impacts of COVID-19.

The $500 million Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program along with the bringing forward of the annual $1.3 million Federal Government Financial Assistance Grants will help local councils support jobs and businesses by delivering priority projects focused on infrastructure upgrades and maintenance.

Local Liberal Senator Eric Abetz said the cash boost would assist Glenorchy Council to accelerate priority projects that will employ locally, support local business and also stimulate our economy.

“Projects could include constructing or improving bridges and tunnels and street lighting,” he said.

“A wide range of community infrastructure projects will also be eligible including new or upgraded bicycle and walking paths, community facilities, and picnic shelters and barbecue facilities at parks.

“The stimulus boost will make our communities safer and upgrade facilities for the enjoyment of families while at the same time assist with getting the local economy moving again as we emerge from the COVID-19 downturn.”

Glenorchy Alderman Steven King said he was excited about the possibilities of what the extra federal funding could achieve for Glenorchy.

“I would welcome any community input as to how this funding can best be spent,” he said.

Caption: From left, Glenorchy Alderman Steven King and Senator Eric Abetz outside Moonah Sports Centre.

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