Senate debates

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Questions without Notice

Tasmania: Building Better Regions Fund

2:22 pm

Photo of Nigel ScullionNigel Scullion (NT, Country Liberal Party, Minister for Indigenous Affairs) Share this | Hansard source

A key pillar of the coalition's plan is to deliver vital social and economic infrastructure in regional communities across the nation through the successful Building Better Regions Fund. I know members on this side were absolutely delighted when Minister McVeigh recently unveiled the second round of the BBRF projects. I'm very proud that we're investing more than $5 million in seven critical community projects around regional Tasmania. They're going to create more jobs and opportunities and build local economies. These are projects that those opposite would never fund, not in a pink fit. In this round alone, across the nation more than 240 projects will be delivering some 10,000 jobs. That's 10,000 families spending more and investing more in their local community, knowing that they are a fundamental partner in the coalition government's nation-building, jobs-growing agenda.

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