Senate debates

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Questions without Notice

Tasmania: Building Better Regions Fund

2:27 pm

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

I thank the Senator for the question. BBRF round 2 is delivering in spades not just for Ulverstone on the Central Coast but for rural communities around the great state of Tasmania. These projects are delivering jobs and growth, and making them even better places to live, to work and to invest.

In Huonville we're investing $847,500 to develop the Huon Valley Integrated Health Hub. There's $1.3 million for the Northbourne Park Retirement Village stage 2. In Murdunna we're constructing a 90-metre-deep jetty with floating pontoon mooring for berthing of deep draught vessels. These are the types of strategic and targeted investments a government can make when it has its priorities right and when it actually runs an economy that can afford them. These are projects and communities that, sadly, those opposite and their completely hopeless colleagues in the other place—the members for Braddon, Lyons, Franklin and Bass—have never cared about and probably never will.

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