Turnbull Government to fund Cradle Coast Coastal Pathway

Media Release

JM067/2018

15 May 2018

Joint release with:

Jonathan Duniam

Senator for Tasmania

Steve Martin

Senator for Tasmania

  • The Turnbull Government has committed to build the next stages of the Cradle Coast Coastal Pathway
  • The Pathway will improve connections for residents and visitors along the Cradle Coast.
  • The Coalition Government will invest $4.8 million in the project

The Turnbull Government has again delivered for Tasmania in the 2018–19 Federal Budget with Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh today committing $4.8 million to support the next stages of the Cradle Coast Coastal Pathway.

The funding will support the development of four sections of the pathway; Latrobe to Devonport, Don to Leith, Ulverstone to Penguin and Penguin to Sulphur Creek.

Dr McVeigh said the project was another example of the Coalition backing regional communities.

“By partnering with local governments, we are delivering better infrastructure for our communities, which will create new jobs and make our regional towns even better places to live,” Dr McVeigh said.

“This great investment in the local economy will support around 90 jobs during construction which means more families are spending more and investing more to create more jobs and confidence in the local community.”

Senator for Tasmania Steve Martin said he was pleased to see the funding commitment, ensuring the project gets closer to completion.

“The Pathway will eventually stretch 110km from Wynyard to Latrobe and connect around 85,000 Tasmanians,” Senator Martin said.

Senator for Tasmania Jonathan Duniam said the project will be a further boost for regional tourism.

“In addition to the jobs created during construction, the Pathway will boost the region's visitor economy and cement Tasmania's reputation as a cycling mecca,” Senator Duniam said.

Sections of the project are already complete between Ulverstone and Turners Beach and Emu River to Cooee.

The Coalition Government is partnering with Cradle Coast Authority to deliver the project.