Ramping up the future of Exeter

Media Release

FN155/2017

18 September 2017

Joint release with:

David Bushby

Senator for Tasmania

Jonathon Duniam

Senator for Tasmania

  • The Australian Government has announced funding for a redevelopment of Exeter Community Precinct in Northern Tasmania
  • The upgrade will include renovating the function hall and upgrading the office and change-rooms
  • The Coalition Government will invest $1 million toward the project

The redevelopment of the local community precinct in Exeter, Tasmania, will begin construction in 2018, following the approval of funding today.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Exeter Community Precinct redevelopment would create 15 construction jobs, with ongoing roles for cleaning and maintenance after construction ends in 2019.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and creating job opportunities for regional Australians forms a big part of that,” Minister Nash said.

Senator for Tasmania David Bushby said the redevelopment will start the process to bring together many services from around the town into a central community hub.

“The new centre will feature upgraded facilities which will benefit the wide variety of community groups and local schools who regularly use the centre,” Senator Bushby said.

Senator for Tasmania Jonathon Duniam said the redevelopment will improve physical access to the precinct, including upgrades and repairs to the car park.

“This project will renovate the function hall, upgrade two offices, while also improving access to the centre, including the newly upgraded change rooms for residents to use,” Senator Duniam said.

The Coalition Government is investing $1 million in the project, with West Tamar Council providing the remaining $146,382.