Making tracks on the Tasman Peninsula
13 August 2014
Joint release with:
Federal Member for Lyons
Residents and visitors alike are making the most of the new foreshore path between White Beach and the Tasman Peninsula's historic centre, Nubeena.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the new $551,000 walkway was an important first step in the redevelopment of the town of Nubeena.
“The Australian Government is deeply committed to the infrastructure and community needs of Tasmania,” Mr Truss said.
“That is why we are targeting assistance to Tasmania through our Community Development Grants and the $91 million Tasmanian Jobs and Growth Plan.”
At the official opening today, Federal Member for Lyons Eric Hutchinson said the new walkway is already playing a vital role in linking the commercial hub of Nubeena and the residential community of White Beach.
“The new walkway has created a safe, attractive and convenient pedestrian link between the two towns,” Mr Hutchinson said.
“We expect the walkway to be used by more than 5,000 people each year, and it will greatly decrease the erosion of native vegetation that was being caused by people forging paths along the foreshore between the two towns.
“The walkway includes viewing platforms, bridges, boardwalks and seating spots and is set up to be accessible for people of all ages and abilities.”
Construction of the walkway was jointly funded by Australian Government contribution of nearly $250,000 and the Tasman Council contribution of over $265,000.