Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Investing in local projects for North-East Tasmania

Media Release

MM077/2019

23 March 2019

Joint release with:

Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
Liberal Senator for Tasmania

Senator Steve Martin

The Nationals’ Senator for Tasmania

Tasmania’s Latrobe region will receive $7.63 million worth of local projects thanks to Federal Liberal and Nationals Government funding.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said $3.4 million will be invested in a flood levee system for the town of Latrobe.

“This important funding will go towards the construction of a levee bank and earth and engineering works,” Mr McCormack said.

Liberal Senator for Tasmania Richard Colbeck said the Government is also investing $230,000 to upgrade Stage 2 of the Port Sorell Surf Club.

“The funding will go towards new change rooms, showers and toilets to cater for a growing number of users,” Senator Colbeck said.
 
“The Liberals and Nationals are investing in local projects because we understand how important it is to secure the future of our community organisations.”  

The Nationals’ Senator for Tasmania Steve Martin said $4 million will be spent redeveloping the popular Camp Banksia site.

“Work will include improving disability access to amenities and the creation of a Port Sorell Performing Arts Hub on the site,” Senator Martin said.