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

Making tracks on the Tasman Peninsula

Media Release

WT138/2014

13 August 2014

Joint release with:

Eric Hutchinson

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.