$4.75M Allocated for Kentish Projects

Senator Steve Martin's announcement that Federal government funds to the amount of $3.5 million are currently available for the Railton Flood Mitigation works is undoubtedly a comfort to the residents of Railton.

Kentish Council Mayor, Councillor Tim Wilson said "Railton has a long history of flooding which was brought to the fore in recent years with the 2011 and, to a lesser extent, the 2016 floods.

The $3.5 million funding of flood mitigation works at Railton, developed after the 2011 floods but beyond the capacity of the Kentish Council to solely deliver on, will be a great comfort to residents, especially those previously traumatised by those experiences.

This 'no strings' funding that is not reliant on the forthcoming election will enable the flood mitigation project to come to fruition in that way stimulating business confidence in times of highwater incidents and reduces the negative economic effect that has impacted Railton previously and Council looks forward to its prompt delivery to commence the works."

"The Railton Bowls Club also benefited with $8,000 for a brand new mower", said Mayor Wilson. 

Nationals Senator Steve Martin and his coalition Government colleagues Senators Richard Colbeck and Eric Abetz along with Senate candidate Tanya Denison and Braddon Liberal candidate Gavin Pearce also confirmed that a further $500,000 will be provided to upgrade the Wilmot streetscape to capitalise on the tourist trade and encourage visitors to stop as they travel to Cradle Mountain.

"Known as the Valley of Views, Wilmot is ideally placed as a gateway to Cradle Mountain with the works proposed to extend from the Wilmot Recreation Ground to Lake Barrington Road," added Mayor Wilson.

Mr James Gibson, President of Rowing Tasmania Inc expressed his gratitude for Senator Martin's announcement that $750,000 will be delivered pre-election to upgrade works at Lake Barrington which includes the International Rowing Facility.

"Lake Barrington was developed with a focus for water and nature-based recreation in northwest Tasmania with this funding enabling an upgrade and expansion to bring this facility up to world standard.

As a consequence, we will be able to attract national and potentially international events to the Lake Barrington rowing course which will ultimately generate an economic and community benefit to the North West," said Mr Gibson.


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