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BRADDON

Tasmania’s economy is Back on Track and the 2016-17 Budget reinvests in essential services like health, education and supporting vulnerable Tasmanians.

For Braddon this means investing in schools and hospitals and supporting projects which create jobs and improve lives. Projects for the next four years include:



NORTH-WEST

  • Northern Cities Major Development Initiative – extra $30 million+
  • Helipads at the Mersey Community and North West Regional Hospitals – $1.4 million+
  • North West Regional Cancer Centre operational funding - $16.9 million+
  • New dedicated Mobile BreastScreen Bus
  • New Ulverstone Drug Rehabilitation Centre - $2.4 million+
  • Smithton High School - $5.6 million+
  • Somerset Primary School - $1.75 million
  • East Devonport Primary School - $1.75 million
  • Latrobe High School - $8 million+
  • Parklands High School - $8.4 million+
  • Burnie High School extension to Year 12*
  • Devonport High School extension to Year 12*
  • Latrobe High School extension to Year 12*
  • Ulverstone High School extension to Year 12*
  • Reece High School extension to Year 12*
  • Yolla District School extension to Year 12*
  • LINC Burnie - $1 million+
  • North West Youth Accommodation Devonport - $6 million
  • Affordable Housing Action Plan – (share of) $60 million to develop:
    • 15 new lots for affordable homes in Somerset 
    • 22 new affordable homes in Devonport
    • 6 units for older people in Somerset supported Accommodation Facility for 25 people living with disability in Burnie
  • Burnie Pool project - $250,000+
  • Biosecurity Officer for King Island 

WEST COAST

  • Gordon River visitor facilities upgrade - $250,000
  • Police Housing on West Coast - $1 million+ 
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway - $9 million+ 
  • West Coast Trails Projects - $570,000+
  • Murchison Highway - $6 million+
  • Zeehan Neighbourhood House - $30,000+
  • Rosebery Community House - $30,000+

*part of $45 million election commitment to extend High Schools to Year 12 

+plus funding already allocated


STATEWIDE INITIATIVES

After two years of a Hodgman Liberal Government the Budget and Tasmania are Back on Track.

We promised to fix the Budget mess so we could afford to reinvest in essential services – and that is what we are doing, while still focusing on job creation.

Bass residents will beneft from a range of initiatives which will improve the health of Tasmanians, lift education standards and support our most vulnerable.

JOBS AND THE ECONOMY

  • Grant for building a first home doubled to $20,000
  • Business and Jobs Attraction Program - $5.4 million*
  • 100 new Metro buses - $18 million
  • Community Infrastructure Fund – $13.9 million
  • Supporting Small Businesses and Training - $1.9 million
  • Irrigation projects - $90 million^
  • Roads and Bridge Infrastructure investment - $656.3 million^
  • New Tourism funding – $8.8 million
  • Priority Parks and Recreational Infrastructure - $5.7 million*
  • Geoscience data initiative to support mining - $1.4 million 

HEALTH

  • Frontline health infrastructure - more than $515 million*
  • Extra $50 million for frontline health services including:
    • Rethink Mental Health plan - $3 million
    • Patients First - improved emergency department care - $5.4 million
  • Patient transport investment - $26.6 million* 

EDUCATION

  • State Schools and TasTAFE infrastructure projects - $113 million*
  • Students First (Gonski) funding - $134 million over six years
  • Funding to benefit students with disabilities - $12 million 

PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE

  • Redesign of Child Protection System - $20 million
  • Affordable Housing Strategy and Action Plan - $60 million
  • Record funding this year for Community Sector Organisations - $260 million
  • Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan - $22 million*
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme - $572 million

^ Includes Australian Government funding

* plus funding already allocated