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FRANKLIN

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

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



KINGBOROUGH / HUON

  • Kingston Health Centre - $5.9 million+
  • Up to 230 new lots for affordable homes at Hunting eld
  • Huon Highway/Summerleas Road - $18.4 million^+
  • Bruny Island amenities upgrades - $165,000
  • Bruny Neck walking track upgrades - $65,000
  • Bruny Main Road: the Neck - $3.2 million+
  • Geeveston Community Centre - $30,000+
  • West Winds Community Centre - $30,000+
  • Maranoa Heights Community Centre - $30,000+
  • Huon Highway: Glendevie Passing Lanes - $4.8 million+
  • Snug Primary School - $2.5 million
  • Geeveston Community Centre and Maranoa Heights Community Centre Food Co-ops - $24,000

EASTERN SHORE

  • Rokeby Main Road: Stage 2 - $200,000+ 
  • Montagu Bay Primary School - $1.75 million  
  • Clarence High School extension to Year 12* 
  • Rokeby High School extension to Year 12* 
  • Rose Bay High School extension to Year 12* 
  • Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre - $30,000+
  • Risdon Vale Neighbourhood Centre - $30,000+ 
  • Rokeby Neighbourhood Centre - $30,000+
  • Warrane/Mornington Neighbourhood Centre - $30,000+
  • Rokeby Police Academy upgrades – (share of) $2 million
  • Tasman Highway Ramps - $370,000+

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

^ Includes Australian Government funding

+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