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LYONS

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

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



NORTHERN LYONS

  • Esk Main Road Project: Avoca to Fingal Shoulder – $12 million^+
  • Midland Highway – $198.4 million^+ (share of)
  • Shef eld Family Support Centre - $313,000+
  • Highland Lakes Road - $3.9 million+
  • Cressy District High School extension to Year 12*
  • Shef eld School extension to Year 12*
  • Deloraine House - $30,000+
  • Deloraine House Food Co-op - $12,000
  • Beacons eld Neighbourhood House - $30,000+
  • Tresca Community Centre, Exeter - $30,000+
  • Liffey Falls access infrastructure - $300,000

EAST COAST

  • Great Eastern Drive - $6.3 million+
  • St Helens Hospital Redevelopment – $8.1 million+ 
  • St Marys District School - $5 million
  • Triabunna District High School extension to Year 12*
  • Maria Island National Park management model - $220,000
  • Freycinet National Park upgrades - $470,000+
  • St Helens Neighbourhood House - $30,000+ 
  • Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House - $30,000+

SOUTHERN LYONS

  • Three Capes Track - $3.9 million+
  • Dunalley Neighbourhood House Food Co-op - $12,000
  • Tasman District School - $4 million
  • Sorell School - $3.75 million
  • Sorell School extension to Year 12*
  • Oatlands District High School extension to Year 12*
  • Campania District High School extension to Year 12*
  • Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School Campus extension to Year 12*
  • Fortescue Bay visitor amenities - $142,000+
  • Eagles Eyrie Maydena/Mt Field infrastructure upgrades -$219,000+
  • Tasman National Park visitor amenities - $180,000
  • Midland Highway – $198.4 million^+ (share of)
  • Colebrook Main Road: Cambridge to Richmond - $6 million
  • Bridgewater Community Centre - $30,000+
  • Derwent Valley Community House - $30,000+
  • Dunalley Tasman Neighbourhood House - $30,000+
  • Gagebrook Community Centre - $30,000+
  • Okines Community House, Dodges Ferry - $30,000+
  • Pittwater Neighbourhood House Midway Point - $30,000+

    *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