$650,000 Infrastructure Boost for North-East Sun 3 February 2013 david-obyrne.jpg Minister for Infrastructure The Minister for Infrastructure, David O'Byrne, today announced about $650,000 of road upgrades and bridge works in Tasmania's north-east over the next two years. The announcement follows a strategic agreement between the Tasmanian Government and Dorset Council. "Labor's about giving people the support and opportunities they need to make the most of their potential," Mr O'Byrne said. "Good roads that connect communities and link people to jobs and family are a big part of that. "This is a fantastic outcome for the north-east community, and the wider tourism industry. "I'm delighted to help bring this major community priority to fruition," Mr O'Byrne said. A $150,000 upgrade of the popular Barnbougle Road will start in March. Another $500,000 will be spent upgrading the Brid River Bridge by 2014-15. The Dorset Mayor, Barry Jarvis, welcomed the announcement, saying that the Dorset Council was pleased to have worked with Minister O'Byrne and the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources to achieve these outcomes for the Dorset Community. "The bridge work will also benefit Flinders Island as Bridport is the freight gateway to the island," Mayor Jarvis said.