Liberal pledges total $7.8m
WITH the state election over and the Liberal Party returned to office, stakeholder groups and individuals will be waiting eagerly for Liberal campaign promises to actualise.
The Liberal Party promised $7.8 million to the Derwent Valley community for various local projects dependant on being returned to office.
The commitments include: Mt Field National Park approaches: Improve Glenora Rd, including the surface quality, road edging and drainage. ($2.5 million, no time frame specified). New Police Station for New Norfolk: Provide an aroundthe-clock permanent police presence in the New Norfolk area and build a new station to house four extra officers ($0 in 2017-18; $2.5 million in 2018-19; and $2.5 million 2019-20). Boyer Oval grandstand upgrades: $100,000 (no time frame specified). New Norfolk security cameras: Additional cameras in the town centre ($50,000, no time frame specified). Derwent Valley PCYC: Provide support towards programs and activities, and develop a sustainable business model ($60,000 in 2017-18 financial year). New Norfolk Bus Service Boost: Bus services from New Norfolk to Hobart will be increased by 55 per week. The 25 current weekday services will increase to 34 per day with 23 services on Saturdays and 13 on Sundays. The system is expected to be rolled out by 2019-20. New Norfolk Youth Drop-in Centre: Support towards new furniture and equipment ($8000 in 2017-18 financial year). New Norfolk Men’s Shed: Support towards building works ($12,000 in 2017-18 financial year). Magra CWA: Support towards sculpting Anzac figures from two macrocarpa trees outside the old Magra school for the Magra branch of the Country Women’s Association ($15,000 in 2017-18 financial year). Magra CWA: Support towards a new heat pump ($8000 in 2017-18 financial year). Derwent Valley Railway: Access to a section of the Derwent Valley Line between the Back River Rd and Third Ave level crossings, to undertake necessary track works in the immediate vicinity of New Norfolk Station ($25,000 as soon as possible after the election). Hamilton Agricultural Show: Infrastructure updates including new seating and display areas ($15,000, no time frame specified). Bushy Park Show Society: New equipment ($12,000, no time frame specified).