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George Town

On Sunday 25th October, Cabinet travelled to George Town for a Community Forum.

The Premier, David Bartlett opened the George Town community forum by highlighting the importance of investing in the future of George Town, investing in local job creating projects.  Projects such as the Low Head Pilot Station that Premier visited prior to the forum and announced $1 million dollars to fund essential maintenance which will lead to further tourism opportunities.

“The building of a child and family centre, LINC and George Town Trade Training Centre and Tasmanian Polytechnic are examples of our commitment to building opportunities and services for you and for your kids – without sending you to a dozen different locations to access those services.” Mr Bartlett said.

The Premier and Mayor Doug Burt also signed a second partnership agreement between the State Government and the George Town Council at the George Town Community Forum.

“The two-year agreement is a demonstration of cooperative government and highlights a number of important issues that the State Government and the George Town Council will focus on together over the coming years”.  Mr Bartlett said.

• The development of the Bell Bay industrial zone.
• Providing training and programs at the Trade and training Centre
• Developing a shared pathway between George Town and Low Head
• Maximising the development of York Cove
• Implementing the George Town Coastal Management Plan
• Working Together on road safety

On Monday 26th October, cabinet had a breakfast meeting with the George Town Chamber of Commerce followed by a meeting with the George Town Council and participated in community and business visits in the surrounding areas.