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Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

7 September 2017

Joan Rylah, Liberal Member for Braddon

Upgrading West Coast Walking Infrastructure

West Coasters will be able to step a little easier with new grants to help the local council to upgrade walking infrastructure at Queenstown and Strahan.

The Hodgman Liberal Government’s Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF) is all about helping local communities around Tasmania to meet their infrastructure needs.

Today, I am pleased to announce two major CIF grants to the West Coast Council.

Funding of $91,750 will assist in reconstructing a footpath on the south-western side of Penghana Road at the main entry into Queenstown.

The poor condition of the existing path puts pedestrians at risk, and given there are a number of accommodation businesses as well as homes in the area, the work will benefit locals and visitors alike.

At Strahan, a grant of $100,000 will help replace two bridges on the foreshore walk around the town.

The Manuka Creek bridge near the school and, at the other end of town, the Park Creek bridge near Regatta Point will both be replaced.

Both projects will deliver improved community infrastructure that will encourage people to enjoy a walk around these beautiful and historic West Coast towns.

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