Tasmania Leader of the Opposition Will Hodgman
Boost to Bruny Island community facilities
Victor P Taffa
Tasmania Opposition Leader Will Hodgman has announced an improvement to facilities for the community of Bruny Island if elected to office at the 20 March 2010 State election.
Among these improvements a Hodgman Liberal Government will provide:
- $250,000 towards new works at Alonnah and Adventure Bay, including new public toilet facilities, including disabled toilets and a blackwater drop, the exact locations to be developed in consultation with the community through the Bruny Island Advisory Committee.
- $80,000 for completion of finger piers, landscaping and other works at the pontoon at Alonnah.
- $40,000 to develop a Skate Park facility adjacent to the oval at Alonnah.
- $15,000 to improve car parking and aeroplane parking facilities at the Bruny Island Airstrip.
Furthermore a Hodgman Government is also committed to the allocated expenditure of $4.9 Million for road re-sealing and possible rehabilitation works at the Neck on Bruny Island.
“I commit that any unspent funds from these works will be put towards other Island road needs such as replacement of the wooden bridge at Tin Can Creek.” Mr. Hodgman said.
If elected, we will also have the National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) provide an exemption for bona fide permanent residents of Bruny Island to launch boats at Cloudy Beaches in South Bruny National Park without having to purchase an annual park permit.
This will lead to a small amount of foregone revenue to NPWS but will take account of the inclusion of this area in the National Park and the lack of nearby similar boat launching facilities.
The exemption will only be for access to the beach to launch a boat, and residents otherwise enjoying the facilities of the Park will be required to purchase a permit in the usual way.