Treasurer Announces 8 Stimulus Package Projects At Flinders Island

Treasurer Announces 8 Stimulus Package Projects At Flinders Island

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein

Stimulus Package For Flinders Island

Victor P Taffa

Hodgman Government is rolling out a $100 Million stimulus package across the North and North West of the State to boost the Northern Tasmanian economy and support local jobs.

Today, the Hodgman Government unveiled the latest projects to be funded under the stimulus package.

Northern Economic Stimulus is working, with the latest TCCI survey showing improved levels of business confidence in the North, Treasurer Peter Gutwein said.

State Government is working with the Flinders Island Council to upgrade infrastructure that will benefit local residents as well as visitors to this magnificent part of the State.

8 projects announced today will pump nearly $1.5 Million into the local economy and will provide long-term benefits to the community.

“Loan scheme is open for applications until the end of the week and already the response has been very positive. So far, 11 councils have applied for funding and all up applications total over $47 Million.” Treasurer Gutwein said.

“These projects cover a range of areas including upgrading waste facilities, renovating BBQ and public toilet facilities at some of the Island’s most popular spots, stabilising some of the Island’s roads, bridge repairs and revitalising town infrastructure.”

“There are positive economic signs across the North and North West and the stimulus package will build on that momentum.” Treasurer Gutwein said.

8 projects announced today are:


Project                                                                        Cost


Rehabilitation of insitu putrescible cell                       80,000

Construction of new putrescible cell                          90,000

BBQ and Public Toilets at the North East River        75,000

BBQ and Public Toilets on Cape Barren Island         80,000

Whitemark township entrance enhancement              80,000

The ‘Stabilisation’ of Council gravel Roads               567,000

Bridge Railings Project                                               350,000

Township footpath program                                       125,000

Total Cost                                                                  1,447,000