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New funding for next stage of North-West Coastal Pathway



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Campaign Media Release

Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

Member for Braddon Sid Sidebottom

NEW FUNDING FOR NEXT STAGE OF NORTH-WEST COASTAL PATHWAY

A re-elected Rudd Labor Government will provide funding to connect Tasmania’s North West Coastal Pathway to the Wynyard Wharf Precinct, improving access to the region’s attractions for local communities and visitors alike.

Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Federal Member for Braddon Sid Sidebottom today announced that a re-elected Rudd Labor Government will provide $240,000 to connect the existing waterfront shared paths with the Wynyard Town Centre along the south edge of the Inglis River.

“Our investment will deliver the first part of the next stage of the North West Coast Pathway, which has been identified by the Cradle Coast Authority as a priority section,” Mr Albanese said.

“Recently completed sections of the pathway have been enthusiastically received by the community and are already in high use.

“Federal funding will ensure the benefits of shared pathways will be extended to thousands more people living and visiting the iconic attractions of the North-West Coast.”

This funding is on top of the $2.2 million funding the Federal Labor Government has already provided for new pathways infrastructure specifically for Tasmania.

The North West Coastal Pathway when complete is planned to connect the communities from Wynyard to Latrobe, covering approximately 110 km of shared walking and cycling pathways.

“These shared pathways are a great community recreational and tourism asset,” Mr Sidebottom said.

“They will help promote an active healthy lifestyle for North-West locals and will have long-term health and social benefits.

“They are an added attraction for tourists - and will help encourage visitors to stay a while in this magnificent part of Tasmania.”

Funding for this project will be provided through the Liveable Communities Program, which is already provided in the budget.

WYNYARD 27 AUGUST 2013

Communications Unit: T 03 8625 5111 www.alp.org.au

Authorised by G. Wright, Australian Labor Party, 5/9 Sydney Avenue, Barton, ACT, 2600