$400,000 in community grants if Liberals retain government

THE Liberal Party has today announced a range of grants that will be awarded to community groups, councils and sporting organisations if it retains government at this month’s state election. The commitments include just over $400,000 for projects in the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands municipalities.

Liberal Party campaign director Peter Coulson said the commitments would encourage greater community engagement and drive job opportunities, especially in regional areas. “Proponents have engaged with Liberal candidates to support their community projects. Each commitment has undergone a rigorous assessment [and] all funding will be subject to approval by both houses of State Parliament.”

Mr Coulson said this approach differed from the Australian Labor Party, which he said was making funding commitments “via secret correspondence.”

The Derwent Valley/Central Highlands commitments announced today are:

  • Derwent Valley Council: Relocation of cricket nets at Boyer Oval for the Molesworth Cricket Club, $75,000
  • Gretna Cricket Club: Install new kitchen in clubrooms at Gretna War Memorial Recreation Ground, $21,000
  • Derwent Valley Council: Develop a community recreation park at Maydena, $150,000
  • New Norfolk Aquatic Club: Extend a boat ramp at New Norfolk, $11,880
  • New Norfolk Golf Club: Upgrade the club’s irrigation system, $144,000

See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and read our print edition every second Friday.

2 Comments

  1. “Each commitment has undergone a rigorous assessment [and] all funding will be subject to approval by both houses of State Parliament.” Says it all doesn’t it.
    Let’s not bother with the last election promise of better public transport to get our youth into town for training or employment opportunities, or our vulnerable residents to get to appointments. Let’s just give $400 grand to exclusive clubs. AND lets not forget both houses of parliament have to approve this.

  2. Interesting to see in dollars and cents what the Government thinks our votes are worth, code by code. The other party missed a trick, they could have waited for this announcement, and just added 20%.

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