Labor commitment to North West Coastal Pathway will boost tourism and jobs
- A Shorten Labor Government will provide $8.8 million for North West Coastal Pathway
- State Government must kick in its share to ensure project is delivered
Braddon Labor MP Anita Dow has welcomed today’s announcement that a Shorten Labor Government would provide funding for the North West Coastal Pathway.
“Labor’s commitment is almost double what the Turnbull Government has on table and represents a significant investment in North West Tasmania and this significant regional project. The Cradle Coast Coastal Pathway will support new jobs and facilitate new tourism and business opportunities across the region,” Ms Dow said.
Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten has committed $8.8 million towards the construction of stages from Latrobe to Devonport, Don to Leith, Ulverstone to Penguin, Penguin to Sulphur Creek, including an additional 4 million for the Wivenhoe to Heybridge stage.
“It is important that the Federal Government and State Government provides a co-investment to ensure all stages of this important project are funded,“ Ms Dow said.
Once completed, the Cradle Coast Coastal Pathway will stretch for 110kms and connect more than 85,000 residents between Wynyard and Latrobe, increasing connectivity between communities, offering greater opportunity for recreation, enhancing health and wellbeing and liveability on the NW Coast.
“The Councils are to be congratulated on the regional approach they have taken to this project. It’s a project that has been advocated for for a long time and today’s announcement brings it a step closer to completion as an important piece of community infrastructure,” Ms Dow said.