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Labor is working for Sorell and the South East

  • Better access to healthcare and education under Labor
  • $2.5 million commitment for Pembroke Park
  • Labor is working for Tasmanians to create a better and fairer state

A majority Labor Government will improve health services, upgrade schools and support jobs in Sorell and the South East.

Labor Member for Lyons Rebecca White said Labor’s Sorell and South East package would deliver better outcomes for the community.

“Labor has a clear plan for Sorell and the South East including improved access to health, infrastructure upgrades and investment into education,” Ms White said.

“Labor will ensure 24/7 ambulance cover in Dodges Ferry, Nubeena and Sorell, along with providing Community Health Centres in Nubeena and Sorell with 24/7 nurse staffing, access to allied health services, a mental health social worker and a vehicle for non-emergency patient transport.

“We will invest a further $15 million for the Sorell School on top of the existing $27.75 million allocation to ensure all classrooms can be refurbished, a new gym can be constructed, the oval can be improved and the performing arts centre upgraded.

“And we will provide free healthy school lunches at all public primary schools, giving Tasmanian kids a nutritious meal to improve their learning outcomes.”

Ms White said Labor will deliver better outcomes for Sorell and the South East.

“A majority Labor Government will invest heavily in communities across the state and fix the health, housing and congestion crisis.

“Only Labor is working for Tasmanians to create a better and fairer state.”

Labor’s Plan for Sorell and the South East includes:

Health:

  • Ensure 24/7 ambulance cover by paramedics in Dodges Ferry, Nubeena and Sorell
  • Provide Community Health Centres in Nubeena and Sorell with 24/7 nursing, access to allied health services, a mental health social worker and a vehicle for non-emergency patient transport
  • Provide 24/7 access to urgent nursing care in Nubeena for the community and $3.5 million for infrastructure upgrades

Education:

  • Sorell School Redevelopment – including refurbished classrooms, a new gym and an upgraded performing arts centre
  • $50 million neglected schools fund to upgrade infrastructure on the priority list
  • 350 more teachers and 20 speech pathologists as part of an ambitious plan to increase literacy
  • Free healthy school lunches at all public primary schools

Infrastructure:

  • $14 million Arthur Highway safety upgrades from Sorell to Nubeena
  • $250,000 Wielangta Road upgrade
  • $40 million for transformative ‘Parks for Jobs Now and Into the Future’ upgrade of priority regional visitor infrastructure including the Tasman Arch & Devil’s Corner infrastructure upgrade and the Remarkable Cave infrastructure upgrade

Employment:

  • Continued support for the South East Jobs Hub with the addition of Youth Connectors
  • $5 million for the South East Irrigation Integration Program

Sport and Recreation:

  • $2.5 million to assist in construction of a function centre above the clubrooms at Pembroke Park to give all sporting clubs a place to hold events and fundraisers
  • $9000 for new uniforms for South East Junior Football Club players

Rebecca White MP  
Labor Member for Lyons