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New park, new outlook for Gagebrook as Labor commits to delivering on infrastructure for local communities

  • $500,000 will deliver upgraded park for Gagebrook kids and families 
  • Partnership with Brighton Council, Centacare and MONA will change local landscape
  • Liberals have failed to deliver important public facilities for Tasmanians

A majority Labor Government will allocate $500,000 to develop an important community space for the local Gagebrook community as part of a wider commitment to build the public facilities the Liberals have failed to deliver.

Labor Leader Rebecca White said the funding would go toward the total $1.2 million cost to redevelop Stage One of the Cris Fitzpatrick Park on Tottenham Road, in partnership with the Brighton Council, Centacare Evolve and the MONA 24 Carrots program.

“This commitment from Labor means the redevelopment of the park will have the funding it needs to make a big difference for this community,” Ms White said.

“The Cris Fitzpatrick Park Master Plan is an ambitious and widely supported plan to revitalise this space to make it more accessible, safer and more attractive to the community, especially as the area grows.

“We all understand that local communities need green spaces and parks and this is an important development to give kids and families the best chance to be active and healthy in open and safe public spaces.

“Last year residents were asked to tell Brighton Council what they wanted for the future of Cris Fitzpatrick Park and more than 160 responses were received. 

“That feedback has been taken on board and the Master Plan includes plans for a flying fox, climbing play equipment, water play, lighting, seating, fencing and improved trails and linkages to East Derwent Highway.

 “Unlike the Liberal Government which has become well known for making announcements but failing to deliver, Labor will get to work and build this important community park for the enjoyment of the community.

“The community was asked what it wanted and we have listened. Labor is working for Tasmanians.”

Rebecca White MP 
Labor Leader