Regional communities are the heart and soul of Tasmania.
Whether you live in Sheffield or Sorell, Bridgewater or Bicheno, the wide open spaces, safe streets and friendly neighbours you find in small towns and local communities make them great places to raise families.
I want regional communities to thrive. I have the energy and vigour to drive growth for regional Tasmania.
Now more than ever, people throughout Lyons need job security, better transport – more buses and better roads – and better access to services.
I want parents to raise their children secure in the knowledge there is a future for their community.
We must work harder to support our towns’ small businesses and our farmers who are the lifeblood of regional Tasmania.
It is important that Tasmania continues with improvements to water infrastructure with the aim of making Tasmania Australia’s food bowl.
This is a program I fully support. It offers great opportunity for communities throughout Lyons.
The rollout of the NBN will help connect us to the world and provide new ways for communities to engage with Government, private enterprise and each other.
As someone born in Lyons and raised on my parents’ farm ‘Redbanks’ in Nugent I know the issues that confront regional Tasmania.
I have built my own home in the electorate and have a personal stake in ensuring the concerns of country people are heard, listened to and acted upon down in Hobart.
The Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment was put on hold by the Minister for Health, Michael Ferguson, when he came to Government. He established a taskforce to provide advice to Government and indicated that it could take up to six months and $1 million before he would be able to decide how to proceed with the project.
Right to Information documents obtained by Labor show that in the period March to June 2014, $1.3 million has been paid by the Liberal Government to contractors with no work actually being done.Read more...
Michael “It’s not my problem” Ferguson needs to accept responsibility for a $1.3 million blowout in Royal Hobart Hospital rebuild spending since he established his “rescue” taskforce.
Right To Information documents obtained by Labor show that $1.3 million has been paid by the Liberal Government to contractors with no work actually being done.
The heavily censored document also reveals that members of the taskforce are being paid $2800 a day.Read more...