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FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LYONS

BUSINESSES, councils and residents in the Tasmanian electorate of Lyons have done well from a series of Federal Government rollouts announced today.

Federal Lyons MP Eric Hutchinson said he was pleased to see various groups from the electorate well represented in grants to do with local government and roads as well as hook-ups to National Broadband services.

The latest Roads to Recovery funding, announced today by Infrastructure Minister Warren Truss will see more than $7 million granted to various councils across Lyons for road infrastructure.

The biggest of the grants will be $1 million for Meander Valley Council with Northern Midlands Council receiving $925,969.

Other grants include: Break O’Day, $656,201; Brighton Council, $404,942; Central Highlands Council, $568,205; Derwent Valley Council, $488,130; Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council, $322,694; Kentish Council, $646,655; Latrobe Council, $353,285; Sorell Council, $577,903; Southern Midlands Council, $808,443; Tasman Council, $230,163 and West Tamar Council, $701,326.

Mr Truss said that the money would enable councils to get on with their chosen projects to build and upgrade their local roads and street networks.

Payments were also announced today from the Federal Government Financial Assistance Grant program for councils across the country.

Councils are free to spend this untied grant funding according to local priorities including for infrastructure, health, recreation, environment, employment and road projects, Mr Hutchinson said.

In Lyons the Derwent Valley Council will get $150,000; Glamorgan Spring Bay, $220,300; Kentish Council, $339,033; Meander Valley Council, $172,334 and West Tamar Council, $250,000.

“I am looking forward to seeing our local councils target local priorities with this funding,’’ Mr Hutchinson said.

The Federal Government also announced the further rollout of fixed wireless construction.

Fixed wireless construction in this latest rollout will include Swansea where it will be available to 195 premises.
Federal Lyons MP Eric Hutchinson

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