Bass Liberal candidate Andrew Nikolic will this morning pledge $500,000 to the Launceston City Council to conduct scoping works to prevent raw sewage entering the Tamar River.
The federal election funding pledge was welcomed by Mayor Albert Van Zetten.
Mr Nikolic said the Liberals were committed to the health of the Tamar River and he was determined that the river should realise its full potential.
"We are obviously aware of the importance of silt removal, but we are also conscious of the high community concerns regarding raw sewage entering the Tamar River," Mr Nikolic said.
Today's funding pledge is in addition to the Liberal's $2.5 million commitment to river improvement projects, Mr Nikolic said.
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