THE federal Liberals have announced more money to address the health of the Tamar estuary but deny they are fixated on the Northern waterway this election campaign.
Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop was in Launceston to announce further spending of up to $170,000 to fund a Liberal Green Army clean-up of the estuary from Kings Bridge to the Tailrace.
It came after an earlier commitment to funding for a similar project for the stretch of water from Duck Reach to the estuary at Kings Bridge.
Ms Bishop said that the project would focus on biodiversity and endangered species between Kings Bridge and the Tailrace.
Bass Liberal candidate Andrew Nikolic said that he had a couple more similar projects he hoped would attract funding commitments from Mr Abbott before the September 7 election.
``There's lots of their candidates out there all asking for their particular projects and this is the second Green Army one we're announcing,'' Mr Nikolic said.
The promised funding also came 24 hours after $500,000 was committed by the Liberals for a scoping project to find short and long-term solutions to stop sewage flowing into the Tamar estuary.
The Green Army participants would be involved in removal of noxious weeds, fencing, seeding and environmental audits of this next section of the Tamar, Mr Nikolic said.
The Liberals' Tasmanian economic growth plan announced last week contained funding for a diverse range of projects other than the Tamar estuary, Mr Nikolic said.