$250,000 promised for town

GEORGE Town will receive a $250,000 boost if a majority Liberal government is elected in two weeks.

Opposition Leader Will Hodgman made the announcement in George Town yesterday saying the funds would improve community recreation areas at Windmill Point and Regent Square, and also help Tamar FM and the George Town Scouts.

Mr Hodgman said $120,000 would go towards a skate park extension at Regent Square and the George Town Council and Wattle Group would contribute the rest to ensure the development goes ahead.

Mr Hodgman said a planning permit had already been approved for the skate park and "with our support the project can happen sooner, rather than later".

An earmarked $100,000 has been set aside to improve Windmill Point - at the end of George Town's main street.

"Better recreational facilities, such as barbecues and an improved playground will be fantastic for families and visitors alike, providing an excellent area for the community to enjoy," Mr Hodgman said.

Tamar FM will receive a one- off grant of $20,000 to ensure it can continue and the George Town Scouts would get $10,000 to undertake works to improve its new facility, making it fit to house all its members.

Mr Hodgman said funding would come from the nearly $500 million in savings the Liberals had already identified.

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