Libs pledge youth, families cash splash

THE Liberal Party has promised more than $50,000 to Northern youth and families if elected this Saturday.

Opposition leader Will Hodgman said $30,000 would be given to help Launceston City Mission provide youth outreach services while another $20,000 would be given to  Bungawitta Child Care  for building maintenance.

The funding announcement also included increased support for City Mission's Beat Van to $40,000 each year for three years.

The van provides food and sports activities to Launceston communities.

Mr Hodgman said the money would increase the hours for one permanent part-time position outreach worker and expand the program, which supports 7000 to 8000 people a year.

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