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.

At the announcement of the Liberals' cash splash are Bass MHA Michael Ferguson  with Bungawitta Child Care attendees (back) Max Dalgleish, 3, Brianna Jones, 3, Ellie Gardner, 3, and (front) Spencer Triffett, Brodie Ponting, 3, and Jaydon Rayner, 4, with Bass candidate Leonie McNair and Windermere independent MLC Ivan Dean.  Picture: GEOFF ROBSON

At the announcement of the Liberals' cash splash are Bass MHA Michael Ferguson with Bungawitta Child Care attendees (back) Max Dalgleish, 3, Brianna Jones, 3, Ellie Gardner, 3, and (front) Spencer Triffett, Brodie Ponting, 3, and Jaydon Rayner, 4, with Bass candidate Leonie McNair and Windermere independent MLC Ivan Dean. Picture: GEOFF ROBSON