Liberals pledge greener pastures

East Launceston Bowling and Community Club president David Heron and Bass Liberal MHA Peter Gutwein are backed by members of the club at the announcement of funding for a new pitch. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON
East Launceston Bowling and Community Club president David Heron and Bass Liberal MHA Peter Gutwein are backed by members of the club at the announcement of funding for a new pitch. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

THE East Launceston Bowls Club will receive $60,000 and be able to replace its synthetic green by winter if a majority Liberal Government is elected on Saturday.

Opposition leader Will Hodgman said yesterday the current green surface was nearing the end of its life and the East Launceston Bowls Club had spent eight years raising funds for a new one.

"The Liberals commitment will cover the shortfall and allow the club to replace the surface this winter," he said.

"Local bowls clubs, such as East Launceston, provide excellent opportunities for people to meet and socialise, helping to build a stronger, more engaged community."

Mr Hodgman said the commitment would help the Liberals build a brighter future for the state and the money comes from the more than $500 million in savings it has already identified.